Musician Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, has partnered with L.A.-based English Laundry to launch a men’s apparel collection. Dubbed English Laundry by Scott Weiland, the line will launch at MAGIC this month for summer deliveries to retailers.
“I think fashion and rock ’n’ roll go hand in hand,” said Weiland, who has previously appeared in John Varvatos ads with his other band, Velvet Revolver. “I think fashion is an amazing art form, and I think a good suit can really influence a performer on stage.”
The first English Laundry by Scott Weiland collection includes T-shirts that will retail for $45 to $100, woven shirts for $80 to $150, tailored vests for $85 to $120, dressy pants for $100 to $175, tailored jackets for $250 to $400 and ties for $75 to $120. The prices are about 25 percent higher than the original English Laundry line, and the company plans to introduce even higher price points in the fall collection, with statement pieces like three-piece suits for $1,400 and tailored velvet blazers for $1,000, according to Christopher Wicks, founder of English Laundry.
In addition to English Laundry, Wicks markets the Fender: The Clothing Collection, Jimi Hendrix: The Experience, and DaVinci apparel brands, all under his Rock and Roll Religion parent company. English Laundry is currently sold in Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus and about 250 specialty boutiques in the U.S.
“This is a collection within the collection,” said Wicks of the Weiland venture. “We’re using better quality fabrics, and it’s more refined. The fits are slim, and it’s a very Sixties Mod and Seventies Bowie look.”
Weiland released a solo album in November and has already worn samples from his namesake line since then during performances.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)