BUZZ U: Meatpacking district-based retailers Alexander McQueen and Jeffrey can expect a stylish new neighbor come summer 2003. Bumble and bumble is building their new corporate headquarters, Bumble and bumble University, on 415 West 13th Street....
BUZZ U: Meatpacking district-based retailers Alexander McQueen and Jeffrey can expect a stylish new neighbor come summer 2003. Bumble and bumble is building their new corporate headquarters, Bumble and bumble University, on 415 West 13th Street. Current offices are located above the company’s flagship salon on 146 East 56th Street. The new digs will measure 44,500 square feet and inhabit the top five floors of a now-three-story building, according to Susan Penzner of Susan Penzner Real Estate. The space will house the hair-care company’s product development, new media, creative, training, design and finance divisions.
HACKER PROMOTED: Chris Hacker has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and design for Aveda. Hacker will continue to lead Aveda’s global marketing and design domains. Hacker joined Aveda in July 2000 as vice president/creative director and was responsible for all aspects of design for the company, including visual merchandising, packaging, store design and advertising. His title was expanded to vice president, marketing and design in July 2001, when he assumed responsibility for the brand’s marketing division.
MEMENTO: Keeping in mind that differentiation can make or break a salon’s traffic flow, Salon a Deux offers a number of "little extras" to keep customers coming back for more. Throughout the month of August, the 15-year-old fixture at 1117 Madison Avenue is offering a free manicure (an $18 value) with the purchase of a pedicure, and a free deep conditioner (a $45 value) with the purchase of a blowout. Reflexology services can take away the lull caused by time-consuming color treatments, ($55 for 30 minutes, $75 for 60 minutes), and from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, free caviar and champagne flows throughout the salon’s redwood-lined hallways.
NAILING IT: Despite a cultlike following that includes the likes of media darling and Manhattan nail-salon owner Jin Soon Choi, nail company Barielle is desperate to shed its old-lady image. To that end, the 30-year-old company based in Great Neck, N.Y., has launched Barielle Therapy, a nine-item line focused on upscale luxury that sports crisp, slick packaging. Products from Barielle Therapy include Nail Thickening Solution ($17), Pedi-Scrub Foot Smoother with natural pumice ($19) and Ultra Soft Hand Crème ($15.) The new line hits Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor, Sephora and Dillard’s in mid-August.
PAGE TURNER: Manhattan-based, curl-obsessed salon owner Ouidad is sharing her two decades’ worth of curl knowledge in a new paperback, Curl Talk. Published by Three Rivers Press, the 120-plus-page book allows Ouidad to discuss curly-hair-related issues, such as the importance of deep conditioning, the best fixes for specific curl patterns and how to best deal with curly hair without frying it. The book will retail for $10.95 and is set to launch in September.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)