West Watch: California Contemporary… Beauty And The Emmys…
The California Market Center, the 13-story fashion epicenter that houses more than 1,000 showrooms covering almost 3 million square feet in downtown Los Angeles, hopes to up the ante for the contemporary women's market.
CALIFORNIA CONTEMPORARY: The California Market Center, the 13-story fashion epicenter that houses more than 1,000 showrooms covering almost 3 million square feet in downtown Los Angeles, hopes to up the ante for the contemporary women's market. The CMC in March plans to unveil a new 42,000-square-foot section dubbed Area 4, in the B wing on its fourth floor dedicated to emerging designers and contemporary vendors.
Designed by EIS Studio's Eva Sobesky, a protégé of architect Frank Gehry, the section will convey a loft-like vibe with Italian walnut accents, wide corridors and modern decorative motifs of wood, stone and glass. An extension of the building's fifth floor, which encompasses 130,000 square feet, Area 4 will offer slightly larger showrooms that range from 1,000 to 6,000 square feet. Amenities include a dedicated elevator that runs only to the contemporary floors and a concierge service. "It's going to be an extension of our contemporary floor, but with more of a focus on young designers and cutting-edge labels," said Karli Heineman, a spokeswoman for CMC, who declined to disclose the cost of building Area 4. — K.T.L.T.
BEAUTY AND THE EMMYS: Australian company Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics will be the official makeup sponsor of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 16. There was no similar official sponsor last year, although well-known beauty entities, including Lancôme, have filled the role in the past.
Napoleon Perdis, the firm's namesake and co-owner, will be shown backstage during the Fox telecast giving touch-ups to presenters, nominees and winners. The brand will also be featured in the event itself, although exactly how was not disclosed. Perdis is no stranger to television. He's been a regular on "Australia's Next Top Model," the spin-off of the Tyra Banks-fronted U.S. show. The company has been ramping up its presence in the U.S. since launching in the country in 2005. The brand has opened three stores and a combined beauty school and flagship in less than a year, and this summer started selling products at Sephora and on HSN.
Established in Australia in 1995, Napoleon Perdis products are available in almost 60 stand-alone concept stores and 800 other locations in its home country and neighboring New Zealand. Earlier this year, Perdis estimated the brand would reach about $70 million in global sales for the 2006-2007 fiscal year, with the U.S. accounting for about $6 million.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge