Trina Turk is expanding her retail empire next month with a new home furnishings store in Palm Springs, Calif., called The Pillow Shop, and another clothing boutique late next year at Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, Calif.
TRINA'S TURF: Trina Turk is expanding her retail empire next month with a new home furnishings store in Palm Springs, Calif., called The Pillow Shop, and another clothing boutique late next year at Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, Calif. The two units will add to Turk's current roster of three self-branded stores in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and New York, as well as an outlet in Alhambra, Calif., where the contemporary label is based. The Pillow Shop will offer the designer's own products, as well as other labels' wares, such as beach towels from Missoni. — Khanh T.L. Tran
LUCKY NIGHT: Liz Claiborne chief executive officer William L. McComb disclosed Lucky's future blueprint for kids last Friday during the Lucky Brand Foundation's 11th annual Black Tie Blue Jean Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. McComb said: "The kids brand is going to get bigger, [with a] richer assortment of accessories, meeting the consumers' interest in a broader range of tops and even more fashion than the denim line." However, denim was still part of the night's dress code. Continuing a tradition, men wore tuxedo jackets over jeans to reflect the Sixties rocker vibe of the party. Barry Perlman, half of the Lucky duo along with Bongo creator Gene Montesano, said, "It's been that way since the beginning of time. Keep it casual." The foundation was serious about charities, donating a half-million dollars to Inflammatory Bowel Disease research for children. — Diana Ryu AUDIGIER'S SPANISH FLAIR: Setting his sights beyond Ed Hardy, Smet and his eponymous line, Christian Audigier purchased the trademark for Paco Chicano for $2 million to become the new father figure of the Barcelona-based brand. Created in the Eighties by brothers Franck and Gilbert Ros, Paco Chicano offers colorful and gypsy-influenced designs that target more of a female audience. Boosted by hopes that Paco Chicano will serve as the missing link to women and Hispanic shoppers, L.A.-based Audigier said the Ros brothers will remain the creative forces behind the brand while he leads the marketing push. Audigier said he intends to sell Paco Chicano at Fred Segal, M. Fredric and Bloomingdale's, among other retailers that carry his current lines. "This is a very good niche for me," Audigier said. "There is a lot of room in this [Hispanic] market and I haven't really touched it yet." — Rachel ReesTINSELTOWN THRILLER: Halloween is long gone, but New York-based Paper magazine gave Angelenos another reason to dress up as zombies for the "Thriller"-themed dance party it hosted with designer Jeremy Scott and influential French retailer Colette last Wednesday at Hollywood's Montmartre Lounge. The dance kicked off Paper's third annual festivities mixing fashion, art and commerce in the City of Angels. An art show hosted by actress Mena Suvari in a vacant building across town preceded the ``Thriller'' dance. In addition to comedienne Phyllis Diller's boldly colorful drawings, the exhibit featured Henny Garfunkel's blow-up Polaroids of celebrities, including Sofia Coppola and Keira Knightley. The magazine also created a pop-up store last weekend selling a taste of Colette's arty knickknacks. — Khanh T.L. Tran
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)