TYLER'S TRIUMPH: Liv Tyler has been named the face of Triumph International's Essence range. She is to appear in advertising for its fall 2017 campaign wearing items from the Triumph Essence brand, photographed by the British photographer Rankin.This is her first initiative with the brand as well as the first time the label has named a face after its range. Previous Triumph faces include Helena Christensen, Jessica Hart and Daisy Lowe.The company's Essence range is a premium offering with the season's theme of "Opulent Art Nouveau." Tyler will be pictured wearing styles designed in leavers lace, velvet embellished mesh and silk satin.RELATED STORY: Liv Tyler Discusses Fashion, Belstaff and Film in London >>Tyler said the Essence collection "special and has both a playful, feminine and chic style."Suzanne McKenna, global head of brand at Triumph, called Tyler "a modern woman in every sense, a mother and actress with a fierce sense of femininity that women across the world can relate to," McKenna said.Tyler is filming "Gunpowder," a TV miniseries starring Kit Harington and Mark Gatiss and worked on Fritz Böhm's "Wildling," which features Brad Dourif and Bel Powley. She has teamed with brands in the past such as Belstaff and was an ambassador and creative contributor working on projects including a capsule collection.Triumph International has 2,000 stores and 40,000 wholesale accounts globally in 120 countries.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion