Vince Camuto is entering the intimate apparel category.The contemporary brand signed a licensing deal with Vandale, which will produce and distribute the collection that will be available for fall.“The current demand in the lingerie market has seen a significant growth,” said Kim Kalosinis, vice president of merchandising and sales at Vandale, which specializes in intimates, sleepwear and women’s accessories and produces product for brands including Jessica Simpson, Olga, Izod, Dollhouse and Rampage. “This collection is the most elevated brand we offer and we were looking for something to fill that niche.”The collection, which will be available in store at Nordstrom, Von Maur and Belk in addition to Lord & Taylor’s e-commerce site, includes bras, bralettes, underwear and bodysuits that come in a mostly neutral color palette. They’ve integrated rose gold hardware, which is an extension of the Vince Camuto jewelry collection, and produced modern silhouettes with feminine touches.“We really wanted something that had clean lines and was very wearable and comfortable, but also very sleek,” Kalosinis said. “We studied the Vince Camuto sportswear collection and really wanted to make something that complements the line.”Bras retail from $36 to $40; bralettes are priced from $34 to $38; panties will sell for three for $33, and bodysuits are priced from $38 to $45.Over the last few seasons, contemporary brands including Kate Spade, French Connection and Madewell have looked to the intimate apparel category as a means to grow.
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