LONDON — Topshop and Kate Moss will resume their design partnership with a new collection that will launch in April, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected today.
The range will be made up of about 40 ready-to-wear styles. It will be sold in the retailer’s stores in 40 countries; via Topshop.com and through wholesale partnerships including 41 Nordstrom stores, and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
Moss has already begun work on the collection, spending a few days a week working with Topshop’s creative director Kate Phelan, the in-house design team and her longtime friend and collaborator Katy England.
Sir Philip Green, owner of Topshop, said he was pleased to be working with Moss again, adding, “The first time around was such a lot of fun, and she has been sorely missed.” Noting Topshop’s global expansion since the first Moss collection launched in 2007, Green said that this global launch would also involve “pop-ups in department stores around the globe.”
Moss said, “I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop.” She added that she is looking forward to creating a new collection that bears her name. “Now more than ever, with London being at the forefront of fashion…it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop.”
According to an industry source, Green and Moss decided to launch the new line when they were on holiday together in the South of France in August. The source said Moss suggested to Green the time was right to resume their fashion collaboration, which wound down in November 2010.
“Kate was talking about London as a style city, and how it was becoming ever more relevant on the international stage,” said the source. “She’s friends with Philip, so they said, ‘Let’s do it.’”
No details of the collection or its price points have been released but it is expected that, like the previous collections, it will be inspired by the model’s style and wardrobe. It is still to be confirmed whether this will be a long-term deal.
Phelan said she was looking forward to working with Moss on the collection, describing her as “a fashion superstar who sets the trends and influences style.”
The first Kate Moss for Topshop collection was unveiled in September 2006, and went on sale in May 2007 amid great hype and scenes of frenzied shoppers.
The final collection landed in shops in November 2010. At the time, Green said that their relationship hadn’t ended. “We now need to go away for a while, and think about how to do things differently. This collection takes a lot of hard work — she wants to do other things, and so do I — but our relationship is as strong as ever,” he said at the time.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye