Robert Graham is getting more serious about the women's business.The brand that made its mark with boldly patterned men's shirts, is revamping its women's collection for spring. The collection will include the brand's signature prints in tops and shirtdresses, shirts and blouses, sweeping wrap dresses, jackets and novelty leathers. Retail prices will range from $188 to $298 for shirts and blouses, $328 to $598 for dresses and $498 to $998 for jackets and vests.Andrew Berg, president of Robert Graham, believes the company has managed to blend "a feminine viewpoint with the spirit, color and charismatic style that defines Robert Graham."[caption id="attachment_11049673" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Signature Robert Graham prints will be used in the women's offering as well.[/caption]The collection was designed by Leigh Baird, Robert Graham's newly appointed head of women's design, who described it as "a playful and elegant exploration of the tropical colors and textures of Cuba and its landscapes, with boldly adventurous patterns and classic yet unexpected twists.” Before joining Robert Graham, Baird had worked for Polo Ralph Lauren for 20 years.Robert Graham has offered a small assortment of women's wear since 2007 but under Baird, the collection has been expanded and updated. "The time is ripe to take a bigger stand for women’s as a full collection due to the demand expressed by our customers," Berg said. Women's represents about 5 percent or less of the company's current sales, and the company hopes to grow that number to 15 percent within 18 months. The company will introduce the collection through an advertising campaign shot by David Lipman. It will be available at Robert Graham's boutiques, its e-commerce site and select other retailers beginning in February.Robert Graham is a wholly owned subsidiary of Differential Brands Group Inc. It operates 30 freestanding stores nationwide.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
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