Mack Weldon continues to grow outside of the innerwear space.The men’s basics brand is venturing into the accessories category with the ION Series, which will be available today on Mack Weldon’s e-commerce site.“We were always talking about what was missing from our accessories. It felt really similar to what led us to reinvent men’s basics,” said Brian Berger, who cofounded the brand. “Everything out there felt just too sporty or too high fashion for our needs. Once we started hearing similar feedback from our customers, we knew it was time to go to work.”The line, which retails from $28 to $148, includes a backpack, weekend bag, dopp kit, wallet, glove and hat. Matthew Congdon, creative director and vice president of design, said he and his team have layered innovative features into the items. The wallet, which will be available for spring, includes a mini charger along with RFID lining and a zip closure to keep things safe. Travel kits have antimicrobial silver lining and extra travel size bottles. And the weekender is made from industrial grade waterproof fabric and also includes a charger.This line comes after Mack Weldon has introduced apparel, swimwear and an active line that launched with Equinox.“In many ways, this extension seems obvious to us. These are, after all, essential items that we rely upon every day and there was clear opportunity to innovate and differentiate from a product POV. Plus the items are evergreen, which we love,” said Berger, who added that future launches will be aligned with what the Mack Weldon customer is asking for.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion