Nautica has extended its relationship with Lil Yachty.The apparel brand will release a second collection for spring at Urban Outfitters, and Lil Yachty, along with his crew, The Sailing Team, will star in an ad campaign.The men’s collection, which retails from $34 to $119, consists of a pullover hoodie, swim shorts, baseball hats, a windbreaker, graphic T-shirts and long-sleeve polo shirts in primary colors with graphic logos. The collection will be available on March 27 at select Urban Outfitters throughout North America and on its e-commerce site.To commemorate the capsule collection, Lil Yachty will make an appearance at the Urban Outfitters on Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta, his hometown.Earlier this year Nautica named Lil Yachty a creative designer and the red-haired, bubblegum trap artist curated a limited-edition collection of pieces that were reminiscent of vintage Nautica. Long before he partnered with the brand officially, he wore vintage pieces from the line, which aligned perfectly with the boating and sailing messaging he’s built his identity around.According to Nautica, the first collection was very successful and two out of the seven items sold out online the first day.While Urban Outfitters has smartly hopped on the Nineties logo trend by creating capsule collections with other brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Fila and Calvin Klein, as with most chain retailers, it is struggling to find its footing within brick and mortar.This month the retailer reported that earnings dipped 2.8 percent to $218.1 million last year on a 2.9 percent drop in sales, to $3.55 billion.“Our industry, not unlike the housing industry, saw too much square footage capacity added in the Nineties and early 2000s,” said Richard Hayne, Urban Outfitters' chief executive officer, during the earnings call that took place earlier this month. “Thousands of doors opened...and created a bubble and like housing, that bubble has now burst. We are seeing the results, doors shuttering and rents retreating. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future and may even accelerate.”
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.