PARIS —Cerruti 1881 continues to build its licensing partnerships in its mission to reposition itself as a global lifestyle brand under chief creative officer Jason Basmajian.Embarking on a three-year accessories push, with the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia listed as priority markets, the Paris-based house on Tuesday said it has signed a multiyear worldwide licensing agreement with Italian leather goods and fashion accessories producer Principe giving exclusive rights for the production and distribution of a men’s footwear line.Cerruti 1881, which turned 50 this year and is owned by Hong Kong-based Trinity Ltd., has a longstanding relationship with Principe, which for the past two decades has produced the house’s men’s and women’s leather goods lines. Principe’s portfolio of licenses includes the Emanuel Ungaro, Les Copains and Blauer brands.The Cerruti 1881 shoe collection will house over 50 styles spanning formal and casual shoes, including sneakers, as well as exclusive runway styles and a capsule collection targeting the high-end Asian market. According to a statement from Cerruti 1881, the first collections will enter stores from Principe’s network of retailers in over 45 countries in January 2018, as well as duty-free outlets in key airports worldwide.Cerruti 1881 earlier this month signed a five-year licensing agreement with Belgium-based apparel and textile manufacturer Malu NV for the European production and distribution of Cerruti 1881-branded underwear, nightwear and loungewear lines.
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