MRket has linked with Equinox on a new activewear and performance section that will make its debut at its January show in New York.Called Move, the section will be housed within Vanguard Gallery, the area for emerging and progressive brands.“Move is a response to a cultural shift: men are dressing for a more active lifestyle,” said Lizette Chin, vice president of men's wear for BJI Fashion Group, which owns the MRket show. “Men's wear retailers are shifting assortments as health and wellness becomes the new luxury.”The brands offered within Move will include Rhone, Athletic Recon, EFM (Engineered for Motion), Mizzen + Main, Eysom and Masterclass. The section will be anchored by Equinox, which will install a collaborative pop-up to host fitness-inspired demonstrations. The company operates 75 fitness clubs around the country."Men's trends have shifted quickly toward athletic tailoring; MRket, and the concept of Move helps make this shift for men faster and more possible," said Frank Rappa, senior director of retail for Equinox.In addition, MRket will redesign its shows in New York and Las Vegas next year with an airier floor plan featuring steel fixtures, white space, charcoal carpet and blood wood accents.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim