Ovadia & Sons is dipping its toe into the retail business.The men's wear line created by twin brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia in 2010, will open a pop-up shop at 63 Greene Street in SoHo on Friday. The 2,700-square-foot store will offer the Ovadia & Sons collection as well as Ovadia+, the company's interpretation of activewear. There will also be some exclusive product, Shimon Ovadia said, noting that the assortment will be refreshed every few weeks.The shop will remain open through the beginning of February and following the company's fall runway show during New York Fashion Week: Men's at the beginning of the year, will also showcase the new collection, he added."This is our neighborhood," he said. "It's where we grew up roaming the streets, so it's sentimental for us."The shop also allows the brand to have more personal experience with its customers, he added, "so we understand what's working and what's not."Although the label is carried in Barneys New York, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and other top retailers, "we feel that in today's world, it's not good to rely on strict wholesale and want to do more direct-to-consumer," Shimon said. And the pop-up is a good way to take the first steps toward someday having their own flagship store."We're happy with where we are as a new brand and look at the last few years as schooling," he said. "But this pop-up store is our way of getting our feet wet."
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)