Cole Haan has created a new active lifestyle collection called StudioGrand.The newest collection includes footwear, outerwear, bags, sunglasses, an umbrella and a yoga mat. While the footwear collection highlights its pack-and-go trainer because of a special lightweight foam that is used for all-day standing comfort, the line also includes a floral embossed sneaker, a packable ballet flat and a breathable knit trainer. The line is geared for functionality and ease in traveling for the woman who is on the go.David Maddocks, chief marketing officer and general manager of business development at Cole Haan, said, “StudioGrand was born out of a need for style and substance in and out of the studio. We have collaborated with extraordinary women, like Sara Mearns, who demand more out of their feet than anyone, to create a collection for the multifaceted woman constantly moving between the various studios of her life.”Mearns is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet company. Others who are part of the marketing campaign include Coco Rocha, model and owner of NoMad Management, and Sarah Larson Levey, cofounder and chief executive officer of Y7 Studio.Cole Haan said it collaborated with outdoor apparel and equipment firm Mountain Hardwear for the outerwear. The collection’s synchronized sweater is crafted from reclaimed wool and includes dolman sleeves and a subtle reflective detail for visibility, while the stow-away parka, at 7 ounces, folds into its own pocket for travel. A toggle switch converts the water-resistant duffel from a satchel into a larger duffel bag. And the travel umbrella can withstand wind tunnels tested at speeds up to 55 miles an hour, Cole Haan said.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)