LONDON — Alexandre Meerson comes from a family of watchmakers and is the founder of a namesake British business with no retail outlets and no plans to open any. The charming Frenchman does his own marketing, while all of his watch sales come from the Meerson web site, where customers can order bespoke watches that reflect their hobbies, professions, personal histories or obsessions.
“I work in a very traditional way — Meerson watches are all handmade in Switzerland — but my goal is to bring the craft to the age of digital, and connect directly with luxury clients. And I don’t really distinguish between online and offline,” said Meerson, who flies around the world hosting events or just meeting prospective clients for a drink and a chat about what they’d want their watch to look like.
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek