When it comes to the Golden State, Diane von Furstenberg operates four full-price units in Los Angeles and an outlet store a day trip away. Surprisingly, there are no stores in San Francisco, a situation that will be partially remedied by a four-day pop-up stint: a 3,500-square-foot DVF Studio x San Francisco experiential space in the Marina district that combines commerce and creativity. Brand partners Levi's and Google will be featured at the space either through products, participation in events, or both."We noticed from our web site that we have a lot of clients in San Francisco, so we decided to do a pop-up there, and viola! We have a collaboration with Levi's," von Furstenberg said. "The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan has my wrap dress [circa 1974] and Levi's jeans are there and we’re going to celebrate that."Asked about her role in DVF Studio x San Francisco, which operates today through Friday, the designer said, "I made the discussions with guest speakers happen. I’m going to kind of show up and be there and Godmother it. The whole of retail is changing and so much is online. I love the idea of these pop-ups, and San Francisco is a very vibrant city.""We some fantastic stores in America and globally. We have a presence in L.A. The priority had been on other areas in the past. You can do so many different things now in terms of the retail experience," said Jonathan Saunders, chief creative officer at Diane von Furstenberg, adding that the San Francisco pop-up "may lead to a permanent space or a more regular occurrence for pop-ups. It’s an exciting time for fashion.""What’s fun with the brand is that it lends itself to prints, color and the notion of decoration. Those are things we can show. We have one global vision and one identity, but we love the idea of slight nuances," Saunders said, adding that the DVF Studio concept first launched in New York last month at the SoHo store. "It wasn't only the collection, but artists and sculptors and paintings, [as well as items from Levi's and Reebok]."Saunders wanted to create a similar energy for DVF Studio x San Francisco. "We thought of really relevant things to do. I've always loved to represent more than just clothes." The pop-up will feature a special edit of DVF's fall 2017 collection. Like the New York version, a selection of ceramics by Morgan Peck and books from Carl Freeman Gallery will be on hand.Saunders will screen-print on Levi’s vintage-inspired Premium denim. "I had so much fun with the screen printing. I haven’t done it in quite a few years. I studied it in university. There’s something amazing about the instantaneous-ness of it and the mix of colors. All of the imperfections are part of the beauty of the products," said Saunders, who will be demonstrating the process on jeans and T-shirts. "I can work with customers and help them design and customize denim and fall in love with something. And the prices aren't unaffordable."
Google is inviting to DVF Studio leaders from across the tech company and Bay Area to discuss the role of women in Silicon Valley. The role of technology and philanthropy as agents for change in society will be another topic of discussion. A portion of sales from shopping nights will be donated to local charities.Saunders said DVF will make a donation in support of those impacted by the recent forest fires in California. "Because of the fires, we wondered for a moment if this was the right thing to do," he said. "We decided that people wanted something positive.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion