Vince has hired Patrik Ervell as its new men's wear designer.Starting in October, Ervell will serve as vice president of men’s design at Vince, overseeing product design for men’s ready-to-wear and men’s accessories collections. He will report to senior vice president and creative director Caroline Belhumeur.“With over 10 years’ experience at the helm of his own successful label, Patrik has undoubtedly had a profound impact on the men’s wear community,” said Belhumeur. She said Ervell has "a unique perspective and vision.""I do think there is a shared sensibility," Ervell told WWD, discussing the Vince aesthetic and his own. "I've always thought of what I do as a kind of modern California aesthetic and I think Vince also embodies that approach. Vince of course has a much greater reach and it's exciting for me to work at that scale." He also said that he will "stay true to the Vince brand ethos of modern, luxurious design" and that he admired the company for its "quality and clean, modern aesthetic.”Asked what happens to his own business, which is small, with a web site and about a dozen retail accounts, Ervell replied, "My namesake business continues in a project format which, for the time being, will not involve runway shows or seasonal wholesale collections."A Vince spokesman said Ervell takes a new position at the company where men's wear "has always operated under the leadership of our creative or artistic director, but Caroline recognizes the opportunity in men’s wear and felt it would be beneficial to bring on a head designer of Patrik’s caliber."Ervell will relocate to Los Angeles to work from the Vince design studio there. His first Vince men’s wear collection will debut in January for the fall 2018 season.The California native and son of Swedish immigrants is known for modern American sportswear, being minimal, elegant and utilitarian, and for being inspired by hiking and the great outdoors and such brands as Patagonia and The North Face. He's known for using unusual fabrics such as gold foil, vintage parachute cloth, handmade rubber raincoats and high-performance textiles.Early in his career Ervell worked as a stylist, took courses at The New School’s Parsons School of Design and started his fashion career by creating screen-printed T-shirts, eventually launching his own collection and selling to Opening Ceremony, his first retail account.
@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)