Rob Maniscalco, Dellano Pereira and Anati Rakocz, who’ve worked at brands including Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester and Claude Maus, have teamed to launch Templa, a men’s and women’s luxury outerwear brand.The three founders, who operate the brand between Australia and Belgium, introduced the line for fall 2017 and have quickly attracted interest from retailers.“I think that Templa’s language and aesthetic is something that is new in this segment,” Rakocz said. “You can utilize those beautiful pieces without looking like you took your ski gear out of the cupboard. It’s a way of using one garment for more than one moment of the year.”[caption id="attachment_11077418" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A look from Templa.[/caption]The collection, which is produced in Italy, China and Portugal, is made up of three capsules: the Alpine collection, the Urban Outerwear collection and the Leather collection. The Alpine assortment is designed for extreme alpine conditions and the outerwear is waterproof with welded seams, internal sleeve extensions, a removable snow skirt and a RECCO Avalanche Rescue System. The urban outerwear collection includes goose down and primaloft puffer jackets that are also waterproof. And the leather line includes leather coats that are treated with waterproofing materials and high-grade down. The collection is priced from $1,400 to $3,000 and made in China, Portugal and Italy.The line, which is currently available in Barneys New York, Lane Crawford and Selfridges, will be available next year at Net-a-porter and Holt Renfrew. The new line has also resonated with the ski apparel community. It won the best new apparel brand award at ISPO Munich, a sports trade show, earlier in the year.According to Rakocz, the line will sit next to brands such as Moncler and Descente Allterrain. Going forward, Rakocz said distribution will expand to ski accounts as well. They will show the line during men’s fashion week in Paris, the Premium trade show in Berlin, and ISPO in Munich.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew