LONDON — The catwalks and showrooms here may be brimming with activity but so are the streets of Mayfair and St. James’s. A clutch of new stores has opened — or undergone refurbishment — on Savile Row and beyond.
On June 16, Kilgour will host a party in its soon-to-be-opened store at 5 Savile Row. The space, designed by creative director Carlo Brandelli, will shut following the festivities, and reopen again at the end of June with the fall collection. Brandelli, who rejoined Kilgour in January after leaving in 2009, won’t be presenting his spring collection on the official calendar, but will be showing pieces by private appointment.
A few steps away at 1 Savile Row, Gieves & Hawkes has completed a major refurbishment of its bespoke and made-to-measure rooms. There are gray stone floors, smoked oak paneling, brass, bronze and wrought iron fixtures — and even a bar for customers. Gieves & Hawkes has also given the store’s lobby a facelift, with touches of mohair and gray flannel — while the store’s famous map room is the next space to be tackled. RELATED STORY: Accessories Key for London Men's Brands >>
At 39 Savile Row, across the street from Alexander McQueen, footwear brand Gaziano & Girling has opened a 1,000-square-foot store. It is the first shop for the brand, which was founded by shoemakers Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling, and offers bespoke and ready-to-wear designs.
A short walk away, in St. James’s, Barbour International, Osprey London, and Tiger of Sweden have all opened flagships as part of the Crown Estate’s regeneration of the area. Later this month, Aquascutum plans to open a men’s-only Black Label store, the first of its kind in the U.K., also in St. James’s.
Come June 25, the London footwear label Mr. Hare will open its second store, a 254-square-foot space in London’s Notting Hill Gate, located at 178A Westbourne Grove, with its entrance on the adjacent Ledbury Road. The label already has a boutique on Stafford Street in London’s Mayfair, and the Notting Hill store will be near Matches on Ledbury Road, and Sandro and Zadig & Voltaire on Westbourne Grove. The label’s founder, Marc Hare, said he plans for the space to have a “clubhouse” feel, serving up coffee, rum and newspapers alongside his shoes and accessories.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye