NEW YORK — Tom Ford is spreading out on Madison Avenue.The company has completed a multiphase renovation of its original New York flagship that began in January and expands its size from 8,680 square feet to more than 13,000 square feet. The increase comes from annexing space on the second floor that was previously occupied by neighbor Asprey.Along with the extra space comes a new floor plan, with women’s wear occupying the entire first floor and all men’s wear now situated on the second floor. New furnishings, fixtures and decor were part of the flagship’s facelift.Prior to the upgrades, men’s tailored clothing and women’s wear shared the ground floor, while men’s sportswear, accessories and shoes were on the smaller second floor.RELATED STORY: Tom Ford Men's Spring 2014 >>The store’s foyer is now anchored by an artwork in the form of a gold desk and silver chair, constructed from foam, wood and resin by artist Christopher Schanck.Women’s daywear is adjacent to the entryway, in a salon with a marble fireplace, lacquer walls and pale gray carpeting. A separate women’s eveningwear salon is outfitted with silver-gray sofas, Swedish armchairs and another fireplace, accented with antique bronze wall mirrors. Additional rooms on the ground floor house handbags, shoes, perfumes and cosmetics.A Macassar ebony staircase leads to the men’s wear floor above, which includes distinct areas for tailored clothing, sportswear, shirting, luggage, fragrance and eyewear. A VIP salon houses a made-to-measure service.The Madison Avenue flagship first opened as a men’s-only store in April 2007. Women’s wear was added to the store in March 2011.There are currently 81 freestanding stores and shops-in-shop globally, operated by both Tom Ford and its local partners. That number is planned to grow to 99 by yearend.
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