For the past couple of years, Joey Adler, the former chief executive officer of Diesel Canada, has been immersed in Millennial life while working on Dept. of Good, a for-profit retail ecosystem that will launch later this year. She's used those findings to introduce Shades of Black with Trey Alligood, who serves as creative director and previously worked at Gents."Working with Millennials has inspired me to understand how we, the Baby Boomers, have lost completely the notion of less is more. For Millennials, life is about living. Not about amassing," said Adler. "Living life and shades of black in its simplicity is actually full of fashion complexities. The pieces are so versatile and can be adapted to a variety of settings."Shades of black is a gender-neutral line that's built around tones of black, white and gray. The line, which retails from $48 to $595, includes denim, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, bomber jackets, shorts and T-shirts that are made from Japanese silks, Italian leather and suede, French terry and bamboo cotton. According to Adler, the pieces can be worn as basic separates or layered together to create more fashion-forward looks.The collection, which will be available in December, will be released every few months. It will be sold on Shades of Black's e-commerce site and select boutiques."We aren't afraid at all of stores not understanding how to merchandise the brand," said Adler. "One of the best parts of the collection is you can get dressed in the dark and come out looking completely put together as every piece either layers or goes back to the other pieces in some way."Shades of Black will partner with Adler's Dept. of Good, and it will raise awareness and funds for Human Rights causes. Going forward, the organization will work with other brands to support different nonprofit organizations.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion