Ralph Lauren is jumping on the red-hot footwear craze.This week, the designer is opening his first Shoe Salon — a 450-square-foot boutique for men’s footwear at the Rhinelander Mansion flagship at 867 Madison Avenue in New York. The shop will feature the full breadth of the company’s footwear offerings, including Ralph Lauren footwear, Ralph Lauren Purple Label footwear and Ralph Lauren made-to-order footwear. The made-to-order selection will include a variety of dress shoes in fabrics ranging from leather and suede to crocodile skins, custom-made to exact specifications of size, width and last. The shoes will be produced in Italy and each pair will be monogrammed with hand-engraved nail heads on the sole. They are delivered in a monogrammed dust bag with a Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoe tree. Prices for Purple Label shoes include $650 for monogrammed velvet slippers, $1,250 for calfskin shoes and $6,500 for crocodile boots. Polo shoes range from $450 to $650.The shop is located on the first floor of the store and includes carved moldings and equestrian-inspired artwork.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim