When Supreme opened its Brooklyn store in early October, WWD asked Angelo Baque, the streetwear company’s former brand director who still oversees its art direction, if the business had changed since it collaborated with Louis Vuitton earlier in the year. His response? Everything was business as usual.
But the next day, WWD broke news that The Carlyle Group could be close to a deal to invest in the company. WWD later learned that the investment, which involved the private equity giant paying $500 million for a 50 percent stake in the business, had happened in July and the collaborative collection with Vuitton, which was unveiled at the brand’s men’s wear show in Paris in June, helped seal the deal.
As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion