Hammocks Are Trending–Relax at Home Like Your Fave Celebs

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Kappa Taps Ntwrk for Initial Release of Gumball 3000 Collaboration

LOS ANGELES — Kappa’s revving up the engine on its partnership with the Gumball 3000 annual exotic car tour.
The Italian sportswear company is launching a capsule collection with Gumball 3000, a London-based experiences company that produces a car tour of the same name. The 15-piece capsule includes a tracksuit, soccer shirt and short sets, swim trunks, basketball jersey, hats, bags and slides, reflecting an expanded offering from last year’s collaboration between the two. There’s also a reworked Kappa-Gumball logo unique to the collection.
Kappa and Gumball 3000 also worked with Carrera to bring into the mix two sunglass styles, the Glory and HyperFit.
The capsule debuts May 29 on Ntwrk, the hybrid retail and entertainment platform started by Agenda founder Aaron Levant last year and backed by Warner Bros. Digital Networks and MSA Enterprises.
“Really, I just love what Ntwrk is doing. I’ve known Aaron Levant a very long time,” said Kappa USA president Dre Hayes. “It’s exciting because Ntwrk is really about things that have energy and this definitely has energy. It’s global. It’s exciting. I love the idea of shopping through an app and just something that lives for only 10 minutes and then it’s gone.”
Hayes said the Gumball 3000 capsule is

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Uovo Fine Art Storage Launches Fashion Storage Division

FASHION’S CLOSET CASES: The art storage and services company Uovo doesn’t need convincing that fashion is art. The company has introduced a fashion-friendly storage division, Moda.
Clients will find bespoke, climate-controlled storage for clothing, shoes, accessories and haute couture pieces. Like Uovo’s fine art clients, Moda ones can design their own private storage spaces for direct collection access or opt for “concierge storage” — a traditional valet receive-and-release approach. There are also two types of climate control, including humidity control that meets museum standards for optimal archival preservation.
Taking a page from the company’s art storage, Moda offers humidity-controlled storage and private room options for fashion storage. This division is geared for fashion houses, entertainers and private individuals.
Uovo founder and chairman Steven Guttman said the company has more than 650,000 square feet of storage in New York, so there is no limit for what it can accommodate. In addition, a 150,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, N.Y., later this year. “We felt ready to take our work in the fashion sector to the next level by formalizing our offerings with Moda,” Guttman said. “There is no space minimum or maximum for concierge storage. Private rooms can

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Dsquared2 Resort 2020

In the past few seasons, Dean and Dan Caten created a clearer separation between their runway lineups and pre-collections. While they let their creativity and exuberance fly for the catwalk, they stay focused for pre-fall and resort. Their latest collection was in line with this strategy. Cautious? For sure. But also appropriate for the brand.
A Seventies bohemian look took center stage in the lineup, which offered a breadth of wardrobe staples for real women. Flared denim pants were matched with charming leather jackets injected with a military feel, while mini and maxi frocks were crafted in lightweight fabrics and splashed with micro flowers. In addition, parkas were enriched with floral silk inserts, logos popped up on T-shirts and sweatshirts and crochet tops revealed multicolor geometric motifs.
The brand’s fans won’t have problems finding revisited Dsquared2 icons to amp up their wardrobe, such as drop-crotch jeans and sleek perfecto jackets. Those looking for fresh and directional fashion messages will have to wait for the Dsquared2 coed show in June.

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Paul Smith’s Pink Wall Fades to Black in L.A.

The Insta-famous pink wall outside of Paul Smith’s Melrose Avenue boutique in Los Angeles is fading to black. But the 300-plus fans who visit the beloved backdrop daily needn’t worry. It’s part of a promotion tied to the British designer’s latest Hollywood gig designing costumes for “Men in Black: International,” the Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson feature opening June 14.
“This wall…it’s more popular than the Frank Gehry music hall and the Hollywood sign, how did that happen?” the designer said in disbelief during a recent visit to Los Angeles when, it should be said, only a handful of snap-happy visitors recognized him. “You do look gorgeous in front of it, it’s really flattering,” he added. (And he’s right.)
The bubble-gum-colored facade of his Melrose Avenue store, open since 2005, has become an L.A. landmark for the social media age, and a target for troublemakers — last year, the wall was vandalized by a street artist named Thrashbird with the words, “Go f–k ur selfie.” It is regularly repainted simply because of the wear and tear of visitors, too. “Men in Black” black is taking over half the wall through June 14 as part of the promotion for the film.

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11 Coach Sale Items We’re Shopping Now

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Taylor Stitch to Create Recycling Program

Taylor Stitch, a San Francisco-based men’s lifestyle brand, is taking the next step in its sustainability journey.
Today, the company will launch Restitch, a recycling program for apparel that is intended to keep clothing out of landfills.
Taylor Stitch has partnered with Yerdle, a technology and logistics resale platform that also works with Patagonia, Eileen Fisher and REI, to create the program.
“Restitch is our response to the clothing industry’s overproduction issue,” said Michael Maher, chief executive officer and cofounder of Taylor Stitch. “Eighty-five percent of all apparel ends up in landfills, including what is donated. One-hundred percent has the ability to be recycled or upcycled. Through Restitch, and our partnership with Yerdle, we prove there is no end of life, only end of use.”
The way it works is that customers can download a shipping label online or visit a Taylor Stitch retail store to drop off their old apparel. Once the items are received, customers earn Taylor Stitch credit they can use to purchase new items. At the same time, Yerdle reconstructs the old products into new garments that are then resold at a fraction of the original price.

Taylor Stitch is offering discounts to customers who return pieces to be recycled. 

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L.A. Brand Cult Gaia Launches Swimwear With Adriana Degreas

Cult Gaia, the accessories and resort wear brand that Instagram built one bamboo Ark bag “like” at a time, is dipping a toe into swimwear.
Founder Jasmin Larian is collaborating with luxury Brazilian label Adriana Degreas on a 21-piece collection inspired by tropical surrealism and Cult Gaia’s geometric and nature-inspired handbag hardware.
The collaboration includes bikini and one-piece suits with tortoise acrylic details, and loose, silk cover-ups in prints of exotic birds in the body of a female figure against a background of tropical foliage in shades of green, ecru and pink. Cult Gaia acrylic and bamboo handbags complement the collection, which sells from $ 198 to $ 750 at CultGaia.com and AdrianaDegreas.com.

Cult Gaia x Adriana Degreas 
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“I’ve always been a fan of Adriana Degreas since I first visited her store in Sao Paulo,” Larian told WWD. “We reached out and she was a fan of ours, so it was serendipitous. We’re using a lot of acrylic bar details from our bags; one top is sheer tulle with tortoise acrylic bars covering only what needs to be covered. It looks like acrylic on skin. Then we did a pleated triangle top that has beautiful, tortoise acrylic balls sewn in and inlaid. I think women are

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Burberry Pre-Spring 2020

Riccardo Tisci has been refining his vision for Burberry with each collection, and for pre-spring 2020 his woman has a multiplicity of moods: There’s the bourgeois lady, in her animal or fish print silks, faux fur and chain-handle bags and sharply tailored jackets with soft edges.
Alongside the elegant signora is the London kid, dressed in a Burberry football scarf, worn as a shrug over a denim jacket, or the punk in a short leather dress with fat silver grommets.
Tisci said he started designing the collection with “the breadth of the attitude of Burberry in mind, and this idea of uniforms. I wanted to start to play with more extreme versions of the classic and fashion sides that I’ve been focusing on with my work here.”

Tisci referenced “chic trench coats, super elegant fluid jersey gowns and sharp tailoring, as well as relaxed washed denim, crystal cocktail dresses and down jackets,” along with evolved versions of the bags and shoe styles that he introduced when he joined the house last year.
The handsome collection, like his previous ones, had something for everyone — mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, with standouts including silk blouses with cape details around the shoulders and down the sleeves,

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Polo to Launch Dedicated Pride Collection, Campaign

Polo Ralph Lauren has been a champion of gay rights for a quarter-century, but this marks the first time the company has produced a dedicated collection and digital marketing campaign to support the community.
The Pride capsule collection features a five-piece gender-neutral assortment for men, women and children that will be supported by a marketing campaign focusing on inclusion and individuality. One hundred percent of the purchase price from the sale of the graphic T-shirt and 50 percent of the price of each polo shirt, hoodie, hat and tote will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation, a nonprofit group that benefits LGBTQ-plus organizations around the world.

The Polo shirt has been reimagined in rainbow hues for the Pride initiative. 
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The digital marketing campaign will feature a diverse group of individuals with deep roots within the LGBTQ-plus community, including freeskier, Olympic medalist and activist Gus Kenworthy; ballet dancer Harper Watters; writer, comedian and actress Patti Harrison; photographer and model Jacob Bixenman; actress Josie Totah, and Hetrick-Martin Institute affiliates Evrisha, Tyriq and Cory, all photographed by Cass Bird.
The campaign launches today on the company’s digital and social media channels.
Alice Delahunt, chief digital officer of Ralph Lauren, said the company has supported the community for 25

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Wedding Gifts for the Happy Couple

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Frescobol Carioca to Open First Stand-alone Pop-Up

Frescobol Carioca is testing the retail waters in the U.S.
The high-end Brazilian swimwear and casual sportswear label will open its first brick-and-mortar pop-up, a Summer Cabana, in Greenwich Village on May 20. The 600-square-foot shop at 400 Bleecker Street will be open through mid-August but may extend its stay if successful, according to cofounder Harry Brantly.
“We’re trying to be a premium luxury resortwear brand and that’s hard to do without an outpost in the U.S.,” he said. Brantly said the company did a comprehensive analysis of its business and saw that nearly 40 percent of its sales come from the U.S., “and the vast bulk of that is in New York.”
Although the sales are scattered throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and other areas, the brand will start its retail experiment on Bleecker Street. “We’ve always loved the area and aspired to have a shop there,” he said.
He said if the pop-up is successful “we’ll go to the landlord with cap in hand” and extend the lease. “That’s the way retail is at the moment, and we’re keen to maintain our flexibility.” The brand is also considering pop-ups in Miami and Los Angeles.
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Moët Hennessy Plans To Buy Rosé Label Château du Galoupet

CLASSY CRU: Adding another prestigious wine label to its collection, Moët Hennessy has agreed to purchase Château du Galoupet, a Cru Classé from the Mediterranean wine-making region of Côtes-de-Provence.
The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned wine and spirits company plans to expand production of the historic winemaking estate, which sits along the Riviera overlooking the Hyères Islands, and is known for its rosé wines.
“Moët Hennessy will share its expertise in winemaking to further the commitment to quality and international exposure,” the group said in a statement.
The acquisition—the house’s first rosé wine—should be finalized in the second half of the year, it added, without providing financial details.
The homepage of the estate’s web site, which is undergoing refurbishment, has a section for ‘Events,’ suggesting the site has potential in another area of expertise of the luxury group.

Moët Hennessy is buying the Château du Galoupet 
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As high-end labels around the world increasingly stress the importance of offering distinctive experiences for shopping-weary consumers, LVMH has been steadily building up a portfolio of properties in the hospitality sector, including Cheval Blanc properties in Courchevel, St. Barths, the Maldives and Saint-Tropez.
It has considerably bulked up its holdings with the $ 2.6 billion purchase of Belmond Ltd., owner of

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Margot Robbie: Chanel’s New Perfume Ambassador

FRAGRANCE FACE: Chanel has named Margot Robbie as the house’s new fragrance ambassador.
The Australian-born actress has been a Chanel fashion ambassador since 2018 and fronted the Coco Neige collection for fall-winter 2018-2019. She joins fragrance faces including Lily-Rose Depp, Kristen Stewart and Keira Knightley at the French luxury house.
She will play the part of Sharon Tate in the upcoming movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” directed by Quentin Tarantino and due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. Robbie recently starred as Queen Elizabeth I in Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots.”
She was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya,” which Robbie produced through LuckyChap Entertainment. That production company, launched in 2014, aims to tell stories with strong female characters crafted mostly by women directors and writers.
Robbie’s breakout acting role was in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” in which she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Dive Into These Summer Beach Reads

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s Hanging on by a Thread

New York Fashion Week: Men’s is on life support.
Less than three weeks until the start of the men’s spring runway season, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has finally released its calendar — and it’s not pretty.
There are fewer than 20 men’s designers showing and half are with Agentry PR’s New York Men’s Day. Absent from the calendar are some designers who have been active supporters of the men’s shows since they were launched four years ago, including Todd Snyder, Robert Geller, Ovadia New York, Carlos Campos and Bode.
Instead, the calendar kicks off on June 3 with Agentry’s presentations of small and emerging designers only. The following day, N.Hoolywood will show at 6 p.m., followed by Frere at 7 p.m. The final day on June 5 will see presentations from Hecho, Freemans Sporting Club, Untitled Collective, Dyne and Linder, as well as shows from Private Policy, NIHL and Grungy Gentleman.
The reasons for the lack of participation are several. First, this marks the first time the men’s shows have moved from July to June to coincide with women’s resort. That timing is early for a lot of brands since the men’s market in New York is generally in mid- to

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Royal Duchesses Vie for Spotlight in Photo Ops After Windsor Wedding

ME TOO: It was supposed to be Lady Gabriella Windsor’s day in the Sunday press, the minor royal having married her beau Thomas Kingston at St. George’s Chapel, the same place Harry and Meghan wed a year ago. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance at the Saturday ceremony, as was Prince Harry. Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were among the guests.
Lady Gabriella is 52nd in line to the throne and does not have a big international presence, so this wasn’t world news. However, Windsor is known in Britain as the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, one of the Queen’s cousins, and her late grandparents were the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Her husband had once dated Pippa Middleton. The bride wore a Luisa Beccaria wedding dress and the reception was held at Frogmore House on the Windsor estate, not far from where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live with baby Archie.
Usually, that sort of wedding would have been front-page fodder for the Sunday papers, but not with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex in town.
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Alberta Ferretti Resort 2020

MONTE CARLO — Alberta Ferretti knows her customers, and while she continues to deliver those dreamy and feather-light chiffon gowns that the designer herself admits have forged her identity, she is also seeking to add a “touch of eccentricity.”
Speaking ahead of her resort show here on Saturday evening, Ferretti said her recent increased attention to daywear continues ”with a more precise image,” as she works to offer sophisticated alternatives to the “strong women” who are her customers.
“There has been so much talk about streetwear, but I think there is a desire to be more eccentric and unique, to explore a more personal and special language. Women today are no longer afraid to dare,” said Ferretti.
The designer explained that she wanted to emphasize Italian craftsmanship. “In a global world, Italian fashion needs to continue to have its own identity and we need to talk about this.”
Paraded at the Yacht Club overlooking the sleek multi-million dollar boats harboured below, it was “inevitable” for the collection to be inspired by the sea, or nature in general — a staple for Ferretti.
“Nature is what conveys emotions, a sense of life and beauty,” she said. Case in point: the chiffon gowns in the colors of the

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Paul Smith Suits Up ‘Men In Black: International’ Film, Sets Downtown L.A. Store Opening

There aren’t many Hollywood films with genuine tailoring tie-ins, but “Men In Black” is one — and Paul Smith is here for it.
The British designer has made bespoke suits for Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and the other principal and supporting characters in Columbia Pictures’ “Men In Black: International,” opening June 14. Additionally, he’s rolling out a retail collection inspired by the film hitting stores May 22.
“We’ve never provided clothes for an entire film,” said Smith during an interview at his L.A. store with the Insta-famous pink facade, explaining that he was approached with the opportunity by the film’s costume designer Penny Rose. “She’s been coming to us for many years, mostly in the London shop. She’ll usually use six suits here, or two things there. But not 140!”
“He has a very original style that transcends all ages,” said Rose, adding that for the latest installment of “Men In Black,” she wanted “to raise the sartorial bar” for the stars and background players alike.

M (Tessa Thompson) and H (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from the film. 
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6 Airbnbs That Are Practically Made for Instagram

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Giorgio Armani to Hold Signature Men’s Show in June at Storied Via Borgonuovo HQ

HOME SWEET HOME: For the first time in 18 years, Giorgio Armani will show his namesake men’s collection for spring 2020 at his storied headquarters at 11 Via Borgonuovo.
The show is scheduled on June 17 at 5 p.m., closing Milan Men’s Fashion Week, which kicks off on June 14.
Armani took control in 1996 of the stately 17th-century building, Palazzo Orsini, named after the 12th-century family, but in 2001 the designer unveiled offices and his Teatro, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando on Milan’s Via Bergognone — in a former Nestlé industrial area, and effectively helping to revamp that part of the city.
The Emporio Armani show will be held at the Teatro on June 15 at 11 a.m.
The designer has most recently been experimenting with different formats and venues. Last September, he staged a coed Emporio Armani show at Milan’s Linate Airport — at the Hangar where the imposing Emporio Armani billboard has been placed since 1996. That was the first time a fashion show was held at that site and it was followed by a Robbie Williams concert.
In February, for the first time, Armani held a coed show for his signature line at Silos, the exhibition space he opened in 2015, opposite the

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What’s Next for the Cast of ‘Game of Thrones?’

What’s next after the biggest television show of all time?
After eight seasons of bloodshed, plot twists and dragons, the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” is reaching its conclusion with the finale airing Sunday night. Throughout its tenure, the show has launched a cult fandom, tons of podcasts and a host of baby names, but it’s also helped spur the careers of many of today’s biggest stars.
Over the years, WWD has sat down with a number of actors from the show, including fan favorites Robb Stark and Grey Worm. Read on for some memorable quotes from cast members on what’s next after “Game of Thrones.”
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Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark

Richard Madden, photographed in Beverly Hills. 
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Although killed off in the show’s infamous “Red Wedding” episode from season three, Richard Madden has gone on to have a successful acting career post-“Thrones,” earning his first Golden Globe Award this year for his role as David Budd in the BBC limited series, “Bodyguard.” He’ll next appear as John Reid in the upcoming Elton John biopic, “Rocketman.”
“I get to play a bit of a villain, which is great

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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Eva Longoria On Hollywood’s ‘Sisterhood and Community of Information”

CANNES, France — “I was lucky because it was called ‘Desperate Housewives’ and not ‘Desperate Husbands,’” quipped Eva Longoria during a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel on Friday.
The Time’s Up co-founder, whose activism and charitable work has taken on a sense of urgency since having her son, said that the organization is studying what role it can play in the 2020 elections in the U.S. “We’re trying to figure out how can we have an impact, not only with the presidential election, but in state governments. We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referencing that state’s banning of all abortions.
On the goal set by Time’s Up to achieve 50-50 equality in the workplace in Hollywood by 2020, “The statistics are going the wrong way, we’re not improving,” she said.
The actor, director and producer who is directing her first feature, “24-7,” in which she also stars alongside Kerry Washington, talked about her efforts to surround herself with a female-led team and how she used “Desperate Housewives” as a film school.
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As If! Clueless x K-Swiss Sneakers Have Us Totally Buggin’

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Bode Choosing Paris Over New York

Emily Bode is jumping across the pond to show her spring collection and will make her runway debut in Paris next month, WWD has learned.
The New York-based designer’s presentation of her heritage-inspired men’s wear has been a staple of New York Fashion Week: Men’s since its launch in 2016. But the declining significance of the shows and the character of the company’s business led to the decision.
Additionally, the brand is a finalist for the LVMH Prize, which will be awarded in Paris in June.
Paris Fashion Week’s organizers are expected to make the announcement of Bode’s participation today.
“The majority of our distribution is in Europe,” Bode said. “And we wanted the buyers and press to see the collection. We’ve been selling via line sheets and post-show, so we thought it was important to embrace the opportunity and make the jump to Paris.”
Bode is the latest designer brand to abandon the struggling New York spring calendar. The official schedule released Wednesday by the Council of Fashion Designers of America is anemic, with only around 20 men’s presentations and shows, nearly all of them emerging or little-known designers.
“I’m super-grateful to New York Fashion Week: Men’s,” Bode said, “and I’m excited to see what

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Peter Millar Creates Beach Cruiser for Timbers Kiawah Development

Peter Millar fans can now tool around on the brand’s custom designed beach cruisers the next time they visit Kiawah Island in South Carolina — and help support the island’s community of sea turtles at the same time.
The men’s lifestyle brand has partnered with Timbers Kiawah — Ocean Club & Residences, a new development on the island, to create a limited-edition bicycle available to all residents of the oceanfront community as well as to the general public. The Peter Millar bikes feature a custom design that incorporates myriad brightly colored sea turtles.
All proceeds from the sale of the bikes will be donated to the Town of Kiawah’s Turtle Patrol program, which works to protect the island’s threatened loggerhead sea turtles.
“We wanted the turtle print to evoke a true seaside feeling and be a reflection on a gentleman’s leisure time,” said Scott Mahoney, chairman and chief executive officer of Peter Millar. “We’re excited to finally see our new print come to life and for such a good cause.”
Bike culture is a key part of the lifestyle on Kiawah Island, and Timbers Kiawah offers exclusive access to the 30 miles of bike paths and hard-packed sand on the 10-mile beach.
“Opening a new resort on

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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2019

This big, bold collection drew on the industrial north of England, Fifties ballrooms and Eighties punks, with debutante styles strolling alongside tailored, mannish silhouettes. Eveningwear was a hybrid of punk and couture, with fat bunches of tulle sprouting from under the full sleeves of silk, rose-printed tops and double duchess satin dresses with raw, frayed edges. Those dresses were often slashed, with uneven hemlines and bejeweled safety pins, or tough leather belts at the waist. Other dresses glittered with crystal chandelier style adornments or garlands of diamanté jewelry, while slimmer styles were spliced together from wool silk and thick satin.
Daywear was done in sturdy English fabrics, as in a hybrid coat that was part houndstooth, part double duchess silk, while suits came as peg leg trousers paired with jackets that had trompe-l’oeil double lapels. Other wool jackets had built-in, corset-style belts or big flourishes of fabric flaring from one side, while a trench was a patchwork of white gabardine and black–and-white Prince of Wales check. Shapely knit dresses, tops and skirts were modeled on Fifties corsetry styles, while leathers came in a dramatic claret trench or black skirt suit with short, bell-like sleeves.

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LVMH Disagrees With Kering Ban on Models Under 18

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will not be following Kering’s lead in banning models under 18 from its catwalk shows and campaign shoots.
Signaling the first rift between the luxury rivals since they signed a joint charter in 2017 setting out industry standards to protect models, Antoine Arnault said on Friday that LVMH disagrees with Kering’s decision to stop hiring models between the ages of 16 and 18 to represent adults.
“We will not be following suit. We are sticking to our position,” said Arnault, head of communication and image of LVMH.
“Two years ago, we signed this charter, which in my opinion is very balanced and which contained significant advances for models aged 16 to 18,” he said, noting the new rules required models under 18 to be accompanied by a chaperone at all times, and brands to provide return transport for any model working after 8 p.m.
The charter also placed an outright ban on working with size-zero and under-16 models. Arnault said LVMH had consulted child psychologists and felt it was safe to employ models between the ages of 16 and 18, noting that they represent only a handful of models in a typical catwalk show.
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Kourtney Kardashian’s Personal Trainer Reveals the 10-Minute Exercise She Does to Get Her Famous Booty

Kourtney Kardashian, amfAR Gala New York 2019When it comes to working out, Kourtney Kardashian has the right idea.
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Dsquared2, Drake’s OVO Collaborate on Capsule

TEAM CANADA: Dsquared2 has teamed with October’s Very Own, the lifestyle brand founded by Canadian musician Drake with entrepreneur Oliver El-Khatib and longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib, on a men’s capsule collection.
In particular, Dsquared2 founders and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten reworked the OVO signature logo, which, instead of featuring the usual owl, shows two owls — an homage to the idea of duplicity rooted in the Canadian-Italian label, actually established and managed by the Caten twins.
The two owls, combined with the graphic Dsquared2 logo, embellish a range of urban pieces, spanning from a dark indigo jacket, medium blue jeans, a gray hoodie with coordinated fleece track pants, T-shirts, as well as a beanie and a baseball cap.

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“We have this intuitive cultural understanding between us, we are all from Toronto, Canada power, working with Drake was like creating with the third D, D cubed to the power of three,” said Dean Caten. “We feel that collaborations unify forces from different industries, whether it is fashion or music, coming together is the way to go,” added Dan Caten.
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2019 CFDA Fashion Awards to Honor Barbie With Board of Directors’ Tribute Award

Barbie, the number-one fashion doll in the world, can add another notch to her skinny-waisted belt.
The doll, which celebrated its 60th birthday this year, will receive the Board of Directors’ Tribute award at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards. She is joining such past honorees as First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Ford, Gloria Steinem, Janelle Monáe, Cecile Richards and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Barbie has collaborated with more than 75 designers and influencers, including Gigi Hadid and Jeremy Scott for Moschino. The brand’s first designer partnership was with Oscar de la Renta in 1985. Barbie also collaborated with Bob Mackie, who will be awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony, on a collector doll in 1990.
Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka and Stephen Burrows are among the CFDA members who have created special dolls with Barbie.
“Barbie has had such wide influence on American fashion and culture,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA. “Her story personally resonates with so many CFDA members that the board of directors decided to honor her with the special tribute.”
Richard Dickson, president and chief operating officer of Mattel, said, “It is a tremendous honor for

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Nike Creates Circular Design Guide To Promote Sustainable Collaboration

COPENHAGEN – Nike has created an open source design guide to help businesses reach their sustainability goals. The guide maps out the 10 principles of circular design to help the industry codify and standardize sustainability in the supply chain.
“It’s an invitation for a dialogue with the creative groups around the world. We are endeavouring to create a common language between everyone to communicate effectively ,” said John Hoke, Nike’s chief design officer.
Students from Central Saint Martins and founder of A-Cold-Wall, Samuel Ross helped to craft and has trialed this guidebook. “It’s speaking to this idea of collaboration and cross pollination between facilities, suppliers and ethical ways of production,” Ross said.
The circular design guide includes case studies from Nike, as well as other brands such as Levi’s and Fjallraven, that have achieved or brought to scale one of the 10 core principles of sustainability including materials, cyclability, waste avoidance and green chemistry.
“So there are some case studies that say ‘Here’s an example of this particular principle, but from a collaboration point of view, this is meant to be an engagement, so the idea of the guide is to open source it, but also continually engage with the people who have provided

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Ovadia Unveiling Full Denim Collection

NEW YORK — The Ovadia brothers will introduce their first comprehensive denim and basics collection this October to offer an alternative to what they see as a stagnant designer denim market.
At the same time, the corporation has officially changed its name from Ovadia & Sons to Ovadia New York — or simply, Ovadia.
These shifts are among the first visible changes orchestrated by Neal Kusnetz, who joined the company last October as president. Kusnetz, the cofounder and former president of Robert Graham who had also served as president of men’s and private brands for Xcel Brands, took over the day-to-day operation of Ovadia to help it expand beyond the U.S., relaunch the e-commerce site and move into other categories.
The first order of business was denim.
“The whole premium contemporary denim market has been maturing for a while,” Kusnetz said in an interview at the company’s new offices in SoHo. He claimed most designer brands merely dabble in a few denim pieces while the bulk of the business is a volume “$ 99 outlet play.”
Working with Shimon and Ariel Ovadia, the twins that founded the business in 2010, they have created a 30-stock-keeping-unit collection of jeans and complementary tops and jackets with a “modern

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FabFitFun Expands to the U.K.

SELLING THE LA LIFE: FabFitFun, the subscription box service, is crossing the pond and making its lifestyle services available to the U.K.
The move follows an $ 80 million Series A funding completed in January, with the company aiming to use part of the funds toward international expansion.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in FabFitFun from consumers all over the world with a high concentration of interest in the U.K. That, combined with the fact that there are no language barriers, a lot of overlap in cultural interests, and similar seasons, put the U.K. market at the top of our list,” said the company’s cofounder Katie Rosen Kitchens.
The company believes the biggest opportunity lies in the breadth of its services, which extend beyond the subscription box to a streaming service that offers on-demand videos on a wide variety of topics such as cooking, fitness or relationships; members-only flash sales, and access to an active social network.
“We are a lifestyle membership and the subscription box is one component. That’s what’s allowed us to thrive where others have not been as successful,” added Rosen Kitchens, pointing to customers’ ability to customize the boxes they receive and get a taste of the L.A. lifestyle, as

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Kering Raises Minimum Age for Its Models to 18

COPENHAGEN  — Further raising the bar to protect the wellbeing of models, Kering has increased the minimum age to 18 for models it hires to represent adults, effective in 2020, the company said Wednesday.
“As a global luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our houses,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering.
In 2017, Kering and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, in a rare coordinated move for the luxury rivals, drew up a charter setting out industry standards to protect models. They set out requirements for recent medical certificates proving models’ overall health, and banned the employment of models under 16.
The announcement expands on this agreement by preventing their brands from working with “models under 18 in shoots and walking in shows,” said Pinault.
“We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit,” he added.
The company, which champions women’s causes through its foundation that fights violence against women, noted that the measure signalled “further progress in Kering’s continued commitment to women.”
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Iconix to Expand Starter Label in South Korea

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has entered into a three-year licensing deal with Sparks Glencoe Korea Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fila Korea Ltd., to expand its Starter athletic brand in South Korea.
Under the agreement, Sparks Glencoe Korea Co. Ltd. will have the exclusive license to design, manufacture and market Starter and the new Starter Black Label footwear and underwear in South Korea. The new Black Label line will launch at retail later this year.
“Iconix’s new licensing deal for Starter is part of our strategy to grow our brands internationally,” said Bob Galvin, chief executive officer and president of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. “This new partnership reinforces Starter’s strong brand recognition around the world, and we look forward to collaborating with the Sparks Glencoe Korea team to further develop the brand.”
Starter, which was launched in 1971, is one of 30 brands in Iconix Brand Group’s portfolio of consumer brands.

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Hermès Supports Piano City Milano Prize

HERMÈS GIG: Hermès is supporting the talented young piano players by sponsoring two awards among the Piano City Milano Renato Sellani Prize.
The prize falls amid the series of events of Piano City Milano, the annual round of piano concerts, events and performances held throughout the city and aimed at promoting music culture. This year’s event will run May 17 to 19.
As part of the initiative, Alessandro Viggiano and Thomas Umbaca scooped up the Hermès Special Prizes, receiving 1,500 euros each, in addition to being offered the chance to perform during the Milan event.
Viggiano will perform the “Romantic Piano: From Chopin to Rachmaninov” concert at the Fondazione Adolfo Pini on May 18, while earlier in the day Umbaca will play his own compositions inside the former Giovanni Cova factory that produced panettone Christmas cake.
The Piano City Milano Renato Sellani Prize was established as a partnership between the organizers of Piano City Milano and the Fondazione Milano — Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado music school, with the aim to support young pianists from different European countries.
In addition to the French luxury label’s awards, the Piano City Milano Renato Sellani Prize has assigned five prizes offering financial support totaling 3,500 euros.
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Jonathan Simkhai Resort 2020

On Monday, a year and a half after Jonathan Simkhai first visited Sydney’s Bondi Beach on vacation, he returned to the birthplace of surf lifesaving to present his resort 2020 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Staged at sunset at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, one of Australia’s oldest surf clubs, which was founded in 1906 and reopened in 2013 after a modernist do-over by Sydney architectural firm Durbach Block Jaggers, the show and collection were inspired by what Simkhai calls the “magic hour.”
“When you’re with someone you love and it’s 5 o’clock and the sun’s setting and the person you’re with, their face is glowing and you have a drink in hand and you’re having the best time,” he explained backstage after the show. “I thought how can I make a woman feel like she can put her dress on and be in that moment?”
The answer apparently was via a skin-tight, blush pink napa leather flight suit, which was the collection’s departure point. This was followed by a series of leather wrap skirts, baggy trousers and sexy bralettes with criss-cross straps and tough chic hardware in tan, mustard and black and a jacquard jersey section featuring hand-painted “chain”

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CFDA Fashion Awards Tap Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams as Presenters

Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams will be the presenters at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3.
Minhaj and Williams will present the Womenswear, Menswear, Accessory, and Emerging Designer of the Year nominee categories.
Instead of a traditional host format, the CFDA Fashion Awards will showcase several creative voices in the fashion and entertainment industries to spotlight this year’s honorees and nominees.
“Hasan and Jessica both have incredibly popular shows that tap into the current state of culture,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA. “We’re excited to have them on stage and look forward to celebrating the best of American fashion.”
Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show, “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” that premiered on Netflix last October. The series, which has won a 2019 Peabody Award, explores the modern cultural and political landscape.

Hasan Minhaj and Beena Patel 
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Williams will appear in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming directorial debut, “Booksmart” opposite Jason Sudeikis and Lisa Kudrow. She recently starred in an episode of CBS All Access’ “Twilight Zone, “ and earlier this year, appeared in Patrick Brice’s comedy, “Corporate Animals” opposite Demi Moore and Ed Helms. In 2016, she launched a podcast, “2 Dope Queens,”

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Bristol Studio Comes Into Its Own

LOS ANGELES — “It looks very basic,” Luke Tadashi said slowly, holding up a sample of a Bristol Studio black crewneck sweatshirt.
It does, but before he can get what sounds to be a qualifier in, the El Monte factory owner whose facility — where one might also see samples laying around from Vetements, Carbon38 or Soul Cycle — he’s standing beside cuts in. “It’s not simple. He’s lying,” she said playfully. She would know. Nearly everything Tadashi’s thrown at this factory has been far from typical, from the 25-oz. fabric so thick a hammer has to be used just to set the zipper, to the upward of 13 panel pieces for sweats (it’s normally seven, or four on cheaper versions).
“Nothing that we do is standard, Nothing we’re doing is based on existing fits. It has to be something from scratch,” Tadashi later said, while pulling a reversible hoodie over his head to model its fit from the factory floor. About a year-and-a-half ago, the brand stopped hiring fit models given Tadashi’s exacting standards for his label’s fits and proportions.
Today, Bristol Studio may perhaps be coming into its own. Aside from putting a halt on fit models, roughly a year ago

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Disney Puts Fashionable Spin on Mouse Ears With Help of Vera Wang, Heidi Klum

HEAD GEAR: A new collection of designer Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears, featuring work with Vera Wang, Heidi Klum and Cupcakes and Cashmere, among other designers, artists and brands is set to begin rolling out later this month.
It’s a new spin on a beloved souvenir for kids and adults visiting Disney’s parks. The limited-edition headband ears will be sold at the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney’s online shop. Harveys’ collaboration with Disney will be the first, launching May 24.
Disney will continue to release new designs on a monthly basis as part of a multiyear program.
“We were intentionally broad with the collaborators that we reached out to for this campaign,” said Lisa Baldzicki, vice president of merchandise and product development for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “We wanted to make sure this campaign was special and different from everything we’ve done.”
The company cast a wide net, tapping talent that is both emerging and heritage for creations that span traditional to high fashion.

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“We’ve honestly got something for everybody,” Baldzicki said.
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Tory Burch Resort 2020

Tory Burch often looks homeward for inspiration. For resort, she started out musing on the family farm of her childhood. “I went back to American folk art, and where I grew up, Pennsylvania Dutch [country],” Burch said during a walk-through at her company’s headquarters. Yet lest the mind race to quaint costumes, she added a caveat: “That was the starting point — lightly referenced.”
That translates into a lineup that integrates expressive feminine elements with a robust earthiness, starting with a palette in which black and natural ivory play against russets, reds, deep greens and navy. Hearty tailoring belies a discreet Seventies vibe in clean-lined coats and jackets, often over A-line skirts. The most obvious folk-art references come through in floral motifs and craftwork, specifically embroidery and quilting, the latter handled, Burch said, “in a different way than everyone else has done it.” Case in point: a chic color-blocked coat in beige, green, gold and hot pink, horizontally quilted for a striped effect. Bold patterns carry throughout, as with large-scale, ebullient florals for a coat over a dress in a dark, almost sober, small floral. Worked in amidst the flowers and butterflies: a manipulated geometric or two, including a dress in

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China National Garment Association To Organize Sino-Italian Fashion Summit

SILK ROAD: Reinforcing the relationship between the Italian and Chinese fashion industries and developing new strategies is the goal of the 2019 Sino-Italian Fashion Summit, which will run from June 24 to 26 in Hangzhou, an important industrial hub located half an hour from Shanghai.
The summit, which will include the participation of major Italian institutions, as well as designers and managers from important fashion houses, is organized by the China National Garment Association, a Chinese government association for the fashion industry.
The summit, which is patronized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will offer a clear picture of the Chinese fashion sector and will put the focus on the evolution of the country’s customers seeking high-end Made in Italy products.
“In the last decade, the Chinese market dramatically changed. Ten years ago, many international luxury players were registering a double-digit growth in China by leveraging only on the strength of the brand and on the huge dimension of the market,” said Francesco Fiordelli, official representative for the relationships between the China National Garment Association and Italy. “The market we are facing is more and more populated by a new middle class, mature and structured, with spending habits more precise and completely

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Rose in Good Faith Seeks to Diversify Through Wholesale

Los Angeles streetwear brand Rose in Good Faith said it’s projecting to hit its first $ 1 million in sales this year, driven by what it hopes will be a ramp up in wholesale and continued growth of direct-to-consumer.
The latter channel is how the brand, started at the beginning of 2017, has so far built a name for itself, selling direct with a focus on specialty pieces and collaborations based around early Aughts nostalgia and niches around the hardcore and metal music subgenres. It’s from those subculture genres that the company’s founders hope to grow their brand.
The result has been collaborations with JNCO and more recently Ed Hardy in a collection that included 50 specialty T-shirts dripping with thousands of Swarovski crystals priced at $ 3,095. The T-shirts, available only to a select group of clients as a precursor to the release of the rest of the collection, sold out in two days, with Tyga among the celebrities spotted in the piece.
Rose in Good Faith is sold in American Rag’s Los Angeles and Dubai stores, in addition to Tokyo’s Nubian, which is the exclusive retailer for the Ed Hardy product.
“The direct-to-consumer growth has been strong,” said cofounder David Teitelbaum. “It’s been doing

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Sies Marjan Expected to Show Men’s in Paris

Count Sies Marjan as the latest brand to make the jump from New York to Paris.
Sources said the buzzy New York-based brand will hold its first men’s-only show in June during Paris Fashion Week. The company declined to comment but an announcement is expected next week.

The label, designed by Sander Lak, a former head of design for Dries Van Noten, has historically shown men’s looks during his women’s show in New York, but a more-intense focus on its men’s collection has prompted the company to opt for the Paris runway where many of the higher-profile brands show.

Sies Marjan launched as a luxury women’s label in 2016 in New York. Lak, a Dutch native, debuted his first full men’s line for fall 2018.
Before spending five years at Dries Van Noten, Lak, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, worked at Balmain in Paris and Phillip Lim in New York. His Sies Marjan brand is known for its use of color, proportion and innovative materials.

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Pratt Students Help Honor Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond at Annual Fashion Show

NEW YORK — Pratt showcased the work of 17 designers Thursday night at Spring Studios, and honored Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond with the Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
In an interview Friday, Moss said he hoped students would remember that “the process is supposed to be long and intense, and if they stay the course they will eventually reach the goal and the purpose that was assigned to them by the universe. As artists, we go through the ebbs and flows and sometimes we don’t survive them. I just want them to know that at some point it does get better.”
Jean-Raymond received the award from his mentor Dapper Dan, who can appreciate that sentiment. Over the past four years, the two men have had many conversations and “Sunday talks,” Jean-Raymond said, adding that Dan has always been someone who he could count on pre-Gucci. “We navigated through different fashion industries, but at the end, we ended up in the same place,” Jean-Raymond said.
In addition to researching his next collection for his show in September, the designer said he is working on a signature shoe for Reebok. With his contract with Reebok scheduled to run out this year, the designer said he is

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Suitsupply Opens First Store in Paris

PARIS — Suitsupply has landed in France.
A stone’s throw from the Paris Opera, the Amsterdam-based men’s wear retailer has opened its first French store on Rue de La Paix in the 2nd arrondissement.
The 6,450-square-foot space, which was unveiled to the public on Thursday, will carry Suitsupply’s full collections, spanning men’s tailoring, outerwear, shoes and accessories, including the retailer’s newest style, a lightweight silk and wool blend suit, which was debuted in the Paris flagship.
“The decision to open in Paris was a no-brainer, as a big chunk of our online sales come from France,” said founder and chief executive officer Fokke de Jong.
“The French have an ingrained sense of elegance; they approach tailoring in an effortless way,” he continued. “We focus on the more elegant side of men’s fashion — basically, everything that has a jacket on. I think that will resonate well with the French customer.”
The privately held company chose to acknowledge the difficult timing of the opening, which comes a month after the Notre Dame fire: All sales made on the store’s opening day went to the Notre Dame restoration fund.
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Atelier Swarovski Sparkles in Milan

MILAN — The 10 Corso Como concept store in Milan will carry Atelier Swarovski’s fine jewelry collections until the end of May, a first in Italy. This includes three lines designed in collaboration with Penélope Cruz, Stephen Webster and Paige Novick.
The Atelier Swarovski fine jewelry collections are part of Swarovski’s drive toward luxury based on a combination of lab-grown diamonds and emeralds, fair-trade gold and sustainably sourced gemstones. The Atelier is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, which sets standards for the jewelry supply chain, from mining to retail.
Last year, Nadja Swarovski, executive board member of Swarovski, said the family company started this initiative because it had “been dressing celebrities on the red carpet with crystal jewelry and crystal handbags and actually realized they prefer diamond jewelry versus crystal jewelry.”

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Swarovski Created Diamonds were developed through a 20-year laboratory research and “have the same optical, chemical and physical characteristics of mined diamonds,” claims the company. The project is part of Swarovski’s drive to offer “new conscious luxury embracing created stones made using responsible methods that respect human wellbeing and support the preservation of the planet.”
Seven pieces of the Penélope Cruz collection were unveiled on the

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020

What a landing! The 2020 itinerant resort tour touched down at JFK on Wednesday evening, as Nicolas Ghesquière took his Louis Vuitton audience on a complicated first-class trip.
The much-hyped show took place at the much-hyped TWA Hotel, opening next week in the famous former TWA Flight Center designed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen as a marvel of mid-century architecture and abandoned in 2001 when the airline went kerplunk and was assimilated into American Airlines. The winged marvel of a building holds special resonance for Ghesquière, not only because he has long been architecture-obsessed but because the building provided his first impression of New York, in 1991.
“I’m old,” Ghesquière said with self-effacing charm backstage after the show, “so I landed here one trip. I always remember the place, here, this terminal. Arriving to this fantastic city…and at the same time, at this masterpiece of architecture.”
This proved a more high-profile arrival, the Flight Center now populated by a celeb-heavy throng of LV-clad revelers including Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas (just your typical honeymooners passing through JFK), as well as Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Connelly, Willow Smith, Ruth Negga, Robyn, Indya Moore and even Armani loyalist Cate Blanchett.
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Former Harper’s Bazaar Australia EIC Kellie Hush to Launch Accessories Brand

SYDNEY — After nearly a quarter of a century covering luxury goods through various roles at Australian fashion magazines, Australian editor Kellie Hush is taking aim at the fast-fashion arena via her own accessibly priced accessories line.
On May 24, nine months after the former Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor in chief revealed she was quitting after six years to start her own business, Hush will launch a line of handbags and jewelry called The Way via an e-commerce site, with plans to open five freestanding 800- to 1,100-square-foot brick-and-mortar stores in the Sydney region by the end of the year and 50 stores across Australia within five years.
The store concept has been created by Australian interior designer Rebecca Vulic, a former senior director of global store design for Kate Spade New York.

The launch campaign for Kellie Hush’s new accessories line The Way. 
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Theway.com.au will launch with 800 stockkeeping units. Handbags, which account for 60 percent of the brand’s offer and are all made from fabric or polyurethane, range from 40 to 120 Australian dollars, or $ 28 to $ 84 at current exchange, while jewelry ranges from 15 to 50 Australian dollars, or $ 10 to $ 35.
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Agentry to Open New York Fashion Week: Men’s Again

Agentry PR is pivoting.
The organizer of New York Men’s Day, a showcase for emerging designers, will once again open the men’s spring calendar, working in tandem with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The CFDA shifted the men’s dates to June 3 to 5 this season to coincide with the women’s resort calendar. This means the New York-based men’s shows will take place ahead of the men’s shows in London, Florence, Milan and Paris.
Agentry had considered sticking with the former July dates to give the designers more time to prepare their collections and align with the New York men’s trade shows, but opted to stick with CFDA instead.
But there are other changes: New York Men’s Day will now be held at Daylight Studios & Location 05, next to the newly opened Hudson Yards complex on the West Side of Manhattan. For the past few seasons, the shows had been held at Dune Studios in the financial district.
New York Men’s Day will feature presentations from nine designers, down from 12 in prior iterations. Five will be held over a two-hour period in the morning and four in the afternoon.
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Gucci Sponsors Italian Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale

ART PATRONAGE: Gucci and its creative director Alessandro Michele are supporting the Italian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, the biannual international art exhibition that will run from May 11 to Nov. 24 in the Italian city.
Gucci is the main sponsor of the Italian Pavilion curated by Milovan Farronato and supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The country’s pavilion will mount an exhibition called “Neither Nor: The Challenge to the Labyrinth,” comprising the works of three contemporary Italian artists. They include Enrico David, Chiara Fumai and Liliana Moro, who will showcase both archival and previously unseen works of art, aiming to explore the relationship between the past and present.
“Farronato and Michele share the same curiosity and passionate outlook on the contemporary world,” Gucci said. The curator has most recently been the director and curator of the Fiorucci Art Trust, with which he developed the Volcano Extravaganza art festival on the Sicilian island of Stromboli beginning in 2011.
Since Michele was appointed to the creative post in 2015, the fashion house has helped back a range of cultural initiatives aimed at promoting the arts and preserving the country’s cultural heritage.
The range of projects resulted in restoration and conservation activities in

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Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2019

Marilyn Monroe captured Christopher Kane’s imagination for pre-fall, in particular images of the late actress shot by John Vachon in the Canadian Rockies when the actress was filming “River of No Return” in 1953. The designer fused this Hollywood glamour girl aesthetic with his love of diamanté sparkle, flashes of lace and Latex, and the result was an arty, color packed. It was filled with full skirts or midi-dresses with deep V-necks covered in big, scribbled black dots, and jackets with strings of diamanté snaking across the front. Kane built lace into chain mail tops or whipped it into long-sleeved blouses and dresses adorned with white pearl fringe. There was Latex galore, including a feather-light lime green dress with a high collar and diamanté adornments and wacky shoes with inflatable Latex straps. The collection took a surreal turn with octopus-inspired sweaters and skinny dresses with multiple arms and then circled back to Marilyn in the form of a candy pink sweatshirt with thrusting Eighties shoulders, adorned with an image of the actress cuddling a white cat.

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From Fashion Icon to Designer: A Timeline of Rihanna’s Fashion Career Through the Years

It’s official: Rihanna and LVMH are going into the fashion business together, launching a luxury label comprising accessories, clothing and leather goods. Rihanna has already dominated in the makeup, athleisure and lingerie categories. We take a look back at her career in fashion:
2011: Armani Jeans and Underwear
For one of her first forays into fashion, Rihanna teamed up with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans to create a capsule collection of T-shirts, biker jackets, denim and lingerie. She also fronted the fall 2011 ad campaigns for both lines.
2013: River Island
Rihanna presented her first women’s collection for the British high-street retailer, collaborating with American designer Adam Selman. “Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me,” the singer told WWD about her debut runway show.
2014: Puma Taps Rihanna as Creative Director
German sporting goods firm Puma signed the singer as brand ambassador, campaign star and women’s creative director. Rihanna’s first shoe, the Puma Creeper style, sold out in three hours. She went on to design four ready-to-wear collections.
2015: Stance Socks
Rihanna stepped into the socks business with Stance, becoming the brand’s contributing creative director as part of a three-year deal.
2016: Manolo Blahnik
The denim-driven collection, Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik, featured sequins and embroidery

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EXCLUSIVE: Randa Acquires Haggar Brand

Randa Accessories is finally making its long-desired jump into the apparel end of the business.
On Tuesday, the New York-based company revealed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Haggar Clothing Co. Terms were not disclosed, but the transaction is expected to close on May 31. The acquisition also includes the Tribal women’s brand.
Haggar is believed to have sales of around $ 500 million and Randa revenues of about $ 700 million, so the combined company would have sales of more than $ 1 billion.
Haggar’s headquarters will remain in Dallas and the current management team, headed by chief executive officer Michael Stitt, will remain intact.
A little over a year ago, Randa was locked in a battle with George Feldenkreis to acquire Perry Ellis International. Ultimately, Feldenkreis prevailed but Randa’s management was determined to regroup and find another brand that would allow it to expand beyond accessories, where it dominates the market.
That opportunity arose with Haggar, a privately held, 93-year-old, Dallas-based brand whose founding family sold the business in 2005 to private equity firm Perseus LLC and Taiwan-based Pou Chen, the world’s largest footwear manufacturer, which has been the sole owner for the past several years.
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Dolce & Gabbana Jumps Back Into Lyst’s Top 20 Hottest Brands Ranking for Q1 

LONDON — The impact of Dolce & Gabbana’s disastrous trip to China last year could be on the wane, with the Italian brand making it back into Lyst’s Top 20 Hottest Brands ranking for the first quarter.
The global fashion search platform revealed Thursday that the brand moved up six places in its latest ranking for the first quarter of the year. Lyst’s previous index report, for the fourth quarter of 2018, saw the brand drop to number 21, following an intense backlash from celebrities, retailers and consumers after a series of cultural gaffes by the house.
In the first quarter, Dolce & Gabbana, which apologized for offending the Chinese, bounced up to 15.
Many predicted the scandal would impact Dolce & Gabbana’s sales, as retailers such as Lane Crawford, Luisa via Roma and Rinascente immediately dropped the brand from their racks and shelves. Based on the latest index, Lyst pointed out that moments of brand turbulence “don’t necessarily dent” consumer demand.
“While big brand moments certainly shape the data (we see spikes from product launches, marketing campaigns and viral social moments), these don’t always affect the baseline of global customer demand for that designer,” said Katy Lubin, vice president of communications at Lyst. “While it seems

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Reformation Delves into Footwear

Los Angeles brand Reformation is now selling footwear with its latest category expansion.
The company on Thursday officially began selling shoes, offering its customers a collection of 11 styles with an opening price point of $ 128. The assortment includes strappy sandals, heels, flats and espadrilles, which the company said were inspired by the Nineties.
“The goal of Ref is to bring sustainable fashion to everyone in all different types of categories, and every year we try to move into one or two categories,” said founder and chief executive officer Yael Aflalo.  “We really felt that shoes was the right move. It’s the number one requested thing from our customers and it also gives us a really good opportunity to shine from a sustainability perspective.”
The footwear release is not a one-off, with the plan to build to monthly releases and then eventually follow a drop cadence in line with the apparel, which is refreshed weekly.

Reformation’s latest category expansion now has it selling it footwear. 
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True to the company’s focus on sustainability, the sourcing team sought out green leather options and did research into components for the soles and insoles. The collection utilizes chrome-free leather and jute. The company also went through a process

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10 Trendy Shoes We’re Currently Craving

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CEO Talks: Bonobos’ Micky Onvural Takes Unique Marketing Approach to C-suite

Micky Onvural has walked an unconventional path to the top post at Bonobos. She spent most of her career in marketing at brands such as Kellogg’s, eBay and Trulia. But Bonobos founder Andy Dunn saw something in the U.K. native that made him tap her in 2016 to serve as chief marketing officer for the men’s wear brand he founded in 2007. With the company’s acquisition by Walmart Inc. in 2017 and Dunn’s new role as head of digital brands for the mega-retailer, Onvural stepped up to chief executive officer.
Here, the mother of three talks about how her background has helped Bonobos evolve, particularly in terms of its out-of-the-box marketing campaigns; her management style, and how she balances work and family.
WWD: Tell me about your background and how long you’ve been at Bonobos.
Micky Onvural: I started my career at L’Oréal in the U.K., running hair coloring brands. From there I went to Kellogg’s and did kids’ cereal. Then I went to eBay — none of this had anything to do with running a men’s wear brand — and ran global brands for them in the U.K. In 2004, I moved to the U.S. and ran global brands for eBay on

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Pitti Immagine Uomo Seen by the Future Green Designers

Sustainability is the key word these days and tomorrow’s mandatory requisite. To this end, the Istituto Europeo di Design is preparing its students to approach the issue with all the necessary tools.
The Italian branch of the design school has teamed with CID, a consortium of Italian companies in charge of implementing the protocol proposed by Greenpeace on its global campaign Detox launched in 2011, with the purpose of encouraging the fashion industry to work on the elimination of hazardous substances from the production chain.
On the occasion of the 96th edition of the Pitti Uomo trade show to be held from June 11 to 14 in Florence, 15 students from fashion design and styling careers, hailing from schools in Milan, Rome, Florence, Turin and Como, will present five sustainable capsule collections under the concept “The Time Is Now!”
The project began last January with the students’ visit to the industrial district of Prato, famous in Italy for its textile production. The designers got in touch with the companies adhering to the Greenpeace Detox campaign, and had the chance to witness the production process in line with the sustainability parameters and select the eco-friendly and recycled fabrics and yarns supplied by the CID companies.
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Fashion Group International Names James D’Adamo Chairman of the Board

GOING UP: Two months after the death of the Fashion Group International’s longtime leader Margaret Hayes, the organization has tapped James D’Adamo as chairman of the board.
D’Adamo, who lives in New York and was raised in Canada, continues to serve as group advertising director at Hearst, a post he has held for 14 years. He is not a newcomer to FGI, having first met the late Hayes at the group’s environment summit in 1990. D’Adamo has served on FGI’s board since 2009 and he has been a member of the organization since 2001. Before her death in late February, Hayes, FGI’s former president and chief executive officer, championed D’Adamo to succeed her as chairman, according to a spokeswoman for FGI.
D’Adamo takes over responsibilities handled by Donald Loftus. FGI’s veteran director, who had a distinguished career in retail and the cosmetics industry and retired from that sector to pursue his first passion as a playwright, librettist and lyricist. He will retain the title of chairman emeritus for FGI.
D’Adamo’s fashion and publishing ties will no doubt work to his advantage with his new gig at FGI. “Margaret took FGI to great heights and gave her heart and soul to the organization. We are

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Intimissimi Extend Collaboration

SECOND ROUND: Sarah Jessica Parker is finding her Intimissimi pajamas comfortable enough for an encore.
The actress and the Italian hosiery and innerwear firm have renewed their partnership, which sees Parker fronting the brand. The actress was first appointed to the role last year, appearing in the company’s TV commercial.
In the new rendition of the spot, released in May, Parker is seen dressing up in a black silk pajama set with contrast piping and choosing among options of the brand’s triangle bras, before strolling around New York’s landmark locations, including the West Village, where Parker’s “Sex and the City” alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, lived.
A photo campaign lensed on the rooftops of New York’s buildings flanks the commercial. Clad in different variations of pastel-hued pajamas and triangle bras, Parker is portrayed smiling against Manhattan’s skyline at sunset.

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As part of the second phase of their partnership, Parker is also the protagonist of a range of playful short clips to be rolled out across Intimissimi’s social media and digital outlets. There, Parker channels with humor signature Italian gestures and phrases including “buongiorno,” or “good morning” in Italian, while sipping an espresso; “vieni,” or “come here” and

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LuisaViaRoma Inks Partnership With Secoo

Luxury e-commerce platforms LuisaViaRoma and Secoo have signed a partnership, in the latest move to corner the booming market for Chinese high-end online shoppers.
Under the agreement, scheduled to come into effect mid-June, Secoo will build out a stronger portfolio of brands, leveraging the 500 luxury and fashion brands in the Florence-based retailer’s network. In turn, Secoo will support LuisaViaRoma with its expertise in areas including mobile payment, order tracking and logistics.
“With Secoo’s 27 million high-end consumers, the cooperation is a win-win strategy for both companies to capture emerging online opportunities in China and augment values to Chinese consumers,” said Federica Marchionni, Secoo’s international chief executive officer. “While LuisaViaRoma will enhance its brand awareness in China, Secoo will strengthen its luxury brand connection.”
The Chinese luxury platform, which sells everything from high-end watches to fashion to cars, recorded significant growth in 2018, with its topline leaping 52.9 percent from the year before, a reflection of the still fast-growing broader market. McKinsey’s latest forecast expects China to account for 40 percent of the world’s luxury spending by 2025.
In February, JD.com, an investor in Secoo, said it would merge its high-end fashion portal Toplife with Farfetch. Similarly last October, Alibaba joined hands with Yoox Net-a-porter,

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Kendall Jenner Says She Sometimes Gets ”The Fever” When It Comes to Wanting Babies

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Chiara Ferragni Teams With Trudi Against Bullying

FERRAGNI SAYS NO TO BULLYING: Chiara Ferragni is speaking up against cyber-bullying — and, as usual, her 16.4 million followers are listening.
The influencer and entrepreneur has teamed with Trudi to create a doll in her image, which went online on Monday morning on her site Theblondesalad.com in a 24-hour preview sale.  Retailing at 35 euros, the doll was already sold out by 10.30 a.m.
“Ever since I stepped into the digital world, I have been a victim of hate and cyber-bullying, but overcoming it I have succeeded in making my dreams come true,” said Ferragni. “For this reason, not only do I want to convey the message that we can all overcome this problem, but I am determined to start on a concrete path that will allow me to help anyone that has been hit by the same issues.”

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Meghan Markle’s Maternity Style: A Study of the Duchess of Sussex’s Pregnancy Fashion

Since announcing her pregnancy in October, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has parlayed her new royal style into regal maternity style. From royal tours in Australia and Fiji — and most recently Morocco — the Duchess has evolved her look wearing both American and Canadian designers, as well as British fashion brands throughout her pregnancy.
Kicking off her pregnancy with a tour of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tonga with Prince Harry in November 2018, the world — not to mention social media, which has birthed a slew of fan accounts dedicated to all-things Meghan style — tuned in to see how the Duchess of Sussex would dress her burgeoning baby bump. The world tour saw Markle opting for classic pieces, like a Martin Grant beige trenchcoat and knee-length A-line dresses from brands like Club Monaco, Karen Gee and Brandon Maxwell.

Meghan Markle wearing a Martin Grant trench coat with a Club Monaco dress in Australia. 
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Markle has stayed on the simpler side when it comes to her style, choosing pattern-less frocks primarily in neutrals and blue tones. The Duchess has experimented with more subdued prints, like a green and white striped Martin Grant dress in Australia and a red and purple

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Dolly Parton Signs Global Licensing Deal With IMG to Develop Fashion, Accessories and Home

HELLO DOLLY: Considering the vastness of Dolly Parton’s business ventures, the fact that IMG is now her first exclusive global licensing representative is an eye-opener.
The eight-time Grammy winner, who has been a client in North America of IMG’s partner company WME since last year, plans to delve into fashion, jewelry, accessories and home goods through the new deal. The multiyear pact is set up to help the country music star develop a lifestyle brand. But the truth is, she already is that and more. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele designed a sleeveless jean jacket emblazoned with her name and image on the back for the luxury label’s spring 2019 collection.
Aside from knowing how to make a statement on stage — wigs, sequins, bright colors and body-accentuating silhouettes — Parton also grasps what it takes to execute those ensembles. She and her creative director and wardrobe designer Steve Summers have reportedly been known to create about 300 outfits each year — down to every shoe and accessories.
Beyond her 1.8 million Instagram followers, Parton presents to IMG a built-in fan base. Five years ago, she passed the 100-million mark for records sold, and Parton continues to churn out country music, books and all kinds

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Chanel Cruise 2020

The invitation for Chanel’s cruise show was printed on a plain white card — symbolizing, perhaps, the blank page facing artistic director Virginie Viard as she prepared to write the next chapter in the history of the house that had been synonymous with Karl Lagerfeld for 36 years.
Guests arriving at the Grand Palais found a similarly low-key ambiance inside the venue. Its soaring steel-and-glass roof all but dwarfed the set, a retro train station where guests sat on wooden benches under signs bearing the names of cities that resonate in Chanel lore: Venice, Saint-Tropez, Rome or Edinburgh, among them.
An impulse kicked in to make a pun: All aboard the Chanel Express! But the space lacked the joyful effervescence of Lagerfeld’s bombastic sets, which invited guests to preen for selfies and journalists to conjure clichés about rocketships, icebergs, cruise liners or whatever phantasmagorical vision he dreamt up for the season.
“It’s very minimal,” one editor soberly observed. The press kit offered the first hint of change. A booklet, printed on glossy paper, featured images shot by Karim Sadli, marking the first time since 1987 that a photographer other than Lagerfeld had lensed the collection.
In it, hints of a lighter, more streamlined take

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Coach Goes Underground With Graffiti Artist Partnerships

UNDERGROUND VIEW: Coach has tapped a series of British graffiti and rave culture artists to re-create its monogram and create new visuals, from a more creative, underground lens.
The project will kick off this weekend, with the release of fly posters, by the East London-born graffiti artist Pez.
The brand said that it was drawn to Pez’s “utopian dreamscapes” and the way his artworks for legendary U.K. raves have become icons for the rave movement and were often found in fans’ bedroom walls.
For the project, Pez incorporated the Coach monogram into one of his signature, dreamlike landscapes which features a surrealist glass floor with the brand’s monogram on it and a summer sunset sky with a pair of eyes flying around, enveloped by the Coach double “C” logo.
The posters will be scattered around various locations in London this weekend.
This is not the first time the brand has stood behind British talent, having also collaborated on a range of bags with the up-and-coming designer Matty Bovan last year.

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Tiffany & Co. Brings Pop-up Café Concept to Beverly Hills

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Box Café concept makes its way for a brief stint in Beverly Hills this weekend.
The company said the temporary café marks its first pop-up café in North America and marked the occasion Friday morning with a breakfast hosted by Zoe Saldana.
The café pop-up, dubbed The Tiffany Café at Beverly Hills, will serve breakfast Saturday and Sunday and is modeled off the New York store’s The Blue Box Café, which bowed in 2017.
“Our flagship in Beverly Hills provided the perfect opportunity to introduce the brand’s first pop-up dining experience, and its unique execution speaks to the wit and creativity of Tiffany for our clients in this important market,” Tiffany & Co. chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff told WWD in a prepared statement.

Zoe Saldana hosted a breakfast marking the opening of The Tiffany Café at Beverly Hills. 
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The Tiffany Café was built out on the Rodeo Drive store’s patio. The company also set up a complimentary coffee cart within the Via Rodeo luxury shopping district running along Rodeo Drive.
Krakoff had earlier said in an announcement on the coming café that it serves as “a new take on what it means to be a luxury brand

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Prada Resort 2020

“Simplicity is rebellion.”
So said Miuccia Prada during a preview of the resort collection she showed on Thursday night. Prada referred specifically to the clothes, which she described as “naïve, cotton, simple,” but the thought extended to the event itself. At a moment when, in the luxury sweepstakes for sales and social media attention, her primary competition rents out major world monuments and airline terminals, Prada preferred to show at home. Or at one of her homes. In this case, her brand’s New York headquarters on 52nd Street overlooking the Hudson River. “I like to do the shows in my own spaces,” she said.
Yet while Prada may reject (for now at least) the kind of extravagant wanderlust of her competitors, this was no quiet little soiree. A star-studded guest list including Elle Fanning, Shailene Woodley, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Anderson Paak, Hailee Steinfeld, Marc Jacobs, Char Defrancesco and Sofia Coppola turned out, many reveling through four stages of festivities: boisterous pre-show cocktail, show, post-show informal dinner, after party.
Simple in its open concept and egalitarian flow — OK. Low-key — definitely not, offering an Instagrammable someone or something at every turn. Within that framework, Prada presented a lineup she characterized as simple

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Dennis Basso Opens First Store in Qatar

An outdoor plaza shopping center anchored by Galeries Lafayette is the home to Dennis Basso’s first store in Doha.
Basso’s 1,800-square-foot unit is near the Cartier, Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques. Back in New York, the designer said Friday that he hopes this first store will lead to others in the Midde East. The opening was made possible through the Ali Bin Ali Holding company. Designed by Ali Bin Ali’s in-house team, Basso said the decor consists of a range of cream-colored interiors with pale gray marble and vaulted high ceilings. It is also a corner store, which allows for greater visibility, enhanced by the valet car service offered near the store’s entrance.
One of the greatest features from the designer’s point of view is the outdoor air conditioning provided by cool air that is blasted upward through grates. While Qatari woman generally wear abayas and head scarves on the street, their attire tends to be more colorful or embellished when at home, at special events or traveling. “When they’re going to a gala, they really want to be gala,” Basso said, adding that his collection was well-received at the launch, which included a dinner and an in-store event.
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Sophie Turner Returns From Las Vegas With a Wedding Accessory

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Sterling Ruby: Pitti Uomo a ‘No Brainer’ to Debut Collection

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby gave away little about the ready-to-wear label he’s set to launch in June during a breakfast for the upcoming Pitti Uomo save for one detail: the dark denim pair of jeans he was wearing from S.R. Studio. LA. CA., which he paired with a black hoodie.
The only other hint that’s been stated publicly in an announcement on the collection is it is to serve as a reinterpretation of American workwear.
The L.A. artist is a special guest of the trade show, presenting his first apparel collection — some 10 years in the making — at a June 13 event.
Ruby stood before media and other guests just ahead of breakfast being served.
“I’ve been interested in making clothes…for some time and most of it has been just kind of a private endeavor,” he said. “For the most part, it’s been something very internal. But over the last 10 years, I’ve started to understand the desire and the reasons why I was doing this to begin with, and I also started to work with people in the fashion industry, in the garment industry, from both owners of big luxury houses to the youngest designers.”
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Kristen Doute’s James Mae Gets Green

LOS ANGELES — James Mae, the rock-inspired line started by “Vanderpump Rules” cast member Kristen Doute, is taking new steps toward sustainability.
Doute’s line for spring includes some pieces made of either recycled fabrics or fabrics made from recycled water bottles. The move comes with the company’s shift to relocate manufacturing for its T-shirts and sweatshirts from overseas to downtown Los Angeles, with the line likely to continue getting greener as time goes on its cofounders say.
“Ideally, I think that is the goal to go completely sustainable,” said cofounder and creative partner Magen Mattox. “Right now, because we’re a brand new brand — we launched last June — we’re just trying to do it in the best way possible that we can manage.”
James Mae — named after Doute’s niece and nephew — launched as a direct-to-consumer brand with a foundation built on rock-inspired T-shirts. It’s now in talks with retailers. The company is likely to enter into wholesale around holiday, with the goal of distributing the brand through a combination of majors and boutiques.
The line includes tanks and T-shirts ranging from $ 36 to $ 45 and sweatshirts in the range of $ 55 to $ 65.

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WWD List: Lingerie Brands Sporting Swimwear

Shoppers are hot for swimwear right now.
And it’s not just because summer is coming. Or, because lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret recently started selling swimsuits again. Thanks to platforms like Instagram, swimwear has become a year-round business.  
Sales in the global swimwear category totaled $ 21.7 billion last year, according to market research firm Euromonitor International.
And more lingerie brands are now trying to get a piece of that market, invading swimwear with their own collections of bikinis and one-piece bathing suits.
The transition might seem natural for the two categories that share many characteristics. 
But Cora Harrington, founder of the blog The Lingerie Addict, said it would be easier for companies to sell swimwear than lingerie.
“It’s hard to convince people that they should be spending more than $ 25 or $ 30 on a bra,” said Harrington, author of “In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie.” “There doesn’t seem to be that same challenge when it comes to swimwear. People are more willing to spend $ 50 or $ 100, or even $ 200 on a swimsuit.” 
She added that in the U.S. it’s also hard to tempt shoppers to drop large amounts of cash on something they can’t see, while swimsuits are

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Mother’s Day Matching Outfits for You & Your Mini-Me

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Dior to Open Men’s Pop-ups Featuring Soroyama Robot

Dior Men is getting a lot of mileage out of its Hajime Sorayama sculpture.
Last November, the brand’s artistic director Kim Jones commissioned a 39-foot-tall sculpture of a robot woman by Japanese contemporary artist Sorayama to be the centerpiece for his pre-fall 2019 men’s show in Tokyo. The artist also designed a Dior logo for the season and his futuristic imagery became part of the prints used in the collection.
Now, smaller versions of the sculpture are making their way to retailers in North America, where they will be featured in a series of pop-ups this spring.
The first debuted at The Park at CityCenterDC in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The 16.4-foot version will remain on site through May 7.
On May 1, Holt Renfrew’s Yorkdale store in Toronto will install a 9.2-foot version that will remain there through May 31. On the other coast, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., will take delivery of the robot that had been at CityCenter and install it in its Jewel Court on May 14. It will remain there through May 28.
Designed like pods, the interconnected spaces are modular and can be adapted to a number of different retail locations. Inside the metal pods are mirrors

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Gucci Launches Photo Book by Harmony Korine

ARCHEO-FASHION: Gucci is launching a new limited edition publication portraying the brand’s pre-fall 2019 collection, designed by creative director Alessandro Michele.
American film director, artist and screenwriter Harmony Korine shot the book’s images, which feature the impressive UNESCO World Heritage archeological sites of Ercolano and Pompei, in Italy’s Campania region, as their stunning backgrounds. for this project Gucci teamed up with the Italian Ministry of Cultural heritage and Activities.
“I am honored to present my collaboration with Gucci with this Art Book. Working with Alessandro Michele was such a great experience,” said Korine. “It was a chance to shoot in historic places such as the ancient towns of Ercolano and Pompei, which are so inspiring. The special atmosphere made it a unique experience.”
In keeping with Gucci and Michele’s strategy aimed at promoting artistic and cultural heritage around the world, the sites of Ercolano and Pompei already appeared in the look book of the brand’s pre-fall 2019 lineup, shot by Korine.
For the new publication, which will be distributed from June by London-based publisher IDEA Books and which will be also available at Gucci Garden in Florence, as well as New York’s Gucci Wooster Bookstore, Korine illustrated five different front and back covers, while

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Peter Pilotto, Christopher De Vos Cozy Up to Homeware at Matches

TABLE TALK: It’s fair to say designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos take a holistic view of design: The Italian company that makes their bed linen, Once Milano, now makes the napkins and tablecloths for their burgeoning homeware line, while Swarovski, a longtime Peter Pilotto collaborator, has created bejeweled candelabras, and 1882 Ltd., the ceramics brand from the north of England has created the dishes.
On Wednesday night, the two designers debuted the latest additions to their evolving lifestyle collection with homeware products that will be sold exclusively on Matchesfashion.com. Matches cleared out the ground floor space of its Carlos Place town house in London and set an extra-long table for the night’s host Amy Astley, editor in chief of Architectural Digest, and guests including Arizona Muse, Allegra Hicks, Martina Mondadori and Michelle and Rachel Yeoh.
The table was draped in faded, color-blocked linen cloths, plates with swirling patterns and rustic water jugs. Napkins were plain or edged with little fringes, while cutlery was drawn from Sohdu Wasabi. The whole evening had been dreamed up by the designers, including the lush, colored blooms by Fjura that tumbled from fishbowl style vases and the food, from their favorite London restaurant, Black Axe Mangal.
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What to Buy This May Based on Your Horoscope

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Southern Tide, Reyn Spooner Partner on Capsule

Southern Tide is teaming with heritage Hawaiian surf brand Reyn Spooner on a special capsule collection for spring.
The Southern Tide x Reyn Spooner collection offers an updated take on the Aloha shirt and is being released today. The shirts will feature quick-dry technology, UV protection and moisture-wicking properties.
Lynne Koplin, chief executive officer of Reyn Spooner, said the collection “combines the Aloha and Southern state of mind…by embracing new technology while maintaining our brand’s rich heritage.” Reyn Spooner was founded in 1956.
Christopher Heyn, ceo of Southern Tide, said, “The Southern Tide x Reyn Spooner collection was a long time in the making. Reyn Spooner’s inspiration has stayed with me over the years, and we’ve been waiting for the right time to collaborate with this legacy brand. The collaboration was very well received during market especially with our specialty accounts and destination markets.”
Top wholesale sellers included the Island Time Sport Shirt, Floral Sport Shirt, Wave Print Polo and the Floral Swim, he said.
The collection of sport shirts, polos, T-shirts, swimwear and children’s wear will be sold at specialty retailers as well as at Southern Tide Signature Stores and online. They will retail for $ 32 to $ 110.

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Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Luncheon Raises Over $200,000

NEW YORK — A raft of well-heeled Manhattan socialites gathered at the Metropolitan Club next to Central Park on Tuesday for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s annual Style of Life luncheon — and they certainly didn’t forget to bring their purses with them.
The fundraiser, which was held in the club’s ornate ballroom facing Fifth Avenue, raised over $ 200,000 through a silent auction and raffle, double the amount seen in 2017. Donated prizes up for grabs this year included a luxury Belize vacation, a Canyon Ranch getaway and a Peloton.
Among the 200 guests in attendance were SoulCycle chief executive officer Melanie Whelan, who made a beeline for guest of honor Sam Kass, the former White House chef and senior policy adviser for nutrition under the Obama administration, to no doubt chat all things health and fitness.
Kass told WWD that his involvement in the charity, which organizes extracurricular programs for children and teens in many of New York’s most underserved communities, stretched back to his time at the White House.
“I know how important their work is in that critical gap in the afternoons where many of the kids go astray — not just for health, but everything else as well,”

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Wales Bonner Wins BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Prize of 200,000 Pounds, Plus Mentoring

LONDON – Wales Bonner has won the 2019 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, an annual prize that comes with 200,000 pounds in cash and a year’s worth of mentoring and support from members of the industry.
Wales Bonner was picked from a shortlist that included a broad range of creative businesses, from jewelry to footwear to men’s and women’s wear, including A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Alighieri, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, David Koma, Neous, Rejina Pyo and Wales Bonner.
“Congratulations to all the shortlisted designers and particularly Grace Wales Bonner on receiving this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Wales Bonner is one of the most promising creatives in the world right now. The judging panel was impressed by her exceptional talent for storytelling and craftsmanship and we look forward to seeing her grow,” said Caroline Rush, CBE of the British Fashion Council.
Established in 2008, the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund aims to discover new talent and accelerate growth over a twelve-month period. Although some of the labels on the shortlist are new, others are more established, have secured investment and are looking to take the next step in business.
The fund is supported by British Vogue, Burberry, JD.com, Inc., Label/Mix, Paul Smith, Rodial and Topshop.
The judging committee was chaired by Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief

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Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein Welcome a Baby Girl

Jake Owen, Erica HartleinMonday was a day of gold for Jake Owen.
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Gentle Monster, Fendi Release Sunglasses Capsule Collection

MONSTER MASH: Gentle Monster is taking a luxury turn through its latest collaboration with Fendi. Dubbed Gentle Fendi, the capsule collection comprises two unisex styles, and will launch May 7.
Gentle Fendi No. 1 has a cat-eye shape with a logo on the side of the lens, while Gentle Fendi No. 2 is a teardrop aviator style. The first style comes in black, blue and pink while the second comes in khaki, orange and yellow.
Gentle Fendi will be available in both Fendi and Gentle Monster stores worldwide as well as the Gentle Monster store in London and the Fendi Roma Palazzo. The collection will be presented on a rotating display with lifelike mannequins.
Customers will be able to try Gentle Fendi gelato bars and desserts at a pop-up café in Seoul.
The Korean sunglasses brand known for its experiential interiors will be taking its experimental approach to a video campaign that will run alongside the capsule’s debut.
Directed by AES+F, a collective of Russian artists, the video features models wearing the Gentle Fendi sunglasses as they interact with geometric, alien creatures, which are also reflected in the lenses.

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Dior Cruise 2020

MARRAKECH — Cultural appropriation is dead. Long live cultural appreciation!
That was the message of the Dior cruise show staged here on Monday night, which saw creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborating with a host of guest designers from the African continent and beyond in a shared tribute to craftsmanship.
The location of the display, the remains of the magnificent El Badi Palace, spoke of ancient dynasties and rulers. The clothes themselves were a dialogue with the world of today, a celebration of globalization and inclusivity.
Celebrities including Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, Lupita Nyong’o and Diana Ross were among the roughly 800 guests who took in the mega-production, staged shortly after sunset around a water basin dotted with dozens of candles and seven flaming braziers.
To a hypnotic soundtrack of Jajouka musicians, accompanied by British electronic band The Orb, a diverse cast of models walked in more than 110 looks ranging from African wax separates to black evening gowns that carried a whiff of Yves Saint Laurent, the former Dior designer who considered Marrakech his second home.
Alba, flanked by her husband Cash Warren, was fresh off celebrating her 38th birthday the night before at a welcome dinner held at the neighboring Bahia Palace in a

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Virgil Abloh-Designed Evian Bottle to Be Feted in New York

Thirsty for a taste of the Virgil Abloh lifestyle?
As Evian’s newest creative adviser for sustainable innovation design, Abloh has designed a rainbow-inspired, limited-edition glass bottle.
As reported in December, Abloh, the founder of Off-White and creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line, was hired to help the mineral water company, owned by Danone, make its design process more sustainable.
On May 9, Evian will host the Evian Drip Drop event, a one-day-only experience at 393 Broadway in Manhattan. It is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. For the first time, New Yorkers will be given a chance to get a limited-edition Virgil Abloh-designed “One Drop Can Make a Rainbow” bottle for free while supplies last. They can also win prizes such as one of Abloh’s shatter-resistant, refillable Soma bottles from the same collection, or a bottle signed by Abloh himself. The space will have a trendy, rainbow design, and a DJ to keep the party going.

The Virgil Abloh-designed rainbow glass bottle for Evian. 

Later this spring, the rainbow bottle will be available in limited quantities at select hotels and restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. The price of the bottle will be set by individual retailers.
Meantime, as reported,

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Urban Decay’s Sold-Out Game of Thrones Collection Is Back in Stock!

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L’Uomo Vogue Stands Up for Europe

EURO PRIDE: With the European elections taking place May 23 to 26, Italian quarterly men’s fashion magazine L’Uomo Vogue celebrates the old continent with a special issue hitting newsstands today.
The magazine tapped seven European photographers to shoot the seven different covers of the issue. Peter Lindbergh, for example, portrayed Vanessa Paradis as a Marianne of Europe. Annamarieke van Drimmelen lensed the Dutch canals as a metaphor of the system keeping Europe together. Andreas Larsson set his shoot on the Interrail trains. Robi Rodriguez chose a casting of real Spanish people. And Solve Sundsbo photographed Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, who plays the role of Governor Will Conway in “House of Cards.”

One of the seven covers of l’Uomo Vogue new issue dedicated to Europe 
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Among the different covers, there is one featuring Kofi Lawson, whose father chose to relocate from Ghana to Denmark when his son was a child. Artist Francesco Vezzoli reworked Guido Reni’s famous painting “The Rape of Europa.” In Vezzoli’s version, Europa’s tears reveal a portrait of French right-wing populist Marine Le Pen, who is among the leaders of the fight against the European Union.
“To talk about Europe choosing to highlight what unites us instead of what divides us — to show

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Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli to Discuss Fashion With Alina Cho at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MET PLANS ROMAN HOLIDAY: For many on the global fashion stage, Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli is the man of the hour — or at least among the leading five intriguing people.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to help illuminate that wattage by welcoming Piccioli for a conversation with Alina Cho on May 21. Six hundred people will be able to buy tickets to listen in to what he has to say at “The Atelier With Alina Cho.” Fashion, of course, will be central to the discussion, more specifically its narrative power, and Piccioli’s humanistic approach to creativity and his ability to influence areas beyond the fashion industry. To that end, he was ranked on Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list for 2019. Future plans will also be part of the discussion with Cho at The Met.
Posting an image of himself with his date Naomi Campbell on the April 25 black-tie occasion, Piccioli wrote of the honor, “Being nominated, as a designer, reminds me that I can say something through my choices and I will, now more than ever. This world needs to be moved by love, inclusivity, equality and freedom of expression, this is what I stand for

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Idris Elba Is Married! Inside His Wedding to Sabrina Dhowre

Idris Elba, Sabrina Dhowre Idris Elba is a married man!
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Anna Sorokin Found Guilty of Grand Larceny

Anna Sorokin has been found guilty of grand larceny.
Sorokin, who posed under the fake name of Anna Delvey and stole more than $ 200,000 from investors, banks and many of her friends, was convicted on Thursday on multiple charges, including one count of first-degree attempted grand larceny, second-degree grand larceny and theft of services, after a monthlong trial in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, according to the New York Times. She faces up to 15 years in prison.
The 28-year-old was charged in 2017 after posing as a fake German heiress and New York socialite, swindling bank loans and funds to pay for her lavish lifestyle, which included stays at luxury New York hotels, international getaways and her designer wardrobe.
She had also attempted — and failed — to raise a reported $ 22 million to open an exclusive arts club in Manhattan, which she received another charge of first-degree grand larceny. The jury found her not guilty for this charge.
Aside from the charges, Sorokin’s court appearances made headlines due to her sartorial choices. Per GQ, Sorokin’s lawyer, Todd Spodek, hired stylist Anastasia Walker to help dress Sorokin for her court appearances in designer labels such as Michael Kors, Saint Laurent and Victoria Beckham,

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Simon Shifts Into High Gear for Indy 500

With headquarters  in Indianapolis — the racing capital of the world — it’s no wonder that Simon Property Group developed a strong affinity for the sport. The 103th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, has put the shopping center developer and operator into overdrive with a slate of racing-related initiatives at its Indianapolis-area properties.
At the Fashion Mall at Keystone on Wednesday Simon partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to host a kickoff event for the big race. There was fashion, food and racing luminaries. Simon Pagenaud, the Team Penske driver and the 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion, and IndyCar drivers Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser were among those in attendance. WWD is owned by Penske Media Corp.
Guests at Saks sampled dishes prepared by local chefs. It was a preview of the cuisine that will be served at Rev, an event that attracts about 3,000 enthusiasts, including Indy car drivers and racing legends, raising money for the trauma and critical care programs at Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
To fuel interest in the race, Simon, the Speedway, NTT IndyCar Series and Rev have launched a contest, asking shoppers to dress in white

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Our Faves From Aldo’s Spring Sale–Now Up to 50% Off

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Ermenegildo Zegna 2018 Profits Up, Group Invests in Key Markets

MILAN — Reporting an uptick in net profits last year, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group is setting the foundations for further growth as it strengthens its omnichannel approach and continues to build its main market, China, while investing in other key regions, including the U.S. and South East Asia.
In the 12 months ended Dec. 31, net profits rose 3.6 percent to 34 million euros, compared with 32.8 million euros in 2017. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization edged up 0.7 percent to 143 million euros, a margin of 12.3 percent on sales.
Revenues declined 2 percent to 1.16 billion euros, compared with 1.18 billion euros. At constant exchange rates, sales inched up 0.4 percent.
Gildo Zegna, chief executive officer of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, told WWD that he had a positive view of the performance last year, which was affected by a general slowdown in the international economy, currency fluctuations and weak demand in Europe and the U.S. The two regions were dented by slow tourist traffic, especially from China, as the Chinese now prefer to shop in Asia.
The men’s wear group can leverage the “advantage of being already well-known there,” said Zegna, who was in New York to celebrate the official opening

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American Apparel Pulls Back on Los Angeles Store Plans — for Now

LOS ANGELES — American Apparel has tabled plans to reenter retail via a Los Angeles store as it focuses on continuing the momentum within other areas of its business.
The company continues to still have a leasehold on the Melrose Avenue location where it intended to open the store.
“We’ve been really focused on solidifying the brand’s e-commerce B2C web site and platform, expanding its reach to over 220 countries around the world,” said Garry Bell, vice president of corporate marketing and communications at American Apparel parent Gildan Activewear Inc. “These initiatives allowed us to substantially increase sales online year-over-year and we look forward to keep[ing] the momentum going.”
Bell went on to say growing the company’s imprintables business in England, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand is also an area of focus.
The store isn’t off the table and “as we continue to assess other opportunities, we will reviews the plans for the store,” Bell said.
Gildan’s acquisition of the American Apparel business, which filed for bankruptcy twice in less than two years’ time, included the company’s intellectual property and some inventory. The chain of stores were left off the negotiating table, largely seen as a drain on the business at the time.

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Self-Portrait Pre-Fall 2019

According to designer Han Chong: “Self-Portrait is made for women who want to look and feel effortless all the while being the best dressed in any room. For pre-fall 2019, the collection consists heavily of our signature lace with a touch of newness such as leopard print devoré and sequins. The millinery alleys of Jerusalem inspired the vibrant pops of cadmium yellow and cherry matching the heat of the summer.”

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Busy Philipps, Irene Neuwirth and Peter Pilotto Celebrate Capitol L.A. Opening

“Forget Coachella — Ren Faire, that’s the only way I want to dress. Mark my words, it’s the next thing,” said Busy Philipps, nodding approvingly at Capitol boutique founder Laura Vinroot Poole dressed like a fair maiden in a Peter Pilotto square-neck liquid organza gown, a blonde braid wrapped around her head.
Philipps took time off her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” to join Poole and L.A. jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth to celebrate their newest venture — the opening of an outpost of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Capitol boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart. The Peter Pilotto designers came over to L.A. to join the festivities, hosting a pre-dinner trunk show at the store, which has a shop-in-shop full of Neuwirth’s nature-inspired fine jewelry.

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“Our work brought us together and we became friends. There is such a synergy. We are both so drawn to color,” said Pilotto of how his vibrant prints mix with Neuwirth’s surf-and-sky-inspired gemstones. “I remember in school, Peter had such a fascination with opals,” added Christopher de Vos.

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Wardrobe Staples for the Modern Woman

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J.Hilburn Adds Chief Marketing Officer

Casey Shilling has been named chief marketing officer of J.Hilburn, a custom men’s wear brand.
She will join chief executive officer Andy Janowski, a former chief operating officer of Burberry and ceo of Smythson; chief operating officer Joe Dixon, a onetime senior vice president of Brooks Brothers and the former ceo of Size Stream, and chief creative officer Simon Kneen, the former executive vice president of design and creative director for Banana Republic, at the Dallas-based company.

Shilling said she will work with the management team to “increase our stylist network and transform the company into an omnichannel business, increasing brand awareness to attract new customers and deepening engagement with our loyal base of clients.”
Janowski said Shilling’s “deep experience in building lifestyle brands will be instrumental in telling our disruptive custom-made story. She is a rare combination of digital, strategy and creative. She has a keen focus on driving results and is a tremendous culture fit. I look forward to watching her grow the business alongside our strong leadership team.”
Shilling most recently served as chief marketing officer of Zoës Kitchen, a fast, casual Mediterranean restaurant group with more than 260 locations nationwide. While at Zoës, she led the brand’s digital efforts and

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Alexi Lubomirski to Publish Children’s Book, Collaborate With Movado

ALEXI SAYS THANKS — A LOT: Droves of people know Alexi Lubomirski as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding photographer, but as of late more are learning about the lensman’s numerous socially conscious pursuits.
On May 7, Lubomirski will launch a new children’s book, “Thank You For My Dreams,” which is meant to teach children about gratitude, with all proceeds benefiting the charity Concern Worldwide. Consciously saying thank you was something he started in his twenties. “I became aware that whenever I felt down, sad, or angry about something (especially angry), I could feel the anger manifesting in my chest and stomach. So I mentally said a prayer of thanks in an attempt to change my demeanor, and after a minute of concentrating on something I was grateful for, I very quickly noticed the physical changes in my body. Even though the initial problem still remained, I felt calmer and better equipped to deal with it,” he said.
Fifteen years later, the married father of two young sons is still at it and has taught his children the exercise. He wrote in the book’s introduction, “I mentally say (pray) ‘thank you’ for the things in my life, such as my health, my

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Reformation Expands Wholesale Distribution to Net-a-porter

After a successful holiday capsule collection in 2016, Reformation plans to start selling Net-a-porter, effective today.
Reformation, whose only other wholesale partnership is with Nordstrom, is known for its sustainable fashion. Reformation has 13 stores in New York, California, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., with a pop-up planned for East Hampton this summer.
Net-a-porter will offer Reformation’s 11 signature styles, retailing from $ 98 to $ 268, in various exclusive colorways and sustainable fabrics. The offering includes linen dresses, snakeskin skirts and wide-leg pants. New items will be introduced on the site on a monthly basis. This is a long-term, permanent partnership.
Based in Los Angeles, Reformation is known for its recycled and eco fabrics, heat reflecting roof and clean energy in the factory, as well as recycled hangers in stores and eco-friendly packing for home shipments.

A Reformation look at Net-a-porter 

Yael Aflalo, founder and chief executive officer of Reformation, explained why she wanted to expand her distribution via Net-a-porter. “Our mission at Reformation is to prove that fashion and sustainability can coexist and our partnership with Net-a-porter furthers that mission. We admire Net-a-porter for their innovative approach to fashion retail and because of their ability to build an amazing roster of brands. We’re really excited

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Dickies Are Trending in Hollywood

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Penney’s Changes Chief Men’s Merchant

The changes are continuing at J.C. Penney.
James Starke, the company’s longtime head of men’s wear, has exited the retailer and has been replaced by Jeff Useforge.
Useforge, whose title is senior vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and children’s, will oversee the company’s private and national brands. He was formerly vice president and divisional merchandise manager of men’s, big and tall, activewear and team apparel for Penney’s. Before that, he was a senior buyer of big and tall and The Foundry, a big and tall concept that it had once hoped to roll out as a chain.
Useforge has more than 30 years of retail experience and began his career with Mercantile Department Stores. He also spent five years with Saks Inc. in the Proffitt’s and McRae’s division, where he was gmm of men’s and children’s. He has also worked for Bon-Ton and Kohl’s.
Starke had spent 13 years at Penney’s, mainly in the men’s department. His most recent role was senior vice president and senior gmm of men’s, children’s, jewelry and home, according to his LinkedIn profile. He joined Penney’s in 2005 after spending eight years at Foley’s in Houston, also primarily in the men’s area.
He could not be reached

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American Eagle Outfitters’ Jay Schottenstein’s Salary Tops $10.2 Million

The numbers are out. American Eagle Outfitters’ record growth year includes an increased paycheck for its top executives.
The figures, which were released Wednesday afternoon in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, show that chief executive officer and executive chairman Jay Schottenstein’s salary jumped more than 57 percent to approximately $ 10.2 million in 2018. The executive’s base pay was $ 1.5 million, but he received another $ 5.4 million in stock options and awards and $ 3.15 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation.
While the wages may seem high, it’s just a fraction of Walmart president and ceo Doug McMillon’s salary, which was $ 23.6 million the same year. Also on Wednesday, Lululemon released its executive compensation summary, with ceo Calvin McDonald making roughly $ 17 million a year. That’s more than four times the amount of former ceo Laurent Potdevin.

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Nike to Open New U.K. Headquarters at London’s King’s Cross

NIKE’S LONDON MOVE: Nike is slipping on its running shoes and heading north to King’s Cross in London. It plans to move its headquarters to the new development there, joining Google, Facebook, Universal Music and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which have already moved in, or are set to settle into the neighborhood.
At more than 60,000 square feet, the new Nike headquarters will be nearly double the size of the current one on Wardour Street in Soho. The company is due to move into the new building next year after building work is complete.
A real estate source has confirmed British media reports that the new location will be S1, a building in King’s Cross that is under construction, on the corner of Handyside Street and Canal Reach.
The London-based French architect Michel Mossessian, who worked on the NATO headquarters in Brussels and on the Marks & Spencer head offices in London’s Bayswater, is designing the Nike building.
He is also working on the adjacent building, which has already been pre-let to Google.
The Nike offices will be in close proximity to the recently opened retail space, Coal Drops Yard, and near King’s Cross and St. Pancras train stations. Central Saint Martins is also

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Retinol Products That Will Transform Your Skin–Ranked

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J.Lindeberg’s Davey Adesida Capsule to Launch April 27

J.Lindeberg’s limited-edition capsule collection with New York-based photographer Davey Adesida will be released worldwide on April 27 in select company stores and online.
The 29-year-old Adesida was born in Nigeria but is now based in New York, where he became familiar with the work of Jens Werner, J.Lindeberg’s creative director. He reached out, they developed a friendship, and as a result, Werner selected several of Adesida’s images of the East and West Coasts to use on the capsule collection.
“Davey reached out to me since he had seen the work we have put into J.Lindeberg the past two years,” Werner explained. “He expressed he really liked my artistic expression and I felt the same way when I was introduced to his work. I also love analogue photography as it reminds me of my grandfather who did analogue photography for almost 50 years, so when that idea came up for this collaboration, it felt natural.”
The capsule consists of one T-shirt in two colorways and one shirt, all with photo prints from Adesida’s work. All pieces are unisex, and prices range from $ 125 to $ 260.
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Victoria Beckham Heads to Toronto for Suzanne Rogers Event

O CANADA!: Victoria Beckham will pack her clothing trunks and head to Toronto in November as the special guest in the fifth series of Suzanne Rogers Presents events, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected Wednesday.
Beckham follows in the path of Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Zac Posen, who have all taken part in the charity fund-raising series that Rogers started in 2010.
To date, Rogers’ events have raised more than $ 3 million for charities fighting children’s poverty and supporting a spectrum of health and education programs for young people.
The November edition will be cohosted by Rogers and the event chair, philanthropist Sylvia Mantella. The celebration will include an “intimate fashion presentation” with Beckham, followed by a seated luncheon, according to organizers.
“I am so pleased that Victoria has accepted the invitation to come to come to Toronto and deeply appreciate her personal commitment and generosity in supporting our children’s charities,” Rogers said.
Proceeds will benefit Camp Ooch, which gives children affected by childhood cancer unique opportunities for growth through special experiences, and The Penelope Neuroblastoma Foundation, which funds brain tumor research, and provides support for families affected by this type of childhood illness.
Additional child-focused causes and programs, the

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These Graphic Tees Are a Mood

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Koral Delves Into Men’s With Equinox 

LOS ANGELES — Koral, the activewear brand backed by Seven For All Mankind cofounder Peter Koral, will enter the men’s space exclusively with Equinox before a broader rollout at retail.
The men’s line launches with more than 20 stockkeeping units, priced from $ 75 to $ 300 and utilizing many of the same performance fabrics seen in the women’s line, such as lightweight scuba. The men’s collection takes on a streetwear-inspired aesthetic and a color scheme of navy and taupe.
The official launch is April 30 in 19 Equinox stores for a six-month exclusive, in addition to Koral’s online shop. The collection will broaden for fall with a larger stockkeeping unit count distributed to more retailers.
“I would love if men’s could be just as big as the women’s business one day,” chief marketing officer and cofounder Marcelo Kugel said. “I think we can get a stronghold in the market and that’s why Equinox wanted to be our main partner on this because they see the opportunity for growth and then we’ve also been approached by Peloton, Barry’s Boot Camp and Net-a-porter with the launch of fall.”
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Faith Connexion, Koché and Feng Chen Wang Reimagine Converse Archives in New Collaboration

LONDON – Converse is working with three women’s wear designers on the brand’s latest collaborative project. Koché, Feng Chen Wang and Faith Connexion have each designed a capsule collection of apparel, footwear and accessories, which will launch on April 26, WWD has learned.
“We’ve tapped their expertise with clothing and accessories to push the bounds of our product offering and showcase new capabilities in these categories,” said Darryl Jackson, apparel director of Converse. For the capsules, the designers have reimagined a classic Converse silhouette and looked to the brand’s archive for inspiration.
Koché’s seven-piece collection has been paired with the brand’s Jack Purcell low-top sneaker, ballet flats and Converse’s Mary Jane sneakers. Pieces include a polo dress with a multi-patterned skirt and a brown camo tracksuit.
Designer Christelle Kocher of Koché said she wanted to keep Converse’s sporty elements, yet inject some of Koché’s femininity into the designs. “I played with codes of sports dressing and gave them a twist. I integrated some strong elements of the Koché vocabulary as well. Some pieces are very feminine with lace for example, but other pieces are unisex and can be worn with the same energy.”
Founder Maria Buccelati from Faith Connexion focused on utility, “using our recognizable detailing

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Selena Gomez to Be Featured in Coach’s First Podcast

Coach is now in the podcast business.
The company on Wednesday will launch “Dream It Real,” a weekly podcast hosted by writer and editor Heben Nigatu, intended to inspire young people to follow their dreams. And the brand is pulling out all the stops to kick off the program, turning to its high-profile ambassadors to help make a splash.
The first episode features Selena Gomez, singer, actress and global face of Coach. She’ll speak on the subject of authenticity and share her thoughts on social media, self-acceptance, her collaboration with Cardi B, and her upcoming album.
“Authenticity is, for me, not minding being myself anymore,” she says in the episode. “I’ve always wanted to be me, but when I was younger, I was very insecure. I started in this industry really young, and I think that you kind of create this other persona of yourself.”
The second episode, which will be released May 1, features Michael B. Jordan, the face of Coach men’s wear, who takes on the issues of inclusion in Hollywood, overcoming insecurity as a young actor and his dream to one day open a school.

Michael B. Jordan, the face of Coach men’s wear, will be on the May 1 podcast. 
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Celebrate Earth Day With Our Favorite Sustainable Fashion

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Martine Rose’s Rise From Cult Designer to Commercial Success

London-based Martine Rose has become a cult figure in men’s wear since launching her eponymous collection with a few shirts in 2007. She seamlessly blends tailoring with streetwear using quintessentially British youth culture references such as punk and rave movements that she blends with her Jamaican heritage to create an explosion of colors and textures — and a few eye-popping silhouettes such as wide-leg trousers and exaggerated button-down shirts.
She’s also become known for her out-of-the-box fashion shows where she’s embraced everything from a South American market to a cul-de-sac in Camden Town.
In recent years, she’s collaborated with Demna Gvasalia to create Balenciaga men’s wear and collaborated on popular capsules with Napapijri and Nike.
Here, Rose talks about her upbringing, inspiration and what’s next.
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Martine Rose: I grew up in London. My father is Jamaican and my mother is English and we had a big, extended family. I didn’t get into fashion until much later but my influence was very much my cousins and the music and the different tribes that were going on at that time. My older cousin was really into acid house and rave culture and I was

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How Beauty Brands Are Banking on Cannabis

Beauty’s obsession with CBD isn’t slowing down.
CBD — the shortened term for cannabidiol — has become one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, popping up in different types of skin care, color cosmetics and wellness supplements as consumer interest in the plant’s purported benefits increases rapidly.
Brands are tapping into cannabis and its many ingredient extracts with varying levels of CBD — including hemp seed oil, which contains no actual CBD  — and now with the upcoming 4/20 “holiday,” brands are attracting customers with a slew of new products that promote relaxation, anti-inflammation and soothing qualities.
Read on to see how 11 beauty brands are cashing in on cannabis.
1. Heretic

Heretic’s Dirty Grass contains CBD oil that is meant to be absorbed transdermally. 

It was only a matter of time before CBD entered the fragrance space. Natural fragrance brand, Heretic, has released Dirty Grass, a “functional fragrance” that combines traditional scent with aromatherapy by using CBD oil, which is said to absorb into the wearer’s bloodstream. The earthy scent also includes notes of pink pepper, lemon, violet leaf and vetiver and retails for $ 85 for a 15-ml. bottle and $ 185 for a 50-ml. bottle.
2. Scotch Porter
For 4/20, men’s grooming brand, Scotch Porter, is hosting

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Moore From L.A.: Is Fashion the Next Big Oil?

This show season, for the first time, I was ashamed to work in fashion because fashion is becoming a dirty word. And the revolution is just beginning.
Last week, Extinction Rebellion, the activist group that has shut bridges and poured buckets of fake blood outside Downing Street, parked a giant pink boat in London’s Oxford Circus blocking the flow of commerce in one of most heavily trafficked shopping areas in the world. At the same time, members were protesting Shell Oil and fracking, they were staging a guerrilla-style runway show to highlight the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment. That’s sobering.

Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion held a fashion show in London’s Oxford Circus. 
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I first became aware of Extinction Rebellion during London Fashion Week. I was crossing the Thames in a ride share (at least I had that going for me) when we were stopped in traffic by the group. Its members had been protesting outside runway shows throughout the day, starting with Victoria Beckham and ending with Burberry. Escorted by police, they carried signs that read “Climate Emergency” and “This is Not a Drill.” My Uber driver rolled down his window to take a pink flyer:
“The fashion industry is

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The North Face Finds Its Inner Fashion

Tim Bantle, global general manager of The North Face, described the brand’s transformation from a collection of technical clothing and gear for serious explorers to a label that’s in-demand in the fashion world and collaborating with Supreme, Junya Watanabe and Sacai.
Bantle began by showing The North Face rock, which appears on all of its products, “at the end of Yosemite Valley, there’s this beautiful, monolithic rock,” he said. “It captures our historical essence.”
Bantle is a climber who spent 12 years at Patagonia, and prior to that, worked in guiding and retail. Showing a photo of a frozen tundra, he said, “This is where the most elite climbers in the world go — to the middle of Antarctica to do new climbs.”
Likening The North Face to NASA, but for earthbound exploration, Bantle said, “We enable people to go there and do that. It’s given rise to our most important and iconic products. Those products are part of an Expedition System launched in the Nineties.…We developed these products basically to climb Mount Everest.
“These products basically have a place in our archive and have a cult following around the world,” Bantle added. “The most important iconic products include the Denali jacket Base Camp

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Carson Kressley Wins the Jefferson Spirit of Design Award

PHILADELPHIA — Emmy-Award winning style pundit, TV personality, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley was on hand Thursday night at Moulin at Sherman Mills, where he received Thomas Jefferson University’s 2019 Spirit of Design Award. Previously awarded to Stuart Weitzman, John Varvatos, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, the honor is presented to designers who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry through innovation.
The audience, filled to capacity with students, parents and industry insiders, knew that that night was set to be anything but staid when the festivities were kicked off by Thom Filicia, Kressley’s original interior design cohort in their breakout show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and costar of their current show on Bravo “Get a Room With Carson and Thom.”
“Carson kind of tricked me into this,” said Filicia. “He originally told me this was the Spirit Awards. I was so excited! Ketel One vs. Grey Goose, which one’s going to win? And then I thought, wait, this is Spirit of Design Award. That’s great, too.” After a few minutes of good-natured quips that kept the audience in hysterics (“Carson told me he has an honorary doctorate

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Nataša Čagalj Exits Ports 1961

MILAN — Ports 1961 is parting ways with its women’s creative director Nataša Čagalj.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, the designer joined the company in 2014 as creative director, succeeding Fiona Cibani, who held the role for four years.
“We are very grateful to Nataša for the outstanding work achieved during her tenure and wish her a bright future,” said Ports 1961 vice president Marc Boelen in a statement where the brand also highlighted Čagalj’s strategic role in kicking off a new chapter for the brand, “combining luxurious fabrics with a modern design.”
Čagalj unveiled her last collection for the Ports 1961 label last February with a runway show at London Fashion Week.
Prior to joining Ports 1961, Čagalj worked with Nino Cerruti and Peter Speliopoulos when he was appointed creative director of Cerruti Arte in Paris. She was then Alber Elbaz’s right-hand designer at Lanvin until she moved in 2005 to Stella McCartney, where she was head of design until 2012.
According to Ports 1961, a successor will be named soon.
Previously designed by creative director Milan Vukmirovic, the brand’s men’s line was discontinued last year and replaced with Ports V, which includes bi-monthly, unisex capsules. Vukmirovic is the creative director of the new brand.
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11 Genius Storage Solutions to Organize Your Home

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Men’s Brands Jump Into Sustainability Efforts

Like many things in men’s wear, it often takes a bit longer for a trend to take hold than it does in women’s wear. Sustainability has been no exception. But now, most men’s brands and retailers are all in.
While some men’s designers, such as Christopher Raeburn, were early adopters, others are just now jumping on board. According to Cara Smyth, vice president of Glasgow Caledonian New York College and founder of the Fair Fashion Center sustainability program, those in the outdoor industry were among the first to embrace the movement due to their ties to nature. But the movement has since spread to a variety of men’s wear brands.
“Many men’s brands are interested in sustainability as it provides operating efficiencies that reduce impacts and reflect the values of the brand to both consumers and even investors where applicable,” she said.
So whether it’s PVH’s goal to generate zero waste, or Perry Ellis’ new solar panel installation project at its distribution center in Seneca, S.C., companies big and small have gotten on board.
Here is a closer look at some of the brands leading the way in men’s wear.
Christopher Raeburn
Just call him the King of Upcycling. The U.K.-based designer has been a champion

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49 Unforgettable Met Gala Red-Carpet Looks

With only weeks to go, designers and A-list stars are heading into crunch time before the 2019 Met Gala.
While the Met Gala has a 71-year history of producing the most over-the-top high-fashion red carpets , this year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” should result in a particularly unexpected red-carpet scene. Met Gala alum such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Rihanna are famous for taking the theme head-on. Rihanna for one, all but broke the Internet in 2015 when the red carpet had to be cleared so she could take those iconic steps wearing a yellow, fur-lined Guo Pei cape with a seemingly miles-long train — and let’s not forget her 2018 look for the  “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Image” exhibit: fashion pope.
Before “camp” comes upon us on May 6, WWD is looking back at 49 unforgettable Met Gala looks, from Princess Diana’s risqué John Galliano Dior slipdress to Kim Kardashian’s much-memed Givenchy gown with affixed gloves. Click the gallery above to see them all.
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Wardrobe Teams Up With Gregory Hotel in New York

Wardrobe, the peer-to-peer digital marketplace to rent women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from people’s closets, has struck a fashion and sustainability partnership with The Gregory Hotel in New York. This is the first hotel partnership launch for Wardrobe.
The way it works is prior or during a stay at The Gregory at 42 West 35th Street, hotel guests can reserve items from the Wardrobe app, and the items will be delivered to them at their hotel room for the duration of their stay. After wearing, they can leave it in the hotel closet or with the concierge. The partnership begins Monday.
Asked why they decided to partner with Wardrobe, Yaniv Packin general manager of The Gregory, said,  “As a sustainably minded hotel, this partnership with Wardrobe was an exciting opportunity to be a first mover in the industry and offer our guests an unforgettable experience during their stay. As a hotel we are trying to showcase more sustainable and mindful ideas from hosting an Earth Day event with @insteadofmovement and hosting mindful events including a gallery featuring the work of jewelry designer Ariana Ost.”
Adarsh Alphons, chief executive officer and founder of Wardrobe, added, “We hope to learn a lot from this

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In the Spotlight: Willem New York Twists the Classics

Brand: Willem New York
Backstory: After graduating with a history degree from Harvard, Sean McDonagh indulged his love of kicks by working on branding for the Greats, the buzzy sneaker brand. But he soon got restless and sought to tell a fuller men’s wear story. “I’m someone who jumps into the fire,” he said. So he created Willem New York, a casual men’s wear collection rooted in American staples such as jeans, hoodies and T-shirts but with subtle design twists. In addition to updating classics, McDonagh also strives to tell a story with Willem. For spring, a collection he titled Paradise Lost, he was inspired by Seventies Montauk, N.Y., where he’s spent his summers since childhood, and photographer Peter Beard. The influence of the lensman, who is renowned for his images of Africa and its wildlife, is found in several pieces of Willem’s spring offering such as safari jackets as well as the earthy color palette.
Key pieces: Although Kenya and Montauk might not on the surface seem to have much in common, McDonagh has managed to seamlessly blend the aesthetic of both in his spring offering. The design is intended to represent “a beach town with safari details,” he said. That

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Tiffany Opens Concept Store in Tokyo’s Center of Youth Culture

Tiffany Gets Catty: Tiffany & Co. opened a new concept store in Tokyo Friday, the first of its kind in Japan. Unlike the upscale locales of many of its other stores, this one is located between the youth centers of Shibuya and Harajuku, on what is known as Cat Street. A pedestrian thoroughfare that is a popular shopping destination, the street is mainly home to outdoor and athletic brand stores, used clothing shops and stores dedicated to lower-priced diffusion lines of luxury brands.
The Tiffany store occupies an entire building with 5,059 square feet of floor space spread across six split levels. Its design and displays show whimsy and creativity, all while relying on only two colors: white and Tiffany blue.
Just inside the entrance is a vending machine selling perfumes, the lower level has two instant customization corners where customers can get their own drawings or messages engraved onto jewelry and immediately take it home, and there is a permanent Tokyo-themed photo booth. The top level has Japan’s first Tiffany café, a casual eatery based on a retro American diner, complete with vinyl booth seating and hot dogs on the menu. A spokesman for the brand said that while the company

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Vivienne Westwood Brings Back Asics Classics in New Collaboration

FOOT IN THE DOOR: Vivienne Westwood is getting in on the footwear hype and is partnering with sports performance brand Asics. The first two of the limited-edition sneaker styles will drop globally on April 27 and the following three will be released in July.
“Asics are brilliant technicians known for their expertise, they are the best in their field. We love the look of their trainers because they are form following function, which attracted us to this collaboration. We wanted to bring together fashion and function,” said Andreas Kronthaler, creative director of Vivienne Westwood.
The capsule is a reinterpretation of classic Asics styles paired with Westwood’s signature prints such as the squiggle print, which debuted in her fall 1981 collection. Westwood’s orb logo can also be found on the heel of the sneakers.
The first two sneakers released will feature this print with one in a high-top style in a white and red colorway and the second, a low-top fit in a red and orange palette complete with Asic’s patented gel sole. The high-top retails at 185 pounds and the low-top at 155 pounds.

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Western Trends to Try for Stagecoach 2019

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Etro Men’s Line to Make Runway Comeback in June

RUNWAY RETURN: Etro is bringing its men’s line back on the catwalk.
Following a three-season runway hiatus, during which Etro men’s creative director Kean Etro organized engaging presentations, the brand will unveil its spring 2020 collection with a show on June 16.
The last men’s collection that Etro showed on the catwalk was the spring 2018 lineup, which was presented with a coed runway show at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio venue in Milan.
The location of the upcoming men’s show is still to be disclosed. After seasons of shows held at Palazzo del Ghiaccio, last February Etro showed its women’s fall 2019 collection at Milan’s Giuseppe Verdi music conservatory.
Etro, which counts more than 200 stores, is investing in communication and marketing, strengthening the experience in stores and increasing digital content. Europe is still Etro’s biggest market, representing 30 percent of sales. It is followed by Asia and the U.S., accounting for 30 and 20 percent of the brand’s total business, respectively.

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Fendi to Hold Show in Rome in July

BACK TO ROME: Fendi will stage a couture catwalk show in Rome on July 4 in homage to its late creative director Karl Lagerfeld, the company confirmed on Thursday.
Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, first talked of the show at the group’s annual general assembly in Paris earlier in the morning.
He spoke of Fendi’s “great sadness” over Lagerfeld’s death in February, two days before its fall ready-to-wear show in Milan, calling the German designer “the soul of the house since many years.” Lagerfeld served as creative director at the label for a record 54 years.
“It was probably the longest collaboration there has ever been between a designer and a house, so he leaves an incredible heritage at Fendi,” said Arnault, adding that the catwalk show would “reprise all his creations during his time at Fendi.”
A Fendi spokeswoman explained that the collection will be exhibited in Rome following the show. Details about the location and the time are still being fine-tuned.
No communication has been made yet as to Lagerfeld’s successor at Fendi. The collection to be shown in Rome will be designed by the brand’s creative studio with Silvia Venturini Fendi, said

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NYC Factories Receive Grants Through CFDA Manufacturing Initiative

Twelve New York-based factories are getting a financial jolt through grants as part of the latest round of the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative.
In partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corp., the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced what is the program’s largest investment to date — nearly $ 730,000 — and the most recipients since the 2013 launch. Last year, seven grant winners received more than $ 480,000 all told. Nearly $ 3.5 million has been doled out to 33 New York City-based manufacturers since FMI was unrolled.
Designed to rev up local fashion manufacturing, the public-private grant program started with help from Ralph Lauren, the Coach Foundation and Andrew Rosen. Still committed to bolstering the local sector and its workforce, the grants are designed to help recipients polish up their facilities and capabilities. Eight of this year’s 12 recipients are first-time winners. All of them were selected to receive the financial boost for equipment and software, infrastructure upgrades, capital improvements, relocation costs and workforce training. The aim is that more accelerated services will help to secure manufacturing jobs in New York City’s fashion industry.
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Cardi B Packs on the PDA With Offset During Surprise Revolve Festival Performance

Cardi B, Offset, Coachella 2019Cardi B is here, okurrr!
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Perry Ellis Installs Solar Roof on South Carolina Plant

Perry Ellis International Inc. is going solar.
The company has completed the installation of a 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation on one of its largest distribution centers in Seneca, S.C.
The 83,000-square-foot roof of the 350,000-square-foot facility is the latest move in the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. PEI worked with Con Edison Solutions, a leading national energy services company and subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc., to design and install the system. It is expected to generate approximately 1.15 gigawatt hours of energy annually, which will provide 60 percent of the energy needs of the facility. 
“As a global fashion company with offices and production facilities around the world, we are placing an ever-growing focus on sustainable facets of our operation,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, chief executive officer and president of PEI. “While the industry as a whole has made some great strides, it is important to keep the momentum going to bring about positive change. This is our first major solar power installation and serves as a launchpad for additional initiatives in renewable energy and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility programs.”
He added that the company has partnered with the Hamilton Career Center, a local vocational technical school, to develop

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5 Summer 2019 Hair Trends That Took Off at Coachella

Festival season is finally here, and so, too, are a number of fashion trends.
Coachella weekend one saw the emergence of a number of trends, primarily in the hair category, as influencers and guests looked to accessories, classic styles and colorful looks to complement their festival gear.
A go-to festival style, textured waves left its mark at Coachella, with many taking a grungy and grittier take on the classic beach waves with hair that looked like it had been dipped in a swimming pool prior to styling.
Others went for bold, colorful looks with balayage highlights and full coloring in pastel hues of pink, purple and blue.
Read on to see the five key hair trends that emerged at Coachella.
1. Pastel Hues

Lottie Tomlinson at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Sophie Simmons at the 5th Annual ZOEasis Party, at Coachella 2019. 
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Winnie Harlow at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Jenn Im at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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2. Loose Braids

Shay Mitchell at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Kathryn Newton at Coachella 2019. 
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Khanh Duong at Coachella 2019. 
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3. Gritty Textured Waves

Aimee Song at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Jasmine Tookes at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Danielle Herrington at the Revolve Party at Coachella

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Designers on Notre-Dame

As Paris — and the world — continued to reel from the fire that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, designers reacted to the blaze and shared their memories of the famed landmark, the center of the City of Light.
Ralph Lauren: “We always remember where we were when tragedies occur like yesterday’s devastating fire in the cathedral of Notre-Dame. I was in a design meeting when one of my French team members uttered a cry and said, ‘Notre-Dame is in flames.’ We watched together on her iPhone as that towering spire, a landmark of Paris for centuries, collapsed. It was difficult to return to work thinking of all our friends and colleagues in Paris and in France who have suffered this loss so personally. Our thoughts are with them and our strong belief that Notre-Dame will rise from the ashes and continue to inspire not only the strong faith and resiliency of the French people, but all of us from around the world who have been touched by the beauty and history of that remarkable edifice.”
Diane von Furstenberg: “Watching it burn yesterday was heartbreaking.
“But it is standing and will be rebuilt.
“Notre-Dame de Paris is Paris.
“It is also the Victor Hugo book

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Jennifer Garner’s Style Sure Has Changed Since Her ‘Alias’ Days

From Harry Potter-esque glasses to full-on red carpet glam, the actress has worn it all.
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Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez’s Manicurist Tom Bachik Breaks Down Top Spring Nail Trends

Jennifer LopezIt’s time to put those winter sweaters into hibernation and celebrate the return of spring. Let’s start with our nails because nail art is having a serious moment in 2019 and we need to…

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Minnesota United Links With Ebbets for Limited-Edition Capsule

Minnesota United has teamed with Ebbets Field Flannels, the American vintage athletic apparel brand, for a limited-edition capsule collection that drops on Friday.
The collection features three styles: a gray fitted cap with the Minnesota United word mark, a black fitted look featuring the Minnesota United logo, and a charcoal adjustable hat that features l’étoile du nord, which is a French phrase meaning “The Star of the North.” It is the motto of the state of Minnesota and accompanied by the Minnesota United FC star. Product will only be available online on ebbets.com and while supplies last. The price point of the collection is $ 50.

 
The collaboration between MNUFC and Ebbets began through the common interest in creating a collection that would give fans the opportunity to own a unique piece of the club’s history, according to Rachel Leber, vice president of consumer products at Major League Soccer. “We hope that the collection appeals to both Minnesota United supporters and fans of Ebbets Field Flannels.”
World-class soccer stadiums have been a key focus of Major League Soccer. Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field opens this season, becoming the league’s 20th stadium built or transformed for soccer. The collection celebrates the opening of the $ 250 million state-of-the-art

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Met Gala 2019: Everything to Know About This Year’s Met Gala

The Met Gala countdown is on.
With less than a month to go to the 71st annual Met Gala, news on attendees, designers and the exhibit itself are coming to light as viewers speculate who will win the red carpet — many guessing Rihanna, yet again — and who will be attending.
This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” gives fashion designers and celebrities room to experiment with extravagant, avant garde costumes. With Lady Gaga, Blake Lively and Katy Perry confirmed in attendance, we can expect some out-of-this world looks.
From which designers are dressing the red carpet to the Costume Institute’s exhibit itself, here is everything you need to know about this year’s Met Gala.
When and where is the Met Gala?
The Met Gala will be held on May 6 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the event is sold out, individual tickets went for $ 35,000 and tables of 10 went for $ 200,000 or $ 300,000.
What is this year’s theme?
In October 2018, it was revealed that this year’s Met Gala theme and Costume Institute exhibit will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Andrew Bolton, head curator at the museum, has taken inspiration for the exhibit from Susan Sontag’s instrumental 1964 essay, “Notes on Camp,”

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Devastating Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Rocks Fashion World

A catastrophic fire took hold of the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Paris’ most iconic landmarks on Monday.
The blaze set off on Monday afternoon and continued to rage throughout the evening. Thousands of onlookers in the City of Light watched from the bridges and sidewalks as the building’s famed spire, which painted the Paris cityscape for more than 800 years, collapsed into the flames. No casualties have been reported and there has been no cause for the fire cited at press time. The 14th-century French Gothic building, with its pointed arches, intimidating gargoyles and rose windows was immortalized in film and literature, most notably in Victor Hugo’s classic novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Designers and dozens of members of the fashion industry have taken to their social media feeds in tribute to the French landmark. See their posts here:

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Notre Dame de Paris in flames ! How terribly terribly sad ! 800 years of history …treasure of the world….Quasimodo, Esmeralda … Victor Hugo… …all in smoke .. so so sad
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Is Facial Acupuncture The New Botox?

This alternative medicine treatment is said to help with anti-aging and even acne. Acupuncturists and derms weigh in.
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Splurge Your Tax Refund on These Designer Bags & Shoes

E-Comm: Splurge Your Tax Refund on These Designer Bags & ShoesYou deserve a pat on the back. Why? Because you did the adult thing and filed your taxes on time.
Well Tax Day, the big day, is finally here and it’s time to reap the benefits! But…

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Untuckit Partners With Fair Harbor on Eco-friendly Swimwear

Untuckit is unveiling its first collaboration — one that’s good for the planet.
The men’s wear brand has partnered with Fair Harbor, a sustainable swimwear brand that creates products from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, on a co-designed collection.
This exclusive collection of eco-conscious swimsuits includes six styles, each made from 11 plastic bottles that have been collected from oceans and beaches. The collection features three of Fair Harbor’s classic fits in six colorways, including a board short in red and blue with a water photoprint and a swim trunk in blue stripes and a beach wave photoprint by surf photographer Mike Nelson.   

“We’re excited to be partnering with Fair Harbor, an incredible brand whose inspiring mission has resulted in such a great swimwear collection,” said Aaron Sanadres, cofounder and chief executive officer of Untuckit. “We’re looking forward to helping them develop their business, especially as they’re in their early stages, while learning from them how to become a more eco-conscious company ourselves. We couldn’t have picked a better first-collaboration partner.”
At the same time, Untuckit has gone the extra mile to help Fair Harbor grow its business by inviting its executive team to be housed at Untuckit’s headquarters. In return, Fair Harbor will

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Louis Vuitton Partners With Moda Operandi’s Santo Domingo on Digital Film

Louis Vuitton and Lauren Santo Domingo, cofounder and chief brand officer of Moda Operandi, are collaborating on a digital film showcasing the French house’s iconic Capucines bags.
The editorial short film follows Santo Domingo through her day in New York, highlighting the versatility of the Capucines. It shows her working on her computer and sipping coffee on her terrace, commuting to work and hailing a cab, making decisions about fabric swatches, going to a restaurant for lunch and dressing up and going out at night — each time wearing a different Capucines bag. Seven bags are featured. She’s also dressed in Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2019.
This is the first time Santo Domingo has partnered with a fashion house on a campaign.
Moda Operandi clients and their personal stylists will have direct access to Louis Vuitton sales teams to purchase the Capucines bags. The retail price of the bags range from $ 4,750 to $ 7,450.

Lauren Santo Domingo in a still from the film, featuring the Louis Vuitton Capucines bag. 

“The Moda client has always had an appetite for luxury. She is also technologically adept, and looks for the path between iconic heritage brands like Louis Vuitton and modern e-commerce. My job is to forge that path,

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Bulgari Reveals Two Movies for 2019 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Celestial’ and ‘The 4th Wave’

THE SEVENTH ART: Bulgari owes a lot to the film industry.
That’s according to chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin who, speaking on a recent afternoon from the Bulgari offices in New York, said movies played a huge role in contributing to the company’s popularity in the Sixties and Seventies.
“We were a tiny family company then,” he explained. “Actors and producers from the U.S. came to Rome, spent months here and discovered the store on Via Dei Condotti. It was a side they’d never seen before, made of contrast, of volume, Cabochon — it totally defined the new rules of jewelry.”
Bulgari’s wares — which actresses like Elizabeth Taylor and Sharon Stone coveted — created a style which established contact between the Hollywood community working on movies at Cinecittà Studios in Rome. Word of mouth gradually drove the global development of the company.
It makes sense, then, that Bulgari would participate in the realm of filmmaking today. For 2019, the brand is continuing this tradition of working alongside the arts as artisans, as the official jeweler of the Tribeca Film Festival, Bulgari has partnered with Tribeca Studios on two short films — part of their multiyear series highlighting trailblazing women working in

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This Might Be The Most Adventurous Style Star From ‘Game Of Thrones’

The young actress sure has changed since she first appeared on our TV screens as Arya Stark.
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