Luca Guadagnino: Call Me By Your Dress

CALL ME BY YOUR DRESS: The spring 2019 couture season may be getting underway, but Pierpaolo Piccioli’s upcoming collection for Valentino, which he’ll show on Wednesday, isn’t the brand’s only haute news of the week. Piccioli and director Luca Guadagnino have collaborated on a short film, said to feature the designer’s couture designs, most likely the fall collection he showed in July. The project’s title couldn’t be confirmed, but the two creatives clearly view it as something more than brand imaging for Valentino; a source said Guadagnino plans to enter the work into a number of film festivals.
The director is sizzling hot after last year’s “Call Me by Your Name,” which received Oscar Best Picture and Best Actor nominations (Timothée Chalamet), and won for James Ivory’s screenplay. Yet artful film work for its own sake isn’t Guadagnino’s only interest; he understands the power of strong storytelling for both art and commerce. He codified his interest in fashion in 2012, founding the production company Frenesy Film specifically for taking on projects with major fashion brands. Guadagnino has worked with numerous names at luxury’s pinnacle, directing and or producing short films or commercials for, among others, Zegna, Ferragamo, Fendi, Sergio Rossi, Giorgio Armani,

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…

Pregnant Hilary Duff Shows Off Baby Bump in Black Bikini with Son Luca

Hilary Duff is getting some quality time in with her son before her new daughter arrives.

In a sweet snapshot on Instagram, the Younger star, 30, shared a peek at her growing baby bump. Lounging in a black bikini on a reclining pool chair, Duff cuddled up to Luca, 6, her child with ex-husband Mike Comrie.

To complete her summer look, Duff pulled back her blond hair and added simple gold jewelry.

“Max relax,” she captioned the picture.

She posted another photograph of Luca during their fun weekend, writing, “Sun tired/swim tired/life tired/photo tired.”

Duff — who is expecting a baby with boyfriend Matthew Koma, 31 — has shown off her bump a number of times during her pregnancy. In July, she compared stomachs with Koma, kissed Koma as she flaunted her bump in a black two-piece, and posted a bikini picture with Luca at the beach.

RELATED: Hilary Duff Denies That an ‘Altercation’ Occurred Between Boyfriend Matthew Koma and Her Neighbor

In the caption of another bump-baring picture, Duff got candid about the challenges of pregnancy.

“The boobs are big the belly is big the body is big,” Duff wrote. “Man.. pregnancy is hard. Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless… this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special. Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on.”

She continued, “sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment. Women are so bad ass, this was just a note to remind myself and remind others how’s strong and beautiful you are! WE GOT THIS!”

Duff has said that she is thrilled to welcome a girl this time around.

“I was so nervous beforehand because I thought for sure I was going to have a boy,” Duff told Ryan Seacrest in an On Air segment in June. “I have a boy already, which would’ve been great and I’m obsessed with Luca, but I don’t know, I just wanted one of each.”

RELATED: How Hilary Duff Accepted That Her Body Was ‘Never Going to Be the Same’ After Having Her Son

“It was funny that I cared so much,” Hilary noted on Seacrest’s show. “My sister  has girls, and I feel like I’m really girly. But for the past six years I’ve bought monsters and trucks and planes, and Luca’s into all the boy stuff, so everything’s blue and green, and I was just ready for pink and purple stuff.”

Duff confirmed that she and Koma were dating for the third time in December before announcing their pregnancy news in June. “Timing is such a big deal,” she explained on The Talk. “Third time’s a charm!”

Fashion Deals Update:

Rachelle Giroux Creates Via Luca E-commerce Site

After more than 25 years working for other luxury international brands, Rachelle Giroux is venturing out on her own.
The Canada native, who left her position as president of Paul & Shark North America in December, has created an e-commerce business called Via Luca that will launch later this week.
Giroux, who also held key posts at Ermenegildo Zegna and Joyce Boutique in Hong Kong in addition to her decade-long career at Paul & Shark, said the site is designed to provide a platform for high-quality Italian men’s wear brands that are largely unknown in the North American market.
Among the brands that will be offered at the launch are Alessandro Simoni, a knitwear brand; Bruli sportswear; Equipage trousers; Marfin grooming products; Laboratorio Del Carmine shirts, and Zamparini shoes.
“I’ve been in the business for 25 years, I’ve seen the evolution and I knew e-commerce was going to be a big part of it going forward,” she said.
So she ferreted out some of the finest manufacturers in Italy — many of which create product for the country’s best-known names — and created Via Luca. “I wanted to give them a voice,” she said. “Some of these businesses are second-, third- or fourth-generation brands, they’re

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…

Fleet Street Buys Cyn & Luca

BUYING TO BUILD IN SWIM: Fleet Street Ltd. acquired Cyn & Luca, fortifying its position in the swimwear market. In addition to the 15-year-old Cyn & Luca’s assets, Fleet Street picks up the company’s design, merchandising and operational talent.
Manny Haber, president of Fleet Street, said, “Their interpretation of fashion is compelling and we’re mature and capable of giving them [stronger] infrastructure. So far, they have not been as good as they could be.”
Based in New York’s Garment District, Fleet Street was founded in 1964 and produces swimwear under the Kensie, Roots, Peter Nygård and Simon Chang brands and outerwear under the Fleet Street, Kensie and Vince Camuto names. The company sells to what it describes as “every level of retailing, extending from exclusive specialty department stores to largest store groups.”

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
TideBuy Black Friday Sale 90% Off+ Extra Coupon

SWIMS Men’s Luca Sneaker

SWIMS Men’s Luca Sneaker

SWIMS Men’s Luca SneakerSTYLE # LUCA SNEAKER DESCRIPTION:The Luca sneaker is a perfect fusion between the all-original sneaker and our iconic summer loafer.The entire TPU upper structure is molded directly onto the anti-bacterial sandwich mesh. The characteristics of the mesh allows for removal of lining making the product ultra breathable, quick dry and very comfortable. – See more at: FEATURES:Natural rubber outsoleAnti-slip gripNon-marking
List Price: $ 135.00
Price: $ 135.00

Aventura Clothing Luca Capris (For Women)

Aventura Clothing Luca Capris (For Women)

CLOSEOUTS . The soft fabric of Aventura Clothing’s Luca capris makes the perfect backdrop for the artistic florals and swirls that weave around the cuffs. Available Colors: WHITE, BLACK, STEEL GREY. Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
List Price: $ 49.00
Price: $ 29.95