24 Sèvres Teams with Louis Vuitton on Exclusive Capsule

LONDON — 24 Sèvres is continuing its commitment to offer exclusive product from LVMH-owned labels that don’t have wide e-commerce presence.
After teaming with Céline on an exclusive range, the retailer’s next project includes the release of an exclusive capsule with Louis Vuitton.
Five of the most buzzy products from the label’s fall 2018 collection have been reissued for the capsule, including a black logo dress, the popular “Vanity” structured tote bag in taupe, the “Party” aviator sunglasses in blue-tinged frames and the famous Archlight sneakers recreated in a blue, yellow and white color palette.
“As the exclusive retailer for Louis Vuitton, 24 Sèvres has been a partner of the Maison since day one. This collaboration was a natural next step,” said a company representative, pointing to the retailer’s commitment to offering unique pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.
“This has informed the regular capsules and collaborations released since the launch in June 2017. Exclusive product is at the center of our product strategy.”
The retailer added that more capsules are in the works and it’s looking to engage a mix of luxury and contemporary labels that reflect the “mix and match Parisian lifestyle” and the way its brick-and-mortar counterpart, Le Bon Marché is

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Sets Up Two Marvel Teams

Ant-Man and the Wasp may have chronicled the story of Scott Lang, Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne attempting to rescue the long-lost Janet van Dyne from the Quantum Realm, but along the way it also subtly sowed seeds for the debut of two teams from Marvel’s comics — teams that could be part of the as-of-yet unrevealed Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Manny Machado trade market: Eight teams talking to Orioles, but these two are the front-runners

Given that the Orioles are terrible and that pending free agent Manny Machado is the opposite of terrible, it seems highly likely that the star infielder will be moved in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline.  Machado in his age-25 season is batting .311/.378/.565 (160 OPS+) with 21 home runs in 83 games. That's on pace to be easily a career year for Machado, and he's also proved himself capable of returning to the shortstop position in 2018. He's going to get paid this coming offseason, and he may wind up fetching a bigger contract than Bryce Harper does.  In the here and now, though, Machado is very likely on his way to a contender. Here's what CBS Sports HQ MLB analyst Jim Bowden says

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Palace Skateboards Teams With Adidas for Court-Driven Apparel and Accessories Collaboration

For an elevated echelon of athletes, Wimbledon — with its grass courts, all-white dress code and strawberries and cream tradition — could be considered palatial in terms of sporting events. With 11 tournament wins, Roger Federer might be considered king.
In time for the crown jewel in London’s tennis circuit, the British skate label Palace has linked with Adidas to create a court-ready collection. The Adidas tennis by Palace collection debuts globally on July 3. To help get the message out, photographer Alasdair McLellan shot Palace-sponsored skateboarders Blondey McCoy, Lucien Clarke and Rory Milanes, along with Adidas-supported tennis players Sascha Zverev and 2017 Wimbledon women’s singles winner Garbiñe Muguruza.
The two brands have whipped up an assortment of items including a white terry tracksuit with removable sleeves, an engineered polo shirt, a graphic T-shirt and two styles of short. For the women’s range — a new frontier for Palace — there is a dress, a tank top with shorts, T-shirt and skirt. Each garment has a short legging in line with those worn by leading tennis stars.
Rounding out the assortment are accessories such as crew socks, and “no-show’ ones, a tie band, caps, wristbands, a white terry bucket hat, tennis balls and

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Rating No. 1 wide receivers for all 32 NFL teams

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Paco Rabanne Teams With Apartamento Magazine

RUBBER SOUL: Paco Rabanne has handed over the window of its Rue Cambon boutique to hip interiors magazine Apartamento, which has put its take on one of the label’s signature raw materials: rubber.
The collaboration, celebrated with a cocktail at the boutique Friday evening, coincides with the magazine’s 10th anniversary, while its spring 2018 edition also features a still-life photo shoot with the substance.
“I’ve always adored Apartamento,” said Julien Dossena, Paco Rabanne’s creative director for women’s wear. “It’s a magazine that combines all disciplines with a lot of modernity and refinement, and I was thrilled to collaborate with them on this window.”
The display, which will remain in place until early July, combines recycled rubber elements with designs from the label’s current collection made with the substance.
Apartamento art director Omar Sosa explained that since the magazine’s beginnings 10 years ago, each issue has featured a still-life series built around a specific material. “For this issue, we chose rubber, and we replicated this in the window,” he said. “These still lives are about improvisation, it’s part of the game for us. It was easy, in the best way possible, because our esthetics are very aligned [with those of Paco Rabanne].”
The Puig-owned brand’s communication

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Project Teams With White Show

Project and the White Show are collaborating.
Project, the U.S.-based trade show, and White, an Italian trade show, are hoping to strengthen participating brands’ presence in new markets. White will host American designers at its trade show, which takes place in Milan during men’s fashion week in January and June. It also operates a women’s trade show during women’s fashion weeks in February and September.
“The collaboration with UBM amplifies the resonance of the White trade show on the American market, which represents an excellent opportunity for our companies,” said Massimiliano Bizzi, White’s president and founder. “White has always been very attentive to international markets, where it’s been present for many years and continues to invest and promote its DNA and its brands exponentially.”
First up is New York-based men’s wear label Abasi Rosborough, which will feature its spring 2019 collection at White Man this month. This is the first time Abasi Rosborough designers Greg Rosborough and Abdul Abasi have personally shown their collection in Milan, although they currently work with Italian stores including PNP Firenze and Dantone Milano.
Project will host a kick-off event during market week in July. The partnership will take place over the next two seasons.
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The five biggest questions facing NFL teams at minicamps

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Peter Millar Teams With Mahi Gold for Store in Boston Seaport

Peter Millar has tapped Mahi Gold, a Massachusetts-based lifestyle brand and retailer, to open a store in Boston’s Seaport district.
The store at One Seaport marks the brand’s 12th boutique for the brand and offers the Peter Millar Collection, its high-end Crown Sportswear line as well as performance apparel and activewear from the Crown Sport line.
“Over the last few years, we have had a front row seat to the brand’s explosive success. Peter Millar has set the new standard for men’s wear, and we look forward to our partnership with this leader in the lifestyle apparel industry,” said Mahi Gold co-owner, Mike Gorman. The brand has a flagship in Chatham, Mass., that measures 3,600 square feet.
Rebecca Voelkel, co-owner, said the Seaport District “is the most exciting and innovative part of the city and experiencing incredible growth.” The mixed-use project offers 250,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment space in the heart of the city.
Scott Ruerup, president of Peter Millar, believes Boston’s “discerning fashion audience” will be drawn to his brand. “We couldn’t be more excited to open a destination in the Seaport District where we can showcase the exceptional fabrics, sartorial details, and customer service that exemplify our heritage.”
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Debating win total projections for all 32 NFL teams

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Trina Turk Teams Up With ‘Incredibles 2’ for Active Swimwear

Trina Turk has partnered with Disney Pixar to create a capsule collection of active swimwear inspired by “Incredibles 2,” which opens June 15.
Launching Wednesday, the capsule encourages an adventurous lifestyle and inspires consumers to embrace their inner superhero. The 12-piece capsule consists of black activewear pieces with graphic red and white stripes and the “Incredibles” logo, two black and ivory geometric print jersey dresses, one pair of Edna Mode-type women’s sunglasses and two men’s swim and active pieces.
“It’s very clean and simple. It’s kind of swimwear and it’s kind of activewear. It can go either way,” said Turk, describing the rash guard, leggings and women’s swimsuits (a bikini with two top options, a one-piece tank and a long-sleeve swimsuit). The “Incredibles” logo is a lower case “i” with a swirl around it.
The collection will be sold at Trina Turk’s 12 freestanding boutiques, trinaturk.com, mrturk.com and shopdisney.com. The women’s and men’s line retails from $ 56 to $ 288.
“I’m a big fan of ‘The Incredibles,’” said the L.A. designer.  “I love the references in the production design to iconic midcentury modern architecture in Palm Springs, as well as the dynamic characters, especially Edna Mode. We created an active swimwear capsule collection to wear

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Thorsun Teams With Surf Lodge

George Sotelo has snagged a great summer job.
The founder and designer of Thorsun, a luxury men’s and women’s swimwear brand, has been named the Designer in Residence for the trendy Surf Lodge in Montauk, N.Y.
No, the gig doesn’t mean he’s spending the summer there hanging by the pool, but it does mean he’s designed the uniforms for the staff as well as the upholstery for the outdoor furniture.
Sotelo said he got to know the Surf Lodge team last summer when he did a charity pop-up there for Project Paz, which allowed him to actually sell to customers in person for the first time. “It was successful and super fun,” he said, “and I met a whole new demographic who had never heard of the brand.”
So when Surf Lodge founder Jayma Cardoso reached out to see if he’d follow Rachel Comey and Zimmerman as this year’s designer, he immediately agreed. The gig also allowed him to do women’s ready-to-wear for the first time — he designed three different patterned dresses for the staff. The men are being outfitted in surf shorts and sport shirts in one of his custom prints that he based on the color palette of the resort.
And Thorsun

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Who will be your NFL team’s 2018 MVP? 32 way-too-early picks

David Johnson. Carson Wentz. Odell Beckham Jr. Who will have the greatest impact on every team’s season? NFL Nation reporters make their picks.
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EXCLUSIVE: Proenza Schouler Teams With Lancôme on Makeup Range

COLOR COLLABORATION: Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are teaming with Lancôme on a limited-edition makeup collection for fall, due out in July, WWD has learned.
The duo, whose fashion has been inspired by painters such as Carmen Herrera and Ellsworth Kelly, with distinctive approaches to color, was given carte blanche for their makeup creations.
“Lancôme has always represented the epitome of luxury beauty products, so it is like a dream come true to be able to collaborate with such an iconic and historic brand,” the duo said jointly in a statement.
Françoise Lehmann, general manager of Lancôme international, called Proenza Schouler fashion “the manifesto of a strong, free femininity. The idea of ‘empowerment’ is at the heart of their values, just as it has always been at the heart of the Lancôme philosophy.”
Proenza Schouler is the latest in a number of designer collaborations for Lancôme, which has worked on capsule color cosmetics lines with Olympia Le-Tan, Sonia Rykiel, Anthony Vaccarello, Jacquemus and Alber Elbaz — among others — in the past.
Proenza Schouler’s fragrance business is licensed to L’Oréal, also the owner of Lancôme.

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The Cooper Hewitt Teams With Peclers Paris on Exhibition

FLYING COLORS: Forecasting agency Peclers Paris has partnered with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum of New York for its upcoming exhibition “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.”
Peclers – which conceives 45 new hues each season through a multistep process – has a dedicated space within the exhibit, where visitors can learn how colors are made. A video shows every step of the three-month process, including meetings of creatives and the testing of colors with especially selected paper and ink. People can also see what hues were concocted for spring-summer 2018 and create their own color harmonies through a digital platform.
The Cooper Hewitt exhibit, which is billed to explore “the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers,” is to run from May 11 through Jan. 13, 2019.
Concurrently, the agency has invited people to its social platforms where they can share how the spring-summer colors inspire them.
Peclers has been a color expert for 48 years.

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Vionnet Teams With Artist Marc Quinn on Sustainable Collection

LONDON — Vionnet is veering in a more environmentally sound direction with a sustainable collaboration with the artist Marc Quinn that launches May 7 at Selfridges, WWD has learned.
“The fashion industry is the second biggest pollutant in the world,” said Goga Ashkenazi, Vionnet’s creative director, in an interview. She described the project as “a true coming together of minds” to raise awareness, and also to take steps toward sustainability.
Ashkenazi looked to Quinn’s “Raft Paintings” series, which features rafts made from colorful plastic bags, and created a 340-piece Sustainable Surf lineup that includes coats, dresses, blouses, trousers, cardigans, sweaters, hoodies, jumpsuits and T-shirts. There are also bags and belts.
The range, which takes its inspiration from surfing culture, uses materials such as cotton poplin, eco-leather, recycled plastics and terrycloth in hues of black, blue, yellow, pink, orange and white.
Prices range from 50 pounds for a belt to 1,842 pounds for a long gown. Fifty percent of sales will benefit Parley for the Oceans, an organization that helps to fight pollution and tackle the threat to oceans.
Eyewear has been made from recycled plastic in collaboration with Sea2See and will aid Ambiente Europeo, a European association that promotes awareness around waste-free seas in the

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Pitti Tutorship Teams Up With Parsons for ‘Reward’ Prize

TALENT SCOUTING: Pitti Tutorship, Pitti Immagine’s business division aimed at supporting emerging designers in the development of their brands, has teamed with New York-based The New School’s Parsons School of Design for the fifth edition of its “Pitti Tutorship Reward” prize.
Established in 2017, the talent competition addresses fashion design students who have the chance to get the support of the Pitti Tutorship team, guided by director Riccardo Vannetti, to start paving their professional career path.
For this new edition, an academic jury including The New School’s Parsons School of Design’s professors will select three of their students who enrolled in the project. Vannetti will name the winner, who will be awarded during the 70th Parsons Benefit Event hosted in New York on May 21 at the Pier Sixty venue.
Previously, Pitti Tutorship collaborated for its “Pitti Tutorship Reward” prize with several international fashion schools, including The Costume and Fashion Academy of Rome, Milan’s European Institute of Design and London’s Central Saint Martins.
Founded in January 2016, Pitti Tutorship supports designers in the different aspects of their business, from researching the right production and distribution partners to the development of communication strategies and brand-image activities.

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Why six teams believe they might have their future franchise QBs

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Tracy Reese Teams With Artist Mel Chin for Art Project Designed to Raise Awareness of Flint’s Water Crisis

EVERY LAST DROP: Conceptual artist Mel Chin recruited Tracy Reese to create a fashion element for his retrospective “All Over the Place” at the Queens Museum in New York.
Coproduced by the public art-focused nonprofit No Longer Empty, the exhibition will feature 70-plus examples of his work — drawings, paintings, sculpture, installations and videos. Running through Aug. 7, the multilocation show will include sites in Times Square and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. Adept at revealing environmental and socioeconomic systems and injustices, Chin recruited the Detroit-born Reese for “Flint Fit,” a fashion project designed to magnify the water crisis in Flint, Mich.
At Chin’s suggestion, 90,000 used water bottles were collected by Flint residents, who continue to use bottled water for everyday purposes more than three years after lead-contaminated water became a citywide problem. Once shipped to Unifi in Greensboro, N.C., the bottles were shredded and converted into fabric. Reese then designed a water-inspired collection that included rainwear and swimwear. About 14 women at the St. Luke N.E.W. Center produced the nine looks, which will be unveiled in a fashion event Sunday in the museum’s Watershed Gallery.
Chin and Reese had never met before last summer, when he approached her about the prospect. “We

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Free-agency recap: Top signings, grades for all 32 teams

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‘Wonder Woman’ Actress Gal Gadot Teams Up with Reebok to Encourage Physical Fitness

BUSY GAL: Reebok has recruited “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot for a new partnership.
In an assortment of images, the “Wonder Woman” actress shows off her strength wearing items from the brand’s training collection. Working out is fundamental for her. Aside from having a mother who worked as a physical education teacher, the Israeli-born, 32-year-old served for two years as a combat instructor in the Israel Defense Forces. The mother of two has opted for some physically demanding roles too such as “Fast & Furious” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Gadot’s strength training will presumably be ramping up in the months ahead, since “Wonder Woman 2” is slated to hit theaters in November 2019.
As for her own workout regime, “my trainer and I make sure to keep our training regime as diverse as possible so it keeps it different and fun. I lift weights, cardio and boxing. We also focus on flexibility,” she said via e-mail.
With 17.6 million Instagram followers, Gadot joins the ranks of Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Ariana Grande and other widely followed women who work with Reebok. For its newest celebrity-supported campaign, Reebok tapped photographer Collier Schorr.
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Remote Controlled: ‘For the People’ and ‘Station 19’ Teams Talk About Joining Shondaland

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Emilia Wickstead Teams With Bodyism on Activewear Capsule Range

WICKSTEAD WORKS OUT: Emilia Wickstead is casting off her ladylike dresses and slipping on athletic garb in a new collaboration with Bodyism, the lifestyle, wellness and weight loss brand.
She has created a 13-piece line that includes leggings, sports bras, a jacket, a hoodie, sweatshirts, a crop top, a jumpsuit and a yoga mat in pastel pink and floral patterns. There are details such as ruches, zips, racer-backs and ribbed trims. The Sienna crop top, meanwhile, has a high neckline and long sleeves. Prices range from 80 pounds for a sports bra to 280 pounds for a jacket. The collection will be sold at Harrods and Selfridges and online at Net-a-porter and Bodyism.com.
“Exercise is such an integral part of so many women’s lives, and I wanted to approach activewear from a modern woman’s perspective,” said Wickstead of the collection, which launches on March 12. “I wanted to give my customer an activewear collection that is stylish, directional and unexpected, in keeping with our brand ethos. Health and fitness is also incredibly important to me personally, as is the confidence and empowerment that it lends to you everyday.”
Launched in 2006 by James Duigan, Bodyism is a wellness club in Europe and Asia.

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Silver warns tanking teams will be punished

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Celebrity Stylist Ilaria Urbinati Teams With Strong Suit

NEW YORK — Expect to see Armie Hammer sporting a black-and-white hopsack sport coat on a red carpet sometime soon.
The jacket is part of a collaboration between celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati and the Little Rock, Ark.-based Strong Suit that will be launching for spring.
The pair was introduced around two years ago by actress Cameron Richardson, and the result of that meeting will be a collection of men’s suits, sport coats and dress shirts under the Strong Suit by Ilaria Urbinati label that will launch at Nordstrom’s new men’s store slated to open in New York in April. The collection will also be carried at the retailer’s Melrose Place store in Los Angeles.
“Ilaria is genuinely looking for the best style for her clients,” said Jamie Davidson, founder and creative director of Strong Suit, which was purchased one year ago by Oxford Industries. “She cares about the substance of the clothes, not the branding. So I’m incredibly grateful that she decided to work with a little start-up from Little Rock.”
The negotiations with Nordstrom, which carries Strong Suit’s regular men’s collection at several stores, started over a year ago. But once they saw the collection, “they were totally on board with it,” he said.
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Report: NCAA teams, players ID’d in FBI probe

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Barnwell: Could Gruden clean house? Offseason moves to improve AFC West teams

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L’Exception Teams Up With Land Rover for Born Awards Fashion Prize

NEW PRIZE: French multibrand store L’Exception is teaming with the Land Rover Born awards. In their eighth edition, the awards promote design creativity across different industries.
The theme of the eighth edition of the award is “Peerless,” with the aim of awarding designers that bring functionality with aesthetic, in six categories this year: architecture, technology, home, fashion, sport and mobility.
The L’Exception prize will be granted to the fashion and accessories category.
Selected candidates will be invited to show their pieces at Milan Design Week, from April 12 to 22, alongside the winners from six other regions around the world, as part of a “world creativity summit.”
The contest is open for applications on born.com and l’exception.com, with registration closing on Feb. 28.
The Born awards aim to generate communication between designers across different disciplines and are open to both new and seasoned designers.
Born is an online platform connecting 75,000 designers and entrepreneurs.
L’Exception, founded by former Céline executive Régis Pennel, sells some 400 French brands online and in a store in the center of Paris fashioned as an extension of the digital sphere where customers can drink coffee and eat pastries.

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The Kooples Teams With PETA

French brand The Kooples, which pledged to transition to a fur-free brand in 2016, has teamed with PETA on a collaborative clutch bag.
The vegan leather style retails for $ 65, with all proceeds benefiting PETA.
Kooples global chief executive officer Nicolas Dreyfus said: “One day I received a call from PETA asking to sit down. They came to my office and showed me a video and said, ‘You have to stop using fur. You have a powerful name and a huge network, I’m sure you can help make it stop.’ I didn’t see that there was another option.”
In September 2016, the brand vowed to go fur-free and marked its first fur-free fall collection in 2017. “Our bestseller this season is a faux fur coat for women. It shows that people are ready to buy faux fur if the product is good and is of good quality,” he said.
“I don’t want to be proud of stopping to use fur, we are not the first one to do this and I hope we are not the last. I want the whole industry to follow the decision,” Dreyfus said. The trend toward going fur-free has been strengthening. In October 2018, Gucci pledged to go fur-free,

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Barnwell: How all 12 NFL playoff teams could change this offseason

In 2017, we saw eight new playoff teams in a 12-team field. Why? Because teams routinely look a heckuva lot different year-to-year. So here’s how the Saints, Rams, Titans, Patriots, Eagles, Chiefs and Steelers could change.
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Barnwell: Predicting 2018 Vegas win totals for all 32 NFL teams

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The crown of glory: How NHL teams reward their player of the game

Sometimes it’s a hat. Sometimes it’s a jacket. Other times, it’s a fighter pilot helmet, like the Jets have used. Which is to say that these things can get weird. Here are 10 of the most unique awards in use this season.
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Barnwell: Should NFL teams rest starters in Week 17? Cases for and against

Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger are among the Steelers stars who rested for the last game of the regular season. Should they be worried after watching the Rams lose at home? Bill Barnwell dug into recent history to find out.
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The biggest offseason need for all 32 teams

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Weekly Reader: Teams that will be buyers — or sellers — on the trade market

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Week 17 Power Rankings: All 32 teams vs. their projected win totals

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Power Rankings: Golden Knights surge to No. 2, plus each team’s secret superstar

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All the NFL quarterbacks who could change teams in 2018

Kirk Cousins is going to get paid. Alex Smith might land in the perfect spot. The 2018 offseason is shaping up to be a fascinating game of quarterback musical chairs. Bill Barnwell lays out the field of contestants.
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Ben Sherman Teams With Henry Holland on Capsule for Fall 2018

CALLING ON HENRY: Ben Sherman has teamed with Henry Holland on a capsule range for fall-winter 2018 to be showcased during Sherman’s runway show on Jan. 6 during London Fashion Week Men’s, WWD has learned.
The Ben Sherman x House of Holland 29-piece capsule collection features knitted polos, button-down shirts, T-shirts, jackets, denim, knitwear, trousers, tracksuits and coats. Ben Sherman creative director Mark Williams said the tie-in with Holland has added another layer of excitement to the offer.
“We believe it will appeal to a fashion-conscious consumer with an appetite for premium designer labels,” said Williams, adding that the capsule has a vibrant, colorful youthful approach.
Holland said he likes Sherman’s rich history in music and street culture. “The collection we have created together feels like the perfect reflection of our shared values and strength of spirit,” he said.

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Contender kryptonite: Biggest weaknesses on NFL’s top 14 teams

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Week 14 Power Rankings: Rookies who matter for all 32 teams

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Home-field advantage, pride, the future: What all 32 NFL teams are playing for

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Alberta Ferretti Teams With Luisa Via Roma on Holiday Sweater

MILAN — Say it with a sweater.
In keeping with the success of her Rainbow Week knits — the range of sweaters with the days of the week which made their debut on the brand’s pre-fall catwalk in January — Alberta Ferretti has developed a special style for the holiday season.
A red cashmere crewneck sweater showing the wording “Merry Christmas” in ivory-white will be sold in exclusive at luxury online fashion shopping destination luisaviaroma.com starting from Nov. 17 at noon.
The sweater, which will be available for women, men and children, will retail at 295 euros for the children’s version and at 440 euros for the adult option.
In the last few months, the Alberta Ferretti brand developed special editions of the Rainbow Week sweater, including a style celebrating fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni’s 30th birthday anniversary last May and the one created for Milanese retailer La Rinascente introduced last September during Milan Fashion Week.
 

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Belstaff Teams With the Bloodhound Project on Jacket and Sunglasses

NEED FOR SPEED: Belstaff has teamed with The Bloodhound Project on a limited-edition jacket and sunglasses.
The Bloodhound Project is aimed at building a car that can set a new World Land Speed record of 1,000 miles an hour. The Bloodhound SSC, in development since 2008, is a supersonic machine comprised of a Formula One car, jet and spaceship. It has been designed with a jet engine and a rocket.
It is set to make its first run in public at Cornwall Airport Newquay in England on Thursday and will be driven by Andy Green, the current land speed record holder, who set a world record in October 1997 where he and his Thrust SSC team traveled at 763.035 mph.
“Andy and the team are exposed to extreme conditions including sun, heat and sand,” said Belstaff’s creative director Delphine Ninous. “We had to look to create a UV-protective material that is breathable and durable, with low flammability. The fabric is a double-sided stretch cotton ensuring ease of movement. The sunglasses we developed with Imatta to ensure they are protective for the extreme desert conditions, with technologically advanced lenses.”
The four-pocket jacket features a stand-up collar, reflective detailing and a hidden orange hood. There is also a

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Bibhu Mohapatra Teams Up With HSN for ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

HSN and 20th Century Fox tapped designer Bibhu Mohapatra to create a capsule collection tied to the release of “Murder on the Orient Express,” the remake of the classic Agatha Christie novel premiering this week with a star-studded cast, including the film’s director Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley. Mohapatra will make his debut on a smaller screen tonight, to sell the capsule called Celeste by Bibhu he designed for the film tie-up at 9 p.m. on HSN.
Mohapatra was contacted several months ago about the project. “They came with a whole research package and said, ‘This is your project, and we want you to do it,’ because they followed my work,” said Mohapatra, who is based in New York but was born in India, and launched his eveningwear-based collection in 2009. “They thought that, given the story and the time it’s set in, I would be a good person to come up with the capsule collection inspired by the movie and its characters. It’s beautifully cast and beautifully done. And the best part is they shared their entire research for the film and costume and art direction.”
The limited-edition collection includes a faux-fur cape and stoles,

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Nicole Miller Teams With Puppies Behind Bars for Limited-Edition Dog Accessories

OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE: Nicole Miller has linked with Puppies Behind Bars, an organization that teaches inmates to train service dogs for wounded war veterans, and canines for explosives detection for law enforcement. Most of the puppies enter the prison when they are eight weeks old and remain there for 24 months. To help spread the word about the group’s efforts, the designer has created a $ 40 dog bowl and a $ 20 phone case with all of the proceeds going to Puppies Behind Bars. Miller will host an event for the group on Oct. 17 in her SoHo flagship. Dogs from Puppies Behind Bars will be on hand, and guests are welcome to bring their own dogs as well.
Miller initially collaborated with the nonprofit years ago, creating dog collars for the organization. She also had an honorary dog at one point and the inmate who was training the dog wrote to her periodically to tell her about its progress. “The inmates train the dogs, which I think is fantastic therapy for the inmates. But apparently, my dog was not very happy about being locked up. So after he was there a year they took him out because he was

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Gucci Teams with Artist ‘Unskilled Worker’ for Capsule Collection

NEVER ENOUGH: Gucci is reinforcing its bond with emerging artists via yet another collaboration.
The fashion house has teamed with British artist Helen Downie, known under the moniker of Unskilled Worker, on a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, silk and accessories.
The 40 items – which include printed dresses, bomber jackets, GG Marmont shoulder bags, Princetown mules and Ace sneakers, among others items – feature Downie’s naïve artwork, which is mainly a combination of portraits and floral motifs designed with energetic colors and a witty, playful twist.

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Coming in dedicated packaging, for the first time the collection will be available simultaneously worldwide, launching exclusively on the brand’s online store on Oct. 11.
The launch will be supported through Gucci’s digital channels and the hashtag #unskilledworker, in addition to specific promotional activities including the creation of new art walls, fly posters and outdoor banners in key cities such as Milan, London, New York, Paris and Shanghai.
Gucci’s relationship with Unskilled Worker dates back to 2015, when the label’s creative director Alessandro Michele discovered her work on Instagram and invited her to take part in an art exhibition in Shanghai’s Minsheng Art Museum.

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Nars Teams With Refinery 29 on London Art Exhibition

POWER LAUNCH: Nars is taking a new, more modern approach to marketing its latest lip product, Powermatte Lip Pigment.
The cosmetics brand has teamed with the digital publishing platform Refinery 29 to host an art exhibition in London called “PowerMouth,” spotlighting the works of five female artists. The participating artists, which include Daantje Bons, Natalia Stuyk, Romily Alice, Shae DeTar and Vanessa Kisuule have explored ideas such as self-expression and power through a range of mediums, from photography to live installations and portraiture.
Some of the photography features close-ups of female lips, which fittingly highlight the new Nars lip range, while live installations range from poetry projections to “an interactive activity wall,” where guests are encouraged to leave their own message by kissing, drawing or writing on translucent colored sheets from the Powermatte palette.

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“The exhibition includes a mirror box that showcases Natalia Stuyk’s work. As part of this installation, the audience will come across a wall where people can leave powerful messages and words of inspiration over two days — the responses left will then become their own piece of art, and a central focus to the exhibition,” said Kirsty Hathaway, Refinery 29’s executive branded content director in

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Amazon Fashion Europe Teams With Nicopanda on Capsule Collection

SEE NOW, PRIME LATER: Amazon Fashion Europe has teamed with Nicopanda on a unisex streetwear capsule range that launches on Sept. 16, and will be available to purchase immediately after the spring 2018 show, WWD has learned.
Nicola Formichetti, the Italian-Japanese creative director known for his work with Diesel and Uniqlo, will stage the label’s runway show at the e-commerce giant’s European Fashion Photography Studio in Hoxton during London Fashion Week.
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Formichetti touted the company’s “fast delivery and selection” and said he’s excited to join with it. “True to Nicopanda’s DNA, the collection is unisex with an international street-culture aesthetic,” said designer Nicola Formichetti. “Each piece includes signature Nicopanda graphic motifs and a bold color palette.”
The six-piece streetwear collection is comprised of a bomber, a hoodie, leggings, a long-sleeve T-shirt, a scarf and a clutch bag done in a palette of navy, red and pink. Prices range from 50 pounds for leggings to 200 pounds for a bomber jacket. It can be purchased from Amazon’s five fashion stores in Europe and on the Amazon Prime Now app in London as well as on amazon.co.uk.
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Renzo Rosso Teams With Andrea Bocelli for a Charity Project

MILAN — Italian entrepreneur Renzo Rosso — founder of Diesel and of the OTB Group — and tenor Andrea Bocelli have joined forces and pledged their respective foundations in a charity project. The Only the Brave Foundation and Andrea Bocelli Foundation will rebuild the “Giacomo Leopardi” school in Sarnano, a historic Medieval town located in the region of Marche. The building and the area around it were deeply affected by the earthquake that hit central Italy last August.
“We wanted to help…for a long time now,” Rosso said. “Our philosophy is to follow the initiatives we support from the beginning till the end guaranteeing the respect of timing and investments,” he added, mentioning the restoration of Ponte di Rialto bridge in Venice in 2013 as an example.
Bocelli sounded confident about the success of the project, also considering the previous initiatives his foundation has been involved in since 2011, such as the construction of five other schools in five years.
The restoration work of Sarnano’s school has already been planned and will be started in the upcoming days.

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Trump Administration’s ‘Alternative Facts’ Inspires Baseball Team’s Pig Mascot Name

Kellyanne Conway’s comment on “alternative facts” has already gone down in political folklore.

It’s now being further preserved in the shape of Minnesota baseball team The St. Paul Saints’ new pig mascot — which it has named Alternative Fats, the Star Tribune reports.

The porker follows previous pigs Little Red Porkette, Stephen Colboar, Boarack Ohama, Kim Lardashian, Kevin Bacon, and Mackleboar as the side’s lucky charm.

Club officials revealed its new mascot’s name via a statement online Wednesday, which itself was packed with what are undoubtedly also alternative facts.

Alternative Fats will enter the field each game like no other pig before him, with a white ground covering draped from his mansion-style pigpen to home plate for the billions of Saints fans to shower him with love and admiration,” it read.

“Alternative Fats will be so HUUUUGE it will make all other pigs jealous,” the press release continued, before claiming the swine would “go down in the pantheon of the greatest mascot names in the history of sports.”

Other suggestions not to make the cut included Boar’d of Trump, Ham Jong Un and Pigimir Putin.

Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s advisers, initially made the comment in January while defending White House press secretary Sean Spicer to NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press.”

The Saints have also spoofed that encounter with this YouTube video:

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Blushington Teams With Tucker by Gaby Basora for All-Day Trunk Show

UPTOWN GABFEST: Women buzzing by Blushington’s Upper East Side location Thursday had the added bonus of checking out spring styles from Tucker by Gaby Basora, and meeting the designer.
“The Sugar Detox” author Brooke Alpert was one of the 40 women who picked up a blouse during the all-day trunk show. Having gone from having a lot of wholesale accounts to being largely direct-to-customers, Basora said events such as the one at Blushington are “really great since people have been e-mailing inquiring where they might be able to try things on and feel the fabrics. We’ve been having a nice turnout doing little collaborations with people that we adore.”
As one brand owned by Resonance’s Lawrence D. Lenihan and Joseph Ferrara, Basora’s company is based in the West 28th Street building that once housed The Tunnel nightclub. The designer plans to use the facility’s bleacher seating for readings and other special events that will include a shopping element. With many people short on free time, it can be difficult to find time for both, Basora said.
Having recently attended a Women in Innovation Forum where BareMinerals’ founder Leslie Blodgett was among the speakers, Basora said, “It’s an interesting time right now with people

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Mytheresa.com Teams With Miu Miu on Capsule, Fashion Film

SHARK TALES: In retailers’ ongoing battle for exclusivity and newness, Mytheresa.com is partnering with Miu Miu to launch an exclusive capsule collection for spring 2017.
The line, a colorful concoction of Miu Miu signatures, features ready-to-wear, as well as handbags and footwear, and will land at Mytheresa.com on April 26. Focusing on bright prints and girly embellishments, the capsule captures the playful spirit that is Prada’s sister label’s signature.
Among the standouts are the brand’s popular ballet flats and slides updated in pastel-hued shearling, and trousers and shirts done in bright floral or polka dot prints.
To introduce the new collection, the Munich-based e-tailer has teamed with Danny Sangra, a Central Saint Martin’s graduate and established director, artist and illustrator, to produce a short film called “Shark.”

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In line with Miuccia Prada’s flair for drama, the two-minute short features two female protagonists sharing their life experiences in a swimming pool. Dressed in matching brightly colored, embellished sweaters and Sixties-inspired printed skirts, one shares her wish to become a synchronized swimmer, while the other is afraid of water due to a past experience with a shark.
They then perform a swimming choreography outside the pool, clad in printed midi-dresses and floral swimming

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Elie Saab Plans Three-Day ‘Maison’ for Brides, Monique Lhuillier Teams With Essie

FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE: Spring is prime time for weddings and this month designers seem more enthusiastic about the bridal season, too.
Christian Siriano Bridal launched the biannual event with showroom appointments on April 13. Other well-known names will be back with runway shows, including Reem Acra, who will stage a 10th anniversary show at Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship today. The designer will also present gowns inspired by the Tiffany style and glamour.
Peter Langner is also celebrating a milestone — the company’s 25th anniversary — at the Hudson Mercantile Annex 38. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia will present their first bridal collection for Oscar de la Renta at the Morgan Library & Museum on Friday morning. Later that day Monique Lhuillier will be staging her show at L’Oreal’s Hudson Yards address. Models on the designer’s runway will also be showing off the new essie Gel Couture Bridal Beauty Collection by Lhuillier.
Another highlight in the lineup Friday night will be Carolina Herrera’s show, on which Wes Gordon consulted. Viktor & Rolf Mariage is a newcomer to the roster, as is Berta, which will debut at The Plaza April 21, and Randy Fenoli at Kleinfeld the night before. Other newcomers include

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Kenneth Cole Teams With Aloe Blacc on Find Your Bold Campaign

Kenneth Cole is searching for the next big thing in music.
The designer, along with his fragrance licenser Parlux, has teamed with recording artist Aloe Blacc and Indaba Music for the “Find Your Bold” campaign. “Find Your Bold” is a talent search to discover up-and-coming musicians — the grand-prize-winner will collaborate with Blacc on a new original track.
The campaign is designed to bolster visibility and sales for Black Bold, Cole’s latest fragrance that was released last year.
“The program is very authentic for Kenneth Cole because he is so supportive of the arts — he works very hard on the board of Sundance [Film Festival], and he’s a great philanthropist,” said Donald J. Loftus, president of Parlux Fragrances Ltd. “In line with that, he’s going to help a young artist realize his dream in a great creative process.”
The track, to be recorded in Blacc’s studio, will be released on iTunes and Spotify, along with a music video on Blacc’s YouTube channel. Kenneth Cole Fragrances will also grant the winner a $ 5,000 gift to further pursue the arts.

Submissions for the contest close on May 10, and entries will be reviewed and selected by Blacc and Cole.
Loftus noted campaigns of this nature have boosted

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Sacai Teams With Linda Farrow on See-Now-Buy-Now Range

NEW VISION: In a first for both companies, luxury eyewear label Linda Farrow has collaborated with Sacai on the launch of a see-now-buy-now line of sunglasses.
The collection made its debut on the runway at Sacai’s fall show and was available moments later on Net-a-porter.com.
Designer Chitose Abe applied her signature technique of cutting and splicing pieces to create interesting hybrids for four classic eyewear shapes. She re-created classic aviators and round and square-framed sunglasses by fusing sleek, silver metal frames with acetate ones, in a palette of navy, black and white.

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“I like to play with the most authentic, pure form of a product and to find ways to create something new and unexpected that still feels real,” said Abe. “My goal was to create sunglasses that I’d personally love to wear.”
All styles retail for 285 pounds, or $ 435.

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Sacai has been increasingly focusing on expanding its accessories offer over the last few seasons. A footwear collaboration with Pierre Hardy also made its debut on the fall runway, while the brand’s handbag line — a project Abe works on with British accessories maven Katie Hillier — made its debut last October at Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman and Colette.

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SoulCycle Teams With Free City for Apparel Collab

The ath-leisure trend of 2016 is still going strong and one of the originators of the wear-your-gym-clothes-to-brunch ethos is staking further claim into the category with a new collaboration.
SoulCycle, the cult indoor cycling studio is debuting its latest apparel collection with Free City on Dec. 9. The 10-piece collection includes zip-up hoodies in cool washed, long-sleeved shirts with graphic detail, two muscle tanks, both cropped and regular sweatpants, and a hooded silver anorak with fake fur detail. Pricing starts at $ 68 for the tank and goes up to $ 385 for the coat on soul-cycle.com.
This is the first-time SoulCycle has partnered with Free City. SoulCycle tapped into the burgeoning workout culture, and began building out its apparel business three years ago with an eponymous line. The line is incredibly popular among its riders. The firm has previously collaborated with Ramy Brook, Shopbop, Milly by Michelle Smith and the CFDA. Earlier this year, the fitness firm partnered with Target on a 10-city tour featuring three-day weekend events taught by certified SoulCycle instructors. The Target collaboration also included a Target x SoulCycle pop-up shop with specialized merch.
The company is expanding in several directions. In September, SoulCycle launched its first-ever men’s fitness apparel line.

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Esquire Teams With Macy’s on Men’s Jewelry Collection

Esquire is trying out additional revenue streams.
The Hearst-owned magazine has launched a men’s jewelry line that’s available exclusively at more than 500 Macy’s stores nationwide and at macys.com.
The line, which was developed in partnership with SHR Jewelry Group, includes more than 70 pieces that are divided into four categories: day, evening, work and sport and adventure. The assortment retails from $ 50 to $ 1,500.
To bring an editorial touch to the collection, each piece will come with a style guide from Esquire editors explaining what the piece is made of and offering styling suggestions.
“Esquire’s reputation as a known fashion authority enables us to bring a unique and stylish point of view to men’s jewelry,” notes Glen Ellen Brown, vice president of Hearst Brand Development. “The collection’s accessibility and versatility help men look good without looking like they’re trying. SHR and Macy’s are fantastic partners who understand the Esquire sensibility and its appeal.”
This isn’t Esquire’s first foray into product. In September, the brand partnered with Farouk Systems Inc. on The Esquire Ultimate Grooming Collection, which is available in professional salons. In 2013 it introduced a shirt and tie collection at Men’s Wearhouse, which still exists, and there’s the Manhattan barrel-finished cocktail the brand created

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Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016We’ve gone nearly an entire year without new episodes of Doctor Who, if you can believe it. But worry no more–the Doctor is back with a brand new Christmas Special to tide you over until…

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The Art of Coaching Teams

The Art of Coaching Teams


The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures-and there’s no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You’ll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you’ll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the “getting organized” process. Just as importantly, you’ll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You’ll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. Inside these pages you’ll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team’s emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.

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Manager’s Guide To Virtual Teams

Manager’s Guide To Virtual Teams


A hands-on guide for managing people and projects working from home, on the road, or in client sites.

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Carolina Herrera Teams With Mytheresa.com for Capsule Collection

Even after 35 years in business, Carolina Herrera is still all about ingenuity.
With that in mind, the designer will use Danny Sangra’s short film titled, “Something Unpredictable,” to launch a limited-edition capsule collection with Mytheresa.com.
Kat Clements headlines what is supposed to be a mockumentary of a fashion film that was shot at the Elyx House in the Hollywood Hills. The Mytheresa.com x Carolina Herrera capsule collection will make its debut May 10 on the e-tailer’s site.
Clements also makes an appearance in “Goldbricks In Bloom,” the feature film Sangra wrote and directed. Due out in September, the movie also features Zosia Mamet, Waris Ahluwalia and Jake Hoffman. The Central Saint Martins-trained Sangra has created a social satire about the rise and fall of a New York painter amidst a self-obsessed group of disenchanted young creatives. He is also working on another short film for Mytheresa with Balenciaga.
Herrera drew upon her heritage for the capsule collection for the e-tailer. In doing so, she wanted to evoke the essence and craftsmanship of her New York atelier and more specifically to reflect the vibrant spirit of her first runway show in 1981. Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, C.Z. Guest and Diana Vreeland were among the

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New York-based Fancy Teams With Hermès

NEW YORK — With Carlos Slim Domit, Kering and Ashton Kutcher among its investors, Fancy has a new tie to the world of luxury — a limited collaboration with Hermès.
The SoHo-based shopping app clued in some of its 10 million-plus global shoppers to three customized Hermès finds — the Kick, $ 780 men’s slip-on sport shoes with an Hermès print; the Nautilus, a $ 1,670 caplets pen, and Le Flaneur d’Hermès, an $ 11,900 carbon bicycle with leather accents. The Hermès for Fancy selection is meant to relay Hermès’ “timeless, yet contemporary aesthetic and Fancy’s dedication to offering premium, unique products from around the world,” according to an Hermès-approved post on Fancy’s blog.
“Fancy is a great way for Hermès to test a presence on a social e-commerce platform,” said Caroline Watchorn, Hermès’ digital development director.
To tout the trio of products, Fancy developed a parallax animation video that allows shoppers to control the direction of the bicycle. “We set out to create a fun and engaging experience around these products,” said Joseph Einhorn, Fancy’s chief executive officer. “We are grateful to Hermès for their willingness to try something new with us.”
One of Fancy’s other potentially sizable initiatives will be the opening of a 20,000-square-foot

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