The Look Book for Target’s 20th Anniversary Collection Is Here

Target is giving shoppers a peek at its upcoming 20th anniversary collection. The retailer sent shoppers into a frenzy when it announced it was tapping into its archives and reproducing over 300 items from its past designer collaborations, many of which sold out immediately upon release. Now, the brand has revealed all the styles for the upcoming collection. On Thursday, Target posted the campaign for the collection on its Instagram account, which shows the designers themselves posing alongside models dressed in their designs. View this post on Instagram Celebrating 20 years of Design for All! Anniversary Collection drops in-store and online 9/14. Link in bio to explore. Follow @Target20 for more. #Target20 A post shared by Target (@target) on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:14am PDT The look book revisits Target’s fashion designer collections over the last 20 years, including its first collaboration in 1999 with Michael Graves — a homeware collection — and its latest collaboration in 2018 with British lifestyle brand Hunter. The upcoming anniversary collection — which hits stores on Sept. 14 and is available for pre-order on Sept. 3 — includes other collaborations with designers like Zac Posen, Anna Sui, Missoni, Phillip Lim, Rodarte, Jason Wu and Lilly Pulitzer,

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For That Special Day: Karen Walker Creates Bridal Collection

Just as every bride has a story — or more likely 100 stories — designer Karen Walker wants to be part of that narrative with a new bridal collection. The Auckland, New Zealand-based designer has created an assortment of wedding-day styles, after years of customers requesting bridal dresses or outfits. Until now, the timing never felt right, Walker said. But that did not deter many from buying various Karen Walker designs to wear for their big day. “But they had never been designed specifically for that intent,” she explained. Now there are 12 bespoke dresses, four bespoke suits and two off-the-rack dresses “for those wanting to elope,” Walker said. Retail prices range from $ 950 to $ 3,500 and are sold through the new bridal shop in her Auckland boutique and online store. Bespoke shoppers can work directly with her team that includes patternmakers, tailors and other specialists in her atelier or via e-mail, FaceTime or other means. Fittings and creating toiles are all part of the package. Such procedures have been put to use for six international high-profile clients over the past 12 months. That roster included former First Lady Michelle Obama, who needed a suit for her “Becoming” book tour. Walker said,

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DKNY, NFL Partner on Sport Collection

The NFL will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season and DKNY is doing its part to help the league celebrate. The brand is creating an exclusive DKNY Sport collection for women that will be co-branded with the logos of all 31 teams. The line offers street-style-worthy, feminine looks that were created as an alternative to the loose-fitting jerseys that have become de rigeur among fans. This collection will offer puffer coats, sneaker dresses, classic leggings and cropped hoodies, all co-branded with the logos of the team. Beginning in October, the line will be expanded to include sweatshirts, jackets and vests. Prices range from $ 40 for T-shirts to $ 150 for outerwear. The DKNY x NFL collection will be available beginning this month at Macy’s, select stadiums and on the DKNY, NFL and Fanatics web sites. Earlier this year, DKNY offered a similar sports-inspired collection for Major League Baseball. That was part of a push by Fanatics, the largest global retailer of licensed sports merchandise, to focus on more-upscale brands. The collection comes as a result of a licensing deal between DKNY and the NFL.

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Rodarte Presents Eighties-Themed Capsule Collection at L.A. Roller Disco Party

It was an Eighties-themed night seemingly off the set of “Stranger Things” inside Milk Studios on Thursday in Los Angeles, where Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy showcased a limited-edition capsule collection. “We wanted something that spoke to nostalgia a little bit, but also felt of-the-moment,” shared Laura of the event, a collaboration with IMG’s Made and Mastercard. Neon lights filled the room, which featured a see-now-buy-now Fred Segal Sunset pop-up in the style of a romanticized teenage bedroom. The line of T-shirts, selling for $ 150 each, and sweatshirts for $ 280 — with “Radarte” written across the front — is a collaboration with artist Mari Eastman and sold exclusively at the retail store starting today until Aug. 14. “Made approached us and said that they were going to do a series of projects where they want you to unite with an artist,” said Laura prior to the presentation, which had models strutting around a makeshift roller-skating rink. “We immediately thought, ‘Oh, this is an amazing opportunity to work with an artist that we admire,’ and we’ve known Mari for years. She’s an amazing painter and professor. Everything was very organic, and it was just a step-by-step process of doing something that was heartfelt

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Wolk Morais Collection 8 Film Uses Old Hollywood Inspiration, New Hollywood Models

“Our favorite look is not here because it’s with Cate Blanchett,” says Brian Wolk during a walk-through of his new Wolk Morais collection designed with Claude Morais, at the duo’s Hollywood bungalow home-studio.
The designers’ love affair with Los Angeles continues with their eighth collection — spring 2020 — debuting in a short film format, and inspired by a mood board full of old Hollywood screen and wardrobe test images starring Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sharon Tate, Marlon Brando and more.
“We’ve been using Los Angeles as our muse, backdrop and scenic inspiration and we felt it was time to speak the language of the city,” says Wolk, referencing previous collections, one shown at Hollywood’s historic Yamashiro Japanese restaurant, another inspired by California’s mid-century “California Cool” art movement, another by its private school-going “teenage bourgeoisie.” “Also, it was really fun to cast…we got to call all of our crazy eccentric friends and get them to participate,” he said of the short film’s lineup of Lydia Hearst, Moon Unit Zappa, Aimee Garcia, Rebecca Walker, Monica Abanonu and more.
While many may associate Los Angeles fashion with streetwear or rock ‘n’ roll, the Wolk Morais designers have been zeroing in on tailoring as a specialty,

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Rodarte Teaming With Made for Capsule Collection, L.A. Party

Rodarte is throwing a summer party with the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs on Aug. 1 in Los Angeles.
The Eighties-themed concert bash is being held in collaboration with Made and Mastercard to celebrate a new capsule collection of “Radarte” pieces incorporating artwork by Los Angeles-based painter Mari Eastman, which will be sold at L.A.’s Fred Segal beginning Aug. 2. The event is expected to draw 300 guests, including friends of Kate and Laura Mulleavy, models, celebrities and fashion notables from the Endeavor agency roster. (The designers are represented by the talent agency, which also owns Made.)
“We are so excited to make these T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring artwork by artist Mari Eastman. We are such fans of her body of work,” the Mulleavys said in a statement of the capsule, which will also incorporate blockchain technology developed by Mastercard.
“Mastercard is happy to be a part of this collaboration. We will address the 94 percent of supply chain leaders who think digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains for the better with the unveiling of a technology that will help consumers explore the journey of the product and shop with confidence,” said a company statement from Mastercard.
“Fred Segal is at the forefront of retail

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Agnona Marks Eternals Collection With New York Dinner

On Wednesday evening, Italian sportswear label Agnona held a private dinner with Bergdorf Goodman to mark the release of its essentials collection — a new range of four-figure wardrobe basics devised by creative director Simon Holloway.
The Waverly Inn’s garden room, with its translucent ceiling, provided dinner guests with a private, cozy viewing of the lightning storm that was covering New York. Poppy Delevingne, the collection’s spokesmodel, turned up in a camel cashmere suit just after the rain began. “It’s warm,” she said of the finely spun goat hair fibers cocooning her in heat-wave temperatures. In the more moderate climate of her native London, however, the model uses Agnona to “wrap myself up and be like a glowworm, which I love.”
Holloway said Eternals was devised as “a very elevated line of tailored clothing, pillars for every wardrobe in navy, black, camel, flannel gray and rosewood — essential pieces that are easy for women to wrap into their lives.” The collection’s suiting, loungewear and knits are meant to appeal to a lifestyle-in-motion — a woman who floats between travel, career and family life.
Holloway, who joined Agnona in 2015, was excited to report that “since joining the company, I’ve seen the [client] age

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Taco Bell Is Making a Sunglasses Collection

Taco lovers can now take their obsession to the next level — with Taco Bell sunglasses.
The American fast-food chain is teaming with Diff Charitable Eyewear for a capsule collection launching Friday that takes inspiration from many signature elements from Taco Bell, including its signature bell logo and its packets of hot sauce.
The five-piece collection offers kitschy updates on Diff Eyewear’s most popular styles, like the brand’s Luka visor-like style, which features the word “hot” branded over each lens. The style is also in an ombré yellow to red color scheme and includes a flame motif on the frame.
Also included are versions of the brand’s Sawyer style, including reading glasses that have cartoonish illustrations of tacos and hot sauce packets on its translucent frame and a black-frame version with the orange flame design seen throughout the collection.
The collaboration will be available on Diff Eyewear’s web site and at The Bell Hotel, Taco Bell’s upcoming, limited-time resort in Palm Springs, Calif., opening in August. Purchases of the styles will come with taco-shaped cases and a cleaning cloth that resembles a hot sauce packet.
The collection includes sunglasses, reading glasses and blue light glasses and retails for $ 85 to $ 95. As part of Diff

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Fila to Introduce Explore Collection, Blending Sports and Style

Fila is heading to the mountains, the woods and the canyons for its newest collection. The company has created Explore, a limited-edition assortment of footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women that will have a soft launch at ComplexCon in Chicago this weekend.
To support the launch, Fila will open experiential pop-up stores in SoHo in New York, in Los Angeles and in several other cities around the world on July 26.
The genesis of the collection dates to 1978 when mountaineer, adventurer and explorer Reinhold Messner was the first to summit Mount Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen dressed in high-tech Fila gear.
While Explore is inspired by this feat and the brand’s outdoor heritage in skiing, hiking and trekking, the collection is “not so literal, but is more fashion-driven,” according to Louis W. Colon 3rd, Fila North America’s vice president of heritage and trend. So it’s better suited to hanging out at a festival than hiking the Appalachian Trail.
He said many customers still think of Fila as a tennis or basketball brand, but it has a rich history in other outdoor sports as well and the new collection is intended “to get customers to explore the brand more. There are tons

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Fendi to Launch Capsule Collection With Jackson Wang

MILAN — Fendi is launching a capsule collection in collaboration with singer and songwriter Jackson Wang, who is also the house’s brand ambassador in China.
Realized under the creative direction of Silvia Venturini Fendi, the capsule is marked by the black color and the tone-on-tone FF logo — used all over or in the form of a band — and shows a “Fendi Team Wang” logo. In addition to a selection of ready-to-wear pieces, including a formal suit and more easy jumpers and T-shirts and pants, the collection comprises a black leather Baguette bag with the FF logo in velvet embroidered on the frontal flap, a clutch and a chenille baseball hat, as well as running sneakers and slide sandals with an innovative air sole.
Black velvet and chenille are the main materials.
 
 

Jackson Wang wearing the capsule. 
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The Fendi x Jackson Wang capsule will launch in 33 select Fendi boutiques and on fendi.cn starting from July 20. To mark the launch of the capsule, on July 21 Wang will hold a concert in Chengdu at the Play House Club.
Also, a playful panda installation called Fendidi, designed with artist Oscar Wang, will stand at the entrance of Shamao Street at Chengdu IFS July

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Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods Sell Sneaker Collection in Private Sale

The Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods sneaker auction took a surprising turn Wednesday morning when they revealed that 99 of the 100 sneakers on auction had been privately acquired by entrepreneur and collector Miles Nadal for $ 850,000.
The online-only auction of 100 rare and limited-edition sneakers from Stadium Goods’ Trophy Case, the sneaker purveyor’s collection of rare and coveted footwear, began on July 11, and included rare styles spanning decades such as the 1972 Nike Moon Shoe, Virgil Abloh’s MCA Chicago Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers, and the one-of-one pair of Chanel x Pharrell x Adidas NMD sneakers for Karl Lagerfeld. Nadal acquired all of the sneakers except for the Moon Shoe that Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods decided to keep on auction.
“We wanted everyone to have a chance at that,” said Sotheby’s global head of ecommerce Noah Wunsch. “We’ve had a number of clients reach out.”
Wunsch said that it is rare for a client to contact Sotheby’s directly. The conversation with Nadal began shortly after the auction went live, and they spoke with consignors before the sale. “I could not have predicted that this would happen,” he said. “I think it’s a fantastic outcome. It speaks to this category, how

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Rag & Bone’s Mashed-up Men’s Spring Collection

Marcus Wainwright is feeling twisted these days.
For the spring men’s collection, Wainwright, the founder and chief brand officer of Rag & Bone, “mashed things up” by taking the brand’s key pieces and updating them to appeal to a street and sports fan.
Wainwright said the collection just returned to New York after being shown to buyers in Europe, where it received a strong reception from retailers.
“Our men’s business is really strong,” he said. “Men’s in general is having a prolonged moment and ours is very stable and growing nicely.”
But what customers were clamoring for, he said, was “more fashion.” Not over-the-top trendy items, but pieces that “push the line and the tenets of the brand,” he said.
So for spring Wainwright answered the call by designing “a more twisted Rag & Bone,” he said during a walkthrough of the line at the company’s Meatpacking District showroom in Manhattan. “Every season we go back to workwear, British tailoring and military references but we’re also bringing in sports elements.”
Case in point: part of the spring offering was “very loosely inspired by tennis from the 1920s onward,” Wainwright said, pointing to a collection of sweaters with V-neck ribbing and other details specific to the sport.
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Hollywood Stylist Karla Welch Designs Summer Collection for Express

Super-stylist Karla Welch is bringing her Hollywood magic to the masses once again, this time at Express.
The celebrity wardrobe architect for Tracee Ellis Ross, Busy Phillips, Elisabeth Moss, Cleo Wade, Justin Bieber and more is teaming with the retailer on a 20-piece capsule collection of everyday summer basics with a twist in neutral hues, including oversize linen boyfriend blazers (“shoulder pads are back” she says); mechanic’s jumpsuits; tie-dye cropped Ts; men’s wear-inspired shirts; clear sequin-coated boxing shorts; off-shoulder eyelet lace shifts, and high-waist Latex miniskirts. Launching July 17 in sizes 00 to 18, the Express x Karla collection is priced $ 19.90 to $ 128, and will be sold at select stores and online.
“I actually hate summer dressing, that’s how I went into this. But this is who I am and what I want to wear. I wanted to keep it really limited and small and just what you need,” said Welch, an L.A. fashion fixture known as much for her tomboyish personal style and democratic-leaning political Instagram posts as for her red-carpet finesse.
[In Hollywood], “red carpets are massive fashion moments. But for every woman out there and every guy, every day is a fashion moment and it feels great to like

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Sotheby’s Paris to Auction Private Collection of Vintage Martin Margiela

TREASURE TROVE: As prices for vintage soar, demand for one designer’s work shows no sign of flagging: Sotheby’s Paris said Tuesday that it would hold an exhibition and online auction this fall dedicated to Martin Margiela.
Nearly 220 items of clothing and accessories from a private collection will go under the hammer between Sept. 19 and Oct. 1. Among the top lots is a men’s vest assembled from playing cards from Maison Martin Margiela’s Artisanal collection. One of only five of its kind, it is estimated to fetch between 8,000 euros and 10,000 euros.

A waistcoat made with playing cards from Maison Martin Margiela’s spring 2006 Artisanal collection. 
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Among the other rare items offered for sale are down coats from fall 1999, a linen jacket from the Stockman collection of spring 1997, and a top made of bow ties, also from the Artisanal line. The items will be on show from Sept. 20 to 25, coinciding with Paris Fashion Week.
Coming on the heels of two major Paris retrospectives last year — at the Palais Galliera fashion museum and Les Arts Décoratifs — the sale coincides with a double anniversary: the birth of Maison Martin Margiela in 1989 and the departure of its reclusive

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Montblanc and Bape Team on Accessories Collection

Montblanc is courting streetwear aficionados with a new collaboration collection with A Bathing Ape, launching soon at select Montblanc and Bape stores and their respective web sites.
The limited-edition accessories capsule features Tokyo-based Bape’s signature camouflage pattern and Montblanc branding on a portfolio, slim document case, bifold wallet and 1-pen pouch. The products retail between $ 235 and $ 995.
“We were looking for a collaborative partner to apply their DNA onto ours,” explained Montblanc creative director Zaim Kamal. “We reached out to Bape and they were happy about this collaboration. We can speak of Bape as a maison, because they have the same idea of detailing and excellence.”
Kamal had been a longtime fan and supporter of Bape and was introduced to the brand years ago when he was living in London. As a “child of the Eighties and Nineties” and “admirer of the Harajuku style,” he was drawn to the brand’s “new expression of streetwear” with “an otaku spin.” After connecting in Tokyo, the two brands set the project in motion.
“The Japan Montblanc team reached out to us. It was our great pleasure and the entire team was thrilled,” said Go Miyazaki, Bape’s GM of marketing. “We have successfully partnered up with many

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Wrangler Introduces Rooted Collection Sourced, Created in America

Wrangler is expanding its sustainability efforts with the launch of its new Rooted Collection.
The Greensboro, N.C.-based brand is working with local farmers to create the line of jeans and T-shirts from cotton that has been grown, milled, cut and sewn in the U.S.
The Rooted Collection features five state-specific pairs of men’s jeans: the Alabama Jean, the Georgia Jean, the North Carolina Jean, the Tennessee Jean and the Texas Jean. The cotton used for each is sourced from a family farm in each state. The design, trim and patch details of each style are unique and feature the state’s silhouette and other embellishments. The collection will also include two T-shirt designs for each state, as well as two national designs.
“Connection to community and taking care of land are hallmarks of Western culture,” said Tom Waldron, president of Wrangler. “The Wrangler Rooted Collection reflects our commitment to strengthening local communities and supporting U.S. farmers. Equally important, the introduction of this collection aligns with our goal to continually improve the environmental performance and traceability of our products.”
The family farms supplying cotton for the Rooted Collection are the first five growers identified within the Wrangler Science and Conservation program, which “advocates for land stewardship

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Rachel Zoe Creates Home Collection for Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen

Rachel Zoe has partnered with Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen for her first home decor collaboration.
The collection, which will be for the holiday season only, will launch in September. It will be available online at potterybarnkids.com and potterybarnteen.com. Price points aren’t available yet.
The Rachel Zoe for Pottery Barn Kids and Teen Collections, inspired by her dream childhood and teen bedrooms, encompass decor and accessories for the nursery, bedroom and playroom. Categories include bedding, pillows and rugs, as well as furniture, lighting, wall accessories, storage and giftables. The Pottery Barn Kids Collection includes animal prints and soft pastels in blush pink and ivory. The Rachel Zoe for Pottery Barn Teen Collection features such elements such as sequins and metallics.
Zoe, who is very involved in the design, will support the collection via social media and traditional media, as well as participate in the collection photo shoot.
This is the first time that Zoe has designed a home collection.
Allison Spampanato, senior vice president, product development at Pottery Brand Kids and Pottery Barn Teen, said, “We are inspired to collaborate with Rachel because she makes glamour look effortless, warm and inviting.  To work with her on a Pottery Barn Kids and a Pottery

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Scary Chic: Jeremy Scott Shows Monster Moschino Collection at Universal Studios Hollywood

In the era of fashion-as-entertainment, it’s amazing it took this long for a designer to stage a full-fledged runway extravaganza at an actual Hollywood studio.
Jeremy Scott did just that Friday night in Los Angeles, bringing a monster of a Moschino Resort collection to Universal Studios’ eerily blissful suburban Americana stand-in used for “Leave it To Beaver,” “The Munsters” and “Desperate Housewives.”
It was the culmination of a lifelong dream for the designer, who has ambitions to make a film of his own one day a la Tom Ford, and remembered the first time he visited Universal Studios from Kansas City at age 13 in typical aw-shucks fashion: “We stayed at the Sheraton. I was with my family, and I told the other people in the hot tub I was going to be a famous star one day…I didn’t really think I was going to be a fashion star.”
The show was scripted from the moment guests entered the gate of the studio, hallowed ground for Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg – and for Hollywood’s most prolific costume designer, Edith Head. With a short video of Scott as tour guide, guests took the backlot tour trams, rolling past sets for “Psycho” and “Jaws” and

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Moncler and Palm Angels Launch Second Genius Collection in SoHo

Moncler and Palm Angels celebrated the launch of 8 Moncler Palm Angels, the expanded second collection for Moncler Genius, with a party at the Moncler store on Prince Street in SoHo Thursday.
Designer Francesco Ragazzi traveled from London, where he hosted a party in Camden with rapper Octavian, to New York City to host another soiree that drew guests such as Ronnie Fieg, Vashtie Cola, Nigel Sylvester, Young Paris, model Zahara Davis, and Kerwin Frost on the turntables.
The first 8 Moncler Palm Angels collection launched in October 2018, but the second effort from Ragazzi is a much bigger collection. “The first one was more like merchandise for the Genius project, while this one is like my own collection so it’s much bigger,” Ragazzi told WWD at the launch party.
The co-branded pieces, including down parkas, tracksuits, hoodies, and T-shirts, among other styles, feature graffiti, paint splatter, graphics, bright collage patterns and the phrase “mind control” on some styles. The “Palm Angels” graffiti tag that was seen throughout the store on mirrors, walls, and display windows is part of the collection’s theme of “Art Breaking.”
“I started with the idea of a vandalized art gallery,” said Ragazzi about the collection. “The purity of the

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The Met Store Rolls Out ‘Camp’-Inspired Collection for Pride, Plans Vogueing Competition

Trying to maximize the public’s interest in the Costume Institute’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” The Met Store is launching a Pride collection today.
Rainbow colors and Pride-themed motifs are stamped on an assortment of products including socks, sweatshirts, a denim jacket, earrings, pennants and pens. “Be yourself: Everyone else is already taken,” a quote from Oscar Wilde, whose words and image can be found in the exhibition, are also featured on select products. Retail prices range from $ 15 to $ 128.
The over-the-topness of this year’s theme resulted in a blizzard of media exposure at the Met gala, thanks largely to social media favorites like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and the Kardashian clan. To date, sales of Camp-themed merchandise is 45 percent ahead of last year’s sales, according to a spokeswoman for the Met Store. The 300-plus Camp-inspired pieces are being sold via The Met’s online store and its exhibition store and main store on the Upper East Side.
“It just seemed natural to create this capsule collection and these relevant apparel/accessories with the theme of the exhibition, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion,’” a Met Store spokeswoman said.
The Met has been getting all kinds of mileage out of Camp at retail and via experiential endeavors.

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Greg Lauren Collaborates With Paul & Shark on Three-Drop Collection

MILAN — Paul & Shark has teamed with Greg Lauren on a special men’s collection, which will include three drops.
The first capsule will hit selected top stores, including H.Lorenzo, Barneys New York, Kith Miami, Browns, Antonioli, l’Eclaireur, Joyce, Dover Street Market Ginza and 10 Corso Como Seoul, on June 3.
“This is a very exciting project for me and it’s an incredible opportunity to work with Paul & Shark,” said Greg Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s nephew, who in 2011 launched his namesake label. The Greg Lauren brand offers pieces where traditional staples are reworked with an arty, artisanal touch. “I come from the world of heritage and Paul & Shark is a third-generation company with a great reputation. I think it was a natural fit. I think I know how to take heritage and redefine it in a way that is artistic and modern. I really believe that the new luxury sits in creativity and uniqueness.”
The first drop, which was crafted by hand by Lauren in Los Angeles, consists of seven styles, including a peacoat, a pair of army navy pants, a pair of fleece trousers, hooded sweatshirts, a work jacket and a beanie. Lauren created all the designs by reworking, destroying

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Chiara Ferragni Partners With Lancôme for Makeup Capsule Collection

MILAN – It eventually happened.
As teased during one of her Beauty Bites masterclass in February, Chiara Ferragni has launched her first makeup capsule collection in partnership with Lancôme.
The collaboration made its social debut on Ferragni’s  Instagram account on Monday. The influencer and entrepreneur behind The Blonde Salad digital platform and the Chiara Ferragni Collection label posted a video teaser showing makeup palettes, mascaras and a range of lipsticks, all in shiny pink packaging bearing her signature blue eye logo.

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Are you guys ready? My first beauty capsule collection #LancomexChiaraFerragni is now available online in Italy on Douglas.it (link in bio) and It’s insane 😍 It’s also gonna be available in all the Douglas stores in a few days and all over the world from June 💘 What are you waiting for? Buy it now, link in bio 🤗 @lancomeofficial #Lancome #advertising
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“I wanted to create a makeup collection that is 100 percent my style. This is the reason why I joined forces with Lancôme,” said Ferragni, who was already an ambassador of the French beauty label. “We worked on

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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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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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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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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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Gucci Debuts Temporary Store for Décor Collection in Milan

TEMPORARY HOME: Gucci is going big and going home.
The fashion house has inaugurated today a temporary store in Milan dedicated to its Gucci Décor interior collection, coinciding with the city’s furniture and design fair Salone del Mobile, running April 9-14.
Located on the tony Via Santo Spirito and running through June, the 2,691-square-foot unit distributed on two floors showcases a range of fanciful furniture, ceramics and decorative items reflecting the eclectic appeal and signature motifs of the label.
Patterns and symbols inspired by fauna and flora and bright colors dominate the space through rich wallpapers in silk, vinyl and paper decorating the walls, and paneled doors strategically positioned to enhance each corner of the space, which showcases both existing items and new releases.

Gucci Décor temporary store in Milan. 
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Among the new offerings, a shell-shaped armchair inspired by Hollywood in the Fifties comes in a wood grain pattern in velvet or moiré and bears embroidered motifs on the seat, including butterflies, owls and flowers. In addition to new versions of existing armchair and dining chair styles, a selection of low stools in printed and jacquard fabrics is also available at the store, as well as metal folding tables with prints and new cushions

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Dior Expands Beach Collection With Dedicated Dioriviera Spaces

J’ADIOR LA MER: Dior is expanding its beach collection with the opening of dedicated Dioriviera spaces from mid-May in 44 points of sale worldwide.
Eight stores will carry merchandise, including T-shirts and tote bags, bearing the name of the destination where they are sold. These branded products will be available in pop-ups in Porto Cervo, Forte dei Marmi, Mykonos and Ibiza, and Dior boutiques in Saint-Tropez, Marbella, Capri and Portofino.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director for women’s wear at Dior, has beefed up the capsule line with graphic pieces inspired by Toile de Jouy and Ballets Russes costumes. Accessories such as the Dior Book Tote, Walk’n’Dior sneakers and woven bracelets feature the name of founder Christian Dior.
The Porto Cervo, Forte dei Marmi and Mykonos pop-ups will run from mid-May to late September, while a new temporary space in Ibiza will be open from early June to September. A selection of products will go on sale online in Europe and the U.S. from May 11.
Dior introduced the beach collection at its pop-up store in Mykonos last year, joining the ranks of luxury brands courting customers in summer holiday destinations with in-season merchandise and convenient temporary locations.
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Urban Decay Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed Makeup Collection

As any die-hard “Game of Thrones” fan knows, winter is coming. Now, so too is the popular franchise’s first makeup collection.
The hit HBO series has teamed with Urban Decay for a makeup line inspired by the show’s Seven Kingdoms and women of Westeros. The collection gives a nod to many elements of the show, including Emilia Clarke’s “Mother of Dragons” character and the houses of Targaryen, Lannister and Stark.
In a dramatized video featuring the “Game of Thrones” much-loved intro music, Urban Decay revealed today on its Instagram the full 13-piece collection, which will be released on April 14, the same day the show returns to HBO for its eighth and final season.

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Jenny Packham Trots the Globe for Latest Collection

ALL DRESSED IN WHITE: Jenny Packham took inspiration from three different cities — New York, Paris and Bueños Aires — for her latest bridal collection.
“I wanted to convey the mood of these different places into my collection, voluminous skirts for Paris, sensual silhouettes for Bueños Aires and glamour for New York,” she said.
The bridal collection, presented in London alongside Packham’s signature and classic styles, also marked a new direction for the veteran bridal designer. She introduced contemporary designs such as a slip-style dress and a minidress with a feathered hem. Feathers also jazzed up other styles, as in the train of an A-line dress.
Packham worked a series of capes into her collection, too. A beaded column dress featured a cape-style back. Elsewhere, she paired different styles of strapless dresses with a feather capelet. “Brides can wear this over a wedding dress, it’s an alternative to buying two separate dresses for the ceremony and for the reception,” she said, adding that the bridal market is becoming increasingly competitive.
“The bridal market is becoming more cramped with new designers and lower price points, yet the market size remains the same. However, bridal customers are also seeking different styles,” said Packham, referring to a

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Chriselle Lim Collection to Enter Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s

Chriselle Lim is expanding retail partnerships for her eponymous label.
In September, the superinfluencer teamed with Nordstrom to launch the debut line from The Chriselle Lim Collection, her namesake clothing brand. The collection, inspired by the fall season, was sold in 40 Nordstrom doors and online. On March 21, the sophomore line will arrive at Nordstrom and two new retail partners: Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop.

Chriselle Lim modeling her namesake collection, which enters Bloomingdale’s and Shopbop on March 21. 
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“[Nordstrom is] one of the best retailers out there, but I felt like I was ready to expand the collection and to get it into more hands,” said Lim. “Nordstrom isn’t everywhere — they’re not in New York. I have a ton of New York followers that have been asking and dying for [the collection], so Bloomingdale’s felt like the right fit. Our international customers, as well, are dying to get the collection and I believe that Shopbop has a great international shopping [experience]. I felt we were ready to expand.”
The forthcoming collection, the theme of which is “blooming,” consists of 28 stockkeeping units — tops, trousers, blazers, shorts and matching sets. There is also a larger offering of dresses, as requested by Lim’s

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Varvatos Teams With ‘Game of Thrones’ for Capsule Collection

Count John Varvatos as among the fans of “Game of Thrones.”
The designer has teamed with the show’s creator, HBO, on an exclusive men’s capsule collection that will launch on Thursday. This marks the first time Varvatos has collaborated with a television series and is the only luxury fashion collaboration for the “Game of Thrones” final season.
The 11-piece collection features hand-dyed leather outerwear, a cross-over henley, pants, a textured messenger bag and graphic prints on spray-dyed Ts. Signature details from the series are found throughout the collection, including outerwear pieces with the Iron Throne motif printed on the inside of a jacket. Prices range from $ 98 for a graphic T-shirt to $ 2,698 for the hand-dyed leather jacket.

A graphic T-shirt from the capsule includes references to the show. 

“From the very first episode, I have been inspired by the incredible costumes in ‘Game of Thrones,’” Varvatos said. “To have this opportunity to collaborate is a dream come true.”
“As we prepare for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ we wanted to celebrate with an incredible collaboration for a clothing line inspired by the show,” said Jeff Peters, vice president of licensing and retail for HBO. “John Varvatos has delivered a stunning collection of

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Keith Haring x Terez Collection Launches Today on Terez.com

Terez, the New York-based ath-leisure brand, is collaborating with the estate of the late Keith Haring to develop the Keith Haring x Terez collection.
The partnership was forged in collaboration with Artestar, which represents high-profile artists,  photographers, designers and creatives.
Haring, who died in 1990, was known for his Pop Art and graffiti-like style, which grew out of the New York street culture of the Eighties. The collaboration was said to be heavily inspired by the power of love.
The pieces from Haring’s image library used for this collaboration were those that triggered joy through their vibrant colors, something that is a Terez signature, according to the brand.
The collection includes leggings, bras, tanks, Ts, crewnecks and joggers. Prices range from $ 60 for an uplifted heart-muscle T to $ 101 for a rainbow crowd printed jogger.
The collection launches today and is exclusively being sold at terez.com.

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Phoebe English Shows Fall 2019 Collection in Exhibition Alongside 30 Marionettes

EXHIBITIONIST: Phoebe English showcased pieces from her fall 2019 women’s wear offering at the Morley Gallery in South London at an exhibition called “Inanimate, Animate. (Only) Half the Reflection,” a show in two parts, the second of which features 30 charming marionettes wearing to-scale pieces from her archive.
The person-sized clothes, which made their debut during the men’s shows last month in a presentation, were suspended from the ceiling on rotating mechanisms that afforded close-up inspection of the intricate techniques that have earned her a loyal following.
There was a black pinafore dress with T-shaped cuts outlined with wide satin stitch embroidery, and a delicate white mesh harness.
“We call this coat, ‘The Coat of Dreams (and of Nightmares)’,” said English, fondly nodding to a black topper made from a great many patches of recycled black fabric, each piece encased in fine silk tulle. The kind of deceptively simple, thing that a cursory glance sets the mind to thinking, “Right, black coat” but an up-close eye-ball reveals all its complexities.
The space was scented by Timothy Han, who used the aromas of birch tar and dry wheat from his “On the Road” fragrance to emphasize English’s focus on natural sustainable fabrics, and Johanna Burnheart performed

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Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine Join Forces for Capsule Collection to Benefit Dress for Success Benefit

For its fourth cobranded collaboration with O, The Oprah Magazine to benefit Dress for Success, Talbots is anchored in the kicked-back “T by Talbots” line.
This year’s cobranded, limited-run collection leans on comfort to remind shoppers about the importance of self-care and to help them keep up appearances while on the go. O and Talbots recruited four active personalities to help spread the word — ABC’s “American Housewife” star Katy Mixon, former Olympian and fitness guru Angela Manuel-Davis, cohost of the Food Network’s “The Kitchen” Katie Lee and actor and musician Amber Riley.
During last month’s three-day “Girls’ Getaway” Holland America-O cruise, the 2,700 guests (of which 60 were men) had first dibs on the five-piece special collection and 30-plus styles from Talbots’ spring line in the O Shop. And Talbots hosted a “Love That!” fashion show where O’s creative director Adam Glassman shared his fashion advice with hundreds of women, styling the capsule collection with Talbots’ spring items. The magazine’s editor at large Gayle King was also on deck for the maiden voyage of Holland America’s “Nieuw Statendam,” as well as 25 “Mag Insiders.” When all was said and done, many cruise-goers headed to shore with three or four Talbots purchases,

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Raquel Allegra Tie-dyes the Toes With New Shoe Collection

L.A. tie-dye queen Raquel Allegra has a new shoe collaboration with Pedro Garcia. She unveiled the capsule collection during a patchouli-scented party at her Third Street boutique on Thursday night. On hand during the event was BFF Lisa Bonet, one of several fierce Topanga Canyon females to appear in a photo series by Magdalena Wosinka to introduce the shoes.
“It was an excuse to play dress-up with close friends and turn it into an extended story,” explained Allegra, who first made a name for herself back in 2006, turning reclaimed L.A. County Jail tees into one-of-a-kind shirts with her signature shredding and tie-dye technique. She built her hand-crafted vision into a boho-refined brand of relaxed silk suits, evening pajamas, gauzy coats and dresses that retail at Barneys New York, Shopbop and more.
Collaborating with the third-generation Spanish shoemaker was a no-brainer, Allegra said. “The cool thing about working with Pedro is that their company feels very akin to ours; the way they tell their story is as much about people and culture and experience as it is about a shoe.”

Raquel Allegra x Pedro Garcia 
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The Raquel Allegra x Pedro Garcia capsule collection, $ 395 to $ 560, includes two styles of sneakers, smoking slippers and

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Canada Goose Commissions Inuit Seamstresses for Collection

Canada Goose is embracing its heritage.
The Toronto-based outerwear brand has launched a social entrepreneurship program called Project Atigi, that celebrates the craftsmanship of the indigenous Inuit people, the original parka makers. Atigi is an Inuktitut word for “parka.”
On Thursday night, Canada Goose unveiled a one-of-a-kind collection of pieces hand-crafted by seamstresses from the Northern communities of Canada at an event in New York City.
The Project Atigi launch, the first of its kind in Canada, is part of the company’s commitment to Canada’s Northern regions. The brand commissioned 14 seamstresses representing nine communities across the four Inuit regions — Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut and Nunavik — to each create one bespoke parka from Canada Goose materials using their traditional skills and designs.

One of the Inuit seamstresses. 

The exclusive collection includes anoraks, parkas and traditional amauti-style jackets for men, women and children, many adorned with artistic embellishments and crafted from patterns that have been passed down from generation to generation.

The coats feature traditional embellishments. 

The jackets will be on display for two weeks at Canada Goose stores starting in early February and sold on the company’s web site. They will retail for $ 5,000 to $ 7,500.
All profits from the sales will go to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami,

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Haney Launches Red-Carpet Capsule Collection With Intermix

Stylist-turned-designer Mary Alice Haney celebrated her new red-carpet capsule collection with Intermix in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, using her new Brentwood home as party venue and backdrop for shots of plenty of influencers wearing her clothes, Rocky Barnes, Jordana Brewster, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Marlien Rentmeester among them.
“The girl that is at Intermix is a Haney girl. She’s fashion-forward, she wants to party and loves a good party dress,” said the designer, who grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and got her start at magazines, then as a Hollywood stylist for A-listers such as Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker.
“Tonight, we wanted to celebrate the L.A. influencers who are setting the pace for the fashion community,” added Haney, whose sparkling home, designed with Tim Clarke, has its own bar, which was serving up tequila and Champagne cocktails. (“My husband told me not to open the good stuff, but I didn’t pay attention,” joked Haney.)
“It was built in the Eighties and we’ve been renovating it for two years,” she said of the indoor-outdoor space, which has an interior garden, and houses her studio, complete with the Beverly Hills Hotel’s banana-leaf wallpaper.

Jordana Brewster, Katie Bofshever and Emmanuelle Chriqui. 
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“It’s so easy and glam,” said

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Saks Scores Retail Exclusive of Kim Jones’ Dior Men’s Collection

Saks Fifth Avenue has managed to snag the early launch of the much-coveted debut collection of Kim Jones for Dior Men.
Although the line will be offered at other stores in early February — including in an installation with some exclusive pieces at Nordstrom Men in New York and Seattle — Saks has secured the early retail exclusive for the line. The line has already launched at Dior’s stores, including the eight in the U.S. that carry men’s wear.
Saks will be carrying the full collection of ready-to-wear, sneakers and accessories embellished with the brand’s signature bee logo that has been reimagined by street artist KAWS.
The summer collection will be available at Saks’ New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Toronto stores on Jan. 16, two weeks ahead of other retailers. It will not be available online at Saks but is being sold on the Dior e-commerce site.
Product pricing will range from $ 490 for a KAWS bee T-shirt to $ 5,900 for a crystal KAWS bee denim jacket.
Saks will devote the center six windows at its Fifth Avenue flagship to the launch from Jan. 16 to Jan. 30. They will feature KAWS’ designs including the bee motif as well as

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Tracy Anderson and Lingua Franca Team on Collection

Tracy Anderson has partnered with Lingua Franca, the sustainably sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere brand, on a collaboration.
The three-piece collection reflects Anderson’s approach to fitness and healthy living, with hand-stitched embroidered sayings such as “You Are How You Move,” “Create Balance” and “Lifegiving.”
“Each sweater represents a message that I personally follow, and have instilled in my clients for years,” said Anderson, founder and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method. “I am so excited to be partnering with Lingua Franca, a socially progressive brand that I have admired since its inception, and bringing these stylish, health conscious and celebratory pieces to women everywhere.”
The sweaters, which retail for $ 380, will be available for a limited time at Tracy Anderson studio locations in New York and Los Angeles and at tracyanderson.com. The colors are smoke, cream and sea foam. This is a one-time collaboration.

The “Create Balance” sweater. 

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, founder of Lingua Franca, said a close friend of hers took her to her first Tracy Anderson class last year and she felt its effects immediately. “Since then I have been a devotee of the Tracy Anderson Method workouts, especially the live-streaming ones, which I do from home. As a busy mother of two

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Rhode Resort x Shopbop Capsule Collection Debuts in L.A.

“This is the first time we’ve really been able to sit back and enjoy what we’ve done,” says Rhode Resort cofounder Phoebe Vickers, celebrating her label’s new six-piece capsule collection for Shopbop at a flower-festooned dinner at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont Thursday night.
Jamie Chung, Skyler Samuels and Shopbop fashion director Caroline Maguire joined guests in wearing the collection’s vacation-ready, exclusive cactus and hibiscus flower-print dresses (some sold with fun, matching belt bags), while sipping prosecco in Bungalow One, before sitting down to dinner beneath a rainbow grove of blooms created by L.A.-based florist Art Fleur.
“We love to nurture young designers,” said Shopbop’s Maguire. “Rhode Resort especially resonates with who our brand is; it’s bright, cheery and colorful — our customer loves it.”

Pieces from the Rhode Resort capsule for Shopbop. 
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Rhode Resort was founded in New York in 2014 by Vickers and Purna Khatau, who met as freshman roommates at Hamilton College and discovered they had the same taste during their first trip to stock their dorm room at Bed Bath & Beyond. After school, Khatau gained experience as a buyer for Harvey Nichols in London, while Vickers worked in advertising. They reconnected over a desire to create daywear that bridged the

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Loewe Unveils New Men’s Collection, Eye/LOEWE/Nature

NATURE BOYS — Loewe has launched a permanent extension to its men’s collection cleverly called Eye/LOEWE/Nature, a pun on the outdoorsy essence of the line and its focus on sustainable aspects.
The collection is comprised of accessories made in Japan, including a satchel, a tote and backpack styles, as well as parkas constructed from technical material, sweaters made from partly recycled cotton fibers, cargo shorts, trousers and shirts in the clothing categories. Prices start from $ 265 for swim briefs to $ 1,290 for a backpack and $ 1,650 for the long parka.
The collection is available now at the pop-up at 52 Brewer Street until Feb. 4 and in selected Loewe stores and loewe.com from Jan. 10. Additionally, Loewe will donate 15 euros (about $ 17 at current exchange rates) to help fight plastic pollution.
“The reality of [sustainability issues] kicked in when I was watching a program about how most of Europe gets a lot of food from Spain and, obviously, a lot of plastic packaging gets put into the ground as waste. And I thought, what can we do?” Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson told WWD at the launch party for a pop-up store for the collection on Brewer Street in Soho, London, a savvy location

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Guy Harvey Collection to Debut at Surf Expo

Perry Ellis International will unveil its inaugural Guy Harvey apparel collection for men, women and children at Surf Expo, slated to run Jan. 10 to 12 at the Orlando Convention Center.
The fall collection is the first Guy Harvey product created by PEI following the recent signing of a global licensing agreement with the artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur.
The collection will be focused around performance and lifestyle items including T-shirts, technical fishing pieces, headwear, sportswear, swimwear and layering pieces.
In addition to the apparel, a new line of Guy Harvey boating and coastal casual footwear will also be offered. Jack Schwartz Shoes Inc. is the licensee for the footwear.
With both the apparel and shoes, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds scientific research and educational initiatives.
Harvey said Perry Ellis’ “expertise in lifestyle brands and experience across broad apparel product categories will expand our reach to new audiences.”
The apparel collection will be available at select department stores, sporting goods and specialty stores as well as online.
The launch of the Guy Harvey collection is among the largest initiatives undertaken by Perry Ellis since George Feldenkreis, the former chairman, completed a $ 437 million

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Nike Puts Data First for New Techpack Collection 

RUSH HOUR – Nike believes that navigating the city is a sport unto itself and its new Techpack collection, of transitional sport’s wear, was designed to see customers through full 12 to 14 hour days.
The new collection will drop in Europe exclusively on the Nike app on Dec. 21. It will then be made available at all Nike stores, as of Jan. 10.
The collection marks a new strategy for the brand “to create with data-informed design.”
“This is really the first season we took a step back and looked at the way consumers were using the product. We spend an incredible amount of time working with athletes or people whose training is their prime pursuit and we know everything about them, so we said ‘Why don’t we apply some of that data-informed methodology to someone navigating the city?’” said Kurt Parker, vice president of apparel design at Nike.
“We pulled together a very international design team and found the insights to be very universal. The kid in Shanghai was living a very similar existence to the kid in London and parts of the U.S.,” Parker added.
Pieces include core performance products such as training tights, hoodies, T-shirts and shorts, including Nike’s popular Windrunner style. One of the

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H&M Teams With Eytys for Gender-Neutral Collection

SWEDE TEAM: Hennes & Mauritz has teamed with Eytys for a gender neutral collection due early next year, targeting younger consumers with a fashion-forward offer.
The fast-fashion retailer will sell the Swedish label’s chunky-soled shoes and clothing for adults as well as items for children, starting Jan. 24 in some stores around the world and online.
The collaboration comes as the Swedish retailer undergoes a vast restructuring in a bid to beef up online services and speed up supply chains to catch up with rivals. The group last month said it would close Cheap Monday, a label geared to younger clients.
“The collection is all about proportions — creating a distinct unisex silhouette by playing around with loose silhouettes and chunky architectural footwear,” said Max Schiller, Eytys creative director.
Colors will include dark green, bright yellow, khaki, dark blue, black and white, while materials will include snakeskin prints, fake patent leather and stiff cotton. Shoes will be offered in boxes decorated with artwork by painter Zoe Barcza.
According to H&M’s statement, the retailer initially approached the label for a shoe collection but then decided on a full range of clothing and accessories, too, in order to show the “whole brand aesthetic and ethos,” according to Ross Lydon,

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Nike Vision Expands Kevin Durant Eyewear Collection

Nike is placing more focus on its eyewear business Nike Vision.
The athletics brand, which produces and distributes its eyewear through Marchon, has released its second collection with NBA star Kevin Durant. Due to the success of the previous capsule, they’ve continued the partnership and expanded it to include sunglasses.
The two new styles of sunglasses include design details pulled from Durant’s on-court skills. The Nike KD Flicker boasts laser-etched components that are created from body-mapping Durant on court. Each of the sunglasses are laser-etched with a “KD” logo and Nike Swoosh logo on both temples. They retail from $ 99 to $ 144.
“Kevin was already wearing Nike sunglasses, so it was a natural progression from his optical collection to expand to sunglasses as well,” said Steve Tripi, marketing director at Marchon. “KD provides inspiration and direction for product design and he is involved throughout the process for approvals.”
The four new optical styles include the Nike KD 88, which is named after Durant’s birth year, and the Nike KD 929, which is named after his birthday. They were designed for young athletes and have flexible spring hinges meant to offer durability and comfort. The Nike KD 28 represents Durant’s age when he won his

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HSN Launches Mary Poppins Collection With Disney

In celebration of the upcoming film “Mary Poppins Returns,” HSN has created a Mary Poppins Collection in collaboration with Disney.
The 12-piece collection ranges from Cherry Tree Lane-inspired accessories, London-esque home goods and, of course, a replica of Mary’s carpet bag and umbrella. The products, designed specifically for HSN and ranging in price from $ 12 to $ 500, will be available Dec. 18 with new items dropping on the shopping network throughout the month.

The Mary Poppins Collection pendant necklace. 
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“Our collaboration with Disney brings ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to life through an imaginative collection of products,” said Mike Fitzharris, HSN president. “From magical home décor to whimsical accessories and apparel, our customers will find an engaging shopping experience as they await the release of this highly anticipated film.”
Starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny and featuring costumes by Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell, the film will engage a new generation of fans who didn’t grow up watching the Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke musical.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating once again with the team at HSN,” said Don Gross, Disney’s vice president of global marketing partnerships and promotions. “They’ve risen to the occasion with a licensed collection that captures the joy and

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Introduces Christmas Capsule Collection

CHRISTMAS PHILOSOPHY: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
For the first time, the label has developed a capsule collection for the holiday season that includes two sweater styles in merino wool inlaid with Christmas-inspired motifs and slogans, retailing approximately at 350 euros each.
A mini red turtleneck pull carrying the “Team Santa” wording in ivory-white on the front and the number “25” on the back is embellished with a snowflake motif. A matching scarf and a black, oversize hoodie with the same lettering are also in the collection.

A sweater from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s capsule collection for the holiday season. 
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In addition, the lineup includes an alternative, round-neck sweater style available in four color combinations and embellished with “Dear Santa” on the front and the “I’ve been naughty” lettering on the back, with overall patterns of hearts, reindeer and snowflakes. A kids’ version has also been developed bearing the alternative “I’ve been good” wording on the back.
Washed blue denim shorts with contrasting red stitching and themed patches complete the offer, which officially launched on Wednesday evening on Philosophyofficial.com.
The capsule collection will be also available at the brand’s stores and selected retailers globally.

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Shaniqwa Jarvis Teams With X-Girl to Drop Capsule Collection at Social Studies NY

STREET-SMART FASHION: The streetwear brand X-Girl has lined up portrait photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis for its latest collaboration.
Compact to the degree that only three items are offered, the styles are available through Sunday at Social Studies NY, a multipurpose space and pop-up. To help spread the word about the collaboration, photographer Chandler Kennedy shot the painter and model Monica Hernandez wearing the assortment. A “Mini Me” crewneck sweatshirt retails for $ 95, the $ 50 “Too Many Rich People in NY” T-shirt and the $ 50 “Less, Less, Less” tote bag, which was hand-dyed by Jarvis, are up-for-grabs.
Jarvis, who has shot for Gap, Supreme, Riposte and others, dove into the capsule collection sector last year for the launch of her Baque Creative Press-published book. Started by musician Kim Gordon and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1994, the X-Girl brand has renewed its focus on New York, and is on the lookout for new talent and creatives that align with the brand. The company has more than 100 stores in Japan and has loyalists like Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Coppola. Early on, the Lafayette Street-rooted label rallied young feminists and that ethos remains.
Housed in Milk Studios, Social Studies NY builds from the success of last year’s Social

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Tackma to Offer Elevated Unisex Collection

Jeffrey Schottenstein wants Tackma to speak to more consumers.
Schottenstein, the son of Jay L. Schottenstein, chairman of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., founded the streetwear line, which stands for “They All Can Kiss My A–,” in 2011. Now he’s hoping to broaden Tackma’s scope with Tackma Studio, an elevated, unisex collection that’s being guest-designed by Gregory Abbou, who cofounded Taverniti So Jeans in 2003 and has consulted for labels including Iro, Re/Done, Genetic Denim, Guess and L’Agence.
“I wanted to bring more awareness to our brand story and mission,” said Schottenstein. “Tackma is about challenging the status quo and embracing your individuality and I think that this unisex collection embodies that.”
The collection, which is made in Los Angeles, includes T-shirts, hoodies, outerwear and long-line shirts made from French terry, Supima jersey and modal cotton. The pieces come in a mostly neutral palette of ivory, black, gray and clay pink, with special dying techniques to create marbleized tones and hand-embroidery details such as raw edges and seams. It retails from $ 170 to $ 525 for outerwear, $ 75 to $ 225 for shirts, $ 168 to $ 195 for sweatshirts and $ 170 to $ 220 for pants. The Tackma collection retails from $ 25 to $ 68. Schottenstein said the plan

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Pronovias Introduces Eveningwear Capsule Collection

Bridal specialist Pronovias wants to dress women beyond their wedding day.
To complement the range of bridal and occasion dresses, the Spanish-based company unveiled a capsule collection of eveningwear, named “Evening Essentials” at its flagship in central Milan on Wednesday.
The collection comprises 15 styles between floor-length gowns and cocktail dresses, each available in four different shades — dusty turquoise, pale pink, black and red. Crafted from crepe, chiffon and tulle, the designs avoided decorations and embellishments, which are a brand’s staple, to offer leaner silhouettes in an attempt to engage a younger, more international customer base.
Catering to different body types, the design team created A-line skirts and mermaid gowns featuring halter neck, heart-shaped and off-the-shoulder necklines. Shorter hourglass styles were punctuated by tiny beads which emphasized the shape of the body and simple pencil cocktail dresses were given a twist via boat necks and cutouts on the back.

A ballgown from Pronovias’ “Evening Essentials” capsule collection. 
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The move reflects the company’s commitment to expand its offering — as well as growing in the U.S. and globally — toward different segments of the market moving in the same direction as its occasion dresses while offering pieces that can be used on a daily

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Taps Lucky Brand for Queen-Inspired Fashion Collection

“Bohemian Rhapsody” may not be hitting theaters until Nov. 2, but the Queen biopic is ramping up the buzz with a new fashion collaboration with Lucky Brand. The L.A.-based denim company has launched a collection of vintage-inspired Queen concert tees to coincide with the Rami Malek film’s release this fall. The capsule includes three t-shirts for […]

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Y/Project to Unveil Men’s Fall Collection at Pitti Uomo

MILAN — Y/Project will show its men’s fall 2019 collection in Florence as guest brand of the next edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo, running Jan. 8 to 11.
Y/Project’s collections are designed by Glenn Martens, who succeeded the brand’s founder Yohan Serfaty as creative director in 2013. Serfaty passed away that year.
Under the creative direction of Martens, the Paris-based label won the ANDAM Grand Prize award in 2017 and consolidated its presence in the most relevant department stores in the world, including Dover Street Market, Barneys, Selfridges, Lane Crawford and Jeffrey.
“Glenn Martens created for Y/Project a new aesthetic language, based on contradictions,” said Pitti Immagine communication and events director Lapo Cianchi. “Elegance is juxtaposed with eclectic and extravagant references, streetwear is enriched with historic details and exaggerated couture touches. The brand offers a highly conceptual design in line with the most advances projects in the market and Martens express a witty sense of humor and has a very personal fashion vision, based on freedom, experimentation and fun, without boundaries.”
Last June, Martens unveiled in Milan his capsule collection for the Diesel Red Tag label. Craig Green and Roberto Cavalli were the latest guests designer at Pitti Uomo last June.

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New Era Doubles Down on Premium EK Collection

New Era noticed a gap in the market for premium hats that were at a contemporary price point, so they launched the EK Collection a few seasons ago, with the E and the K standing for New Era’s founder Ehrhardt Koch.
“Our brand is closely associated with the baseball cap, but the first hat he designed was a Gatsby hat,” said Billy Loncar, senior design manager for New Era Cap. “This line is paying homage to our heritage through materials, hardware and little finishing details.”
According to Loncar, each season the vintage aesthetic remains the same, but they infuse premium materials, new colors and different fabrications into the line. The line is broken down into Luxe, Vintage and Classic and includes a waffle-knit beanie, a shearling and velvet baseball cap, a velvet skully, a wool fedora and a herringbone driver’s cap. The line retails from $ 60 to $ 150. The collection is distributed on New Era’s e-commerce site along with Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Fred Segal, Barneys New York and Selfridges.
“I think one of the really great things about the EK line is the clean aesthetic and subtle details that go into the designs that buyers appreciate,” said Loncar. “The styles are wearable

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Shayne Oliver Presents Capsule Collection with Colmar

On the eve of Milan Fashion Week, performance apparel company Colmar unveiled its collaboration with American designer Shayne Oliver with a party filled with fake snow, held Tuesday night at the Arco Della Pace venue here.
The collaboration between Oliver and Colmar falls under the sportswear company’s A.G.E. project, which stands for Advanced Garment Exploration. The company plans to conscript designers and other creative types to give its heritage with a contemporary take.
Oliver’s capsule collection comprises three different drops. While the first delivery — priced at between 500 euros and 2,200 euros — is already available at six locations worldwide including Browns in London, I.T. in Hong Kong, New York’s Totokaelo, Gr8 in Tokyo, Milan’s Excelsior and online at Ssense, the second drop is slated to hit retail in December. Colmar chief executive officer Giulio Colombo said a third capsule is expected for fall 2019.
“I do like to be subversive, … I do think that people are spending a lot of money on really basic, normal clothes and I wanted to add a bit of design,” said Oliver. And so he did, giving Colmar’s signature outerwear pieces exaggerated proportions, at times layering them or transforming them into capes and trimmed with

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Ciongoli’s 18 East Collection Features Artisan Handwork

Antonio Ciongoli knows how things work in fashion — and he’s breaking the rules.
Ciongoli, cofounder of Eidos and one-time deputy creative director of Michael Bastian, on Thursday will unveil his new collection, 18 East, a line of men’s wear created by artisans in India and Nepal.
The line is being financed by RRR Brands, a multibrand platform that acquired the women’s brand Roller Rabbit at the end of 2017. Ciongoli joined RRR Brands as creative director last fall working with Andrew Seibert, who is also founder of the private equity firm Bricker Holdings. Roller Rabbit is also an India-inspired artisan brand.
Since resigning as creative director of Eidos a little over a year ago after a 4.5-year stint, Ciongoli has been working on 18 East. He traveled to India and Nepal and immersed himself in those countries’ handcrafted processes, visiting Jaipur, Delhi and Kathmandu.
The result is a 31-piece collection that incorporates fabrics and techniques that are ingrained in the culture there, including the use of khadi fabric for shirts and outerwear that includes a Mandu jungle jacket with an elaborate Himalayan tapestry textile back panel. Khadi is an entirely handmade cloth that uses no electricity to produce.
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H&M Partners With WWF for Sustainable Kids’ Collection

SAVE THE SPECIES: Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB is collaborating with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on a sustainable collection of children’s clothes, in its latest initiative designed to cement its green credentials in the eyes of increasingly eco-conscious consumers.
Launching Sept. 27, the line features items such as sweatshirts, leggings and hooded dresses in organic cotton, with 10 percent of each sale helping fund the wildlife conservation organization’s endangered species program.
Designs are printed with illustrations of at-risk species such as tigers, snow panthers, polar bears, elephants and penguins. WWF hopes the collection will raise awareness among the younger generation of consumers.

The H&M Kids x WWF collection 
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“The campaign will allow us to collect funds to support our actions, but also to alert the future generation to environmental issues,” David Bloch, head of corporate marketing partnerships at WWF International, said in a statement. “This collection proves that it is possible on a large scale to produce clothes that are better for the environment and for our children.”
The brand first joined forces with WWF in 2010 on an ocean-themed collection, and subsequently inked a partnership with the organization in 2011 covering issues including water management and environmental strategies designed to

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Descente Athletic Collection to Break in U.S. Market

After more than eight decades making its mark in the Asian market, Descente is setting its sights on America.
The Japanese athletic brand has created a wholly owned North American subsidiary, Descente Athletic Americas Inc., that is based in Atlanta, as well as an e-commerce site that will launch today.
Although Descente has sold its Mountain ski collection in the U.S. for some time, this marks the first time its Athletic lifestyle offering will be sold in America.
Fritz Taylor, a 30-year veteran whose résumé includes Nike, Under Armour, Brooks and Mizuno, has been tapped to serve as president of Descente Athletic Americas and to introduce the collection to the U.S. market.
Taylor admitted that when he was approached by Descente to join the company, he wasn’t interested. “The market is so crowded. Do we really need another sportswear brand?” he asked. But he agreed to make the trip to the brand’s Japanese headquarters, where he was impressed by Descente’s craftsmanship and innovation. “I felt like there was something really unique there,” he said, so he agreed to join.
“The sportswear market is at an interesting time where consumers are either gravitating toward disposable fashion or fewer but higher-quality garments,” Taylor added. “Our attitude is

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Danielle Guizio Teams With FDNY to Create Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

FOUR-ALARM FASHION: With a few relatives who are firefighters, Danielle Giuzio understands the round-the-clock dedication that goes with the job. Now the New York-based contemporary designer has created a capsule collection with the New York City Fire Department. Developed to honor the work of New York’s bravest, the nine-piece collection of genderless streetwear features FDNY logos and incorporates uniform accents and fire truck insignia.
Four years into her own company, Giuzio started her career as a stylist, working with Lady Gaga’s stylist. More recently, she started doing a little personal shopping on the side at the request of her friends including Halsey, whom she first met six years ago. One of Giuzio’s childhood friends is now the musician’s manager. The designer said she first got to know of Halsey via the Internet. “It might have even been before Instagram,” she said.
The pair became friends during their leaner days, when each was trying to make their way. At that time, Halsey was sleeping on the floor with two of Giuzio’s other friends in a New York apartment. As for lending a hand to Gaga’s wardrobe, Giuzio said she grew up singing and dancing to the six-time Grammy winner’s music in her friends’

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Christopher Bates to Sell Men’s Collection to Nordstrom in Canada

Canadian men’s designer Christopher Bates will be celebrating his 10th anniversary with a runway show Tuesday night during Toronto Fashion Week at the same time he reveals a deal with Nordstrom as the brand’s exclusive department store partner in Canada.
“Spring/summer 2019 is by far one of my most technically advanced collections and having it launch with such an iconic retailer as Nordstrom is a dream come true,” said Bates.
The spring collection is inspired by vintage tennis and cycling wear and includes a focus on technical fabrics and modern tailoring. Each piece is created with luxury textiles from Italy and include 3-D textured bomber jackets, jersey travel blazers, colorful knitwear and lightweight jackets and coats.
In addition to ready-to-wear, Bates has a bespoke business, working with a master tailor in Toronto to produce suits, tuxedos, jackets and shirts. For five seasons, Bates has partnered with Canadian specialty retailer Harry Rosen on a shoe collection, which will be rolling out from four to 10 stores next year, and he is creating a line of sneakers in collaboration with MTV that will launch next month. He also produces a line of unisex eyewear. He was tapped to create the uniforms for Air Canada that some

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Shaq, Penney’s Primed for Debut of New B&T Collection

It’s a battle of the big men.
In less than a month, Shaquille O’Neal will face off against Michael Strahan on the men’s floors at J.C. Penney when the retailer launches a new line of big & tall tailored clothing for O’Neal that will join Strahan’s collection that has been carried there exclusively since 2015.
Penney’s tapped O’Neal in March to serve as the company’s exclusive Big & Tall style ambassador and the new brand, Shaquille O’Neal XLG, is an extension of that relationship.
“It can be a very friendly competition,” said James Starke, senior vice president and head of merchandising for J.C. Penney, with a chuckle.
O’Neal wouldn’t be goaded into predicting which line would win at the register, saying graciously instead: “Michael is a friend of mine,” and adding that he believes there’s room for both celebrity collections at the store.
O’Neal’s collection, which will hit 350 stores and online on Sept. 12, will be exclusively targeted to the big & tall market while Strahan’s offers a wider range of sizes.
“We identified special sizes across the country as an underserved market, especially in men’s and kids,” Starke said. “As we were starting to formulate our strategy, we knew we needed someone who was

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Anya Hindmarch Puts Latest Handbag Collection to Work

TO THE GRINDSTONE: It’s still August, but Anya Hindmarch is already smelling the autumn leaves and freshly sharpened pencils with a back-to-school style capsule collection called Bags That Work, five styles for women who live to organize and compartmentalize.
The collection is a mix of cross-body and tote bags for day, including the Vere Satchel with its zip-flap front and multiple inside compartments; the Double Zipped Chain, a rectangular number made from a series of envelope-style pouches, and the Ebury Zipped Tote, made to fit a computer or iPad.
There’s also the Nevis Tote, which allows devices to be stored upright, and the Vere Tote, which features the same zip-flap front as its smaller namesake.
Bags can be customized by adding a charm — such as a mink fried egg, a chubby leather heart or a fuzzy pair of red cherries — or by changing the strap. Pockets inside the bags are labeled for phone, cards and coins.
“I love things that work — and deliver — and I find organization deeply exciting,” said Hindmarch, adding that these bags are meant for women who jump from cars to trains and planes, and who need to find their pens, phones, notepads or board minutes quickly.
Hindmarch, who has

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Steve Aoki to Be Face of Diesel’s New Watch Collection

Steve Aoki has snagged his newest fashion industry partnership.
The electronic dance music producer and DJ will become the watch ambassador for Diesel, serving as the face of the brand’s first transparency watch collection, which is launching today.
Last year, Aoki teamed with Asics to serve as a brand ambassador and footwear designer. This supplemented the Dim Mak fashion and lifestyle label he created more than a decade ago and his partnership in Vision Street Wear.
The deal with Diesel is intended to promote the new blue transparency watch line, the inspiration for which was drawn from the indigo dyeing of jeans, a hallmark of the brand. The new watch collection displays cream details on the dial that are inspired by the stitches used in denim, and cases and straps that fade from blue to crystal clear.
Andrea Rosso, creative director of licenses for Diesel and son of founder Renzo Rosso, said he’s known Aoki for a while and believes he and Diesel “have something in common. He never stops, he’s a manic guy; I’ve never met a guy who can do so much. And at Diesel, we never stop either. His style and his sense of aesthetic perfectly match the design and the clashing

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Universal Standard Tests Same-Day Delivery with AC Survival Collection

The blanket of humidity that has enveloped much of the east coast this week has made the air-conditioned office life not such a bad place to be. But for some cubicle dwellers the indoor chill is only bearable to a point.
More than a century after the father of modern air-conditioning Willis H. Carrier finessed the first centrifugal refrigeration machine, Universal Standard has developed a way to fend off the freeze. The size-inclusive e-tailer has introduced an “AC Survival Collection,” to highlight its versions of the perfect summer sweaters. New York City consumers who order one of the options before noon can have those essentials messengered to their desks by 5 p.m. at no extra cost.
The concept also provided a way to test same-day delivery, according to cofounder Alexandra Waldman. Estimating that 100 orders would be a good showing in New York City for Thursday’s sales, the response of nearly 300 orders was a welcome surprise. “We had thought, ‘If this works, maybe we will try it a few more times and make it a regular option for our customers,’” Waldman said.
Universal Standard now plans to continue the test, due to Thursday’s success. The brand’s suggestions include the Curve Cardi in black,

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A.F. Vandevorst To Present Spring 2019 Collection at Milan’s White Fair

Belgian label A.F. Vandevorst will be the special project of the upcoming edition of Milan-based trade show White, running Sept. 21-24.
The brand won’t only present its spring 2019 collection to buyers and press at the fair’s Tortona 27/Superstudio Più location, but will also celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special installation at the Tortona 31/Archiproducts venue. Here, A.F. Vandevorst will also operate a pop-up show selling limited edition ready-to-wear and accessories.
Putting the focus on Belgian creativity, White will host in the same Tortona 31/Archiproducts area “The Belgian Focus,” a special project developed in collaboration with Flanders DC, a no-profit organization founded by the Flemish government to boost the business of the region’s economy. Through the partnership, seven emerging companies, – including sustainable underwear specialist Ophelia Lingerie, printed textile maker Marlène Madou, footwear brand Morobé, bag label Lies Martens, jewelry house Studio Collect, as well as ready-to-wear firms Mooiloop and Helder Antwerp, – will showcase their creations in Milan.
The next edition of White will also see the participation of Fiorucci, which, as special guest of the trade show, will present its spring 2019 lineup in a dedicated area at the Tortona 27/Superstudio Più venue.

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Giles Deacon Creates a Colorful Collection for Aspinal of London

LADIES OF LONDON: Giles Deacon has taken up his paintbrushes and colored inks to create a capsule collection for the British accessories brand Aspinal of London. The collection, which is to make its debut during London Fashion Week in September and land in-store and online Oct. 15, will be available globally. In the U.S. it will be sold exclusively at Barneys New York.
Deacon has drawn a gang of elegant women dressed in colorful Forties-style skirts, coats, evening gowns, nipped waists and trouser suits, all walking on a bed of pink roses. Aspinal has cast the print onto the brand’s totes, shoulder and handbags, wallets and other small leather accessories. One of the designs — a woman holding a large handbag — has been lifted from the bigger print and embossed on the brand’s Hepburn bag.

Giles Deacon in his studio 
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The mini hat-box bag has been covered in moiré leather in gold, rose gold and emerald green while the Aspinal Trunk Clutch has an iridescent hand-embroidered feather motif inspired by the Aspinal logo. The collection also includes silk scarves — and Christmas crackers — bearing the original print.
Prices range from 65 pounds for a luggage tag to 950 pounds for the embossed Hepburn bag.

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Gucci to Show Spring 2019 Collection at Théâtre Le Palace in Paris

PALACE BOUND: Gucci revealed on Monday that its spring 2019 collection will be presented at Théâtre Le Palace in Paris on Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. The Italian fashion house said this is the first time the location will host a runway show.
Le Palace, located at 8 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, served for years as a nightclub, drawing members of the fashion and music industries as well as an underground culture.
“The Théâtre Le Palace resonates with the vision of the house as it is a venue that gave life to a (sub)culture that has inspired young generations up until today,” said a statement from Gucci.
This is a one-off show for Gucci in Paris and marks the crescendo of a three-part homage to France conceived by the Italian brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele.
Gucci began its ode to France starting with its pre-fall advertising campaign, which harks back to that country circa 1968, when student marches and riots sparked popular rebellions against military and bureaucratic elites. Photographed and directed by Glen Luchford, it depicts Gucci-clad rebels occupying a university campus, passionately challenging the establishment and asking for change. Luchford’s black-and-white photos are inspired by the bold French Nouvelle Vague imagery of the late Fifties and Sixties and by radical filmmakers François

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Off-White, TheDoubleF Launch Capsule Collection

Off-White has teamed with Italian online retailer TheDoubleF to launch a capsule collection, which will be on sale on the e-commerce site from Wednesday.
Called TheDouble-OFF, the capsule consists of seven unisex pieces including a jacket, a hoodie, a sweatshirt, a T-shirt, a pair of jeans, as well as a hat and a belt, featuring details in the e-tailer’s signature teal green color.
“I started from the ‘TheDoubleF’ visual DNA to create a collection with a special crafted identity that relates to the Off-White core image,” said Off-White creative director and chief executive officer Virgil Abloh.
“We believe in synergies, a critical element to differentiate ourselves in a highly competitive market. So, who better than Virgil Abloh could inaugurate our series of exclusive collaborations?” TheDoubleF ceo Francesco Galli said, referring to the series of exclusive collaborations with high-end designers and brands to be developed in coming months.  “Off-White and TheDoubleF are two emerging brands with a disruptive DNA — the result is an explosive capsule collection.”
To promote the TheDouble-OFF capsule, TheDoubleF has tapped Milan-based photographer Piotr Niepsuj, who explored the theme of duality by working with two models and mirrors.
The capsule retails from 190 euros for the T-shirt to 1,400 euros for the jacket.
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Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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Richard Quinn Collaborates With Liberty on an Accessories Collection

ROUND TWO: Richard Quinn has put his personal, colorful touch on Liberty London’s floral prints for a limited-edition accessories collection that will launch on July 11. Quinn and Liberty first collaborated in 2017 after Quinn used a Liberty print for his graduate show. The following year, the department store hosted Quinn’s runway debut.
The designer had free access to Liberty’s extensive archive, which consists of 45,000 prints. He chose prints from the Sixties, Seventies and the Nineties and modernized them, magnifying and mashing them up on tote bags, purses, cardholders and scarves.
Quinn also reintroduced the Liberty logo in his own cursive handwriting during his spring 2018 show and it has been printed and embroidered on the front of his accessories collection. Prices range from 70 pounds for a silk scarf to 695 pounds for Liberty’s signature Marlborough tote with Quinn’s distorted prints.
“We, at Liberty, have always prided ourselves on discovering and fostering new talent, as our founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty sourced artists and craftsmen from around the world,” said Amelia Hornblow, director of product at Liberty.
“We are thrilled to be working with Richard Quinn, a great talent, whose collection and designs feature color and print that embody the Liberty Spirit.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Faith Connexion Taps Swizz Beatz for Capsule Collection

THE BEAT GOES ON: Faith Connexion and Swizz Beatz are making things official.
The rapper, DJ and producer, who has long been a fan of the collaborative label, has designed a capsule collection of 11 pieces that will be shown at the brand’s spring 2019 presentation in Paris on June 21, and hit stores this fall.
The items, which include hoodies, T-shirts, tracksuits and leather jackets, feature art by Nina Chanel Abney. Swizz Beatz collects works by the African-American artist, who explores race, gender, pop culture and politics in her brightly colored paintings, watercolors and collages.
“I love being partners with Faith because it’s the brand of freedom and the future. It’s also an honor to be working with the amazing Nina Chanel, who is a true artist in every form,” he said in a statement.
Faith Connexion president Maria Buccellati noted the tie-up was part of a long tradition of bringing together “creative souls” at the label, which has previously worked with influencer Sita Abellan, street artists Vincent Dacquin and Pisco Logik, and brands including Disney, Kappa and K-Way, among others.

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Toiletpaper’s Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari Partner with Maison Kitsuné for Capsule Collection

COMPLETELY SURREAL: Toiletpaper’s cofounders Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari have extended their surrealistic influence through a new collaboration with Maison Kitsuné.
Meant to challenge the limits of fashion as art, Toiletpaper’s bright and racy images have been splashed onto T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, iPhone cases and tote bags. Available as of Saturday in Maison Kitsuné’s New York store, the 15-piece collection is a second act, The first directional capsule collection between both parties debuted in Tokyo. An image of a fluffy white cat surrounded by white mice has been stamped on a smartphone case, and a close-up of a tongue covered with red, white and blue toothpaste decorates a tote bag. Retail prices range from $ 45 to $ 630 for the new genderless designs.
As the evocative name of their magazine suggests, Cattelan and Ferrari are known for pushing boundaries through their artistic and commercial enterprises. Their black humor is evident in Toiletpaper’s collection of plates, mugs, tablecloths, teapots, soaps, umbrellas and other items for the Italian design company Seletti. A plunger, for example, is among the unexpected imagery they have used for that collaboration. Ferrari has shot a few seasonal campaigns for Maison Kitsuné in the past. Earlier this year the design duo

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Paris Hilton Codesigns Collection With Boohoo.com

Paris Hilton has codesigned a summer collection for Boohoo.com, the U.K.-based fast-fashion e-tailer, set to launch globally June 20. The Boohoo x Paris Hilton collection features a range of ready-to-wear and swimwear that reflects her favorite trends and fashion moments from the early Aughts.
Animal prints, slinky metallics, palm prints inspired by her hometown of Beverly Hills, and cheeky slogan pieces with her mottos such as “That’s Hot” comprise the 70-piece collection. Products retail from $ 15 to $ 70.
Hilton, the 37-year-old entrepreneur, TV personality, model, author, DJ and singer, told WWD that she discovered Boohoo.com on Instagram “and loved all their cute styles, designs and accessories they make.” She described the Boohoo collaboration as “very Paris, inspired by my life and style, the early 2000s, Beverly Hills and Ibiza.”
Natalie McGrath, vice president of marketing at Boohoo USA, explained, “What we were seeing coming through with all the trends this year was a throwback to the Nineties and the early 2000s. We wanted to home in on that trend and own it from a collaboration standpoint. What better to follow with an icon from that era, Paris Hilton.” She said the retailer has been expanding its collaborations, and earlier this year worked with Zendaya

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Bloomingdale’s, Native Son Team on Pride Collection

Bloomingdale’s is doing its part to support Pride month.
The retailer has teamed with Emil Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, to create a limited-edition Pride capsule collection. The collection consists of T-shirts and hats that feature Pride-specific graphics with messages of equal rights, self-affirmation and love.  
The items are priced between $ 34 and $ 75 with 10 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Native Son Foundation, an association where the gay male black community can create a safe space for fellowship, celebration and empowerment.  
“Partnering with Bloomingdale’s on this Native Son Pride capsule collection is a brilliant collaboration that amplifies the messaging and mission of inspiration and empowerment for black gay men and the LGBTQ+ community,” Wilbekin said. “It’s about being proud of who we are, acceptance, equality and inclusion in the world, and supporting gender diversity.”
 Bloomingdale’s will host a launch party for the collection at its 59th Street flagship on June 20. Celebrity stylists Ty Hunter and Jerome Lamaar will join Wilbekin a question-and-answer session during the event. 

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Birkenstock and Berlin Porcelain Maker KPM Join Forces on Limited-Edition Sandal Collection

Strange Bedfellows: On the heels of its most recent collaboration with Rick Owens as well as this year’s assorted Birkenstock Box cooperations with retailers the world over, the footwear maker has tapped a somewhat unlikely royal partner for the latest take on the brand’s iconic Arizona and Gizeh cork footbed sandals: KPM Berlin.
Founded in 1763 and thus 11 years older than Birkenstock, the highly respected Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur provided its Kurland Royal Noir pattern as well as a signature porcelain inset for the limited-edition Birkenstock x KPM. There are four models in all, the Arizona and Gizeh in black-on-black embossed leather, and both models in a black and gold Royal Noir print. Limited to 300 pieces per style, the sandals are available exclusively at Berlin’s leading premium department store KaDeWe through June 9, as well as online at birkenstock.com for 280 euros a pop. For those who’d like to wear their Birkenstocks and have a matching cup of coffee, too, a large-sized KPM Kurland Royal Noir cup and saucer will set one back 1,190 euros.
The special edition was feted Thursday night with a cocktail reception at the third-floor Birkenstock X KPM pop-up shop at KaDeWe, which featured the Birkenstock sandals, items from

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Blumarine Collaborates With Salvatore Piccione on Capsule Collection

MILAN — Blumarine has teamed with Italian emerging designer Salvatore Piccione to launch a women’s capsule collection, hitting stores in November.
Called “We Are in Love With Salvatore Piccione,” the capsule, which in keeping with Blumarine’s offering is positioned in the luxury segment of the market, combines the brand’s signature romantic and feminine approach with Piccione’s attention to vibrant prints and colors.
“We have had Salvatore Piccione on our radar for quite a long time since we think that his aesthetic and taste are very close to the most authentic DNA of the Blumarine brand and to the fashion sensibility of our founder and creative director Anna Molinari,” said Gianguido Tarabini, chief executive officer of Blufin, the group operating the Blumarine and Blugirl brands. “We gave him carte blanche, we are very happy with the final result and we really hope to continue this collaboration for many seasons.”
The capsule, which will be unveiled to buyers on May 24 before the presentation of the new Blumarine resort 2019 lineup in Milan, includes a range of dresses, rompers and separates embellished with feminine prints, delicate bows and fur accents.

A look from the “We Are in Love With Salvatore Piccione” capsule collection. 
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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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Bravado, VFiles Partner on Tupac Poetry Collection

Tupac, who died more than two decades ago, is still capturing the youth, despite statements made last month by Lil Xan, one of the many “lil” rappers under 25 with a predilection for face tattoos, who called Tupac’s music boring.
That aside, in honor of National Poetry Month, Bravado has partnered with VFiles to release a Tupac poetry collection, which includes hoodies, T-shirts and bandannas covered in Tupac imagery and his handwritten poetry.
“The Tupac estate offered us these incredible notes on looseleaf paper that Tupac had written himself,” said Alessandra Botticelli, vice president of retail creative and design at Bravado. “It’s his written poetry that developed into his music. We were so inspired by the innocence and the poignancy of the message that’s still relevant to our collective culture today.”
The line, which retails from $ 30 to $ 230, features the eye illustration that Tupac frequently used in place of “I,” as well as handwritten poems laid over an image of his face and a “Sometimes I Cry” graphic on an orange hoodie. It will be available to purchase beginning today at VFiles’ SoHo store for its monthly Pass The Aux event, where members of VFiles’ growing community of emerging musicians are able to

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Iceberg to Show Men’s Spring Collection in London

LONDON BOUND:  Iceberg goes to the U.K.
The Italian contemporary brand, controlled by manufacturing company Gilmar, is showing its men’s spring 2019 collection during London Collections: Men.
The runway show will take place on June 8 in a still undisclosed location.
Along with unveiling its latest men’s effort, creative director James Long will also showcase a selection of looks from Iceberg women’s pre-fall lineup.
Long joined the Iceberg men’s division in November 2015 and then, in August 2016, he was tapped by the brand to succeed Arthur Arbesser at the helm of the women’s line.
Last February, Iceberg presented its women’s fall collection, along with a few looks from the men’s range, with a runway show in the streets of Milan.

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Lacoste Creates 85th Anniversary Collection

Lacoste is celebrating its 85th anniversary by reaching into its archives to create a collection of polo shirts and other pieces that celebrate each decade in its history.
The 15 reissues — eight unisex polos, three dresses, a pair of shoes and three bags — blend the original asethetic of the items with the contemporary colors used in the brand’s summer collection.
For the Thirties, Lacoste reimagined the prototype of the original polo shirt designed by Rene Lacoste in 1993 in a slim cotton interlock fabric, cut-and-sew collar, folded placket and a patch pocket on the chest. Sleeves are slightly longer than the current iteration.

A tennis dress from the Sixties. 

Other key pieces include a Fifties-inspired combination of a polo shirt and sweatshirt; a backless V-neck tennis dress with pleated hem from the Sixties; a sailor top from the Eighties, and an all-over graphic print from the Nineties.
The anniversary capsule encompasses men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories and footwear, and will retail for $ 65 to $ 265. It will be available in the company’s stores and on its web site beginning on May 2. 

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Outdoor Voices Gives Shoppers a Jump on Running Collection With AR-Powered Trail Shops

OV IN THE TRAIL: Outdoor Voices’ decision to venture into running apparel was a natural extension for company founder Tyler Haney. The entrepreneur, who also serves as chief executive officer, is a runner. But rather than introduce the run-of-the-mill singlet and side-slit shorts, Haney drummed up a more unusual idea.
Before the collection lands in Outdoor Voices stores and its e-commerce site Wednesday, shoppers can check out the OV Trail Shop today. By downloading the OV Trail Shop app, consumers can figure out where the nearest Trail Shop is to find the new running collection. The augmented reality shopping experience enables them to check out the seams, textures and finishing touches of the items. The items will be on the Trail Shop for a week, but shoppers in 22 cities only have Tuesday to get to the closest Trail Shop in the area. In total, there will be 50 locations to get first dibs on the brand’s debut running collection, which includes a collaboration with Hoka One One. Select locations will have more than one, as is the case with New York City, which has three. To ensure there is no wandering down side streets, a map will guide users to

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Tommy Hilfiger, Lewis Hamilton Team for Capsule Collection

Lewis Hamilton, British Formula One racing driver and four-time Formula One World Champion, is gearing up to introduce a men’s capsule collection in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. They will introduce the first Tommy x Lewis collection for fall retailing.
The news comes a month after Hamilton was named a global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, starting this spring, as reported. Hilfiger is owned by PVH Corp.
Hamilton revealed the collection logo to fans at an exclusive event in Shanghai on Wednesday, putting his own stamp on the Tommy Hilfiger flag. The Tommy x Lewis flag was unveiled in an art installation that shared the inspirations behind the design, including street art influences and projections of Hamilton’s own body art. The logo is a take on Hilfiger’s signature flag trademark positioned behind Hamilton’s initials in navy, reflecting the brand’s colors and the font used in the British Formula One racer’s own tattoos.
The collection will be revealed to editors on May 7.
As reported, Hamilton was named the face of Hilfiger men’s, which includes the Collection and Tailored lines as well as underwear and swimwear. The appointment is aimed at driving the growth of Hilfiger men’s worldwide and bringing the next generation of fans

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Gucci to Launch Limited Edition Collection With Ignasi Monreal

Gucci’s Monreal Capsule:  Gucci continues its collaboration with Ignasi Monreal by launching a new limited edition collection of sweatshirts and T-shirts in collaboration with the young Spanish artist behind the brand’s recent advertising campaigns.
The capsule, called #GucciHallucination, will launch exclusively on Gucci.com on April 11, and includes nine sweatshirts and nine T-shirts featuring the dreamy digital artworks by Monreal for the spring 2018 campaign.
The lineup comprises 200 of each T-shirt design and 100 of each sweatshirt illustration, each bearing a numbered label to be delivered to customers in special packaging featuring the artist’s work.

A limited edition #GucciHallucination sweatshirt 
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Monreal first worked with Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele on the #GucciGram project in 2015, and the artist’s designs of a fortune teller and a weather forecaster were printed on T-shirts for the Gucci cruise 2018 collection. Inspired by Greek and Roman mythology, Monreal created a campaign for the 2017 holiday season and gift catalogue, one of the works appearing on the Gucci Art Walls in Milan and New York for the launch of Gucci Bloom fragrance.
He recently created the artworks featuring the new collection for the spring 2018 campaign, and took part in the campaign’s ironic video as the curator of a fictitious

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Jonathan Anderson Shows Second Uniqlo Collection in Tokyo

TOKYO—Jonathan Anderson made a quick trip to the Japanese capital to launch the second season of his collaboration with Uniqlo at a press event Tuesday. The line hits stores around the world as well as Uniqlo’s e-commerce site on April 20.
Anderson spoke about his love of Tokyo and Japanese design at an event on the 52nd floor of the Andaz hotel.
“Every time I come here I end up shopping way too much, spending all my money,” he said with a laugh. “Since I was very young I’ve always been obsessed with Japanese craft, this idea that you can build this legacy which you pass on generation to generation, which I think is quite similar in British culture.”
The Brighton Beach-inspired spring offering of Anderson’s collection with Uniqlo is made up of basics with a twist, like striped or solid t-shirts with uneven hems, ruffle collar shirts, and chino shorts. The designer, who said he wears Uniqlo every day, said he has enjoyed working with the Japanese company—he described the experience as “methodical”—and that he has been impressed by the quality it is able to deliver at low prices.
“I’ve done collaborations before, but the difference with Uniqlo is that they make the

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Susan Lucci to Kick Off Signature Activewear Collection With QVC

BEND AND STRETCH: While some might argue that being a leading soap opera star for 41 years requires a certain stamina, Susan Lucci will soon be showing off her flexibility with a new activewear collection with QVC.
Set to debut April 13 with an hourlong show, the Susan Lucci collection will not be the former “All My Children” star’s first go-round with QVC. A big fan of the Life’s a Beach Inc. Pilates Pro Chair, she has been an on-air guest for a number of years selling the exercise equipment and shows her strength in the 28-minute “Susan Lucci’s Favorite Moves” video. Her QVC fans and ones from her Erica Kane days can soon dress the part, so to speak, buying the eight-piece activewear. Cropped printed leggings, a racer-back tank, a cap-sleeve rushed top and a colorblock hoodie are among the offerings. QVC reaches more than 360 million homes.
“It’s appropriate for lunching with your friends, going to the shops, picking your children up from school and not missing a beat and traveling on a plane. And I travel a lot,” Lucci said. “QVC has put me together with a wonderful team, and boy do they get it because the fit is

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Tommy John Introduces Women’s Collection

A picture of a female customer posted on Facebook sealed the deal for Erin Fujimoto and Tom Patterson, cofounders of Tommy John, a men’s underwear brand that’s now venturing into the women’s category.
In the picture, the customer was wearing Tommy John men’s underwear with a caption pleading with the brand to create a line for women.
“I realized that the noise from our customers became really loud. They were even coming up with suggested brand names for us like Tommy Jane and Tammy Joe,” said Fujimoto, who is also the head of merchandising. “We realized there is a void in the market and she’s being underserved, and we need to figure out what that void is.”
Fujimoto and Patterson developed the line over the course of two years and used the same three f’s — fit, fabric and function — they apply to the men’s line to create the women’s collection, which is made up of two fabrics and promises no visible panty lines, no waistbands that pinch and no bunching. Air is an ultralight mesh, antimicrobial stretch fabric with seamless, bonded edges. It comes in a thong, cheeky and a brief. Second Skin is a non-pilling, micro-modal fabric that will come

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Teyana Taylor, GCDS to Debut Capsule Collection

MILAN — “I love strong, independent women who have made a name for themselves, with incredible energy,” said Giuliano Calza, founder and designer of Italian contemporary streetwear firm GCDS.
The brand is gearing up to debut a capsule collection codesigned with recording artist, dancer, fitness entrepreneur and social media phenomenon Teyana Taylor, who has 6.1 million Instagram followers.
The capsule collection, which is named “Harlem made,” pays homage to Taylor’s origins. “It’s streetwear, where the hood and high fashion meet. That’s always been me. It’s Harlem made, I am Harlem. So it represents me as well as the culture,” she explained. The lineup includes T-shirts, hoodies, bodysuits and accessories, which are priced from 20 euros for a pair of socks to 160 euros for a sweatshirt.
“Last summer, I was in Los Angeles and I came across this late Eighties T-shirt with [a picture of] Cher holding a rainbow flag in her hand, and it was one of her tour merchandise items,” explained Calza, who drew his inspiration from vintage items from that period. “Modern icons don’t communicate this strong way anymore,” he continued, highlighting that instead of chasing cool, the collection is aimed at celebrating Taylor’s uniqueness and diversity.
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Juicy Couture Track Collection Boasts Major Bling Courtesy of Swarovski

Juicy Couture continues to hit the refresh button on heritage styles — and why not, given all the love the Nineties are getting in fashion these days? The company’s latest track collection aims to turn heads with many of the pieces boasting Swarovski crystal embellishments and customizable details.
The 16-piece offering can be personalized via options such as monogramming or color selection. Prices range from $ 275 for a cropped jacket that can be customized to $ 1,750 for Swarovski-embellished velour shorts.
Designing the collection presented a moment to go back to the company’s roots, especially after creative director Jamie Mizrahi presented a fall collection that viewed Juicy Couture through the lens of the Seventies and Eighties. The collaboration with Swarovski is rooted in the brand’s heyday and is a nod to the crystal-embellished tracksuits of the Nineties, but with some modern twists, Mizrahi said.
“I think with every project we take on, whether it be our collections or collaborations, our first and foremost goal is to celebrate Juicy Couture as a brand, its heritage,” Mizrahi said. “It’s a widely recognized brand with a widely recognized aesthetic and we never want to lose sight of that Juicy girl.”
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Alexandre de Betak Auctions Off Personal Art Collection

SELLING UP: Alexandre de Betak is having the mother of all moving sales.
As the fashion show producer prepares to settle into his new Paris home next summer with his wife Sofia Sanchez de Betak and their baby daughter Sakura, he is auctioning off a lifetime’s collection of design objects ranging from a Darth Vader bust to a neon portrait of Gisele Bündchen.
Friends including Antoine Arnault and Natalia Vodianova, Christian Louboutin, Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy, Blanca Li and Bruno Frisoni flocked to Paris auction house Piasa to view the 188 lots that will go under the hammer on March 28 in the sale, titled “Alexandre de Betak, My Parisian Interior Art + Design.”

Alexandre de Betak and Natalia Vodianova 
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“This is the first time I’m selling anything. I’ve always collected thinking I would keep things my whole life. There are people who buy shares in order to leave a heritage. I always said I would leave kinetic art and design,” Betak said ruefully.
He started collecting Japanese robots in his teens, later graduating to furniture and kinetic art by the likes of Joel Stein and Marcello Morandini — not to mention lamps, lamps and more lamps. By his own admission, things were getting a

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2(x)ist Partners With Mr Turk on Holiday Collection

Underwear brand 2(x)ist is trying out collaborations.
The company has teamed with Mr Turk, a men’s contemporary line, on a holiday collection that will be sold exclusively on 2(x)ist’s e-commerce site and within Mr Turk’s eight boutiques in the U.S.
“I think that collaborations are becoming even more relevant in the marketplace and it’s a great way to connect brands that have synergies and an overlapping consumer base,” said Tom Speight, the president and chief executive officer at 2(x)ist. Mr Turk is known for the use of unique prints and textures and we are known for our well-fitting underwear and loungewear. We speak to that Millennial consumer who likes fashion and is not afraid to be bold.”
The collection, which includes 12 stockkeeping units, is made up of popular 2(x)ist silhouettes in Mr Turk prints. It includes loungewear, underwear, onesies and special pieces like a smoking jacket-inspired robe. There will also be gift sets, that are new for 2(x)ist. Most of the collection is under $ 100, but certain items like the sleeping jacket will retail for $ 400.
According to Speight, the goal is to broaden distribution for spring 2019.
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EXCLUSIVE: Off-White Releases Capsule Collection With Sunglass Hut

Off-White’s Virgil Abloh is jumping back into the sunglasses market, and this time in a big way: Abloh is collaborating with Sunglass Hut to launch a capsule collection.
The designer already has numerous collaborations under his belt, including Off-White c/o Jimmy Choo for spring; Nike c/o Virgil Abloh the Ten, and Off-White c/o Warby Parker in July 2017, which was his first foray into the eyewear market. But the partnership with Sunglass Hut is a first for his brand in terms of size and scope.
“Sunglass Hut and Luxottica offer Off-White exposure to a wide audience that might not know about the brand,” Abloh said when asked about the reason to partner with the eyewear company. Sunglass Hut offers Abloh a reach on a global scale, including Asia, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S.
“I’ve always thought of sunglasses as an important accessory in a fashion context. It’s a small object that can give you the nuances of a brand’s opinion on design,” Abloh said. “For me, I was looking to incorporate classic shapes from the past with a youthful modern elegance. All lenses are flat, which gives each style the same edge.”
The unisex collection, made up of three styles, are each

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Influence Peddler: Chriselle Lim, J.O.A. Partner on Collection

Chriselle Lim is getting into the apparel game.
The superinfluencer has teamed with contemporary clothing brand J.O.A. on a 23-style ready-to-wear collection, Chriselle x J.O.A. The line, which will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom, will enter 40 doors across the U.S. and Canada and launch on nordstrom.com on March 15. The selection of versatile dresses, jumpsuits, tops and blazers — several of which can be worn in multiple ways — ranges in price from $ 59 to $ 124.
This is the first design collaboration for Lim, who called it a “waiting game on my end to find the right partner.”
“I’m always trying to shop for myself. It’s important for me to purchase things, especially with what I do. When you’re buying things on your own with your own money, you’re very conscious about what you’re spending, from quality to price point,” said Lim, pointing out that J.O.A. is a brand she discovered at Nordstrom about a year-and-a-half ago and has been buying ever since. “I felt comfortable with the price point [J.O.A.’s] and I felt satisfied with the quality. You never know when you shop online.”
In addition to being heavily involved in the design process — due to close proximity, she was able

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Nasty Gal, Artist Jaydee Link Up for Statement-Making Collection

A point of view has never been something the Nasty Gal brand was ever lacking. The digital fashion firm on Thursday debuts a collaboration with New York mixed media artist Jaydee in a bid to up its game around International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
The strategy is twofold. The collaboration with Jaydee — who the brand found through Instagram — includes T-shirts, tote bags and a mix of denim and vegan leather jackets bearing various statements and designs created by the artist around female empowerment.
The jackets are priced from $ 140 to $ 180, T-shirts with an entry price point of $ 30 and totes are $ 16.
“International Women’s Day is something we’ve approached from a content standpoint the last few years,” said Nasty Gal editorial director Tiyana Grulovic. “We’ve been thinking about it for a really long time and we finally found our ideal partner in Jaydee. She’s an artist that’s self taught. She comes from a place of female empowerment and really clicked with our brand.…It was really important to us, as our first product launch on International Women’s Day, to get it right.”
Jaydee makes and sells clothing bearing her hand-painted designs, appliqué, embroidery and beading with past collaborations having linked

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Rachel Roy Creates Mini Love Collection for International Women’s Day

RACHEL ROY’S NEW ROLE: Recognized for her philanthropy and the work she does to support and empower women, designer Rachel Roy has been appointed to UN Women as a Champion for Innovation. In addition, she has created a mini Love capsule collection, exclusive to rachelroy.com, ranging from $ 55 to $ 209. The offering includes denim shirts, Army anoraks, denim jackets, faux fur, scarves and T-shirts. Fifty percent of all proceeds will benefit Time’s Up and EveryTown. The line goes on sale on Thursday, International Women’s Day.

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“As you go through your everyday work life, and you run into trials and tribulations that I have over the years, it’s these passion projects that really push me to keep going in the same force that I did from 2004 when I started,” said Roy, in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. She said the collection is all based around the word, “Love.”

Some looks from Rachel Roy’s Love capsule. 

“If I’m able to lead a life of compassion and lead a life of love, I will be able to walk the talk, and lead by example to my children and customers. If this time of lots of anger on both sides of the political spectrum

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Asher Levine to Release Men’s Ready-to-Wear Collection

NEW YORK — Asher Levine is ready to bring his celebrity style to the masses.
The designer, who has dressed everyone from Lady Gaga and Whoopi Goldberg to Will.i.am and Bruno Mars, has created his first commercial ready-to-wear collection for fall.
The line will be shown by appointment during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, from Feb. 4 to 7, at a location on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side.
The shift in focus is part of a maturation of the label — which just snagged the women’s wear design award from Fashion Group International — that the now-29-year-old incorporated as a business in 2009.
“I started sewing as a kid,” said the Florida native during an interview at his Harlem studio, “and was president of the 4-H Silly Stitchers.” He moved to New York right after graduating from high school to attend Pace University’s business school, where he studied entrepreneurship. During college, he started working in the industry, for Geoffrey Beene and other companies, before receiving a call from Nicola Formichetti, stylist for Lady Gaga, who reached out to discuss Levine designing something for the entertainer.
He created an oversize leather biker jacket, and he was on his way.
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Calvin Klein Collection RTW Fall 2018

Raf Simons marked his first year at Calvin Klein by filling the American Stock Exchange building with a silo’s worth of popcorn, not for people to eat but to wade through and sit in, for his fall show. My dad would say, “Waste not, want not, Raf.” But world hunger is a global issue, popcorn is not exactly nutritious and this collection was about America.
Belgian-born Simons came into CK with a wrecking ball, as everyone wanted him to, and remade the house of minimalist American sensuality from his particular outsider’s view of the USA. His shows have been full of bold, challenging fashion that has already proven very influential. (See the uptick in Western boots clomping catwalks near and far). Yet despite some very beautiful clothes, Simons hasn’t painted the prettiest picture of this country and its culture. To remind you, his spring show was partially inspired by an American nightmare, which does not read apolitical in these fraught administrative times.
The initial thoughts that came to mind waiting for the show to start — “Glad I never worked at a movie theater,” “Will PVH pick up the bill for everyone’s popcorn-covered dry-cleaning?” — yielded to “Does Raf Simons hate America?” after several

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