A.O.C.’s TOTAL KNOCKDOWN: Netflix tapped the little-known label Bronx Native to develop one-off T-shirts as a branding tool for its documentary “Knock Down the House.”
The flick shadows four women, including U.S. Representative for New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on the Hill. The T-shirts are imprinted with words spoken by the rookie congresswoman in the movie, “For one of us to make it, a hundred of us have to try.” Her 3.5 million Instagram followers can also find the statement on a recent post.
Designed with Netflix, the shirts are not currently being sold at retail nor are there immediate plans to so. The shirt will be selectively distributed at a number of the community screenings and viewing parties for “Knock Down The House.” People can sign up online to try to host free screenings in their hometowns. In some cases, 20 to 100 shirts will be distributed per screening. The aim is to spread the word about the documentary and the partnership through the collaboration, according to a spokeswoman for Netflix.
Some attributed part of the appeal of the twentysomething progressive Democrat’s viral success to her campaign’s brand identity that was created by Tandem Design NYC. In tapping Bronx Native, Netflix appears to
“Romancity” reads the title of the inspiration book Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli brought with him from Rome for his resort presentation in New York on Wednesday evening. Intentional or not, it’s a multitiered title if ever there was one (and for a resort collection, no less). Piccioli, who loves to tout Valentino’s identity as a Roman couture house, photographed his look book at a lush garden in the center of the Eternal City, and drew inspiration from its voluptuous chic past.
Yet the title could be dissected into Romance City, and romance Gotham the designer did for WWD’s shoot, directing his models out to the Fifth Avenue border of Central Park, where nature and asphalt beautifully coexist, and where, urban Uber obsession aside, yellow taxis still deliver their iconic manufactured sunshine.
As for his Roman inspiration, Piccioli cited “the fantasy of Seventies extravagance…the moment before decadence.” He interpreted that moment in an exuberant lineup that at times wore the decade’s references obviously, including in some looks derived from specific pieces done by the house founder. Piccioli worked from photos and drawings rather than from the actual archival items. That way, he said, he achieves “a dream of the original” rather than a replica.
Loro Piana is stepping out. The Italian brand, known for its buttery soft textiles, has unveiled a pop-up shop in New York’s Meatpacking District exalting its key footwear styles. Called “The Rare Walk, Meatpacking,” the residency which runs till July 8, takes a fun, spirited approach to its white-soled shoes.
As customers walk into the 16,000-square-foot space at 3 Ninth Avenue, they encounter oversize fabric fixtures mimicking dunes that nod to the Mongolian territory where the brand’s well-known cashmere is sourced. The fixtures prop up the shoes, including variations of the “walk” style and a limited-edition unisex merino wool sneaker exclusive to the Meatpacking store. The store also carries exclusive bags, scarves and a selection of small leather goods.
According to chief executive officer Fabio d’Angelantonio, the summer walk shoes have been popular with a new, younger customer, adding, “It’s been a way for them to discover the brand.”
The pop-up marks the U.S. debut of Loro Piana’s made-to-measure footwear program, which offers a choice of colors, linings and material combinations. A wall of 30 shoes in grid formation broadcasts the color options. The brand has a similar program in its European stores, but the downtown New York store also offers an option
If you want to look your best, look no further than Brooks Brothers. This is the legendary brand that invented the button-down collar, way back in 1986. The quality is undeniable, and the pristine styling is always spot-on. While the brand is known more for its impeccable dress clothes, there’s a remarkable amount of casual and sportswear to be found. And right now during the Memorial Day Sale, you can get four dress or sport shirts for just $ 199.
Brooks Brothers polo shirts are 40 percent off when you buy three or more. And here’s our favorite part: Clearance items are up to 70 percent off—and you get an additional 25 percent off at checkout. You can do the math on that one, but the sum is huge savings for all of us. We’re talking smart suit jackets, impeccable slacks, and fantastic fall items at ridiculous savings. Even ties and accessories are on sale right now. These sales run through May 28.
More than 60 polo shirts in both long- and short-sleeve styles are on sale, so finding three or more so you can score the 40 percent off deal won’t be a problem. Whether you’re looking for classic pique, supple Supima, or even performance knits, the selection is massive. Stripes, solids, colors—there’s just no end to the polo options.
And the dozens of dress shirts come in all cuts, sizes, colors, and styles to suit any occasion or personal taste. Most Brooks Brothers shirts come in your choice of three cuts: the Regent, a modern trim fit that’s slim through the chest and arms; the Madison, a classic cut with an easy fit through the torso; and the Milano, the slimmest cut with a high armhole to match today’s contemporary styles.
Just Shirts On Sale?
Heavens, no. When it comes to dress pants and trousers, Brooks Brothers pants come in six distinct cuts, from the super-slim and ultra-contemporary Soho cut to dozens of options in the Big & Tall range. And plenty in between. From cords to twills, knits to Merino wool, there is a pair for everybody.
But don’t forget to check out the Clearance section, where everything from full suits to sport coats, outerwear, ties, belts, and accessories are up to 70 percent off. When you take an additional 25 percent off at checkout, we’re talking huge savings on some of the nicest clothing a man can buy.
So head over to Brooks Brothers Memorial Day Sale by midnight on May 28. Four shirts—shirts that normally run around $ 100 each, mind you—will cost less than two hundred bucks. Three or more polos gets you 40 percent off. And don’t forget to check the Clearance section, for amazing deals on off-season items, accessories, ties and more.
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L.A. brand MeUndies, the subscription underwear disruptor that has sold 10 million colorful pairs in seven years, has tapped DJ and EDM producer GRiZ, or Grant Kwiecinski, to be the face of a new collection launching today championing LGBTQ Pride.
An advocate for the community, GRiZ made headlines in June 2017 when he wrote a piece for Huffington Post coming out as gay before releasing his sixth studio album. Founded in 2012 by Jonathan Shokrian, MeUndies has built a business using targeted ads and digital content taking a stand on issues such as same-sex marriage, body positivity and slut shaming. The brand started annual Pride-themed collections in 2017.
The collection of men’s and women’s underwear features the slogan “I Love Me” on the waistband, which is real estate MeUndies has never before used for a printed message. Also available are bras, socks, onesies and T-shirts in unicorn and “Proud” prints, $ 16-$ 78. One dollar from every sale will support the Happy Hippie Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Miley Cyrus that focuses on youth homelessness, the LGBTQ community, and other vulnerable populations. There will be four billboards featuring photos from the collab, three in West Hollywood and one in Denver, where the musician lives.
For resort, Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman wanted to explore the “uncomfortable tension” between “the dichotomy of elements between order and disorder.” In simpler terms, the duo decided to explore contrasts for their latest Camilla and Marc collection — sharp, signature tailoring to slightly oversize, slightly voluminous shapes or clean, monochromatic looks to busy, distorted floral printed silhouettes. The contrasts here weren’t so black and white, and the best came in the details. The yellow top stitch on an hourglass blue dress or contrasting hues on the gusset of their new cross-body Luna bag.
Freeman-Topper described the first look, a distorted floral printed silk cotton blouse with poet’s sleeves and matching car-wash hemmed, high-waisted pencil skirt, as a hero piece of the collection because it “talks directly to the inspiration in the balance of disconnection of order and disorder.” The playful print, designed in-house, clashed with its softer, flowy silhouette. But that was the goal. Meanwhile, an exaggerated, enlarged version of the distorted floral in tennis ball green printed on a white cotton day dress felt fresh and new. Throughout the remainder of the collection, tailoring continued to be a hallmark of the brand.
Overall, the collection held a more playful, experimental
FOREVER KARL: Olivia Palermo is in a “Karl State of Mind.”
The New York-based influencer splashed the sentence, a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, as a graffiti-style tag across a black biker jacket she designed for the late designer’s namesake fashion house as part of their upcoming fall collaboration. The jacket also bears the inscriptions “Forever Karl” and “#KarlxOlivia” in white.
The brand on Thursday lifted the lid on the first looks from the line, consisting of five bespoke pieces co-designed by Palermo — including the biker jacket — alongside her edit of 24 pieces from the fall collection.
Her selection, under the label Karl Lagerfeld Styled by Olivia Palermo, will launch on June 27 at Karl Lagerfeld stores and online via karl.com and oliviapalermo.com, in addition to wholesale partners worldwide. Pre-launch events and exclusive collection previews will be held throughout June in the Middle East and Europe.
“Our collection focuses on universal wardrobe essentials like a leather biker jacket, white button-down shirts and tuxedo suiting,” Palermo, the founder and chief creative officer of her own group, said in a statement.
Olivia Palermo in a look from her Karl Lagerfeld collaboration.
Also on the menu are skinny-fit leather biker pants, bouclé shorts with satin piping, a tailored
Boots and sneakers can leave feet looking, well, a little rough. If you’re contending with dry, flaky skin and deep calluses, there are quick and easy ways to condition your feet and so they’re healthy and looking their best. Put simply, you need a tool to help you exfoliate the skin, and something to moisturize your feet. Here are the best callus products to get them close-up ready.
First, use a pumice stone or callus file to gradually smooth down thick and rough areas. Skip the metal-toothed tools as they often cut too deep into the foot, says Alan Bass, a podiatrist in Manalapan, New Jersey. But don’t go nuts: Leave some callus behind, since they help protect against blisters while running.
To smooth out rough spots, we like the Gehwol Wooden Pedicure File.
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Liketoknow.it is cashing in on YouTube’s fashion push.
The influencer shopping app, owned by blogger monetization platform RewardStyle, is expanding into video with the launch of its own YouTube channel. In partnership with influencers like Aimee Song and Zoella, Liketoknow.it will share shoppable fashion and beauty videos that will live on its YouTube channel and in its app.
“In 2021, it’s estimated that 82 percent of Internet traffic will be video, so it’s not only important that we’re there, but important that we’re helping our clients grow into that,” said Amber Venz Box, cofounder and president of RewardStyle. “Part of what Liketoknow.it is helping our clients grow their audience and getting the right audience to their doorstep.”
Liketoknow.it’s YouTube channel will be a “curated entertainment shopping channel” featuring members of its influencer network, said Venz Box. Viewers will be able to shop the YouTube videos via links housed in the description box. The videos will also live on Liketoknow.it’s app — on each influencer’s profile page — and can be imported to the influencers’ blogs.
YouTube is a large contributor to Liketoknow.it’s influencer-driven global commerce, though the platform is still “a fraction” of the conversion in-app, according to Venz Box. Liketoknow.it’s in-app conversion can
Zac Posen has had a whirlwind month. He’s currently in Japan celebrating 40 years of Brooks Brothers operations there, before jetting off to Hong Kong and Shanghai for various projects. He dressed a host of guests for the Met Gala, among them Nina Dobrev and Jourdan Dunn, in 3-D-printed “glass” dresses, for which he’s already fielded exhibition requests.
During the look book shoot for resort at his showroom last week, the designer didn’t discount the possibility of incorporating such 3-D-printed elements into his main line. After all, he’s an engineer in his own right — albeit of a different medium — creating garments at the intersection of design and fantasy.
His lineup was heavy on gowns that balanced drama with elegance. Though there were many, it wasn’t repetitive. An array of color, shoulder, sleeve and neck details provided plenty of interest. A black wide-collar silk faille gown featured seaming that perfectly accentuated the body. A pink moire number that could double as a coat had dramatic ruffles as elongated sleeves, while a lightly embroidered green dress kept the volume higher up with short puff sleeves. There was even a sporty accent to a voluminous ombre taffeta gown through paracord ties.
There were also
Count soccer superstar Lionel Messi as the latest celebrity to launch an apparel collection.
The Argentine athlete, who captains both FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team, has partnered with MGO, a brand portfolio company whose chief creative officer is Tommy Hilfiger’s sister, Ginny Hilfiger, to create Messi.
The premium lifestyle brand with “a sporty edge” will be primarily men’s wear but will include a few women’s tops as well, according to Hilfiger.
The line will launch in July on a global e-commerce site called The Messi Store that will offer teasers of product. A full rollout will begin in August.
Hilfiger said new product will be released each week, but on a limited basis to create “a get-it-before-it’s-gone tactic,” she said. If some pieces become staples, they will be produced in larger quantities.
Hilfiger said there will also be some items in the mix that will be autographed by Messi “so the lucky customer will get a signed Leo piece,” she said.
In mid-September, the brand will partner with Savile Row tailor Richard James as well as the English shoe brand Tricker’s for a small capsule that will be offered at Santa Eulalia, a high-end specialty store in Barcelona that was established in 1843.
Nigel Sylvester is one of the biggest stars in the BMX world, known for taking his skills to the streets of cities across the globe. For proof, just watch his GO video series, which gives a first-person view of his rides, his incredible tricks, and all kinds of other shenanigans. In his latest video, however, he really ups the ante: In collaboration with Italian fashion brand FENDI (part of the brand’s “F is for… FENDI” project) he rides a FENDI FF-patterned bike on the roof of the company’s headquarters in Rome. Of course, he lands some incredible tricks while he’s up there.
Previously, the Queens native has brought his BMX prowess—and his impeccable style—to cities like Miami, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and New York. At each stop, he shows off his incredible skills on his bike and does tricks wherever he goes. By showcasing his adventures on social media and posting videos, he’s gained quite a bit of attention: He now has over 830,000 followers across his social accounts.
But his BMX talent isn’t the only on display in the video below. Sylvester wears a few ready-for-warm-weather looks, part of the FENDI spring/summer 2019 Men’s Collection, as he rides around the city. Take a look:
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TRY THIS AT HOME: An edible algae raincoat and 3-D-printed faux fur are among the innovative concepts on view in “Nature — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.”
The twofold exhibition is on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, through Jan. 20.
Interdisciplinary designer and researcher Charlotte McCurdy developed a carbon negative plastic that is made from marine algae. The bio-based plastic is also biodegradable. Made entirely from food-grade materials, she could eat her raincoat and be totally fine. While artist friends have suggested, “That’s the piece — film yourself eating the raincoat,” McCurdy is not convinced. Her aim is to start conversations with people about how much of the built environment is intrinsically complicit in climate change because of its chemistry. “There is an emerging and in some cases, well-established suite of tools that would allow us to have things like plastic be carbon negative. That changes the story that we are offering to consumers from ‘the best you can to do is be less bad’ to ‘you can start to do good with the things you do, the things you buy, the things you give as gifts,’” she said.
Riccardo Tisci has been refining his vision for Burberry with each collection, and for pre-spring 2020 his woman has a multiplicity of moods: There’s the bourgeois lady, in her animal or fish print silks, faux fur and chain-handle bags and sharply tailored jackets with soft edges.
Alongside the elegant signora is the London kid, dressed in a Burberry football scarf, worn as a shrug over a denim jacket, or the punk in a short leather dress with fat silver grommets.
Tisci said he started designing the collection with “the breadth of the attitude of Burberry in mind, and this idea of uniforms. I wanted to start to play with more extreme versions of the classic and fashion sides that I’ve been focusing on with my work here.”
Tisci referenced “chic trench coats, super elegant fluid jersey gowns and sharp tailoring, as well as relaxed washed denim, crystal cocktail dresses and down jackets,” along with evolved versions of the bags and shoe styles that he introduced when he joined the house last year.
The handsome collection, like his previous ones, had something for everyone — mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, with standouts including silk blouses with cape details around the shoulders and down the sleeves,
Playful Promises’ Instagram page is filled with lacy bras and see-through panties.
Each day, the London-based lingerie and swimwear brand posts new products and styles for its 204,000 followers. But despite the mass following, fewer people seem to be looking. That is, since April, when Instagram rolled out a new policy — downgrading images it deems too sexy — and engagement to Playful Promises’ profile was cut in half.
“People who are following us are not seeing the content, even though they’ve elected to follow our profile,” said Emma Parker, founder and chief executive officer of the company. “It’s not banned content, but Instagram considers it racy. I’m really worried about it, because social media is one of the main ways we communicate with our customers.”
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Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, laid out the new policy in April, posting on the company’s web
Online box delivery services are, by their very nature, a gamble. You’re betting that you’ll love most (if not all) of what shows up in each box. But for myriad reasons, that doesn’t always happen. And that gamble is, we think, part of the fun. Bombfell, one of our favorite style concierges, takes the gamble a step further, by giving you odds on the wager. The more you love and keep from your Bombfell box, the more you get in Bombfell discounts. Ahh, now the game is, as Sherlock Holmes would say, afoot!
Seriously, though, no one signs up for a box service just to see if they can stump the stylist. There’s too much money at stake. The whole point is to buy clothes you love without having to go to a store. Bombfell does that for you, with an awesome selection of styles and designs selected by your own personal stylist. no matter your style, Bombfell hooks you up with snazzy dress clothes, comfortable casuals, and everything in between.
How Does Bombfell Work?
We really like Bombfell because it’s designed just for guys. The process begins with a quick survey of your normal work style: Formal (suits), Business Casual (slacks, button-downs), or just Casual (jeans, tee shirts). Then you answer a few questions about your size and fit preferences. Next comes a multiple choice quiz about where you normally shop for clothes: GAP, Brooks Brothers, Patagonia, Under Armour, Urban Outfitters, or elsewhere, followed by an array of outfits that you select or not, depending on your personal style.
Once Bombfell knows how you dress, it asks you about your budget, We particularly like this feature because Bombfell breaks it down to how much you’d spend for each article of clothing: t-shirts, dress shirts, jeans, khakis, jackets, shoes and accessories.c v By knowing how much you’d spend on each specific item of clothing, Bombfell now knows which garments you (literally) place more value on.
Using all that information, you’re then assigned a personal Bombfell stylist who sticks with you the rest of the way. Now, these stylists are real people with fashion industry experience—not robots or AI-driven technology. You can change stylists at any time, if you’re not satisfied.
And here’s where the fun begins. With Bombfell, you pay only for what you keep. So once your stylist has figured out your preferences, you get a list of items chosen just for you. At this point you can accept them or not, before they’re shipped out. And once they do arrive, you get seven full days to try them on, wear them around, see how you like what you’ve received. Then you keep what you want, and send back what you don’t (free shipping, of course). Bombfell charges a $ 20 Styling Fee for every box, which you can apply to your order if you accept any of the items.
Where Does the Savings Come In?
The more items in your Bombfell delivery that you accept, the larger discount you get. Basically, the more you keep, the more you save. Keep two items, and you can take 10 percent off; hold on to three, save 15 percent. Keep four or more items from your box and you can save 20 percent on your entire order!
So check out Bombfell. It’s one of our favorite, most personalized clothes box delivery services. We love that there are no subscriptions to keep up with, and no monthly fees. Just $ 20 per box, which you can apply to your order. But we love Bombfell because the more clothes you buy, the cheaper each item gets. That’s a safe bet no matter how you look at it.
Check out all the products and gear we’ve selected for Men’s Journal readers here
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GIVING BACK: “I first worked here when I did a Chanel cruise show up on that hill, I remember walking down was weird, walking up was weird, too. I love this location and I’ve supported a lot of amfARs here,” said Toni Garrn, slipping into her seat at a charity lunch and auction she cohosted with Amend on Friday on the terrace of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, with views across the Mediterranean.
Over 130,000 euros was raised at the event, with event producer Andy Boose auctioning off items including a Terry O’Neill photo of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor and a Chopard Happy Love watch. Guests included Remo Ruffini, John Nollet, Ellen von Unwerth and Daria Strokous, with the funds raised going to Amend’s programs for preventing road traffic injuries to children in Africa and the Toni Garrn Foundation, which supports education initiatives for girls in Africa.
In business mode, Garrn wore a pink suit by Victoria Hayes. “I feel like a Barbie,” said the model-turned-actor, whose latest roles include playing a German secret agent in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
“I have a very strong German accent, it’s really fun. I get to give Tom [Holland], who plays Spiderman, a new suit because
MONTE CARLO — Alberta Ferretti knows her customers, and while she continues to deliver those dreamy and feather-light chiffon gowns that the designer herself admits have forged her identity, she is also seeking to add a “touch of eccentricity.”
Speaking ahead of her resort show here on Saturday evening, Ferretti said her recent increased attention to daywear continues ”with a more precise image,” as she works to offer sophisticated alternatives to the “strong women” who are her customers.
“There has been so much talk about streetwear, but I think there is a desire to be more eccentric and unique, to explore a more personal and special language. Women today are no longer afraid to dare,” said Ferretti.
The designer explained that she wanted to emphasize Italian craftsmanship. “In a global world, Italian fashion needs to continue to have its own identity and we need to talk about this.”
Paraded at the yacht club overlooking the sleek multimillion-dollar boats harbored below, it was “inevitable” for the collection to be inspired by the sea, or nature in general — a staple for Ferretti.
“Nature is what conveys emotions, a sense of life and beauty,” she said. Case in point: the chiffon gowns in the colors of the sea
LONDON – Mr Porter’s in-house men’s wear label Kingsman has created 16-piece capsule in the spirit of “Rocketman,” the biopic about Elton John. The collection will launch on May 20, the day of the movie’s premiere in the U.K.
While the singer is known for his flashy fashion, the retailer took a decidedly different focus and turned to the wardrobe of Reid, the singer’s manager and ex-boyfriend.
“Double breasted tailoring is the epitome of the Kingsman brand – as the Rocketman biopic is set throughout the 1970s where double breasted styles were at their most popular, it was a no brainer to highlight this and create a capsule collection inspired by the fabrics, prints and styles of the era, as worn by the character John Reid. The Rocketman by Kingsman capsule has been a great way to further Mr Porter’s existing partnership with Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, who is a producer on the Rocketman film,” said Sam Kershaw, buying manager for Mr Porter.
Although the collection is mostly suits, dress shirts and ties, with a focus on sharp tailoring, it’s also colorful and ornate. There’s a blue velvet tuxedo jacket with a bright red lining a paisley printed dress shirt with a pointed collar
For some middle ground between clean-shaven and a lumberjack beard, heed Flemal’s advice. These three styles shape up your facial hair, whether you want to tame an unruly beard, accentuate sideburns, or rock a mustache.
1. Strong Sideburns
It’s a great transition for growing out a fade. The farther below the earlobe, the less conservative. The L-shape is trending, too; try this only with dense facial hair.
2. Beard With Attitude
Long, unruly beards are a cold-weather look. Hack yours into shape, leaving it thick on the sides and under the chin, and cleaning up around your lips.
3. ’Stache and Stubble
If you opt for a mustache, go small and pair it with stubble. Gradually trim a long beard short until you reach desired hairiness.
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CANNES, France — “I was lucky because it was called ‘Desperate Housewives’ and not ‘Desperate Husbands,’” quipped Eva Longoria during a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel on Friday.
The Time’s Up co-founder, whose activism and charitable work has taken on a sense of urgency since having her son, said that the organization is studying what role it can play in the 2020 elections in the U.S. “We’re trying to figure out how can we have an impact, not only with the presidential election, but in state governments. We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referencing that state’s banning of all abortions.
On the goal set by Time’s Up to achieve 50-50 equality in the workplace in Hollywood by 2020, “The statistics are going the wrong way, we’re not improving,” she said.
The actor, director and producer who is directing her first feature, “24-7,” in which she also stars alongside Kerry Washington, talked about her efforts to surround herself with a female-led team and how she used “Desperate Housewives” as a film school.
“It was a decade of my life, I knew I wasn’t reaching my full potential, I’d go
ORANGE BLOSSOM: Lady Gabriella Windsor, a member of the British Royal Family, wore a custom-made Luisa Beccaria bridal gown for her wedding to Thomas Kingston, held Saturday at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.
Fitted at the front, the dress, which was developed at Luisa Beccaria’s couture atelier in Milan, revealed an eye-catching, voluminous back with a long train. Crafted from Valencienne lace in an ecru tone with subtle blush tones, the dress was layered with ribbons of flowers and buds. Featuring a see-through tulle neckline, punctuated by embroideries, the gown had sheer lace long sleeves enriched with embroideries for a 3D effect.
The bride matched the gown with a white tulle six-meter long veil paired with a diamond tiara, worn by her grandmother, the Princess of Greece, on her wedding day to Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George V of England.
“I was so lucky to have my dream dress designed by Luisa Beccaria. She and her team are exceptional and I am thrilled with the stunning result of their craftsmanship,” said Lady Gabriella. “I have been in love with this brand for a long time!”
“The dress is the result of incredible team work carried out in
Ahh, summer. The sun, the sand, the … commitments. Look, you still gotta work, right? Not all the parties will be on the beach. Even though it’s going to be hot out, there are things to do and places to be where you can’t get away with cut-offs and a t-shirt. Where’s the best place to hook up summer wardrobe essentials that will go with anything and take you anywhere—without breaking the bank? Try J.Crew Factory.
J. Crew Factory is one of our favorite resources for summer staples. It’s much of the same gear you find at the regular J.Crew store, but at prices that are half (or more) less.
J. Crew Factory has a huge selection of summer essentials, from t-shirts and shorts to polos, lightweight jackets, accessories, and more. The styles are fresh, the colors are summer-ific, and the prices can’t be beat. There are tons of suits and jackets at great prices, too. Even tuxedos, for that wedding you still have to gear up for.
There’s even a fantastic selection of performance wear. From shorts and moisture-wicking shirts to athletic socks, if you’re tired of paying through the nose for top-flight activewear (or “athleisure”), you’ve got to go to the Tech Shop at J.Crew Factory. You’ll find all the same stuff you see at the swanky brand name stores, but at a fraction of the cost. And it’s all made by J.Crew, so you know it’s quality gear.
And the Clearance section! It’s chock full of staples like t-shirts, polos, and chino shorts that are perfect for summer. And right now you can get an extra 40 to 60 percent the already low clearance prices. But if you want to check out the Clearance section and score some amazing J.Crew deals, you’d better hurry. Colors, sizes, and styles are selling out, and fast.
So head over to J.Crew Factory right now and load up on some summer essentials. Because it won’t be long before summer’s here. It’s right around the corner. Here are some awesome items that caught our eye.
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LONDON — Bicester Village is highlighting creativity, craftsmanship and ethical fashion for its latest pop-up, Celebrating India. Opening Friday and running until May 29, the pop-up not only showcases fashion labels from Manish Arora and Behno, but jewelry and lifestyle products, too.
The boutique has been overseen by Sujata Assomull, contributing editor of Vogue India, who said she wanted to “give a taste of everything that is designed in India,” from fashion and home to jewelry and shawls, the staples of Indian fashion.
“That was really important to us because India has such a vast repertoire. We also wanted to show that Indian fashion is in fact very global, it’s not costume-y and just saris. Indian fashion has really progressed,” said Assomull.
Designers echoed that sentiment.
“What I’m thrilled about is finally the recognition of the creativity of the designers in India, which is so filled with imagination that draws from something so traditional but is also really relevant to a global audience,” she said.
Shivam Punjya, founder of Behno, is also excited to show a different side of Indian fashion. “People don’t necessarily equate Indian fashion with minimalism. We’re a country that’s so known for its intricate beadwork, and for me it’s how I
What’s next after the biggest television show of all time?
After eight seasons of bloodshed, plot twists and dragons, the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” is reaching its conclusion with the finale airing Sunday night. Throughout its tenure, the show has launched a cult fandom, tons of podcasts and a host of baby names, but it’s also helped spur the careers of many of today’s biggest stars.
Over the years, WWD has sat down with a number of actors from the show, including fan favorites Robb Stark and Grey Worm. Read on for some memorable quotes from cast members on what’s next after “Game of Thrones.”
Read more: See All the Red Carpet Looks From the “Game of Thrones” Season Eight New York Premiere
Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark
Richard Madden, photographed in Beverly Hills.
Although killed off in the show’s infamous “Red Wedding” episode from season three, Richard Madden has gone on to have a successful acting career post-“Thrones,” earning his first Golden Globe Award this year for his role as David Budd in the BBC limited series, “Bodyguard.” He’ll next appear as John Reid in the upcoming Elton John biopic, “Rocketman.”
“I get to play a bit of a villain, which is great
[Editor’s Note: This story was updated on May 17, 2019 to include prAna, Agave Denim, Outerknown, Everlane, Wellen, Faherty, Bonobos, Todd Snyder, Rhone, J.Crew Factory, Perry Ellis, and Under Armour.]
In the sweltering heat of summer, finding a pair of pants that strikes the perfect balance of comfort, durability, and good looks is tricky. Jeans are hot (yes, even white ones); thin pants like linen that breathe feel great from the inside, but they wrinkle easily and can sweat through in humidity. And most can’t last beyond a single day without needing a wash. In an effort to find the ideal summer pants we tried two that claim to work well in everyday, outdoor situations.
No Sweat Pants from Vancouver’s DU/ER and 365 Pants from Flint & Tinder are designed to be worn during outdoor activities, and for multiple days straight, if necessary. Both aim to combine the look and comfort of chinos with the durability of jeans and the stretch and of “performance” pants. And both perform exactly as advertised.
No Sweat – DU/ER
The No Sweat Pants (above, $ 129 at Backcountry) use a proprietary fabric DU/ER calls Nature2X. It aims to mix the comfort of cotton, the versatility of polyester, and the flexibility of spandex by blending all those with Tencel, a naturally anti-bacterial fiber that’s derived from eucalyptus.
No Sweat pants absorb odor and dry quickly. After a month of rotating them through our wardrobe, we’re here to testify. We ordered ours in Slim, in black (there are nine shades to choose from). They fit snugly on the ankle and calf, but they’re cut generously cut through the thigh, with a gusset sewn into the crotch for even more room. They’re soft and comfortable, and while the fabric has definitely got a synthetic feel, they stretch and breathe extremely well.
And they snap right back into shape, even after hard wear. On a recent weekend getaway where we wore them on both legs of a three-hour flight and most of the time between, the No Sweat pants lived up to their name. After three days they never wrinkled, didn’t smell, and sagged only slightly. We’ve even put them through the occasional bartending shift, where they repel stains like nobody’s business and if they get wet, they dry in minutes. The fabric hides wear and tear beautifully and after multiple washings, they have yet to show any signs of fading. If you’re in the service or hospitality industries, DU/ER’s No Sweat pants should be your favorite work pants in no time.
Flint and Tinder’s 365 Pant (below, $ 98 at Huckberry) is made primarily with cotton, then reinforced with stretchy Lycra to offer some give when squatting, kneeling, or whatever maneuvering life requires of you. The made-in-the-USA 365s are also cut like jeans but lean more in the chino direction when it comes to feel.
365 pants are light, in both weight and thickness, so they breathe well. The cotton feels natural — a nice touch on the legs and butt compared to the synthetic slickness of the DU/ERs. The five-pocket Slim cut best suits the style, although it should be noted that guys who are a bit thicker down low should definitely go for the Straight cut.
365s are great for casual dress and mild outdoor activities like yard work or even skateboarding, but the slight stretch and high-density cotton blend isn’t going to allow for much room for anything more extreme than the occasional flip-kick.
Cut, sewn and garment-dyed in Los Angeles, Flint and Tinder’s 365s come in Slim or Straight cuts, and in fourteen earthy tones. They’re sold exclusively by Huckberry ($ 98). While they may not be quite as versatile as the DU/ERs, the 365s are a fantastic option for guys who like to wear their pants more than one day at a time.
Not a shorts guy? Here are more great summer pants that are breathable and cool all year long.
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ROOM TO BREATHE: With getting outdoors being top-of-mind for many as summer approaches, Free People has finalized a yearlong partnership with the National Park Foundation to help draw attention to the national parks.
As part of the deal, the Philadelphia-based company has donated $ 100,000 to the foundation and will be encouraging consumers to get out in the open air through monthly community events. A launch celebration was held at the Joshua Tree National Park highlighted with wellness events, a guided hike and farm-to-table meals. In addition, Free People plans to donate 25 cents from every transaction to the NPF, when a customer opts to not have a shopping bag or uses a reusable one in stores. Brands are increasingly championing wellness and sustainability to appeal to environmentally minded shoppers.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the NPF raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts among other things. L.L. Bean is also helping shoppers find the national parks. Last summer the Maine-based company extended its support with a multi-year $ 3 million premier partnership with the National Park Foundation for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. L.L. Bean’s site notes how
This big, bold collection drew on the industrial north of England, Fifties ballrooms and Eighties punks, with debutante styles strolling alongside tailored, mannish silhouettes. Eveningwear was a hybrid of punk and couture, with fat bunches of tulle sprouting from under the full sleeves of silk, rose-printed tops and double duchess satin dresses with raw, frayed edges. Those dresses were often slashed, with uneven hemlines and bejeweled safety pins, or tough leather belts at the waist. Other dresses glittered with crystal chandelier style adornments or garlands of diamanté jewelry, while slimmer styles were spliced together from wool silk and thick satin.
Daywear was done in sturdy English fabrics, as in a hybrid coat that was part houndstooth, part double duchess silk, while suits came as peg leg trousers paired with jackets that had trompe-l’oeil double lapels. Other wool jackets had built-in, corset-style belts or big flourishes of fabric flaring from one side, while a trench was a patchwork of white gabardine and black–and-white Prince of Wales check. Shapely knit dresses, tops and skirts were modeled on Fifties corsetry styles, while leathers came in a dramatic claret trench or black skirt suit with short, bell-like sleeves.
LONDON — He may be working with the Italians, photographing in London and unveiling his new collection in Berlin, but Gosha Rubchinskiy remains tethered to his native Russia. His one-off collaboration with Diesel on its Red Tag label draws on the colors, shapes and philosophies of 20th-century avant-garde Russian artists, the opera and his own Moscow youth, while Rubchinskiy’s latest projects are focused on emerging talent in his homeland.
Rubchinskiy is the third designer to work with Diesel on Red Tag, which taps fresh talent for each collection, and his efforts will be revealed on May 18 at a Diesel pop-up coinciding with Reference Berlin, a 24-hour creative festival organized by the eponymous agency.
The pop-up, at Torstrasse 67, will run for a week, and the collection will also be sold through a network of retailers picked by the showroom Tomorrow, including Selfridges, KM20 in Moscow, Dover Street Market, Comme des Garçons, Diesel and diesel.com.
Diesel Red Tag x GR-Uniforma draws on Rubchinskiy’s desire to create in a multidisciplinary way, explore the ideas of uniform dressing and meld his fashion with music, photography, film and set design. GR-Uniforma is the Russian’s new label following the closure of his eponymous streetwear brand last year.
“I wanted to try
For men, finding the right dress watch is similar to finding the right suit. It should fit you well, reflect your personal style, and elevate your look in formal settings. But even if you don’t put on a suit very often, having a solid dress timepiece is a must.
“Every man needs very few accessories to look great in a formal setting—but a dress watch is one of them,” says stylist and watch expert Paul Frederick. “Instead of the bells, whistles, and bulk that come with sportier watches, a slim, classic dress watch adds polish without stealing the show.”
Also like a suit purchase, doing your research before you make the plunge is critical. Here’s what you need to know when adding a polished dress watch to your time-telling arsenal.
What Makes a Dress Watch
Most dress watches are recognizable by their slim profile and clean aesthetic, free of the many complications you’d find in a dive watch or a pilot watch. Many have a leather strap of some kind, be it calfskin, crocodile, or other exotic hides. However, there are some exceptions for finer steel bracelets, which typically give off a sportier vibe.
What to Look for in a Dress Watch
A dress watch should be around 40 millimeters in diameter or smaller. Look for a clean dial—darker is typically more formal—that’s simple and elegant but still eye catching. Unique leather straps will elevate your look, whether they’re embossed or real. Black and brown are the safe choices, but try a green or blue strap if you dare.
What to Consider Before Buying
First, think about how often you’ll wear this watch, and let that dictate your budget. However, you don’t want to drop a grand or more for a watch that you’ll only wear with a suit. Consider buying a more casual bracelet or strap as well so you can swap it out for a more laid-back vibe.
And although there are tons of modern dress watches to choose from, don’t forget vintage options. They tend to be compact and easy to wear with more formal attire. Sites like Chrono24 and Tourneau are good places to start.
How to Wear a Dress Wristwatch
Fit is crucial with dress watches because you’ll often be wearing it with long sleeves. “The slimmer a watch, the better, as these watches need to fit under your tailored sleeve cuff,” Frederick says. If you get custom shirts made, tell your tailor which wrist you wear your watch on so they can leave more room in the cuff.
If you’re right-handed, your watch’s crown and part of the case should barely peek out when standing at rest. When you bend your elbow 90 degrees or more, your jacket and shirt should reveal your whole watch. If this isn’t the case, wear your watch and suit to your tailor, and they can adjust it accordingly.
But don’t worry too much about breaking any style rules. The most important thing is loving the watch you buy.
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SELLING THE LA LIFE: FabFitFun, the subscription box service, is crossing the pond and making its lifestyle services available to the U.K.
The move follows an $ 80 million Series A funding completed in January, with the company aiming to use part of the funds toward international expansion.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in FabFitFun from consumers all over the world with a high concentration of interest in the U.K. That, combined with the fact that there are no language barriers, a lot of overlap in cultural interests, and similar seasons, put the U.K. market at the top of our list,” said the company’s cofounder Katie Rosen Kitchens.
The company believes the biggest opportunity lies in the breadth of its services, which extend beyond the subscription box to a streaming service that offers on-demand videos on a wide variety of topics such as cooking, fitness or relationships; members-only flash sales, and access to an active social network.
“We are a lifestyle membership and the subscription box is one component. That’s what’s allowed us to thrive where others have not been as successful,” added Rosen Kitchens, pointing to customers’ ability to customize the boxes they receive and get a taste of the L.A. lifestyle, as
LONDON — The Copenhagen Fashion Summit hasn’t officially started, but companies are already beginning to feel the heat.
Earlier this month, the latest report by Global Fashion Agenda and Boston Consulting Group said sustainable progress in the fashion industry has slowed, and if the slowdown continues at the current rate, Paris Agreement climate goals can’t be met.
In his opening remarks ahead of the summit Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, vice president of the sustainable apparel coalition, stressed the importance of collaboration.
“Mid-size companies are actually the ones who are progressing with their sustainability efforts because they don’t have such large dedicated sustainability departments, they’ve found solutions through collaboration and more companies should be banding together,” he said.
Retailers including Stella McCartney are also in favor of collaboration. On Wednesday morning Google, innovation consultants Current Global and Stella McCartney announced they were teaming to provide fashion brands with a data analytics machine learning tool powered by Google Cloud technology.
The tool will provide visibility and measure the environmental impacts of different textiles so that brands can make more responsible sourcing decisions in their supply chain.
McCartney will take part in the first pilot project, which plans to deep dive into the environmental impacts of cotton and viscose.
“Stella McCartney has been a forerunner in the fashion industry
Of course finding the right wallet isn’t always easy. Some guys are minimalists, while others need serious storage solutions that minimize bulk. There’s a bevy of different materials, styles, and durabilities out there, so we’ve narrowed down a selection for every man. Here are our favorites of spring 2019.
1. John Varvatos Star USA Bushwick Billfold
You can’t go wrong with a classic billfold wallet. This one’s made from cow leather, so it’ll weather over time—developing scuffs, wrinkles, and a rich patina. There are four card slots, so you’ll have just enough storage for your necessities.
Fancy a wallet with a little more sex appeal? This option is sporty but still refined, crafted from scratch-resistant cow leather. It doesn’t skimp on functionality either: There are slits for banknotes and cards, as well as a popper pocket for change.
This unique vertical wallet is designed for those who play hard. It combines durable, corrosion-resistant aluminum with top-grain leather, and features an RFID-blocking card cavity. In all, it can store 14-16 cards, plus cash.
Navy and tan: It’s a classic color pairing that never fails to look sharp. True to its name, the Minimalist Billfold is a slim wallet with hidden card slots to minimize bulk and stretch over time. We love that the wallet is produced via small-batch manufacturing with exclusive materials (like 100% full-grain Spanish cowhide and dead stock fabrics). But you know what that means: You’ve got to get it while you can.
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CHOPPY WATERS: Thom Browne has responded to allegations from a Central Saint Martins fine arts student that the designer has copied the student’s work.
Ashton Attzs, who won the Evening Standard Art Prize last year, said in an Instagram post that the New York-based designer copied an original artwork depicting figures of different races swimming in lanes in a sea of blue.
“This is a blatant copy of my painting ‘Don’t Stay in Ya Lane.’ Absolutely disgusted, hurt and fuming that this has happened,” the artist wrote in an Instagram post. “Can high-profile fashion houses actually start being original rather than stealing ideas from queer, black young artists?”
Attzs was awarded the Evening Standard Art Prize in November for “Don’t Stay in Ya Lane,” which the newspaper said was created as part of a larger body of work begun in January 2018. The London paper said the work was selected from more than 1,000 entries to pick up the 10,000 pound prize, and advocates for the empowerment of LGBTQ+ community, people of color and those with intersectional identities.
A spokesman for Browne, a keen swimmer, said in a statement Monday the print in question was developed from January to March 2018 as a part of the
On Monday, a year and a half after Jonathan Simkhai first visited Sydney’s Bondi Beach on vacation, he returned to the birthplace of surf lifesaving to present his resort 2020 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Staged at sunset at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, one of Australia’s oldest surf clubs was founded in 1906 and reopened in 2013 after a modernist do-over by Sydney architectural firm Durbach Block Jaggers, the show and collection were inspired by what Simkhai calls the “magic hour.”
“When you’re with someone you love and it’s 5 o’clock and the sun’s setting and the person you’re with, their face is glowing and you have a drink in hand and you’re having the best time,” he explained backstage after the show. “I thought how can I make a woman feel like she can put her dress on and be in that moment?”
The answer apparently was via a skin-tight, blush pink napa leather flight suit, which was the collection’s departure point. This was followed by a series of leather wrap skirts, baggy trousers and sexy bralettes with criss-cross straps and tough chic hardware in tan, mustard and black and a jacquard jersey section featuring hand-painted “chain” and
QUEEN BEE: Honey Dijon is the latest music figure to take a leap into fashion with a prestigious partner: Comme des Garçons is preparing her first products for release in the coming months, WWD has learned.
Dijon and Adrian Joffe, president of Comme des Garçons International and chief executive officer of Dover Street Market, confirmed they are “working on building a brand together called Honey F—ing Dijon.”
They noted “the first small collection of DJ bags and Ts should be launching this summer or early fall.”
A DJ popular with the fashion crowd, Dijon has 118,000 followers on Instagram and commands huge crowds for high-energy sets that mix various genres of dance music. The most recent one was a sold-out “Brunch in the City” event in Barcelona last weekend.
Dijon has also mixed music for Dior Men’s runway shows and performed at an array of fashion events for brands including Burberry.
DJs seem to be the latest fashion stars, with Peggy Gou recently launching her brand Kirin as the latest recruit of New Guards Group, whose stable includes Off-White designer Virgil Abloh and Heron Preston. Both men are also frequently found behind the decks.
Enviable spring style can start and end with smart accessories. If you’re gonna wear a belt every day, make it one that has presence, rather than settling with something forgettable. Sure, all belts preform the same, but they definitely don’t make the same impact.
Why skate under the radar with inoffensive basics when you can rock standouts? These options, perfect for spring, all feature a new spin on the classics. Whether it’s color, material, or an unconventional buckle, these belts will perfect your outfit whether you’re at the office, out on a date, or dressed to the nines at a wedding.
Belts ordered clockwise from top left.
1. Tommy Hilfiger Suede Leather Belt
This suede-and-stainless-steel number is a sleek complement to a spring suit or casual getup. Match with similarly colored suede loafers or white sneakers, respectively.
This chestnut-colored belt from The Frye Company is all about the details. The buckle hardware is engraved with the brand’s logo and has enough detail to draw intrigue without being garish. You can pair it with almost anything.
If you’re searching for something more rugged, opt for Filson’s Togiak Belt. It’s crafted with hiking, fishing, and exploring in mind, making it light, fast to dry, and a breeze to put on and off, thanks to a hook buckle.
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Delvaux will bring its partnership with the Magritte Foundation Stateside, mounting an in-store exhibit of five René Magritte works that have not yet been seen publicly.
The show, opening Tuesday, is a brand-building exercise, according to Delvaux chief executive officer Jean-Marc Loubier. The Belgian leather goods firm opened its first U.S. store in January, and is interested in building local goodwill through experiential pop-ups in the shop.
Loubier said that Magritte enthusiasts not interested in purchasing a bag are still welcome to come view the works. “We are not arrogant, we are always welcoming people,” Loubier said. “We want people to discover us, our universe. The moment people come to us and enjoy, they have a good memory so they can come back or tell a friend. We want to be appreciated here long-term, that is the development we are doing.”
The Magritte works will be on view until May 24. To mark the occasion, Delvaux has released a new collection of Magritte-inspired accessories — a motif the brand has been working with and evolving over the past few years. Small leather goods and a men’s travel bag bear the artist’s famous rendering of a cloudy sky.
Tory Burch often looks homeward for inspiration. For resort, she started out musing on the family farm of her childhood. “I went back to American folk art, and where I grew up, Pennsylvania Dutch [country],” Burch said during a walk-through at her company’s headquarters. Yet lest the mind race to quaint costumes, she added a caveat: “That was the starting point — lightly referenced.”
That translates into a lineup that integrates expressive feminine elements with a robust earthiness, starting with a palette in which black and natural ivory play against russets, reds, deep greens and navy. Hearty tailoring belies a discreet Seventies vibe in clean-lined coats and jackets, often over A-line skirts. The most obvious folk-art references come through in floral motifs and craftwork, specifically embroidery and quilting, the latter handled, Burch said, “in a different way than everyone else has done it.” Case in point: a chic color-blocked coat in beige, green, gold and hot pink, horizontally quilted for a striped effect. Bold patterns carry throughout, as with large-scale, ebullient florals for a coat over a dress in a dark, almost sober, small floral. Worked in amidst the flowers and butterflies: a manipulated geometric or two, including a dress in
RiRi is poised to be the next LV of lust-worthy monograms.
Friday’s announcement that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will launch a new Paris-based Fenty maison “centered on Rihanna, developed by her, and taking shape with her vision in terms of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, including commerciality and communication of the brand” marks the first time the luxury conglomerate has launched a fashion brand from scratch since it set a couture house for Christian Lacroix in 1987. Only this time, it’s with a celebrity — who will also be the first black woman to head an LVMH brand — and the development could change the future of Hollywood dealmaking in the fashion space.
“Instead of having celebrity faces like Natalie Portman or Nicole Kidman at Chanel, it’s now about how a celebrity can own a brand,” said Stacy Jones, chief executive officer of entertainment marketing firm Hollywood Branded Inc., who credits the groundbreaking LVMH deal on Rihanna’s demonstrated success as a singer, actress and marketer who is able to move Fenty beauty products with an Instagram post. She also touted the legacy of the Kardashians and celebrity-businessmen including George Clooney, whose tequila company Casamigos sold for $ 1 billion last year (which in
Ever heard the phrase “the right tool for the job”? As any trainer would tell you, that applies to fitness as well. Use the right equipment, do the job right, and make the most of your effort. Beyond just racks, gear, and gadgets, the right fitness apparel can make all the difference in crushing your goals—and your recovery the next day. We found a bunch of great fitness apparel at Amazon; check it out below.
If you’re under the impression fitness apparel is not for you, think again. Even if you only go to the gym occasionally, ride your bike once in a while, or even just play in a casual weekend sports league, the right apparel can make all the difference. You’ll feel better, so your goals will be easier to achieve. You’ll perform better, so the results you see will be worthwhile. And you’ll look better, too—so the attention you get will be nothing but positive.
There’s a lot to be found on this list of Amazon fitness apparel. From casual, comfortable soccer sweats that look as good on the street as they do in the gym, to a good price on the ideal compression base layer for improving blood flow and speeding recovery, to a fantastic deal on a bike bib that will have to ready, willing, and able to pedal serious miles, there’s something for everyone.
What If I’m Not A Gym Guy?
Even if you’re not into fitness, fitness gear can have immense benefits. For example, if you’re on your feet all day at work or walk for a living, knee-high compression socks can make the difference between sore feet and feeling ready to rock in the morning. A long-sleeve, UPF 50+ shirt is a lifesaver for those who are sensitive to the sun. And if you’ve never tried compression underwear, you may end up among the more than one thousand reviewers who say they’re never going back to boxers or briefs.
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Count Sies Marjan as the latest brand to make the jump from New York to Paris.
Sources said the buzzy New York-based brand will hold its first men’s-only show in June during Paris Fashion Week. The company declined to comment but an announcement is expected next week.
The label, designed by Sander Lak, a former head of design for Dries Van Noten, has historically shown men’s looks during his women’s show in New York, but a more-intense focus on its men’s collection has prompted the company to opt for the Paris runway where many of the higher-profile brands show.
Sies Marjan launched as a luxury women’s label in 2016 in New York. Lak, a Dutch native, debuted his first full men’s line for fall 2018.
Before spending five years at Dries Van Noten, Lak, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, worked at Balmain in Paris and Phillip Lim in New York. His Sies Marjan brand is known for its use of color, proportion and innovative materials.
What a landing! The 2020 itinerant resort tour touched down at JFK on Wednesday evening, as Nicolas Ghesquière took his Louis Vuitton audience on a complicated first-class trip.
The much-hyped show took place at the much-hyped TWA Hotel, opening next week in the famous former TWA Flight Center designed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen as a marvel of mid-century architecture and abandoned in 2001 when the airline went kerplunk and was assimilated into American Airlines. The winged marvel of a building holds special resonance for Ghesquière, not only because he has long been architecture-obsessed but because the building provided his first impression of New York, in 1991.
“I’m old,” Ghesquière said with self-effacing charm backstage after the show, “so I landed here one trip. I always remember the place, here, this terminal. Arriving to this fantastic city…and at the same time, at this masterpiece of architecture.”
This proved a more high-profile arrival, the Flight Center now populated by a celeb-heavy throng of LV-clad revelers including Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas (just your typical honeymooners passing through JFK), as well as Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Connelly, Willow Smith, Ruth Negga, Robyn, Indya Moore and even Armani loyalist Cate Blanchett.
They settled into
NEW YORK — Pratt showcased the work of 17 designers Thursday night at Spring Studios, and honored Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond with the Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
In an interview Friday, Moss said he hoped students would remember that “the process is supposed to be long and intense, and if they stay the course they will eventually reach the goal and the purpose that was assigned to them by the universe. As artists, we go through the ebbs and flows and sometimes we don’t survive them. I just want them to know that at some point it does get better.”
Jean-Raymond received the award from his mentor Dapper Dan, who can appreciate that sentiment. Over the past four years, the two men have had many conversations and “Sunday talks,” Jean-Raymond said, adding that Dan has always been someone who he could count on pre-Gucci. “We navigated through different fashion industries, but at the end, we ended up in the same place,” Jean-Raymond said.
In addition to researching his next collection for his show in September, the designer said he is working on a signature shoe for Reebok. With his contract with Reebok scheduled to run out this year, the designer said he is
Go for an unexpected pop of color that’s still tame enough to wear everywhere. These full-rim navy specs from Emporio Armani are suitable for the beach, an al fresco lunch, and even with a casual spring or summer suit.
You can’t beat the price of these sunglasses. They’re made of a near-indestructible thermoplastic frames and polycarbonate lenses, which are far more resistant to impacts than glass or plastic. The Sundowner also boasts 100% UV protection, making them a stellar choice for beach jaunts.
Elevate your look with these Persol frames. The classic color options—brown and gold, silver and light blue, black and green, havana and gradient brown—are timeless, but the unique curvature of the bridge adds a deeper level of intrigue.
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MILAN — The 10 Corso Como concept store in Milan will carry Atelier Swarovski’s fine jewelry collections until the end of May, a first in Italy. This includes three lines designed in collaboration with Penélope Cruz, Stephen Webster and Paige Novick.
The Atelier Swarovski fine jewelry collections are part of Swarovski’s drive toward luxury based on a combination of lab-grown diamonds and emeralds, fair-trade gold and sustainably sourced gemstones. The Atelier is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, which sets standards for the jewelry supply chain, from mining to retail.
Last year, Nadja Swarovski, executive board member of Swarovski, said the family company started this initiative because it had “been dressing celebrities on the red carpet with crystal jewelry and crystal handbags and actually realized they prefer diamond jewelry versus crystal jewelry.”
Atelier Swarovski fine jewelry pieces
Courtesy image/Chiara Gussoni
Swarovski Created Diamonds were developed through a 20-year laboratory research and “have the same optical, chemical and physical characteristics of mined diamonds,” claims the company. The project is part of Swarovski’s drive to offer “new conscious luxury embracing created stones made using responsible methods that respect human wellbeing and support the preservation of the planet.”
Seven pieces of the Penélope Cruz collection were unveiled on the
Marilyn Monroe captured Christopher Kane’s imagination for pre-fall, in particular images of the late actress shot by John Vachon in the Canadian Rockies when the actress was filming “River of No Return” in 1953. The designer fused this Hollywood glamour girl aesthetic with his love of diamanté sparkle, flashes of lace and latex, and the result was an arty, color packed. It was filled with full skirts or midi-dresses with deep V-necks covered in big, scribbled black dots, and jackets with strings of diamanté snaking across the front. Kane built lace into chain-mail tops or whipped it into long-sleeve blouses and dresses adorned with white pearl fringe. There was latex galore, including a feather-light lime green dress with a high collar and diamanté adornments and wacky shoes with inflatable latex straps. The collection took a surreal turn with octopus-inspired sweaters and skinny dresses with multiple arms and then circled back to Marilyn in the form of a candy pink sweatshirt with thrusting Eighties shoulders, adorned with an image of the actress cuddling a white cat.
SYDNEY — After nearly a quarter of a century covering luxury goods through various roles at Australian fashion magazines, Australian editor Kellie Hush is taking aim at the fast-fashion arena via her own accessibly priced accessories line.
On May 24, nine months after the former Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor in chief revealed she was quitting after six years to start her own business, Hush will launch a line of handbags and jewelry called The Way via an e-commerce site, with plans to open five freestanding 800- to 1,100-square-foot brick-and-mortar stores in the Sydney region by the end of the year and 50 stores across Australia within five years.
The store concept has been created by Australian interior designer Rebecca Vulic, a former senior director of global store design for Kate Spade New York.
The launch campaign for Kellie Hush’s new accessories line The Way.
Theway.com.au will launch with 800 stockkeeping units. Handbags, which account for 60 percent of the brand’s offer and are all made from fabric or polyurethane, range from 40 to 120 Australian dollars, or $ 28 to $ 84 at current exchange, while jewelry ranges from 15 to 50 Australian dollars, or $ 10 to $ 35.
Hush, the brand’s cofounder, creative director and marketing manager,
While there can be a fair amount of sticker shock when perusing for a new timepiece, consider it an investment you can pass down to future generations. Today’s pilot, diving, and chronograph watches are crafted to last a lifetime.
This automatic mechanical diving watch is made from the same near-bulletproof material comprising the hull of Luna Rossa’s AC75 (Panerai is their official sponsor for the 36th America’s Cup). At night, the hour markers and dots glow a luminous green.
Stand out in Breathing’s steel and sapphire blue dive watch. It’s the perfect representation of the brand’s partnership with Outerknown—the sustainable apparel manufacturer—which just so happens to be co-founded by surfing juggernaut Kelly Slater. The strap is made from a special yarn crafted from nylon waste.
This sporty and timeless chronograph is a classic for Omega. The first iteration was released in 1959. The black, perforated leather strap; scratch-resistant crystal housing an anti-reflective finish; and pop of red on seconds hand make this one bold timepiece.
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Amazon has already changed the way we shop for the everyday staples in our lives. Now, Amazon wants to change the way we stock up our closet. While apparel has always been a solid portion of its business, Goodthreads seeks to make Amazon a go-to supplier of the wardrobe staples we all need to get dressed every morning.
Everything we’ve seen at Amazon Goodthreads is all well-made, good-looking, well-priced stuff. Sure, there are some pricier, more targeted fashion options, like sport coats. But by focusing on delivering everyday wardrobe staples like chinos, Oxfords, jeans, and shorts, Amazon has come out with a line of gear that’s comparable to anything you’ll find at well-known fashion retailers. And most of it—surprise, surprise—its far cheaper.
Goodthreads takes wear-everywhere apparel to the next level. There are so many color and style options that can’t-miss pairings are easy. With everything from long- and short-sleeve button-downs to chino pants and shorts made from wrinkle-free stretch cotton blends, it’s classic but contemporary, not just in style but construction. The board shorts and swim trunks are great, the jackets and sweaters are quality.
Look, there are certain weapons we all carry in our style arsenal. Comfortable casual chinos, dressy (still comfortable) chinos, a nice (but comfortable) Oxford shirt, etc. Plus drawers full of socks, tee shirts, and underwear. These items are staples of our wardrobe because they’re (you guessed it) comfortable, and versatile. Everything else gets shoved to the back, and we end up wearing our go-to’s over and over again.
But there’s a drawback to comfort and versatility. Staples wear out. So year after year, we go buy the same things we love, because year after year, they wear out. Wouldn’t it be great if the clothes we love and need weren’t so darn expensive? With Amazon Goodthreads, now you can stock up on all the staples you need, everyday.
Check out some of our favorites from Amazon Goodthreads, and see the complete line of Goodthreads wardrobe staples here.
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World, meet Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the latest addition to the British royal family. He was born on May 6, but his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (better known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) revealed his name today at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle, the BBC reports. Shortly afterward, the announcement was made on the couple’s official Instagram page.
According to the BBC, young Archie is seventh in line for the throne, but his parents chose not to give him an official royal title. Instead, he’ll go by the less formal moniker of Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. The name Archie came as something of a surprise, since it has no known connections with any other member of the royal family. While introducing him to members of the press earlier today, new parents Prince Harry and Meghan reflected on the joys of getting to know their newborn son.
“He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm,” Meghan told the BBC. “He’s been the dream.”
“I don’t know who he gets that from,” Prince Harry joked.
While their sleeping baby was certainly the main event today, the Duke and Duchess both won praise for their stylish outfits. Many were impressed with Meghan’s white dress, which didn’t hide her postpartum baby bump, CNN reports. Prince Harry was no slouch either, appearing before the cameras in a sharp light grey suit and navy blue tie.
In fact, that lighter color is a perfect shade to try on this spring and summer. Want to get Prince Harry’s look? Scroll down for your shopping list.
Suit: Canali Milano Classic Fit Solid Wool Suit; $ 1,895
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CONSTAS CAPSULE: Caroline Constas, the advanced contemporary company, has designed an exclusive capsule for Bergdorf Goodman. The capsule is separate from the seasonal buy at Bergdorf’s, which has carried Constas’ collection for the past three years.
The capsule, which retails from $ 395 to $ 995, is housed in its own 20-by-10-foot pop-in space, located on Bergdorf’s fifth floor. It has a jet-set theme, incorporating the brand’s DNA such as whimsical toile prints, bold stripes and ginghams. The main colors are vibrant orchids, blues and saffron yellow. It’s a one-time capsule.
The capsule, consisting of 12 ready-to-wear and three swim styles, is called Caroline Constas Mer.
The offering will go into Bergdorf’s today and will be available online on Thursday. It will be celebrated at an event at Bergdorf’s Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., where Constas will be on hand.
Three-plus hours of witty banter are a lot to take. Three-plus hours of un-witty banter are interminable. That reality made watching the Met Gala red carpet on E! tough going. There was just too much space between major arrivals, and the four off-site commentators — Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, Zanna Roberts and Elaine Welteroth — could only give so many rounds of applause for this or that person’s contribution to the culture before the applause rang hollow.
But of course, the red-carpet viewing experience is about more than killing time between arrivals. At some point, the annual Met Gala crossed over from the dressed-up, elite-party opening of a major museum exhibit to the head-spinning, elite costume-party opening of a major museum exhibit. There’s a significant difference between the two. The former was a genuine celebration of fashion, the only high-profile place where the best, purest fashion — the most dramatic, flamboyant, outré — could have a moment of glorious exposure, where designers and fashion-loving, A-list celebrities could flaunt it without fear of the Monday-morning reprisal that greets Oscar ladies deemed by mass public opinion to have gone too far.
Back then, the Met Ball was a fashion crowd dressing in real fashion
The stars were out for the annual Met Gala, held last night in New York City. All eyes were on the pink carpet to see the celebs’ creative looks, and the internet, naturally, was blowing up with hot takes and reactions on who was best dressed (and worst). This year’s theme was “camp,” which led to some wild outfits and more than a little head-scratching. But the guys had a strong showing, too: Here are our favorite men’s looks from this year’s Met Gala.
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OUT OF TIME: Despite all the noise — and the genuine changes being made — the fashion industry is losing its enthusiasm for tackling climate change, according to the latest report released by Global Fashion Agenda and Boston Consulting Group.
Industry progress has slowed by a third in the past year. The industry as a whole was awarded just four points in the GFA’s Pulse Score, a baseline score for measuring and tracking sustainability targets of the global fashion industry, compared with the six points awarded in 2018.
The report revealed that since the industry is a net contributor to climate change, the goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, as stated in the Paris Agreement, will not be met unless improvements can be made.
“These latest findings emphasize the dire need for the whole industry to join the race and accelerate change now,” said Morten Lehmann, chief sustainability officer at Global Fashion Agenda, the organization that stages Copenhagen Fashion Summit, which is set for later this month.
The report also uncovered that 40 percent of the industry is not able to move into phase two of the Pulse Curve, a five-phase trajectory charting the industry’s social and environmental performance. Phase two
Sunday night was showtime at New York’s Apollo Theater for Ozwald Boateng, who staged a women’s and men’s runway show with an all-star crowd.
Designed to celebrate culture, diversity, music, history and fashion and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, Boateng partnered with the Harlem 100 Committee for the night and used the occasion to launch his women’s couture collection and see-now-buy-now styles.
There were actors like Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx, Michael K. Williams, Aldis Hodge, Chris Rock and Jesse Williams. Musical artists were also in the mix, including Offset, Maxwell, Jidenna and Rev. Run’s son Diggie Simmons. The fashion force could be seen in Gucci chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri, Edward Enninful, Dapper Dan, Law Roach and Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond. An assortment of on-duty and off-duty models turned out, such as Leila Nda, Maria Borges, Justine, Adesua Etomi and Justine Skye.
Backstage before the show, Boateng said a lot of the guests were friends he has remained close with for years. “I almost feel as though it’s for them as well somehow. I feel the cultural relevance for Harlem. I’ve invited the community to the show. I’m just saying, “Look, come enjoy, have fun with me.’ Let’s celebrate
Whether you choose to call it “athleisure” or athletic wear, there’s no disputing that hoodies, run pants and shorts are wardrobe staples. Hill City aims to blaze its own path through the segment with an awesome line of versatile tech-wear designed for today’s active man. They’re stylish and comfortable clothes that blur the line between work wear, leisure wear, and sportswear.
“Men’s lives are evolving,” said Noah Palmer, former MLS player and General Manager of Hill City. “We no longer want to dress as either an ‘athlete’ or ‘outdoorsman’ or a ‘businessman’—we are all of those… We don’t want a different look for each aspect of our lives.”
With the unpredictable weather and challenging topography of San Francisco providing a fine testing ground—and a namesake—Hill City’s design team found ways to imbue the technical components of performance clothing into fashionable, comfortable essentials. The line fuses a clean aesthetic with technical innovations that are felt and experienced rather than seen. This approach allows men to purchase fewer, more versatile pieces.
What’s in Hill City?
Hill City launched late last year and is clearly poised to fall in line with popular athleisure brands such as Lululemon and Rhone. Water- and wrinkle-repellent workout shorts and moisture-wicking tee shirts are great for gym, trail, or street. And everyday options like slim fit pants (made with water-repellent fabric), thermal shirt jackets, and sweatshirts are made to go from beach to boardroom without fuss. The styles are clean and minimal, focusing mostly on neutral colors with the occasional pop of white, rust, or red.
Moisture-wicking fabrics, stretch components, subtle (or even hidden) zip pockets, and neutral colors and earth tones make up a stylish and simple but versatile and high-tech line of active gear, marked by sustainable materials and a ton of real-world R&D.
Hill City is a high-performance men’s apparel brand offering technical clothing that transitions seamlessly through the day, from workout to work to weekend. Sign up today for the Hill City newsletter and get $ 20 off your first purchase.
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PAOLO ROVERSI TAKES ON THE CAL: The Pirelli Calendar has been moving away from sexiness to storytelling for the past few years and the 2020 edition may likely follow this course under Paolo Roversi’s watch.
The Italian photographer’s intense sepia-toned images have forged a unique style, combining realism and illusion, which have marked countless ad campaigns for brands ranging from Giorgio Armani to Vera Wang and portraits of a wide range of international women, from Rihanna, Björk, Annie Lennox and Tilda Swinton to Natalia Vodianova and Kate Moss, to name a few.
Italian media have reported that Roversi has been seen checking out sites in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, speculating that the tragic love story could be the theme of the calendar, which is known as The Cal.
At the end of 2017, Roversi inaugurated the “Storie” [“Stories” in English] exhibit in Milan, organized in conjunction with the opening of the second edition of the Photo Vogue Festival 2017. The exhibit retraced the professional path of Roversi, his use of 8×10 Polaroid film and outstanding attention to light effects.
Roversi follows Albert Watson, who photographed the 2019 calendar, lensing the likes of Gigi Hadid together with Alexander Wang, Misty Copeland, Laetitia Casta and
The ACE Awards will be held in New York on June 10 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Accessories Council will again toast leaders in the accessories category and has already set honorees for the evening.
Winners include 10 Corso Como, for the retail influencer award; the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the philanthropy award; Ciara for the style icon award; Columbia Sportswear for the legacy award; Jackie Demeterio for the style ambassador award; Kering Eyewear for the Business Visionary Award; Rachael Ray for the business launch award; Rent the Runway for the retail innovative award; Saks Fifth Avenue for the retailer of the year award; Sperry for the sustainability award; Steve Madden for the Visionary Award, and Todd Snyder for the designer of the year/collaboration award.
The 2019 president’s award will be given to Steven Roberts and RJ Graziano.
Awards sponsors include Coterie, Marchon, Sperry, Caleres, Collection 18, Judith Leiber, LIM College, Ross, Signal Brands, Swarovski and TJX.
Accessories Council president Karen Giberson said of the winners: “Our 2019 ACE Award honoree lineup is an extraordinary mix of retailers, brands and individuals who exemplify excellence in the industry and continuously find new ways to grow a business, and we can’t wait to celebrate their
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HELLO DOLLY: Considering the vastness of Dolly Parton’s business ventures, the fact that IMG is now her first exclusive global licensing representative is an eye-opener.
The eight-time Grammy winner, who has been a client in North America of IMG’s partner company WME since last year, plans to delve into fashion, jewelry, accessories and home goods through the new deal. The multiyear pact is set up to help the country music star develop a lifestyle brand. But the truth is, she already is that and more. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele designed a sleeveless jean jacket emblazoned with her name and image on the back for the luxury label’s spring 2019 collection.
Aside from knowing how to make a statement on stage — wigs, sequins, bright colors and body-accentuating silhouettes — Parton also grasps what it takes to execute those ensembles. She and her creative director and wardrobe designer Steve Summers have reportedly been known to create about 300 outfits each year — down to every shoe and accessories.
Beyond her 1.8 million Instagram followers, Parton presents to IMG a built-in fan base. Five years ago, she passed the 100-million mark for records sold, and Parton continues to churn out country music, books and all kinds
The invitation for Chanel’s cruise show was printed on a plain white card — symbolizing, perhaps, the blank page facing artistic director Virginie Viard as she prepared to write the next chapter in the history of the house that had been synonymous with Karl Lagerfeld for 36 years.
Guests arriving at the Grand Palais found a similarly low-key ambiance inside the venue. Its soaring steel-and-glass roof all but dwarfed the set, a retro train station where guests sat on wooden benches under signs bearing the names of cities that resonate in Chanel lore: Venice, Saint-Tropez, Rome or Edinburgh, among them.
An impulse kicked in to make a pun: All aboard the Chanel Express! But the space lacked the joyful effervescence of Lagerfeld’s bombastic sets, which invited guests to preen for selfies and journalists to conjure clichés about rocketships, icebergs, cruise liners or whatever phantasmagorical vision he dreamt up for the season.
“It’s very minimal,” one editor soberly observed. The press kit offered the first hint of change. A booklet, printed on glossy paper, featured images shot by Karim Sadli, marking the first time since 1987 that a photographer other than Lagerfeld had lensed the collection.
In it, hints of a lighter, more streamlined take
UNDERGROUND VIEW: Coach has tapped a series of British graffiti and rave culture artists to re-create its monogram and create new visuals, from a more creative, underground lens.
The project will kick off this weekend, with the release of fly posters, by the East London-born graffiti artist Pez.
The brand said that it was drawn to Pez’s “utopian dreamscapes” and the way his artworks for legendary U.K. raves have become icons for the rave movement and were often found in fans’ bedroom walls.
For the project, Pez incorporated the Coach monogram into one of his signature, dreamlike landscapes which features a surrealist glass floor with the brand’s monogram on it and a summer sunset sky with a pair of eyes flying around, enveloped by the Coach double “C” logo.
The posters will be scattered around various locations in London this weekend.
This is not the first time the brand has stood behind British talent, having also collaborated on a range of bags with the up-and-coming designer Matty Bovan last year.
Since 2013, menswear king Todd Snyder and sportswear legend Champion have been collaborating on a recurring line of vintage-inspired, street-smart style pieces. Each year, the Todd Snyder + Champion collaboration is one of Todd’s most popular collections. But, as the saying goes: “Out with the old and in with the new.” So to make room for incoming spring and summer styles, Todd Snyder is blowing out a ton of TS + Champion gear, including sweatshirts, joggers, and knitwear. All of it is marked at least 30 percent off regular prices.
Even better, this weekend only, from Friday, May 3 through Monday, May 6, toddsnyder.com is having a flash sale on its fabulous Timex watch collection. With the code timex20 you can get an additional 20 percent off all Todd Snyder + Timex Collection watches on sale. Regularly priced at $ 158, Todd Snyder + Time Peanuts-themed watches with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and more are a mind-blowing $ 79. The digital Timex Ironman sport watch, normally $ 98, is just $ 47, and the mod-retro Blackjack watch is $ 79.
The Todd Snyder + Champion collab has always been about melding Champion’s heritage aesthetic and timeless quality with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring. The original collection played with Champion’s 1950s gym line, updating the styles and fabrics and colors into something modern and contemporary with a vintage feel. Since its debut the line has morphed time and again. These days you’ll find bright pastels, patchwork fabrics, cool color combinations, and other tweaks.
Five years in, Todd Snyder + Champion is always one of Todd Snyder’s most anticipated collections of the year. We’ve found some fantastic joggers on sale, slim-cut for the modern aesthetic but in the palette of original Champion gym gear. The colors are phenomenal, too—just right for spring and summer.
Todd Snyder was founded in 2011. Snyder’s career began with successful stints at industry heavyweights such as Ralph Lauren, Gap, and J.Crew. Influenced by his Iowa upbringing, the Todd Snyder collection is rooted in American classics. Tailored suiting, traditional knits, and outerwear styled with thoughtful ease and finish. Todd Snyder also collaborates with like-minded legacy brands including Timex, PF Flyers, Moscot, and Cole Haan.
Founded in 1919 in Rochester, New York, Champion Sportswear is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Box Café concept makes its way for a brief stint in Beverly Hills this weekend.
The company said the temporary café marks its first pop-up café in North America and marked the occasion Friday morning with a breakfast hosted by Zoe Saldana.
The café pop-up, dubbed The Tiffany Café at Beverly Hills, will serve breakfast Saturday and Sunday and is modeled off the New York store’s The Blue Box Café, which bowed in 2017.
“Our flagship in Beverly Hills provided the perfect opportunity to introduce the brand’s first pop-up dining experience, and its unique execution speaks to the wit and creativity of Tiffany for our clients in this important market,” Tiffany & Co. chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff told WWD in a prepared statement.
Zoe Saldana hosted a breakfast marking the opening of The Tiffany Café at Beverly Hills.
The Tiffany Café was built out on the Rodeo Drive store’s patio. The company also set up a complimentary coffee cart within the Via Rodeo luxury shopping district running along Rodeo Drive.
Krakoff had earlier said in an announcement on the coming café that it serves as “a new take on what it means to be a luxury brand
“Simplicity is rebellion.”
So said Miuccia Prada during a preview of the resort collection she showed on Thursday night. Prada referred specifically to the clothes, which she described as “naïve, cotton, simple,” but the thought extended to the event itself. At a moment when, in the luxury sweepstakes for sales and social media attention, her primary competition rents out major world monuments and airline terminals, Prada preferred to show at home. Or at one of her homes. In this case, her brand’s New York headquarters on 52nd Street overlooking the Hudson River. “I like to do the shows in my own spaces,” she said.
Yet while Prada may reject (for now at least) the kind of extravagant wanderlust of her competitors, this was no quiet little soiree. A star-studded guest list including Elle Fanning, Shailene Woodley, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Anderson Paak, Hailee Steinfeld, Marc Jacobs, Char Defrancesco and Sofia Coppola turned out, many reveling through four stages of festivities: boisterous pre-show cocktail, show, post-show informal dinner, after party.
Simple in its open concept and egalitarian flow — OK. Low-key — definitely not, offering an Instagrammable someone or something at every turn. Within that framework, Prada presented a lineup she characterized as simple
An outdoor plaza shopping center anchored by Galeries Lafayette is the home to Dennis Basso’s first store in Doha.
Basso’s 1,800-square-foot unit is near the Cartier, Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques. Back in New York, the designer said Friday that he hopes this first store will lead to others in the Midde East. The opening was made possible through the Ali Bin Ali Holding company. Designed by Ali Bin Ali’s in-house team, Basso said the decor consists of a range of cream-colored interiors with pale gray marble and vaulted high ceilings. It is also a corner store, which allows for greater visibility, enhanced by the valet car service offered near the store’s entrance.
One of the greatest features from the designer’s point of view is the outdoor air conditioning provided by cool air that is blasted upward through grates. While Qatari woman generally wear abayas and head scarves on the street, their attire tends to be more colorful or embellished when at home, at special events or traveling. “When they’re going to a gala, they really want to be gala,” Basso said, adding that his collection was well-received at the launch, which included a dinner and an in-store event.
As Captain America, Chris Evans has saved the world more than a few times (and twice as the Human Torch). And through it all, his hair has stayed perfectly in place, coiffed and slicked to the gods, and not the least bit recessed. During our May cover shoot, Evans’ hair was matched in power by an equally impressive beard, giving us yet another reason to envy the human marvel.
His artfully parted hair and manicured beard can be yours for the wearing, even if you grow patchier whiskers or have receding hair. For tips on how to get each style, we sought the advice of Raquel Fajardo, barber manager at Fellow Barber NoMad in NYC.
“This haircut is suitable for all hair types and textures,” says Fajardo. “However, what’s most important is having enough length in the top front portion of your hair so it can be brushed back and sit with ease. The length on the sides may vary depending on density in order to get the same result.”
While Evans has an A-list hairline, the style can be modified for a shrinking hairline, too. You can slick the hair more directly across, to cover one side of the recession. Just build a more prominent part and use a high-hold product like Evo Crop Cutters Construction Cream to slick it over and across the head.
“Alternatively, you can also have this look worn disheveled, and even pushed more forward to the face to provide lift, movement, and texture, blending in those areas that may be sparser,” says Fajardo. “Using a salt spray or styling powder will help achieve this.” (Try Sheh-Voo’s Ocean Sea Salt Spray or Alder New York’s Texture Powder.)
What to Tell the Barber
Tell your barber to leave the hair long enough to push back on top, and to keep the top and sides connected, says Fajardo. “The sides and back length should be cut with a 3 clipper length for light colored or low-to-medium density hair. Use the 2 clipper length for medium-to-dark hair or medium-to-thick density.” Also, tell the barber not to clip above the parietal ridge (that knob on the back of your skull), or on the sides where your head starts to round. “This ensures the shape stays strong and square all the way up,” she says.
Most guys will need to revisit the barber every 4-6 weeks to keep things trimmed up, says Fajardo. “But darker- and thicker-haired clients will most likely need to come in every 4 weeks.”
How to Style
Because this hairstyle is connected (with no harsh lines or drop-offs), it’s a relatively easy one to style—but you need to style it at precisely the right time after rinsing or showering, before it’s too dry. “How your hair dries will be how this style lives,” she says. “Therefore, those who towel dry their hair like a madman may have a harder time getting it back to a natural fall with ease. Instead, you should pat dry your hair to help retain moisture which will also help you achieve your vision faster and more effectively.”
As for the hair product, pick something with a soft finish. A medium-hold cream or matte paste is a safe bet, with the latter offering more hold. (Try V76 Medium Hold Styling Cream or Fellow Barber Texture Paste.) Fajardo says you can blow it dry if you like, which isn’t necessary. “Heat just helps to set the hair and style. I recommend starting the blow-dryer on high heat to guide your hair in the direction you would like your hair to fall. It’s also great for those with stubborn cowlicks or patterns in your front hairline since the heat can help to control, train, and smooth hair in place.”
“This is a tidy beard trim that’s pretty flush to the face,” Fajardo notes. And thus, it’s an easy length to maintain at home. She recommends the Andis Ion Pro LI trimmer: “It’s a cordless trimmer that’s easy to use with a (line-up) T blade, and it comes with guards. It’ll help with maintaining the look in between barber shop visits by cleaning the cheeks, neck, and under the lip line and chin.” The guard length to choose will change from one guy to the next, depending on hair density. “For dark and full hair like this beard, it’s most likely a 1.5 or 2 guard length. You can do this once a week to ensure a long-lasting trim,” she says.
If you experience any flyaways or just want a smooth finish on the beard, apply some balm to it after washing your face and whiskers. Fajardo likes Babe of Brooklyn’s N.2 Earth Beard Balm, which will nourish the skin and hair, keep it in place, and give everything a healthy shine.
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LOS ANGELES — James Mae, the rock-inspired line started by “Vanderpump Rules” cast member Kristen Doute, is taking new steps toward sustainability.
Doute’s line for spring includes some pieces made of either recycled fabrics or fabrics made from recycled water bottles. The move comes with the company’s shift to relocate manufacturing for its T-shirts and sweatshirts from overseas to downtown Los Angeles, with the line likely to continue getting greener as time goes on its cofounders say.
“Ideally, I think that is the goal to go completely sustainable,” said cofounder and creative partner Magen Mattox. “Right now, because we’re a brand new brand — we launched last June — we’re just trying to do it in the best way possible that we can manage.”
James Mae — named after Doute’s niece and nephew — launched as a direct-to-consumer brand with a foundation built on rock-inspired T-shirts. It’s now in talks with retailers. The company is likely to enter into wholesale around holiday, with the goal of distributing the brand through a combination of majors and boutiques.
The line includes tanks and T-shirts ranging from $ 36 to $ 45 and sweatshirts in the range of $ 55 to $ 65.
James Mae has begun using sustainable materials in some
Carine Roitfeld, who convinced Karl Lagerfeld to put his face on a T-shirt as part of his landmark 2004 collaboration with H&M, is putting her portrait on knits as part of a new capsule for the late designer’s namesake brand.
Dubbed Karl According to Carine, the compact collection also features an unexpected color — fuchsia — which Roitfeld blends with her beloved black.
“I think this is not totally the Carine people are expecting,” she said. “One of Karl’s life rules was to do something people don’t expect from you.”
That said, she added, “I can see a lot of Karl in the designs. Because I spent so much time with him, it’s impossible for me to do anything without thinking of him.”
Indeed, the portrait that will appear on sweatshirts and T-shirts — all floppy hair and one raccoon eye — was shot by Lagerfeld himself. The capsule line is slated to arrive in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online and at select specialty retailers in November.
The house is keeping the look book under wraps until closer to the release date, but described silhouettes that echo Roitfeld’s signature sleek chic: blazers, feminine blouses, corsets and skirts, plus a leopard-print coat and a faux fur in
If you’re looking to upgrade your summer wardrobe, look no further than Perry Ellis. Classic but contemporary, traditional but fun, at Perry Ellis you can pick up a whole closet full of great summer clothes at incredible markdowns, thanks to the huge Extra 40 Percent Off Sale, happening right now. Combine that with the 30 Percent Off Linen sale and the 30 Percent Off Fragrance Sale, and there’s no reason you should have a whole new summer kit this year.
The Extra 40 Percent Off Sale takes select styles from the Sale page at perryellis.com and chops another 40 percent off those already-low prices. From dress pants and shirts to shorts, underwear, and more, there’s a ton of great gear that’s ideal for long summer days in the office and late summer nights on the deck. These deals run through midnight on May 19.
But don’t stop there. It’s also the 40 Percent Off Linen Sale at Perry Ellis. That means suits, pants, jackets, camp shirts, and more, all crafted in the perfect summer fabric, are marked down 40 percent. And we know what you’re thinking—so we searched and found a 3-Piece Linen Suit that meets both categories and, sure enough, it’s 72 percent off! But only if you buy it by Thursday 5/2 at midnight.
Also through midnight on 5/2, Perry’s annual 30 Percent Off Fragrance Sale means you can get awesome savings on some of Perry Ellis’ most iconic colognes—as well as perfumes for women (hello, Mother’s Day). From Pure Blue and Aqua to Citron and Perry Ellis Black, there’s a fragrance for every man and every mood—and great gifts for the lady in your life, too.
So don’t settle for the same old, same old. Perk up our summer wardrobe, and spice up your summer attitude with some new gear at Perry Ellis. But you’d better hurry; styles, colors, and sizes never last for long at sales this massive.
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The countdown is on for the 2019 Met Gala, which takes place in New York on May 6.
In anticipation of the biggest red carpet fashion event of the year, WWD is taking a look back at some of the most memorable looks from the Met’s past, others you likely forgot about and the stars that are perennial fashion crowdpleasers. As for the latter, Met Gala regular Sarah Jessica Parker, whose signature “fashion first, function last” approach, ranks high on that list.
Year after year, Parker shows her fashion chops, taking each theme head-on. Take 2006, when the actress showed up in twinning tartan with the late Alexander McQueen to celebrate the year’s “AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression” theme.
Read more: 49 Unforgettable Met Gala Red Carpet Looks
And while Parker has worn standout looks from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, the actress and entrepreneur’s elaborate headwear always seems to steal the limelight. For instance, in 2018 she sported an elaborate headpiece depicting the nativity scene for the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme.
With an affinity for over-the-top headpieces, SJP will surely bring out something big for this year’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme.
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KARL FOREVER: The Karl Lagerfeld brand will attend the next session of Pitti Uomo with a presentation honoring its late founding designer. That will include a performance by the London-based street artist Endless, and displays of the brand’s spring 2020 collections of men’s wear, women’s wear, footwear, eyewear, denim and beachwear.
“Our presence at Pitti Uomo will be a special moment to kick off a series of global events that celebrate Karl’s legacy and reflect upon his pioneering, cutting-edge and iconic contributions to design,” said Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld. “Pitti Uomo will also be an exciting platform to showcase our new collections and share the inspiring, immersive World of Karl experience.”
Central to the brand’s display at the international men’s wear trade show in Florence, Italy, will be a 5-by-9-meter installation where Endless paints a portrait of Lagerfeld throughout the fair, running June 11 to 14.
The artist’s portrait of the designer will also be printed on 50 limited-edition T-shirts, which will be available at Pitti Uomo.
Also the couturier at Chanel and the ready-to-wear and fur designer at Fendi, Lagerfeld passed away in February at age 85.
So you’re losing your hair and want to salvage whatever you can without a transplant. You’ve heard of the pills (finasteride), and you’ve heard of the potion (minoxidil). Talk to your doctor about both, since they can be used together to halt hair-compromising hormones and improve nutrient delivery to the scalp. But also ask your dermatologist about the third hair-growth solution, which rounds out this full-force trifecta. It’s a relatively new option, and is flowing through your veins as we speak: It’s the plasma in your blood. I tried PRP injections (platelet-rich plasma), and can vouch for it.
I can accept that my hair will turn gray and the crow’s feet around my eyes will get more and more prominent with time. I understand that aging is going to take its toll on me. However, I’ve long put up a fight and am proactive against aging skin. I was slower to start with hair loss, though, mostly because I was in denial that my thick mane would ever compromise.
It started with a recession in my mid-20s, then seemed to stop by 28. I thought “this is fine” and went on without any action. The general thinning took over from there, hitting hard around 31. (This timing and rollout is different for all men.) By many standards, I still had a lot of hair. But by my standards, I had about half the hair on my crown that I used to, maybe less. I needed to accept this was happening, and I needed to do something about it if I wanted to keep my hair. (Because once a follicle stops growing hair, you only have a year or less to restore it before it’s totally dried up and irreversible.) I knew I couldn’t revive the hair that had receded, since those tend to be gone forever, but I could resuscitate much of the hair that had thinned out in previous years.
So, I went to my trusted doctor, NYC-based cosmetic dermatologist Michele Green. She recommended I try all three methods. I started finasteride in October of last year, the same time I started my first of three rounds of PRP, platelet-rich plasma. (I also began minoxidil in January of this year.) These dates are important for the before and after photos you’ll see during my PRP sessions. The results are not influenced by minoxidil, which increases blood and nutrient delivery to the hair follicles, in turn strengthening and thickening them. My photos are also not influenced by finasteride, either, since it takes 3 months to quell hormones and regrow any dormant follicles.
What Does PRP Entail?
PRP is pretty straightforward, albeit a little strange. The doctor withdraws blood, then spins it into a centrifuge to extract all the red blood cells, leaving your plasma behind. It’s thick and off-white and gooey. Then, they put this into syringes and shoot the plasma into your scalp, massaging it in like botox. This hurts a tiny bit, but quickly turns into a numb sort of contact high that wanes over the next couple days. You simply avoid alcohol and painkillers—anything that thins the blood—for a few days.
I’ll let the medical professional explain this one: “PRP stimulates the hair by injecting specific growth factors that are derived from your own blood to regenerate and grow hair,” says Green. “PRP contains special cells called platelets, which can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells around the hair follicle. This platelet-rich plasma promotes healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, and promotes new cellular growth. It stimulates the hair follicles to grow and cause both the growth of new hair and the thickening of existing hairs.” In short, it does the work of both finasteride and minoxidil, or bolsters their efforts.
If you want the specifics on the growth factors that PRP cells have, here they are: platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth-factor-beta, vascular epithelial growth factor, epidermal growth factor, and fibroblast growth factor. “Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products contain this myriad of growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing,” Green says.
Who’s a Good Candidate for PRP?
Green says you’re a prime PRP candidate if you have early-onset hair loss and want to prevent future hair loss. If you’re already bald or are hoping to treat an area that has no hair follicles, then PRP is not going to help. It can only restore and strengthen active follicles.
Can PRP Be Done in Place of Finasteride and Minoxidil?
Yes, it’s a good holistic approach for someone who doesn’t want to take medication for hair loss, and there are no side effects to putting your own plasma back into your body. However, you will need to keep getting PRP treatments yearly (or more frequently) since you aren’t supplementing the efforts with pills and drops.
How Many PRP Treatments Are Necessary, and How Often? What’s a Good Long-Term PRP “Plan”?
“The plan usually is four treatments of PRP for my patients, one month apart, and then an assessment three months later to see the success of my treatment plan,” says Green. “We take before and after photographs to judge the effects of the hair growth. We then assess the maintenance of the PRP injections which can vary between three or more months.” Some patients will “top off” once a year, while others will come in quarterly. It’s up to personal preference, and sometimes budget.
How Expensive Is PRP?
The costs vary wildly, based on the experience your doctor has, and the equipment they’re using. You should expect each treatment to land in the $ 800-1,500 range, however. (Yes, it’s pricy.) Hopefully, as the treatment becomes more prominent and accessible, this price will go down.
My PRP Results
Given all you know about my hair-loss timeline, and my PRP timeline, here are some before, during, and after photos that map my own success with plasma.
Before: The first is before my initial treatment, in early October. (Forgive the fact my hair is different colors in each photo, since I’d dyed it blonde just before.) Note the significant thinning around my cowlick, which is representative of the hair atop my crown overall. This is also when I began taking finasteride.
During—3 Months Later: This was taken just before my third round of PRP, in late December. Note the fuller crown. Because my hair is shorter, it stands up a bit more than the separating effects of longer hair, but you can still see how much fuller it is overall. By this point, I could run my hand through my hair and feel it was much thicker, too—probably 50 percent fuller than just months before. The finasteride regrowth would not have fully kicked in yet, and I would start minoxidil a week or two later.
After—6 Months Later: I’m back to my natural brown hair, but more importantly, I’ve got fuller hair all around the crown. You can see the thickness in the cowlick (don’t just give it a passing glance; if you study it, you see it). And, when I run my hand through my hair, it feels as full as it was five years ago, before I had any real qualms about hair loss. It stands up when I texturize or volumize it, and I notice far fewer hairs in my sink—just the ones that naturally fall out and quickly regenerate. This was a combination of all three methods—finasteride, minoxidil, and PRP—though you can study photo two for the benefits of PRP itself.
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NEW YORK — A raft of well-heeled Manhattan socialites gathered at the Metropolitan Club next to Central Park on Tuesday for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s annual Style of Life luncheon — and they certainly didn’t forget to bring their purses with them.
The fundraiser, which was held in the club’s ornate ballroom facing Fifth Avenue, raised over $ 200,000 through a silent auction and raffle, double the amount seen in 2017. Donated prizes up for grabs this year included a luxury Belize vacation, a Canyon Ranch getaway and a Peloton.
Among the 200 guests in attendance were SoulCycle chief executive officer Melanie Whelan, who made a beeline for guest of honor Sam Kass, the former White House chef and senior policy adviser for nutrition under the Obama administration, to no doubt chat all things health and fitness.
Kass told WWD that his involvement in the charity, which organizes extracurricular programs for children and teens in many of New York’s most underserved communities, stretched back to his time at the White House.
“I know how important their work is in that critical gap in the afternoons where many of the kids go astray — not just for health, but everything else as well,”
On a recent blustery, rainy Saturday morning in Tokyo, designer Tomo Koizumi is holed up in his miniscule studio — resolutely calm, considering how he had burst onto the fashion scene at New York Fashion Week only two months prior.
The designer’s ambitious ruffled gowns were discovered on Instagram by stylist Katie Grand, who banded with Marc Jacobs to help Koizumi stage his first fashion show in Jacobs’ store. In the weeks since, the Tokyo native has become a new fashion industry darling. Next week he will walk the Met Gala’s red carpet, with a celebrity dressed in his designs. Koizumi’s gowns will also be featured in the Costume Institute’s new show, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” a theme for which his flamboyant creations seem destined.
“I have to e-mail a lot now, I have to manage the looks being shipped around the world, I have to arrange shoots — it’s going crazy for me,” Koizumi told WWD in his studio, wheezing through hay-fever allergies.
While a portrait of success from the outside, Koizumi works with little industrial infrastructure: He has no employees and works out of the small living room in his sister’s Nakameguro apartment. No more than 100 square feet, the room
A sweatshirt is one of those trusty articles that sticks with you through all kinds of adventures, from bonfires at the beach to chilly redeye flights and epic mountain hikes (or just grabbing coffee from the grocery store). And while that’s definitely still true, the humble cotton layer has come a long way from its gym bag days—it’s now a bona fide fashion statement. If you’re thinking about an upgrade, there are plenty of great examples to choose from. These picks run the gamut from sporty layers that wick sweat and vent heat to laid-back hoodies and crewnecks that are perfect for layering or wearing on their own. Here are some of the most stylish new sweatshirts to try on this season.
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Carbon38 has hired Scott Jameson as chief operating officer, overseeing operations, finance, retail and strategy.
The post is a new one for the e-commerce company that specializes in what it calls “performance fashion.” Jameson is based in Carbon38’s Culver City, Calif., headquarters and reports to Katie Warner Johnson, Carbon38 cofounder and chief executive officer. Carbon38 is one of several tech-centric activewear brands vying for market share in the increasingly crowded market with Outdoor Voices, Bandier and Fabletics among the others.
Most recently, Jameson served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at The Collected Group, home of the Joie, Equipment and Current Elliot labels. After Jameson exited the company in November, The Collected Group’s ceo James Miller took on Jameson’s former responsibilities, according to a company spokeswoman.
Jameson said he aims to bring “some process and structure” to Carbon38, as in listing the 10 biggest initiatives that are going on in the company and building the working teams, meeting and documents among other things. “We have so much data and information that we’ve gathered from Day One in this company. We’re spending a lot of time culling that information to really try to understand the customer better to segment them in certain
MARRAKECH — Cultural appropriation is dead. Long live cultural appreciation!
That was the message of the Dior cruise show staged here on Monday night, which saw creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborating with a host of guest designers from the African continent and beyond in a shared tribute to craftsmanship.
The location of the display, the remains of the magnificent El Badi Palace, spoke of ancient dynasties and rulers. The clothes themselves were a dialogue with the world of today, a celebration of globalization and inclusivity.
Celebrities including Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, Lupita Nyong’o and Diana Ross were among the roughly 800 guests who took in the mega-production, staged shortly after sunset around a water basin dotted with dozens of candles and seven flaming braziers.
To a hypnotic soundtrack of Jajouka musicians, accompanied by British electronic band The Orb, a diverse cast of models walked in more than 110 looks ranging from African wax separates to black evening gowns that carried a whiff of Yves Saint Laurent, the former Dior designer who considered Marrakech his second home.
Alba, flanked by her husband Cash Warren, was fresh off celebrating her 38th birthday the night before at a welcome dinner held at the neighboring Bahia Palace in a
Anya Cole, who was born in Poland and studied classical ballet, performing with the Metropolitan Opera in Poland, learned to knit as a young girl. “If you want it, you have to learn to make it,” was what her mother would tell her.
Today, Cole oversees a luxury knitwear business called Hania New York, employing craftswomen to handknit garments in all five boroughs of New York City. Cole uses Scottish and Italian cashmeres from the finest mills in the world to create one-of-a-kind garments for women, men and children.
After leaving Poland, Cole escaped to Germany and immigrated to the U.S. 29 years ago not speaking a word of English. She got a job in merchandising at Regatta Sport. After taking some time off to raise her daughter, she launched her own business, Hania New York in 2012. Hania New York sells retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Gorsuch and specialty boutiques throughout the country.
“Knitters find me,” said Cole, noting it’s often through word of mouth. Today, she has 100 women knitting for her. They are freelancers and get paid by the piece.
Cole’s aesthetic is based on a dancer’s needs, with lots of layers.
“I always wear big sweaters and always layer
If you’re looking to do some good for the planet and flesh out your summer wardrobe, look no further than Faherty. Right now, Faherty is having a special promotion that provides a clever and thoughtful way to give back to the planet. Through April 30, simply donate $ 10 to a Faherty charity, and you’ll get 20 percent off your purchase.
Even better, Faherty’s sale section still includes a host of great lightweight gear perfect for spring and summer. There are plenty of sweaters and pants as well, of course. But if you can score a cool tee shirt or cozy knit button-down that’s already on sale and get 20 percent off? All while helping the environment? That’s a win-win-win in our book.
How Does It Work?
It’s even easier than it sounds. Simply make a $ 10 donation to either the Surfrider Foundation or 1% For The Planet at fahertybrand.com. Then Faherty takes 20 percent off the total of your cart. But you’ve got to complete your purchase by Tuesday, April 30.
1% For The Planet (onepercentfortheplanet.org) is the foundation started by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia and Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies. The companies donate one percent of all their sales to helping groups that help our planet. They also help pair businesses and individuals with approved environmental nonprofits, creating partnerships that amplify the impact of giving. Today, myriad companies from all types of businesses, including Klean Kanteen, New Belgium Brewing, and Honest Tea, are partnered with 1% For The Planet.
The Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org) is a community of everyday people who passionately protect the ocean, waves, and beaches of the world. Surfrider engages environmental experts to create solutions. In the process they unite local and national resources to protect the ocean and coastline. Plus, they leverage local chapter networks’ knowledge with a national perspective.
So get over to Faherty today and pick up some new gear for the summer. We focused on the deals, of course, on our list below. But Faherty has a vast selection of coastal casual wear that’s perfect for long summer days and warm summer nights, and even the stuff that’s not on sale is a great deal at 20 percent off.
So go check it out, and while you’re there donate ten bucks to one of those fine Faherty charities. You’ll be helping the planet, and you’ll be ensuring you’ll be cozy, comfortable, and look great all year long.
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ZEGNA’S FANS: Ermenegildo Zegna drew a crowd Wednesday night to celebrate its new, three-floor Manhattan flagship on 57th Street, where chief executive officer Gildo Zegna and artistic director Alessandro Sartori greeted the likes of Alec Baldwin, Stan Smith, Eric Rutherford, Igee Okafor, John Demsey, Peter Marino (who designed the store) and Thom Browne, whose brand was acquired by Zegna last year. There also were a fair share of bankers and hedge fund types, longtime Zegna customers there to check out the latest wares. Among the latter was a low-key Jamie Dimon, chairman and ceo of JPMorgan Chase, who was overheard telling guests that he’s worn Zegna suits for more than 30 years.
But Dimon being Dimon, he also talked about everything from Browne’s short suit (“at least he has the legs for it”) to his letter about the need for tweaks to capitalism, JPMorgan Chase’s share price and Marino’s outfit. Upon being introduced to the typically leather-clad Marino, Dimon pointed to the huge pointed rings covering the creative’s fingers and said, “Do you wear those on the subway?” Marino replied, “At least I don’t get mugged.” He went on to rib Dimon that the chairman needed to do something about JPMorgan’s
IBIZA BESTIES: Seeking to channel the bourgeois bohemian lifestyle of Ibiza at its hippy heyday, Loewe has set up a sprawling pop-up store in Le Bon Marché, the latest installment of the luxury label’s partnership with the island institution, Paula’s.
Set to run through June 22, Loewe’s space takes over nearly 2,500 square feet of the Paris Left Bank department store, filled with colorful prints, basket tote bags, an ice cream bar and cactus plants of all shapes and sizes.
“I hope the experience will be as much fun for clients as it was for the teams who set it up,” said Pascale Lepoivre, chief executive officer of the Spanish label, which, along with the store, is owned by French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
As consumers stay glued to their phones for fashion inspiration and purchases, brands and retailers have had to get more creative to draw people into stores, transforming boutiques with an elaborate, lifestyle approach, often involving food and activities.
Lepoivre, in an e-mailed statement, added that the brand’s collection, its third with Paula’s, was expanded compared to previous ones, with men’s and women’s summer clothing and accessories. Declaring herself a fan of Le Bon Marché and a “happy
Best known for its excellent athletic wear, Rhone has stepped up its casual streetwear game, big-time. The Rhone Commuter Dress Shirt is here, and we can’t say it’s the best dress shirt in its class. Why? Because Rhone has created a dress shirt class all its own.
Made of lightweight Italian fabric, the Commuter Dress Shirt features a natural wrinkle-release technology that drops creases like nobody’s business. It’s got four-way stretch that moves with you, for a comfort rarely found in dress shirts five times the price. It’s moisture-wicking, too, so even when you’re working hard, no one will be able to tell.
The Commuter Dress Shirt has the appearance of luxury dress shirt. But it changes the game by including the technical properties of an active performance fabric, like stretch and shape retention. Rhone’s first dress shirt would be as at home in the boardroom as it would on the train. It has all the markings of a top-shelf dress shirt (because it is), going so far as to include a hidden collar button.
But even with all these great features, the Commuter Dress Shirt still has one more trick up its sleeve: It’s completely machine washable. That’s right; finally, you can ditch the dry cleaner. And the iron.
It’s currently available only in blue, in either subtle stripe or micro-check patterns. The luxe fabric is knit in Italy and handcrafted in Portugal through a machine process that allows Rhone to jacquard different knit patterns and colors. So we’re willing to bet new colors and patterns and styles will hit the streets sooner rather than later.
Rhone is betting you will find the Commuter Dress Shirt the best dress shirt you’ve ever worn with a 45-day money-back guarantee. If you’re ready to leave the dry cleaner and iron to the dinosaurs and embrace a true modern, high-quality dress shirt, the Rhone Commuter Dress shirt is ready for you.
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Anna Sorokin has been found guilty of grand larceny.
Sorokin, who posed under the fake name of Anna Delvey and stole more than $ 200,000 from investors, banks and many of her friends, was convicted on Thursday on multiple charges, including one count of first-degree attempted grand larceny, second-degree grand larceny and theft of services, after a monthlong trial in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, according to the New York Times. She faces up to 15 years in prison.
The 28-year-old was charged in 2017 after posing as a fake German heiress and New York socialite, swindling bank loans and funds to pay for her lavish lifestyle, which included stays at luxury New York hotels, international getaways and her designer wardrobe.
She had also attempted — and failed — to raise a reported $ 22 million to open an exclusive arts club in Manhattan, which she received another charge of first-degree grand larceny. The jury found her not guilty for this charge.
Aside from the charges, Sorokin’s court appearances made headlines due to her sartorial choices. Per GQ, Sorokin’s lawyer, Todd Spodek, hired stylist Anastasia Walker to help dress Sorokin for her court appearances in designer labels such as Michael Kors, Saint Laurent and Victoria Beckham,
With headquarters in Indianapolis — the racing capital of the world — it’s no wonder that Simon Property Group developed a strong affinity for the sport. The 103th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, has put the shopping center developer and operator into overdrive with a slate of racing-related initiatives at its Indianapolis-area properties.
At the Fashion Mall at Keystone on Wednesday Simon partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to host a kickoff event for the big race. There was fashion, food and racing luminaries. Simon Pagenaud, the Team Penske driver and the 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion, and IndyCar drivers Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser were among those in attendance. WWD is owned by Penske Media Corp.
Guests at Saks sampled dishes prepared by local chefs. It was a preview of the cuisine that will be served at Rev, an event that attracts about 3,000 enthusiasts, including Indy car drivers and racing legends, raising money for the trauma and critical care programs at Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
To fuel interest in the race, Simon, the Speedway, NTT IndyCar Series and Rev have launched a contest, asking shoppers to dress in white
Some watches are true icons of style. From functional dive watches to statement-making dress watches and classic pilot watches, here are three essential pieces that are particularly lustworthy, courtesy of Crown & Caliber’s client services manager, Nathan Nerswick.
LOS ANGELES — American Apparel has tabled plans to reenter retail via a Los Angeles store as it focuses on continuing the momentum within other areas of its business.
The company continues to still have a leasehold on the Melrose Avenue location where it intended to open the store.
“We’ve been really focused on solidifying the brand’s e-commerce B2C web site and platform, expanding its reach to over 220 countries around the world,” said Garry Bell, vice president of corporate marketing and communications at American Apparel parent Gildan Activewear Inc. “These initiatives allowed us to substantially increase sales online year-over-year and we look forward to keep[ing] the momentum going.”
Bell went on to say growing the company’s imprintables business in England, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand is also an area of focus.
The store isn’t off the table and “as we continue to assess other opportunities, we will reviews the plans for the store,” Bell said.
Gildan’s acquisition of the American Apparel business, which filed for bankruptcy twice in less than two years’ time, included the company’s intellectual property and some inventory. The chain of stores were left off the negotiating table, largely seen as a drain on the business at the time.
According to designer Han Chong: “Self-Portrait is made for women who want to look and feel effortless all the while being the best dressed in any room. For pre-fall 2019, the collection consists heavily of our signature lace with a touch of newness such as leopard print devoré and sequins. The millinery alleys of Jerusalem inspired the vibrant pops of cadmium yellow and cherry matching the heat of the summer.”
“Forget Coachella — Ren Faire, that’s the only way I want to dress. Mark my words, it’s the next thing,” said Busy Philipps, nodding approvingly at Capitol boutique founder Laura Vinroot Poole dressed like a fair maiden in a Peter Pilotto square-neck liquid organza gown, a blonde braid wrapped around her head.
Philipps took time off her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” to join Poole and L.A. jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth to celebrate their newest venture — the opening of an outpost of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Capitol boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart. The Peter Pilotto designers came over to L.A. to join the festivities, hosting a pre-dinner trunk show at the store, which has a shop-in-shop full of Neuwirth’s nature-inspired fine jewelry.
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“Our work brought us together and we became friends. There is such a synergy. We are both so drawn to color,” said Pilotto of how his vibrant prints mix with Neuwirth’s surf-and-sky-inspired gemstones. “I remember in school, Peter had such a fascination with opals,” added Christopher de Vos.
If the warmer weather has you jonesing for bonfires on the beach, being the first one in the water, and cruising the PCH at night with the windows open (and the heater on!), Huckberry has a new line of surf-inspired gear that’s just right for summer. Made from a blend of hemp and organic cotton, Wellen is just what you need to bring out the endless summer vibes. Even if the water’s still too cold for the spring suit.
From cozy T-shirts and laid-back polos to jeans that feel as soft as the sand at Trestles, Wellen partners with responsible factories around the world to craft soft, sustainable essentials for sun and swell. There’s nothing fancy here—just amazing beachwear that you’ll want to live in all summer long.
What’s New With Wellen?
Start with the jeans. The soft denim construction is perfect—not too tight, but snug enough to look great when you go from the sand to the bar. They come in three distinct washes: a washed out fade that’s perfect for chilly nights on the sand, a medium rinse that’s sharp enough to wear into work, and a sharp dark denim that’s somehow just as soft and comfortable as the more worn-in looking rinses. They’re $ 88, which is a fantastic price point for sustainable denim.
The Stretch Chore Coat ($ 128) is the perfect post-sun layer. A shirt-jacket with plenty of pockets and a touch of stretch to move with you, it’s available in navy, denim, or dark khaki colorways. Layer it over one of the three colorways of the Hemp Crewneck ($ 68), a cozy sweatshirt that goes with anything and keeps you warm around the bonfire. Those same three colors adorn the Hemp Zip Hoodie ($ 88).
For shirts, the long-sleeved Hemp Henley ($ 58) our new favorite evening go-to. With a generous collar and snug-but-not-tight fit, it comes in four colors: navy, turquoise, white, and dark khaki. The Hemp Polo ($ 58) might be the most comfortable polo shirt we’ve ever worn. With forgiving sleeves that never get anywhere close to the elbow and that soft cotton/hemp combo, it’s fit for the office and even better on the golf course. It comes in black, off-white, rust, and blue.
And then there are the T-shirts. We know we said the polo was the most comfortable one we’ve ever worn, but we really mean it this time. The Hemp Tee ($ 36) shirt simply rules, and it fits as good as it feels. It comes in off-white, turquoise, bright white, and navy.
Are you ready for an endless summer? Get over to Huckberry today, and check out Wellen surf-inspired gear. We can practically smell the salt in the air.
Britney Spears is back home and getting back into a routine — and that begins with a serving of UV rays. Britney was out Friday morning at a tanning salon out in Thousand Oaks. As you know, Brit left the mental health facility Thursday … after getting…
ALEXI SAYS THANKS — A LOT: Droves of people know Alexi Lubomirski as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding photographer, but as of late more are learning about the lensman’s numerous socially conscious pursuits.
On May 7, Lubomirski will launch a new children’s book, “Thank You For My Dreams,” which is meant to teach children about gratitude, with all proceeds benefiting the charity Concern Worldwide. Consciously saying thank you was something he started in his twenties. “I became aware that whenever I felt down, sad, or angry about something (especially angry), I could feel the anger manifesting in my chest and stomach. So I mentally said a prayer of thanks in an attempt to change my demeanor, and after a minute of concentrating on something I was grateful for, I very quickly noticed the physical changes in my body. Even though the initial problem still remained, I felt calmer and better equipped to deal with it,” he said.
Fifteen years later, the married father of two young sons is still at it and has taught his children the exercise. He wrote in the book’s introduction, “I mentally say (pray) ‘thank you’ for the things in my life, such as my health, my
After a successful holiday capsule collection in 2016, Reformation plans to start selling Net-a-porter, effective today.
Reformation, whose only other wholesale partnership is with Nordstrom, is known for its sustainable fashion. Reformation has 13 stores in New York, California, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., with a pop-up planned for East Hampton this summer.
Net-a-porter will offer Reformation’s 11 signature styles, retailing from $ 98 to $ 268, in various exclusive colorways and sustainable fabrics. The offering includes linen dresses, snakeskin skirts and wide-leg pants. New items will be introduced on the site on a monthly basis. This is a long-term, permanent partnership.
Based in Los Angeles, Reformation is known for its recycled and eco fabrics, heat reflecting roof and clean energy in the factory, as well as recycled hangers in stores and eco-friendly packing for home shipments.
A Reformation look at Net-a-porter
Yael Aflalo, founder and chief executive officer of Reformation, explained why she wanted to expand her distribution via Net-a-porter. “Our mission at Reformation is to prove that fashion and sustainability can coexist and our partnership with Net-a-porter furthers that mission. We admire Net-a-porter for their innovative approach to fashion retail and because of their ability to build an amazing roster of brands. We’re really excited
CLAD IN A white lab coat and sitting at a large wood workbench in the corner of a workshop with views of the woods out back, Charles Emslie grabs a magnifying loupe and casts his gaze on a 1989 Rolex Submariner 16610. The stainless steel watch with a black bezel probably sold for around $ 1,500 when it was released, but today it is prized by collectors and can fetch as much as $ 8,000—if it’s in mind condition.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case with this Rolex. “The watch is old enough that the oils have degraded and gotten dirty and dried out,” Emslie says. “It needs a complete overhaul.”
With that, Emslie, 32, who’s been repairing fine watches for a decade, prepares to go inside the Submariner and take it apart piece by piece. This is no simple task. The mechanical watch, which is powered by the movement of the wearer’s arm, comprises hundreds of pieces—some “only a little thicker than a human hair,” Emslie says. To inspect the Rolex, Emslie will use an array of specialized tools, everything from millimeter-size screwdrivers to wooden tweezers—you don’t have to worry about scratches quite as much with the wood ones, he explains. From there, certain key parts of the watch, including its automatic movement, will be placed in a cleaning machine called the Greiner Vibrograf ACS900 in a nearby room. The case, meanwhile, will be washed separately in something called an Elma Ultrasonic Tank. Then Emslie will put it all back together, testing and retesting the rehabbed timepiece to ensure precision accuracy.
EMSLIE IS AMONG a team of watchmakers, technicians, and refinishers here at the headquarters of Crown & Caliber, a watch retailer based in Atlanta that buys and sells pre-owned luxury timepieces online. Since it launched in 2013, the company says, it has had more than 40,000 transactions.
Crown & Caliber was founded by Hamilton Powell, an Atlanta native with a background in finance. He got the idea after a friend described what he went through when he tried to sell a rare Rolex Day Date. After posting the watch on eBay, the friend was besieged by scammers. With estimates of the timepiece’s value all over the map, he was unsure of an asking price, until he finally sold it for $ 5,500 to a mom-and-pop jewelry shop—which flipped it for more than twice that amount.
Sensing an opportunity, Powell did some research. He learned, to his surprise, that the U.S. market for high-end mechanical watches is some $ 5 billion a year. “Some estimate that the pre-owned industry is more than double that,” Powell says. But that pre-owned market was like the Wild West. “Pre-owned watches are traded in back alleys, and pawnshops, and on forums or on eBay and Craigslist,” Powell says. “I thought, ‘We can make it easier and more trusted, a better way to buy a watch.’”
So he set out to do just that, launching Crown & Caliber with a small team and a single watchmaker. “I remember a couple of nights at 1:00, looking for a lost watch part in the carpet of our office with a flashlight,” Powell says. Today, the company has about 60 full-time employees, including watchmakers, refinishers, and customer-service staff.
Pre-owned watches are traded in back alleys, and pawnshops, and on forums or on eBay and Craigslist. I thought, ‘We can make it easier and more trusted, a better way to buy a watch.’
Crown & Caliber takes the guesswork and uncertainty out of the process. Sellers know they’re getting a fair price, and buyers can be assured that what they’re getting is authentic and in tip-top shape. Would-be sellers fill out an online form, answering a series of questions. The company sends back a quote, based on a proprietary database that analyzes how much similar watches have sold in the past. “We’re not using our gut; we’re not using just a hunch,” Powell says. “We’re using real data to determine what we’re going to pay.”
Once Crown & Caliber gets hold of the watch and confirms its authenticity, the real work begins. First, the team tests the watch in a Witschi analyzing machine to determine accuracy. If they find that it’s not keeping time the way it’s supposed to—like the Submariner being worked on by Emslie—it goes to the workshop, where repairs are made. From there, the watch is refinished, polished up, and photographed, before being posted as for sale on the site. Watch experts are on hand to guide buyers through the process, patiently answering questions about what makes a particular timepiece special or why two watches that look identical can vary widely in price.
Those prices are nothing to sniff at. At the lower end of the scale, a Baume & Mercier Clifton Club watch can go for about $ 1,250. At the upper end, hardcore collectors will spend from $ 40,000 to $ 50,000 for an automatic 2010 Patek Philippe Nautilus or 2015 IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater Limited Edition— roughly what you’d pay for a Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster.
BACK IN THE Crown & Caliber workshop, Emslie turns his attention from the Rolex to a Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar, an automatic watch with a solid white-gold case that can fetch as much as $ 50,000. The Patek is “less than two years old, in my estimation,” Emslie says. His main job with this Patek isn’t to disassemble it—he just needs to make sure it’s not a fake and then get back to the seller with an offer. (It is, in fact, real.)
Next comes something slightly more affordable than the Patek: a Breitling Chronomat A13050 that Emslie says costs around a couple of grand. It’s a good way to end a Tuesday—Breitlings happen to be among Emslie’s favorites. “Stainless steel, white dial, very pretty movement,” he says, somewhat wistfully. “It’s reliable, it’s accurate, it’s a beast.”
It’s time for the NFL Draft … and you know what that means — FASHION, BABAYYYYY!!!! Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and the rest of the 2019 draft class have left their hotel in Nashville and arrived to Downtown Nashville for the main event!!! …
Philip Bailey burst onto the scene in the early ’70s as the high-pitched singer — alongside the band’s co-founder Maurice White — in the epic disco supergroup, Earth, Wind & Fire. Some of the biggest jams that Philip Bailey and Maurice White…
Warby Parker is renowned for great deals on stylish prescription eyeglasses. But did you know Warby also has a fantastic—and HUGE!—selection of sunglasses? It’s true. From Midcentury to Aviator and everything in between, with colored, smoked, and mirrored lenses, in all sizes and in most any price point.
If you thought Warby Parker was only a one-stop shop for great glasses, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Head on over to warbyparker.com today and discover nearly 40 sunglass frames and dozens of lens styles to suit your individual taste.
Warby Parker designs all of its sunglasses in-house and makes them with high-quality acetate. It’s durable, hypoallergenic, and capable of holding exceptionally rich colors, plus it’s made to last for years. Every frame is hand-assembled and polished. After the raw material is cut into shape using a CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and hand-polished with a German wax compound. Warby also uses stainless steel and titanium for metal-framed glasses, because of their high strength-to-weight ratio.
Then they custom-cut and polish the edges of your lenses, all of which are treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings. Warby Parker’s impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Lenses come standard with non-prescription glasses, but prescription lenses with all these features are also available (up to $ 120 extra). Once you choose your frames, simply upload an image of your eyeglasses prescription to your order (snap a photo or scan it in) and submit your doctor’s contact information. If you don’t happen to have your prescription handy, you can just send it to Warby Parker later.
I’ve Never Ordered Glasses Online. Help!
Online glasses have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and much of that is due to Warby Parker. The company was one of the pioneers of the online eyeglass market. Warby Parker makes the selection process simple by offering an excellent set of guidelines on how to choose the right glasses for you. Basically, there are five main rules to follow when buying new glasses:
Your pupils should be near the center of the lens
The lenses shouldn’t extend past the side of your face
Your eyebrows should not be inside the glasses; let ’em fly!
When you smile, your cheeks shouldn’t push the frames up
The frames shouldn’t slide down your nose
If you receive your frames and you love them but they don’t fit quite right, Warby Parker will fix the following issues at any of its retail locations, free:
The frames are too tight or loose behind your ears
The temples are too long or too short
The temples are too tight or loose at the side of your face
The frames are crooked or slide down your face
And if you’re not close to a Warby Parker location, most optical shops will make minor adjustments for free or a small fee. If they do charge you, WP will reimburse you up to $ 50 for a single adjustment within 30 days of purchase. Just email them the bill.
So if you still need to pick out a new visage for summer, head over to Warby Parker today and check out their huge selection of sunglasses. It’s a lot easier than you think. We’ve put together a selection of nine great sunglasses from Warby Parker below.
O CANADA!: Victoria Beckham will pack her clothing trunks and head to Toronto in November as the special guest in the fifth series of Suzanne Rogers Presents events, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected Wednesday.
Beckham follows in the path of Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Zac Posen, who have all taken part in the charity fund-raising series that Rogers started in 2010.
To date, Rogers’ events have raised more than $ 3 million for charities fighting children’s poverty and supporting a spectrum of health and education programs for young people.
The November edition will be cohosted by Rogers and the event chair, philanthropist Sylvia Mantella. The celebration will include an “intimate fashion presentation” with Beckham, followed by a seated luncheon, according to organizers.
“I am so pleased that Victoria has accepted the invitation to come to come to Toronto and deeply appreciate her personal commitment and generosity in supporting our children’s charities,” Rogers said.
Proceeds will benefit Camp Ooch, which gives children affected by childhood cancer unique opportunities for growth through special experiences, and The Penelope Neuroblastoma Foundation, which funds brain tumor research, and provides support for families affected by this type of childhood illness.
Additional child-focused causes and programs, the
Fabletics is flexing its retail muscle in New York. On April 27, the El Segundo, Calif.-based activewear line cofounded in 2013 by actress Kate Hudson and part of the TechStyle Fashion Group opens it first physical store at 577 Broadway in Manhattan.
In addition to offering the digital-first brand’s full range of activewear, the 2,743-square-foot SoHo pop-up will have several interactive features to bring its active lifestyle to life, including an Instagram-ready mini boxing ring with custom gloves, and medicine ball installation for on-the-spot crunches.
“We have such a large Tristate consumer base, going to New York was always something we wanted to do from the start,” said Hudson. “What’s exciting about doing the pop-up is we will be able to discover, if we are doing a long-term store, how big and where and what is the most strategic location for the customer. We are super-excited.”
Renderings of the Fabletics SoHo pop-up.
The opening kicks off the brand’s yearlong retail expansion, which will have it adding 12 stores to its 27 existing locations. In April, Fabletics will open SoHo, Jacksonville, Fla. and Austin, Tex. In May through June, locations in Pleasanton, Calif., Garden City, N.Y., and King of Prussia, Penn. will follow. It’s
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Just in time for National Lingerie Day, Chico’s FAS, parent company to women’s apparel and accessory retailer Chico’s, is launching bra and underwear brand TellTale.
The intimates line will start with seven collections, ranging from sexy to comfortable to functional. And with names like The Ghoster or The Romantic, the idea is to offer a little something for everyone.
“No woman is one thing,” Kimberly Grabel, general manager, or “ringleader,” of TellTale, told WWD.
TellTale’s Influencer collection.
The collections include a mix of push-up bras and bralettes in everything from cotton to see-through mesh, as well as underwear and bodysuits.
The target audience, Grabel said, is the “new adult woman,” somewhere between 30 to 35.
“She’s not fully set in her ways,” Grabel explained. “She hasn’t had kids yet. Or, maybe she’s had a baby, but she takes the baby out with all her friends on a Saturday night for dinner, because she’s in denial that this baby is going to change her life. So, she’s kind of in that life stage.”
The Lover collection is part of the new TellTale brand.
Mary van Praag, brand president of Chico’s other intimates and apparel brand Soma, will run TellTale. Products are available exclusively at MyTellTale.com,
Amber Slooten, Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands)
Amber Slooten graduated from AMFI in 2016 with a minor in Hypercraft, the school’s virtual design section, which was launched 10 years ago. During a gap year spent at MediaLab, a division of the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, she discovered a virtual design software named CLO3D: alongside game designers, interior designers and fashion branders, Slooten created a virtual reality fashion show named SecondSight, to be watched on mobile phones using 3-D glasses.
The project lead her to reconsider her design practice at AMFI. “We were creating so many clothes, I was forever dragging all these different collections on my bike for each project, and when the project was over they would just sit in my closet,” remembered Slooten. The student pushed her teachers to allow her to present an entirely digital graduate collection, projected via holographic layers onto a dancer, and ended up teaching a course helping students to use the CLO3D software. Since Slooten’s digital project, a number of other students were able to graduate without producing a physical collection of clothes, effectively changing the fashion school’s assessment methods.
Amber Slooten’s graduate collection at AMFI was presented in holographic form.
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J.Crew Factory just surprised us and extended its huge Spring Sale through Tuesday April 23. If you didn’t get the opportunity to score any amazing deals over the holiday weekend, there’s still time.
And the crew at Factory even sweetened the pot. In addition to 50 percent off sitewide—including suits, shorts, and staples—J.Crew Factory is now offering an additional 20 percent off many full-priced items, and an extra 50 percent off everything in its Clearance section! PLUS free shipping on all purchases when you enter the code FULLBASKET at checkout.
There’s really no excuse not to take advantage of this amazing deal. With spring in high gear and summer on the horizon, it’s time for a seasonal reset. And it’s never been easier or more affordable.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite suiting options below, from flex-y cotton blends to crisp, casual linens to classic wool. Most are available in either Slim or Classic fits, so there’s guaranteed to be one just right for you. While J.Crew Factory suits aren’t available for the extra 20 percent off promo, these 50 percent off deals are much too juicy to pass up. And you should still apply the code FULLBASKET to make sure you get your suit shipped for free.
So head over to J.Crew Factory today. In addition to the suits, there’s a plethora of tee shirts, button-downs, shorts, chinos, and more to choose from.
Beauty’s obsession with CBD isn’t slowing down.
CBD — the shortened term for cannabidiol — has become one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, popping up in different types of skin care, color cosmetics and wellness supplements as consumer interest in the plant’s purported benefits increases rapidly.
Brands are tapping into cannabis and its many ingredient extracts with varying levels of CBD — including hemp seed oil, which contains no actual CBD — and now with the upcoming 4/20 “holiday,” brands are attracting customers with a slew of new products that promote relaxation, anti-inflammation and soothing qualities.
Read on to see how 11 beauty brands are cashing in on cannabis.
Heretic’s Dirty Grass contains CBD oil that is meant to be absorbed transdermally.
It was only a matter of time before CBD entered the fragrance space. Natural fragrance brand, Heretic, has released Dirty Grass, a “functional fragrance” that combines traditional scent with aromatherapy by using CBD oil, which is said to absorb into the wearer’s bloodstream. The earthy scent also includes notes of pink pepper, lemon, violet leaf and vetiver and retails for $ 85 for a 15-ml. bottle and $ 185 for a 50-ml. bottle.
2. Scotch Porter
For 4/20, men’s grooming brand, Scotch Porter, is hosting
This show season, for the first time, I was ashamed to work in fashion because fashion is becoming a dirty word. And the revolution is just beginning.
Last week, Extinction Rebellion, the activist group that has shut bridges and poured buckets of fake blood outside Downing Street, parked a giant pink boat in London’s Oxford Circus blocking the flow of commerce in one of most heavily trafficked shopping areas in the world. At the same time, members were protesting Shell Oil and fracking, they were staging a guerrilla-style runway show to highlight the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment. That’s sobering.
Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion held a fashion show in London’s Oxford Circus.
I first became aware of Extinction Rebellion during London Fashion Week. I was crossing the Thames in a ride share (at least I had that going for me) when we were stopped in traffic by the group. Its members had been protesting outside runway shows throughout the day, starting with Victoria Beckham and ending with Burberry. Escorted by police, they carried signs that read “Climate Emergency” and “This is Not a Drill.” My Uber driver rolled down his window to take a pink flyer:
“The fashion industry is
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning brands like Breitling and Montblanc but figured they were out of reach, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Jomashop is having a huge sale on a remarkable selection of watches and accessories through April 19 only, with markdowns up to 77 percent off.
From classic task watches to luxury timepieces, get over to Jomashop right now and take advantage of these amazing deals. You can also finance your purchase with Affirm and get a monthly payment that’s totally manageable. And for a timepiece that you’ll be proud to show off for the rest of your life, maybe even pass on to your kids? It might be a bargain you can’t afford to resist.
All Jomashop watches come with a warranty. And Jomashop understands this is a high-end purchase that you’re going to want to appreciate immediately. So the company offers free next-day air delivery on orders over $ 1,000. Just use the code FREENDA. (For orders under $ 1K, you can get the same next-day treatment for $ 25 with the same code.)
Jomashop has been in the retail and wholesale trade of luxury goods such as watches, fine writing instruments, accessories, crystal, and gift items for well over 25 years. It’s an established company that you can trust. To Jomashop this means providing a combination of competitive pricing, honest and reliable customer service 24/7/365, and a state-of-the-art, New York City-based fulfillment center capable of delivering products all around the world.
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PHILADELPHIA — Emmy-Award winning style pundit, TV personality, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley was on hand Thursday night at Moulin at Sherman Mills, where he received Thomas Jefferson University’s 2019 Spirit of Design Award. Previously awarded to Stuart Weitzman, John Varvatos, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, the honor is presented to designers who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry through innovation.
The audience, filled to capacity with students, parents and industry insiders, knew that that night was set to be anything but staid when the festivities were kicked off by Thom Filicia, Kressley’s original interior design cohort in their breakout show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and costar of their current show on Bravo “Get a Room With Carson and Thom.”
“Carson kind of tricked me into this,” said Filicia. “He originally told me this was the Spirit Awards. I was so excited! Ketel One vs. Grey Goose, which one’s going to win? And then I thought, wait, this is Spirit of Design Award. That’s great, too.” After a few minutes of good-natured quips that kept the audience in hysterics (“Carson told me he has an honorary doctorate
MILAN — Ports 1961 is parting ways with its women’s creative director Nataša Čagalj.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, the designer joined the company in 2014 as creative director, succeeding Fiona Cibani, who held the role for four years.
“We are very grateful to Nataša for the outstanding work achieved during her tenure and wish her a bright future,” said Ports 1961 vice president Marc Boelen in a statement where the brand also highlighted Čagalj’s strategic role in kicking off a new chapter for the brand, “combining luxurious fabrics with a modern design.”
Čagalj unveiled her last collection for the Ports 1961 label last February with a runway show at London Fashion Week.
Prior to joining Ports 1961, Čagalj worked with Nino Cerruti and Peter Speliopoulos when he was appointed creative director of Cerruti Arte in Paris. She was then Alber Elbaz’s right-hand designer at Lanvin until she moved in 2005 to Stella McCartney, where she was head of design until 2012.
According to Ports 1961, a successor will be named soon.
Previously designed by creative director Milan Vukmirovic, the brand’s men’s line was discontinued last year and replaced with Ports V, which includes bi-monthly, unisex capsules. Vukmirovic is the creative director of the new brand.
These days, guys may sometimes wear watches for show, but for the aviators over the past century, the timepieces made a real difference. Chronographs, tachymeters, and all the other complications you’ll find in the best pilot watches are time-tested tools for keeping an aviator in the air—but can also be useful in your everyday life.
“Pilot watches are one of the coolest gear watches because they have this rich history that’s dictated their design,” says the founder and CEO of watch retail site Crown & Caliber Hamilton Powell. Cartier created not only the first pilot’s watch, but one of the first-ever wristwatches—called the Santos—in 1904 for famous Brazilian pilot Albert Santos Dumont, who was struggling to read his pocket watch mid-flight. Unlike many round pilot watches today, it had a square bezel and Roman numeral hour markers. “Today, onboard computers take care of the necessity of the pilot watch, but the spirit hasn’t been lost,” Powell says.
But if you’re considering a pilot watch, there are a few things you should know before you buy. If you’re looking to use all of a pilot watch’s capability, consider one with a chronograph—a stopwatch function controlled by two pushers on either side of the crown. A tachymeter—denoted by small markers on the dial starting at 12:00—can help you read distance over time. Some digital watches also display altitude, temperature, and barometric pressure. If you’re looking for one that just looks great on your wrist, be sure to choose one with a diameter that isn’t wider than your wrist itself. Watches between 38 and 42 millimeters wide are a safe bet for most guys.
“These watches are casual enough for a T-shirt, but can also look great with a suit,” Powell says. “And they can easily showcase their personality at a glance.” If you often wear a button-up shirt, choose one with a slim case. Sportier watches with large cases and busier dials often look better with casual attire, while simple, slim watches with fewer complications are a safer bet when wearing a sport coat or a suit.
No matter how you wear them, scroll down to see our list of the best watches to consider—whether you’re looking for all the functionality or want one that has a pilot watch-inspired style—starting at under $ 200.
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Kate Hudson’s good looks are truly timeless! Here’s a 20-year-old version of the “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days” actress radiating with youth at a movie premiere for “200 Cigarettes,” one of her new films at the time, in Los Angeles, California…
With only weeks to go, designers and A-list stars are heading into crunch time before the 2019 Met Gala.
While the Met Gala has a 71-year history of producing the most over-the-top high-fashion red carpets , this year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” should result in a particularly unexpected red-carpet scene. Met Gala alum such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Rihanna are famous for taking the theme head-on. Rihanna for one, all but broke the Internet in 2015 when the red carpet had to be cleared so she could take those iconic steps wearing a yellow, fur-lined Guo Pei cape with a seemingly miles-long train — and let’s not forget her 2018 look for the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Image” exhibit: fashion pope.
Before “camp” comes upon us on May 6, WWD is looking back at 49 unforgettable Met Gala looks, from Princess Diana’s risqué John Galliano Dior slipdress to Kim Kardashian’s much-memed Givenchy gown with affixed gloves. Click the gallery above to see them all.
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Blake Lively in Versace at the Met Gala 2018.
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Wardrobe, the peer-to-peer digital marketplace to rent women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from people’s closets, has struck a fashion and sustainability partnership with The Gregory Hotel in New York. This is the first hotel partnership launch for Wardrobe.
The way it works is prior or during a stay at The Gregory at 42 West 35th Street, hotel guests can reserve items from the Wardrobe app, and the items will be delivered to them at their hotel room for the duration of their stay. After wearing, they can leave it in the hotel closet or with the concierge. The partnership begins Monday.
Asked why they decided to partner with Wardrobe, Yaniv Packin general manager of The Gregory, said, “As a sustainably minded hotel, this partnership with Wardrobe was an exciting opportunity to be a first mover in the industry and offer our guests an unforgettable experience during their stay. As a hotel we are trying to showcase more sustainable and mindful ideas from hosting an Earth Day event with @insteadofmovement and hosting mindful events including a gallery featuring the work of jewelry designer Ariana Ost.”
Adarsh Alphons, chief executive officer and founder of Wardrobe, added, “We hope to learn a lot from this
Momoa shaved his beard to help promote awareness of plastic waste around the world and encourage people to recycle and ditch single-use water bottles. On Instagram, Momoa wrote: “Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. Let’s clean up our oceans our land. Join me on this journey. Let’s make the switch to infinitely recyclable aluminum. Water in cans, not plastic.”
Momoa shared a video of the shave, using a Braun Multi-Grooming Kit to get it done. And, we’ve gotta say, he looks damn good. Check out the video:
To answer Momoa’s call to cut out plastic, here are some ways you can get it done—and go one step further by investing in a reusable water bottle and eco-friendly straws:
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NEW YORK CALLING: Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng will hit New York on May 5 with an immersive fashion experience at the Apollo theater in Harlem, showcasing the brand’s women’s collection.
The show will be a celebration of culture, diversity, music, history and fashion and mark the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, “starting with a short film on Africanism, and guiding us into the future of artificial intelligence,” according to the company.
VIPs within sports and entertainment are expected to appear at the former Givenchy designer’s runway show, the brand added.
Boateng, whose parents immigrated to the U.K. in the Fifties, was the youngest designer of African descent to open a business on London’s Savile Row. He founded his company in 1995, and was part of a new bespoke movement that catapulted him to international recognition.
Known for his bright flashes of color and twist on classic British tailoring, his brand offers in-store bespoke services as well as ready-to-wear men’s wear and items such as ties, shirts and knitwear.
NEW CHAPTER: Schiaparelli is parting ways with its design director Bertrand Guyon after four years.
“The Schiaparelli house is grateful to Bertrand Guyon for his contribution to the haute couture activity of the house, in close collaboration with the creative studio and the atelier of the Place Vendôme house,” the brand, owned by Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle, said in a brief statement.
Though Guyon was also nominally responsible for the brand’s high-end, ready-to-wear collections, it is understood the couture division was his main focus.
He explored founder Elsa Schiaparelli’s obsessions, including astrological signs and flowers, with theatrical designs staged for the last two seasons at the Paris Opera house. His designs won favor with celebrities including Tilda Swinton, Celine Dion and Lady Gaga.
Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli Couture at the 2019 Oscars.
Delphine Bellini, chief executive officer of Schiaparelli, plans to increase the visibility of the ready-to-wear line, released in drops called Stories, through pop-up events this year. Among the house’s other plans is a collaboration with the Paris Opera on its 350th anniversary gala on May 8.
Guyon joined Schiaparelli from Valentino, where he helped to shape the couture and ready-to-wear collections under creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A graduate
You haven’t worn a Polo like this before: Today, Ralph Lauren is launching an all-new version of its iconic Polo shirt made entirely from recycled materials and dyed through an innovative process that uses no water. It’s called the Earth Polo, and it represents a fusion of Ralph Lauren’s heritage aesthetic with the company’s larger commitment to sustainability. It’s all a part of the fashion retailer’s bold plan to shrink the ecological impact of its apparel.
“Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025,” David Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s chief innovation officer, said in a press release. “Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment—we want to be part of the solution.”
The fashion industry has a notoriously large carbon footprint, but the Earth Polo uses two innovative techniques to combat the harmful ecological effects of clothing production. First, the shirt is made from thread derived entirely from plastic bottles, and each shirt contains about 12 bottles’ worth of recycled plastic on average. In addition to using recycled materials, the shirt also addresses another glaring ecological issue in clothing production: dyeing fabrics. According to analysis from Smithsonian, one T-shirt can average out to 120 liters of water used and 0.01 kilograms of carbon dioxide emitted per wear—and that’s just from the dyeing process alone. To lessen the impact of the Earth Polo, Ralph Lauren has introduced an innovative dyeing process that eliminates water use altogether.
In the past, Ralph Lauren has used the Polo to support other key causes, such as global disaster relief and the Pink Pony Fund for cancer care. This time around, the company partnered with First Mile, an organization that works with entrepreneurs in low-income communities to collect plastic bottles. Those bottles are then recycled and processed into high-quality yarn, which in turn becomes the fabric used in the Earth Polo.
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Seventy-one years of the Met Gala have produced some of the most iconic red carpet fashion moments of all time. Think: Rihanna in that yellow Guo Pei cape with its endless fur-lined train back in 2015. Some Met Gala looks, however, haven’t quite stuck in the cultural lexicon.
Ahead of this year’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” — which will surely usher in a meme-worthy fashion parade that’ll have social media buzzing — WWD is taking a look back at some Met Gala red carpet fashion moments you probably forgot even happened.
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Take for instance, Chloë Sevigny’s casual brown jacket paired with a beige midi skirt for the “In Style: Celebrating 50 Years of the Costume Institute” exhibit in 1998. Granted, Sevigny has sported this look in the earlier days of the Met Gala, when there was no physical red carpet and the event itself was less of a media spectacle.
In 2005, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen made their Met Gala debut in romantic looks that are a stark difference form the cerebral looks we see the CFDA Award-winning designers wear today.
Chloë Sevigny at the Met Gala in 1998.
Ralph Lauren Corp. is throwing its considerable muscle behind the sustainability movement, and is using its signature polo shirt to drive the message home.
The company will today introduce the Earth Polo, its classic polo shirt silhouette that has been created with thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in a process that uses no water.
“Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025,” said David Lauren, chief innovation officer of the company. “Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment — we want to be part of the solution and utilize an innovative approach to create something valuable.”
The Earth Polo, which is made from an average of 12 plastic bottles, was produced in partnership with First Mile, an organization that focuses on sustainability and positive social impact. The nonprofit works with entrepreneurs in low-income communities to collect recyclable plastic bottles, which are then processed and turned into high-quality yarn and later, fabric.
Lauren likened the product to an Impossible Burger, a popular nonmeat patty that has the texture of actual hamburger, adding that the shirt “feels like a regular polo shirt” and adheres to the company’s high-quality and craftsmanship requirements.
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