Under a Familiar Name, Vtmnts Says It Wants to Revolutionize Fashion – WWD

Under a Familiar Name, Vtmnts Says It Wants to Revolutionize Fashion – WWD

Vetements has launched a new genderless brand with an ambitious manifesto that talks about “revolution” and redefining traditional luxury for the next generation. But for a label that aims to be disruptive, the name is curiously familiar and phonetically indistinguishable from its parent: Vtmnts. “It’s an entirely separate entity that is only connected to the … Read more

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Ulta Beauty NYC Herald Square

The Ulta Beauty at Target shop-in-shop has finally been revealed, with more than 50 beauty brands participating in the initiative. Last November, the two retailers announced they would be partnering to bring prestige beauty brands across skin, hair, makeup and fragrance to Target in a 1,000-square-foot shop-in-shop that will initially open in 100 locations next … Read more

Brands Cut Ties with Kris Wu over Alleged Predatory Behavior – WWD

Kris Wu

HAS #METOO ARRIVED IN CHINA? Several brands have cut ties with top Chinese Canadian singer-actor Kris Wu as controversial claims surrounding his personal life emerged on Chinese social media over the weekend. Wu is one of the most valuable faces in China, serving as the face of Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Porsche, Lancôme, L’Oreal, Kans as … Read more

Alexa Chung Gets to Work for Mulberry, as the Brand Marks 50 Years – WWD

Mulberry x Alexa Chung

LONDON – More than a decade after launching the Alexa bag, Mulberry has gone a step further and asked Alexa Chung to create her own design for the brand as part of a series of projects to mark its 50th anniversary. The new Alexa capsule offers two styles, a spacious shoulder bag called the Big … Read more

Polo Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon Army Marches Forth – WWD

Polo Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon Army Marches Forth – WWD

LONDON — The country’s collective energies may be focused on the July 11 European football final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium, but there’s still a Grand Slam playing out at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon. And those players have certainly been putting on a good show despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions … Read more

Sustainable Brand Platform, Revolver Copenhagen Trade Show Team Up – WWD

Sustainable Brand Platform.

MILAN — Sustainable Brand Platform, or SBP, is in expansion mode. Launched last year by Italy’s Idee Brand Platform, the online destination uses blockchain technology to offer environmental and ethical ratings for indie fashion brands. The ultimate goal is to support these labels in assessing and cataloging their sustainable assets, as well as to enhance … Read more

‘Stay Wired’ Says New British Athleisure, Tech Brand Prevayl – WWD

Adam Crofts, cofounder and CEO of Prevayl, a clothing and tech company based in Manchester, England.

LONDON — The new British label Prevayl is looking to take athleisure to another level with tech that’s built into the clothing, enabling it to gather data and monitor the workout performance of the wearer. Ahead of its official launch later this year, Prevayl has raised 7.5 million pounds from Stonebridge, which has also invested in … Read more

David Bowie Inspired Drome’s First Handbags Introduced for Resort 2022 – WWD

Drome Resort 2022

DAVID BAG: For a young and independent fashion label, to capitalize on the appeal and revenues coming from accessories is crucial but no easy task, except when leather is part of the company’s expertise and DNA. Up-and-coming fashion brand Drome is introducing its handbag line for resort 2022, entirely produced in-house at its factory in … Read more

Baptiste Giabiconi Launches Fake Fur Brand House on Fire With Ecopel – WWD

Baptiste Giabiconi Launches Fake Fur Brand House on Fire With Ecopel – WWD

NOT FUR REAL: “I loved being this little mouse near Karl [Lagerfeld], watching how it all worked. Although I don’t pretend I have even a hundredth of his talent. He passed on his passion, and I hope that from up there, Karl sees me and is proud of me,” said French model and pop singer … Read more

Palace and Juergen Teller, Together Again – WWD

Palace and Juergen Teller, Together Again – WWD

LONDON – Palace is on a collaborations roll: After working with Mercedes-AMG and Vans on special collections, it has now teamed with Juergen Teller on a capsule of hoodies, T-shirts and skateboards featuring new and archive work from the photographer. Palace and Teller have been working together since 2018, with Teller shooting the Palace skate team for campaigns … Read more

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Gossip Girl Fashion Show: Monse to Present Gossip Girl Inspired Styles

The “Gossip Girl” reboot is already getting the high-fashion treatment. In celebration of the reboot’s premiere on July 8, fashion brand Monse is presenting a “Gossip Girl”-themed fashion show in New York City where it is debuting 22 styles that take inspiration from the show’s iconic fashion, including its private school uniforms. The Monse fashion … Read more

Off-White’s Catwalk Comeback Featured a Performance by M.I.A. – WWD

Off-White’s Catwalk Comeback Featured a Performance by M.I.A. – WWD

“Get your iPhones ready: the vibes are about to be immaculate,” the emcee announced at the start of the Off-White show in Paris on Sunday – the brand’s first physical runway event in 16 months. As if on cue, the assembled phones rose for the first look: Bella Hadid in an ultra-short, electric blue velour … Read more

Yara Shahidi Tapped as Dior Global Ambassador – WWD

Yara Shahidi Tapped Dior Global Ambassador

Dior has tapped Yara Shahidi as its newest global brand ambassador. The 21-year-old actress and activist will be the face of the design house’s women’s fashion and cosmetics, representing the designs created by Dior women’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Dior image director of makeup, Peter Philips. Shahidi previously worked with Dior this year … Read more

Disick Joins In Common Beauty as Partner – WWD

Scott Disick Joins In Common Beauty as Partner

Scott Disick is venturing into the beauty world. The reality TV star has joined prestige hair care brand In Common Beauty as a partner after being a longtime fan of the brand. In the role, Disick will be collaborating on content creation, product development and community engagement. “Today, men have changed the way they care … Read more

Sustainable Fashion Brands Unveils Spring 2022 Lineups at Pitti Uomo – WWD

D.N.I. Men's Spring 2022

Pitti Uomo returns to its physical format this week and here WWD rounds up some of the standout new projects that will be presented at the fair’s area dedicated to sustainable fashion. D.N.I.  Established in Paris in 2019 by Peru-born twins Paulo and Roberto Ruiz Muñoz, D.N.I., which stands for National Identity Document, is a … Read more

What to Consider From a Legal POV When Launching a Fashion Brand – WWD

Doug Hand

During an online lesson about fashion branding in the Fashion Business Essentials program, Douglas Hand, fashion lawyer and partner at Hand Baldachin & Associates LLP, shared insights about some of the legal considerations when rolling out a new brand or when naming a company or collection. It’s an exercise that needs to be part of … Read more

Gucci Americas Taps Selena Kalvaria as Senior VP, Brand Engagement – WWD

Selena Kalvaria

Selena Kalvaria is joining Gucci Americas today as senior vice president, brand engagement. She succeeds Christine Iacuzzo, a 20-year-veteran of Gucci, who left the role in April. Kalvaria will lead the marketing and communications strategy for the company and report to Susan Chokachi, president and chief executive officer of Gucci Americas. According to the company, … Read more

Start-up Thr3efold Launches Ethical Manufacturing Platform – WWD

Start-up Thr3efold Launches Ethical Manufacturing Platform – WWD

A rallying cry for sustainable fashion has made transparency an expectation, not an asset — and for Charlotte-based start-up Thr3efold, its mission is to help brands prioritize and access ethical manufacturing so products can be guaranteed as responsibly, sustainably made from their origin. Thr3efold is a business-to-business SaaS sourcing database and PLM system that equips … Read more

Acne Studios Hosts Cocktail to Celebrate the Relaunch of Acne Paper – WWD

The Acne Paper Book.

TAKE TWO: Acne Studios celebrated the relaunch of its Acne Paper magazine with a cocktail party and exhibition in Paris showcasing the release of a coffee table book compiling the best of its previous issues. The Swedish label’s creative director Jonny Johansson and Thomas Persson, editor in chief of Acne Paper, greeted guests at the … Read more

Vetements Is Introducing a New Fashion Brand in July – WWD

Vetements teaser

Vetements is to unveil a new brand on July 22 — the first step in creating “a new version of what a conglomerate could look like. “It’s time to dare, to do things that are different,” Guram Gvasalia, cofounder and chief executive officer of Vetements, told WWD in an interview on Friday evening, when the … Read more

Gucci Teases 100th Anniversary Collection at Milan Fashion Week – WWD

Gucci teases 100th anniversary collection at Milan flagship during fashion week.

G-MUSIC: Gucci knows exactly how many times it was cited in lyrics of international songs: 22,705. That is one of the themes running through the brand’s 100th anniversary collection, due to be unveiled at a later date, and largely centered on the Italian luxury house’s connection with the music world. Despite having set its own … Read more

Guillermo Andrade’s 424 Streetwear Brand to Show at Milan Fashion Week – WWD

Guillermo Andrade, cofounder and designer of the 424 label.

MILAN — “If you want to make movies you come to Los Angeles, if you want to be in fashion you have to go to Milan,” said Guillermo Andrade, explaining his reason for staging the spring 2022 collection of his 424 brand in the Italian city for the first time. The decision to decamp to Milan … Read more

G7 Fashion Parade Boosts British Brands, Rental Sites, Green Agendas – WWD

Boris Johnson and wife Carrie meet His Excellency, Moon Jae-in, Presidentt if the Republic of Korea and wife Mrs Kim Jung-Sook at The Carbis Bay Hotel.12th June.Copyright: David Fisher/ G7 Cornwall 2021

LONDON — British fashion’s biggest outing this year didn’t happen on a Zoom screen, via YouTube or even during London Fashion Week’s June edition, which wrapped on Monday. It happened on the Cornwall waterfront during the three-day G7 summit, which turned into one big advertisement for British designers, homegrown fashion rental platforms My Wardrobe HQ and … Read more

Viktor & Rolf and GLAAD Team for Long-term Partnership – WWD

Viktor & Rolf is partnering with GLAAD.

PARIS — Viktor & Rolf has inked a long-term partnership with GLAAD, the LGBTQ media advocacy group, including a digital campaign set for Pride month, starting June 21. “We wanted to partner with an organization with an incredibly robust history of defending LGBTQ+ rights,” Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren said jointly. Executives at L’Oréal, which … Read more

6 Women-owned Fashion Brands to Watch – WWD

Sabrina Ol fashion brand

Women are continuing to add interest to fashion at a time when consumers are craving to get beyond the commonplace. In honor of Women’s History Month, WWD is celebrating women-owned innovative fashion brands making names for themselves in the space. From Areeayl Goodwin’s Beads by Aree, which makes jewelry for the whimsical bohemian that lives … Read more

Saudi Arabia Fashion Commission’s CEO Plans New Ecosystem – WWD

Saudi 100 Brands 2021.

With its over-the-top extravagance, ultra-wealthy residents and burgeoning skyline, Saudi Arabia has played up the promise of better business tomorrow in courting international fashion consumers and brands alike. While that welcome mat remains out, the country is undertaking a massive project to build its own fashion ecosystem from the ground up. Through its Fashion Commission, … Read more

4 AAPI-Owned Emerging Brands to Watch – WWD

Mauby nectar dress

During the month of May in the United States, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a period for recognizing the community’s contributions to and influence on the fabric of the U.S. And in fashion, particularly, those contributions have been many. Amid the jarring uprise of violence against the AAPI community over the last … Read more

Ferrari’s Brand Diversification Taking Shape – WWD

Details from Ferrari.

MILAN — It’s hard to argue with Rocco Iannone’s opening remarks. “Ferrari is mythical,” said the brand diversification creative director. “Ferrari’s community recognizes itself in a series of values that is unique to the label and that need to be understood to be translated into fashion.” On Sunday, this translation will be unveiled with Ferrari’s … Read more

Krigler Fragrances Release NFTs – WWD

Krigler Fragrance House NFT

NFTs have slowly made their way into the fashion and beauty worlds with indie labels experimenting with the digital currency. Now, the new craze is making an impression on heritage brands. Krigler, a luxury fragrance brand that’s been creating scents since 1904, has added NFTs to its luxury fragrance leasing option. The initiative allows customers … Read more

Kate Doerge Launches Private Equity Brand Strategy Consulting Firm – WWD

Kate Doerge

Kate Doerge, former head of marketing for iStar and before that a partner at Paul Wilmot Communications for 20 years, is stepping out on her own. She has launched Kate Doerge Consulting to help private equity firms revitalize, enhance and build brands across the consumer spectrum. “As we move past the pandemic, there is an … Read more

What to Know – WWD

What to Know – WWD

The Halston brand is paying homage to the late designer with a new capsule collection inspired by the recent Netflix limited-series, “Halston.” The designer’s namesake brand and Netflix are teaming on a collection inspired by archival Halston designs and original costumes seen in the limited series, which starred Ewan McGregor as the titular designer. The … Read more

Paris Couture Week Will Feature Eight Physical Shows – WWD

Chanel Couture Spring 2021

PARIS — Paris Couture Week will mark the return of physical shows after two seasons of digital presentations, with eight runway events set to take place with a limited number of guests, according to the provisional calendar published by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on Monday. Dior, Azzaro Couture, Chanel, … Read more

11 Designers Form Fashion Alliance for NYFW Shows – WWD

Backstage at Jason Wu RTW Fall 2021.

New York Fashion Week is going forward this September with a partnership between IMG and 11 fashion brands to form a long-term commitment to the biannual event. Fashion brands and designers Telfar, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Sergio Hudson, Monse, Jason Wu, LaQuan Smith and Markarian are teaming together with IMG for … Read more

A Clothing That Was Planted – WWD

Chinamind

The pollution of textile and clothing industry has existed for a long time, and the green transformation is imminent. According to the United Nations, the total carbon emissions of the fashion industry exceed those of all international flights and shipping combined, accounting for 10 percent of global carbon emissions, making it the second most polluting … Read more

Coach Stages Winter Collection in Shanghai, Plans Annual Show in China – WWD

Coach Stages Winter Collection in Shanghai, Plans Annual Show in China – WWD

SHANGHAI — For its return to physical showcases, Coach leaned heavily into nostalgia, an idea it introduced last season, but played with strong ski references for its first stand-alone winter line. The brand built a vintage drive-in theater at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, where a large screen playing Coach: TV clips, falling fake snow, and … Read more

Where to Buy, Photos, What to Know – WWD

Diplo x Crocs Collaboration: Where to Buy, Photos

Crocs is continuing its partnerships with high-profile musicians with its latest collaboration with Diplo. The footwear brand is teaming with the Grammy-winning DJ for a psychedelic-themed two-style collection. The collaboration includes the brand’s Classic Clog and new Classic Crocs Sandals with eight glow-in-the-dark Crocs’ charms, called Jibbitz. “I wear my Crocs literally everywhere so I’m … Read more

Chief Brand Officer Is New Key Role in Fashion and Luxury – WWD

A look from the Moncler Grenoble fall '20 collection.

MILAN — While somewhat elusive to a casual observer, the role of chief brand officer is becoming increasingly relevant in the fashion and luxury industry. Case in point: Moncler on Tuesday said that Nike veteran Gino Fisanotti will be joining the company in the newly created position on June 7, reporting to chairman and chief executive … Read more

Chiara Ferragni Is GHD’s International Brand Ambassador – WWD

Chiara Ferragni

HER STYLE: Chiara Ferragni on Tuesday was named international brand ambassador of GHD. The tie-up isn’t entirely new as the multihyphenate entrepreneur and the U.K.-based hairstyling and appliance brand had already collaborated on social media campaigns for two years, during which Ferragni shared images of the brand’s tools with her 23.7 million followers on Instagram. … Read more

A New Legacy Fashion and Footwear Partners Revealed – WWD

LeBron James in an Uninterrupted "Space Jam: A New Legacy" jersey.

It’s been a long time coming for “Space Jam” fans. Twenty-five years after Michael Jordan and his Looney Tunes teammates tore up the court, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” opens July 16 in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, starring LeBron James, Don Cheadle as evil computer algorithm AI-G Rhythm, Zendaya as Lola Bunny and … Read more

Net-a-porter Feeling Optimistic for Fall 2021 – WWD

Net-a-Porter spring 2021 global brand campaign

LONDON — Net-a-porter is gearing up for fall 2021, the first “post-pandemic season,” and wants to encourage women to dress up again with an array of exclusives, up-and-coming talent and bright, upbeat fashion. Lea Cranfield, the retailer’s new chief buying and merchandising officer, said the company has been evolving its vision to adjust to a new … Read more

Pinko to Open 10 Stores in China Dedicated to the Love Bag Line – WWD

Pinko Top Handle Love Bag

MILAN — Pinko is boosting its retail business. The Italian fashion company aims to open 10 stores in China dedicated to accessories, with a special focus on its signature Love Bag line, defined by a circular, round logo enriched with two tiny birds. The first unit will open in July at Beijing’s LIVAT Centre shopping … Read more

Moana Luu Launches Luxury Creole Lifestyle brand ManLuu – WWD

Manluu

Essence alumni Moana Luu has launched ManLuu, a U.S.-based fashion and lifestyle brand showcasing interpretations of her Creole culture. “I created ManLuu as a contemporary expression of Creole heritage,” explained Luu, who also serves as the global chief content officer of Essence Ventures. “Every piece has been lovingly crafted to be enduring, beautiful and infinitely … Read more

Francesco Scognamiglio Launches New Brand: Monogram – WWD

Francesco Scognamiglio

MILAN — Francesco Scognamiglio is making a comeback with a project called Monogram. WWD learned that the Italian designer has sold his Francesco Scognamiglio and Maison Francesco Scognamiglio former brands to Y Capital Management, the investment fund that back in 2015 acquired 30 percent of the Italian designer’s fashion company. Asked about the reasons behind … Read more