An Exclusive Look Into Marina Moscone Spring 2021

Sunday marks the first official day of New York Fashion Week’s spring 2021 season, set to be an unprecedented series of collections shown digitally, physically — socially distanced or without bystanders — or not at all. In the last seven months, the world has experienced global turmoil and hardships; the fashion industry, with its usual hamster wheel of newness, was forced to stop and slow down immensely. For many, the time has been crucial to step back and understand how the industry should move forward, with important conversations about the fashion calendar, the wholesale model, sustainability and equality all at the forefront. 
Throughout the resort season and in the weeks following, designers worldwide have made decisions based on what’s important for their businesses. The New York calendar is split — a lineup of new and expected talents is scheduled to show through the 16th while New York’s marquee designers, Michael Kors included, have their sights set on mid-October. Even Council of Fashion Designers of America chairman Tom Ford does not anticipate a traditional runway season returning until at least fall 2021 (for the spring 2022 season).
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Exclusive: “Crazy Rich Asians” Director Jon M. Chu’s iPhone XS Movie, “Somewhere”

Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, made this short film exclusively for WIRED using the new Apple iPhone XS Max. Chu shot and edited the film himself, shooting handheld in available light and using only the native camera app and default stabilizer, without any additional crew or equipment.

“Somewhere”
Shot on the iPhone XS Max
No filters, no color correction.

Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Luigi Rosado

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M Missoni, Yoox Debut Exclusive Collaboration

Looks from the M Missoni x Yoox collaboration. 
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M Missoni and Yoox will unveil an exclusive capsule collection on Friday consisting of 11 pieces, the first in a long-term partnership. Titled “Reuse, Remix, Respect,” the capsule promotes a conscious approach, utilizing sustainable and repurposed materials such as sustainable Lurex cut into sweatshirts and jersey T-shirts with colorful graphics, FSC viscose fashioned into a black jumpsuit, and Missoni-stock raschel serving as appliqué on a sweatshirt. The collection is not entirely sustainable, and includes dresses, skirts and trousers in reimagined signature chevron patterns. Prices range from $ 75 to $ 360.
This marks the first collaboration from Margherita Maccapani Missoni as creative director of M Missoni, who noted the importance of social responsibility, especially given the COVID-19 crisis: “Both M Missoni and Yoox are committed to sustainability initiatives and developments in the industry. We aim to build evergreen relationships with projects which, like ours, respect communities and share values.” She continued by saying “the crisis is affecting our daily lives and the habits of almost everyone, but is also an opportunity to reassess our values, to get in touch with our real needs and realize our fortunes, to slow down and to change our minds.”

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WWD EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Bring Museum Exhibit to China in July

CHINA BOUND: As fashion exhibitions worldwide linger in lockdown limbo, Dior is preparing to bring its blockbuster retrospective to Shanghai in July.
“Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” which bowed at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2017, will run at the Long Museum West Bund from July 28 to Oct. 4.
“After enchanting visitors to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this unique retrospective comes to life anew in China with a fresh scenographic narrative featuring many exceptional pieces,” the house said in a statement.

The poster for the Dior exhibition in Shanghai. 
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Curated by Oriole Cullen, the exhibition will feature more than 250 haute couture dresses, illustrations by René Gruau and Christian Bérard, and works by leading Chinese artists to highlight the historic bonds between Dior and China.
The French fashion house will host an event on July 24 to inaugurate the show, although it could not confirm whether chief executive officer Pietro Beccari and women’s wear artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri will attend, given ongoing travel bans linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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EXCLUSIVE: Red Carpet Green Dress, Tencel Announce Global Design Competition

Red Carpet Green Dress is launching a global design contest in partnership with Tencel Luxe, the luxury vertical of the fiber manufacturer, to provide relief to garment workers and continue the momentum for sustainable fashion.
RCGD is a global sustainable fashion campaign in partnership with the Oscars that creates awareness by showcasing responsible fashions on the red carpet. But with the ongoing pandemic, experiences were adjusted digitally. From May 12 to July 30, designers can submit their application through Rcgdglobal.com with two winners: one gown and one suit designer, to be announced in late August.
The international design contest — open to designers aged 21 and over, upon a nominal $ 30 entry fee — will support two organizations: labor nonprofit AWAJ Foundation and The Fifth Pillar (in cooperation with Fair Wear). Funds will be directed to garment workers severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The competition centers on two key areas: eco-textiles and waste.
“As we cannot get textile swatches to all the entrants, we animated the textiles with videos on the contest homepage as a solution. They must then submit a sketch of a gown or a suit digitally with that textile in mind and show consideration for minimizing waste in the design

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Exclusive: Goop to Host Virtual ‘In Goop Health’ Sessions on YouTube

Goop’s health summit is going virtual. Starting April 22, Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand will host a variety of series to discuss all things wellness, the mental, spiritual and physical.
The “In Goop Health” summit, which has been hosted in Los Angeles — the company’s hub — New York City, the Bay Area and London, usually costs goers at least about $ 650 to attend, with pricing going up to $ 2,000 for a VIP ticket or $ 4,500 for the “weekender” option that includes extras like a hotel stay. But with the country in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paltrow has canceled an upcoming summit and is offering a stripped-down, free, digital version of the event in partnership with YouTube.
“Like everyone, we have this strange unprecedented moment in time and have been evaluating where we can be of service,” said Goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, who is hosting the sessions. “We want to find ways to create community and bring people together. Bringing it online for the duration of the quarantine felt like a natural extension for us and a way to introduce the content that’s at In Goop Health.
“They’re like weddings,” she continued of the events. “They’re so beautiful. We think about

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior’s Kim Jones Designs Stage Costumes for Maluma

PRETTY BOY: Having made a splashy entrance at the Dior pre-fall men’s show in Miami in a convertible car, Maluma is getting ready to wear the brand on stage during his current 11:11 world tour.
Kim Jones, artistic director of men’s wear at Dior, has created a series of looks for the Colombian performer based on pieces from his spring 2020 collection, made in collaboration with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham. Maluma will premiere the new outfits on March 11 in Athens and wear them on stage through April 4.
Standouts include a white organza jacket with saturated blue pleated georgette embroideries by Lesage, representing the most exclusive end of the house’s sportswear-meets-couture offering. Maluma will also wear monochrome outfits, suits and sheer jumpsuits featuring the house’s vintage newspaper print.
Jones previously selected the 26-year-old reggaeton star as one of five cover faces for the first men’s print issue of Harper’s Bazaar in 50 years. Maluma’s fourth studio album, “11:11” features collaborations with Madonna and Ricky Martin. He is also set to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy “Marry Me.”

A sketch by Kim Jones for Maluma’s tour outfit. 
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Dr. Jack’s CBD, Holiday Products Form Exclusive Partnership

Dr. Jack’s CBD has announced Holiday Products as its exclusive adult distribution partner. 
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Net-a-porter to Release 20 Exclusive T-shirts for International Women’s Day

Net-a-porter, which has been in business 20 years, is marking International Women’s Day on March 8 with the introduction of 20 exclusive T-shirts.
Now in its third year of partnership with Women for Women International, 100 percent of Net-a-porter proceeds will be donated to the charity which helps women living in conflict-affected countries to rebuild their lives. The T-shirts go on sale Friday and will be available exclusively at netaporter.com
Twenty brands and female designers were invited to submit designs for their T-shirts, including Stella McCartney, Gabriela Hearst, Alexa Chung, Isabel Marant, Amina Muaddi, Carine Roitfeld, Jimmy Choo, Rotate, Bernadette, Rosie Assoulin, Staud, The Attico, The Range, The Frankie Shop, Ganni, Nanushka, Charlotte Tilbury, Cecilie Bahnsen, Roxanne Assoulin, alongside Net-a-porter x Ninety Percent collaboration.
Each designer was asked to give her interpretation of women’s empowerment and strength. The Net-a-porter x Ninety Percent design calls out all “Incredible Women,” while The Attico’s Let Your Hair Down T-shirt inspires women to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. McCartney’s T-shirt shows a sense of sisterhood and compassion, featuring an illustration from her fall/winter 2019 campaign, where women come together in mutual support and love of the earth. Jimmy Choo’s tongue-in-cheek wordplay says to “Choos”

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EXCLUSIVE: Off-White Opens Jewelry, Eyewear Pop-up for PFW

PERFECT ATTENDANCE: To mark Paris Fashion Week, Off-White is staging a series of special events, including a jewelry and eyewear pop-up store.
The 2,350-square-foot boutique is located at 229 Rue Saint-Honoré, opposite the Moynat store, and will be open to the public from Feb. 24 to March 3. The three-story space, featuring a spiral staircase and chevron wood floors, will offer spring 2020 women’s and men’s jewelry pieces, in addition to specialty unisex eyewear.

An Off-White Arrow earring from the spring 2020 collection. 
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The jewelry category is fairly recent for Off-White, having launched with the pre-fall 2019 collection, and underlines its expansion into the accessories segment.
Women’s styles include Mini Arrow earrings in a variety of finishes, as well as pendants, rings and necklaces featuring Bolts and signature brand detailing. Men’s jewelry includes industrial-style bracelets, and arrow necklaces in different weights. Eyewear ranges from chunky rectangular glasses to aviators with reflective lenses.
Off-White will also be part of the “Colette, Mon Amour” temporary souvenir store opening at the Maison Kitsuné store off Rue de Rivoli to coincide with the release of the documentary of the same name. Open from Feb. 24 to March 4, the pop-up will carry a special Off-White bag and sunglasses, available

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EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Chan to Attend Max Mara Show

SCREEN TEST: Probably best known for her melancholic, yet radiant screen presence in “Crazy Rich Asians,” Gemma Chan is the recipient of the 2020 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.
The British actress is expected to attend the Italian brand’s fall fashion show today, and to receive her prize at the 2020 Women in Film Annual Gala on June 10 in Beverly Hills.
Max Mara has a knack for picking actresses on an upward trajectory, having also recognized the likes of Rose Byrne, Hailee Steinfeld, Chloë Grace Moretz, Katie Holmes, Zoë Saldana and Emily Blunt. Chan is the 15th recipient of the award, which recognizes her “distinguished acting achievements and personal embodiment of timeless style and grace.”
Chan recently wrapped another Marvel superhero film “Eternals,” alongside Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek that will be released in November.
Up next is “Let Them All Talk,” a comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh and also starring Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest and Lucas Hedges.
Chan’s other big-screen credits include “Mary Queen of Scots” and “Captain Marvel.” She is also a seasoned theater actress and a mainstay of popular British television series, including “Humans” and “Doctor Who.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Christelle Kocher Talks Pucci Collaboration and Taking Her Brand Global

PARIS — Christelle Kocher’s Paris-based brand is gaining an Italian accent.
Between her collaboration with Emilio Pucci, set to bow in Milan today, and her recent alliance with entrepreneur Renzo Rosso’s fashion group OTB, the French designer is leveraging her connections across the Alps to propel her Koché brand into a new phase of expansion.
Hot on the heels of her prestigious ANDAM Grand Prize and collaborations with Nike and Converse last year, she is the first designer to be invited by Pucci to interpret its rich heritage, as part of a new strategy aimed at fostering creativity and innovation at the house, founded in 1947 in Capri.
Kocher, known for her guerrilla-style fashion shows melding sportswear influences with couture-inspired techniques, is no stranger to the brand’s history.
“I love reading the biographies of designers and I read about the life of Emilio Pucci years ago,” she said in an interview at her design studio, located on a cul-de-sac in the multicultural district of Ménilmontant in Paris. An aristocrat, Olympic skier and air force pilot, Pucci pioneered a lifestyle approach to fashion.
“He was a real character, and I think his approach was very modern. His brand was founded on comfortable jersey clothes, which was very

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EXCLUSIVE: Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor and Morgan Lane Debut New Collection

Morgan Curtis and Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor were set up at New York’s Cafe Cluny. 
The pair, fixtures in the fashion and music social scene — Curtis, the daughter of Jill Stuart and a designer in her own right, and de Cadenet Taylor, the daughter of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, as well as a model, DJ and mental health advocate — had met before, but only in passing. They also had a handful of mutual friends between New York and Los Angeles. It wasn’t until the West Village encounter, however, that the two women really got to know one another. 
“When we were introduced, we just instantly fell in love with each other,” Curtis, founder and designer of luxury intimates brand Morgan Lane, told WWD. “That got me really excited to do a collab. She’s a really good muse for the brand. And I love her body and I love how excited she gets about lingerie. She was just so passionate about it.”

An eye mask in the Atlanta de Cadenet x Morgan Lane collection reads, “Don’t wake the beast.” 
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De Cadenet Taylor was equally enamored. 
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Lora DiCarlo Announces Exclusive U.S. Distribution Deal With Entrenue

Lora DiCarlo has inked an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Entrenue for the Lora DiCarlo line of biomimetic pleasure products, including CES Innovation Award winners Osé, Onda and Baci.
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EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Hold Cruise Show in Italy, Moves Forward Date

HOME TO ROOST: Maria Grazia Chiuri has chosen Puglia, the region where her family is originally from, for Dior’s next cruise collection. The display will be held in Lecce, in the heel of Italy’s boot, and its date has been moved forward to May 9.
The French fashion house had originally set the show date for May 27, and did not provide a reason for the switch. Chanel will kick off the cruise calendar on May 7 in Capri. Gucci will show somewhere in the U.S. on May 18, Prada in Japan on May 21, and Max Mara in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 25.
Since arriving at Dior in 2016 as artistic director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections, Chiuri has paraded her cruise collections in Los Angeles, Chantilly and Marrakech, Morocco.
 
 

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EXCLUSIVE: Rei Kawakubo Has Her Way With Mikimoto Pearls

Is there anything in fashion more classic — some might even say staid — than a strand of pearls?
Not when Rei Kawakubo gets involved. Mikimoto allowed the maverick designer to have her way with its cultured beauties, to which she added additional swags, meaty silver chains — and even a Comme des Garçons logo charm.
The seven-piece collection is on display today at 6 Place Vendôme — a pearl’s throw from Mikimoto’s flagship Paris boutique — during couture week, also a showcase for fine jewelry.
Priced from about $ 3,000 to nearly $ 40,000, the co-branded necklaces are to be sold from mid-February in Mikimoto’s flagships in Japan, plus Comme des Garçons boutiques in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Paris and New York and five Dover Street Markets, retail emporiums that mingle Comme des Garçons with an eclectic range of brands.
It’s the latest thrust into jewelry for Kawakubo and her husband Adrian Joffe, president of Comme des Garçons International and chief executive officer of Dover Street Market.
Kawakubo said pearls prompt myriad associations, and “line up alongside diamonds in terms of value.”
“If we talk about women’s jewelry, one usually thought of pearls. Recently I’ve noticed how men also look good when they wear pearls — the

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior Men’s Show to Pay Tribute to Judy Blame

PARIS — For his fall 2020 men’s show for Dior, Kim Jones is breaking his recent streak of artist collaborations. Instead, the collection will pay tribute to Judy Blame through the prism of the French fashion house’s codes.
Jones met the British stylist, jeweler and art director when he was just 16, and found Blame’s work hugely influential. The two worked together on accessories when Jones was at Louis Vuitton, and in the years leading to Blame’s death in 2018, they were collaborating on a book of his work.
“Judy was one of the most key people that I met when I was very young. We were friends — not close friends, but he was someone I hugely admired,” Jones said.
Blame emerged from the London club scene of the early Eighties alongside fellow creatives like John Galliano, Leigh Bowery and Derek Jarman. A member of the House of Beauty and Culture collective, he began styling for Ray Petri, founder of the Buffalo movement, and creating his signature magpie jewelry for editorials.
Blame subsequently styled celebrities such as Neneh Cherry, Björk, Boy George, Kylie Minogue and Massive Attack, and collaborated with brands including Comme des Garçons, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs and Moschino.

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P.E. Nation Designs Exclusive Collection for Kith

P.E. Nation, the Sydney-based sports luxe ath-leisure firm, has designed a six-piece sportswear capsule that will launch exclusively at Kith and kith.com today.
The capsule features a sports bra, leggings, tank, sweatshirt, track pant and jacket.
Retail prices range from $ 99 to $ 229. Specifically, the bra is $ 99, the tank is $ 109, legging is $ 139, sweatshirt is $ 149, track pant is $ 189 and jacket is $ 229.
Pip Edwards, cofounder and creative director of P.E. Nation, said they have been working with Kith on their mainline brand for over a year, and they proposed an exclusive collection for their stores. The collection is for one season, added Claire Tregoning, cofounder and creative director of P.E. Nation.
Asked how the exclusive collection differs from their main line, Tregoning said, “The collection for Kith features a fresh new color palette and clashing prints, while still utilizing elements of our bestsellers with a Kith touch of fluoro [fluorescent].”

A look from the P.E. Nation x Kith exclusive collection. 
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The collection is manufactured in China and will be carried in Kith stores in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, as well as kith.com.

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EXCLUSIVE: Nicholas Hoult, Alice Pagani Front Emporio Armani Scent Masterbrand

TAKE TWO: Actors Nicholas Hoult and Alice Pagani are the new faces of Emporio Armani fragrances, fronting the scents Stronger With You Freeze for him and In Love With You Freeze for her.
The perfumes are part of a franchise begun in 2017 with the launch of the Stronger With You and Because It’s You iterations. Stronger With You last year almost reached the top-10 of men’s fragrances in Europe, according to an Armani spokesman at L’Oréal, the brand’s perfume and beauty license.
Hoult is a British actor who has featured in the “X-Men” movies and “The Favourite.” His upcoming film projects include Taylor Sheridan’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and Hulu’s series “The Great.”
Pagani is an Italian actress who stars in the Netflix series “Baby” and features in the movie “Loro.” Last year, she also appeared with John Travolta and Morgan Freeman in “The Poison Rose.”
Fabien Constant directed and Damon Baker lensed the scents’ Together Stronger campaign, which is set to the soundtrack “Powerful,” by Major Lazer, featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley.

The new ad — meant to channel the power of love — is to go live on Emporio Armani’s social media platforms starting Jan. 7 and appear in other

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Entrenue Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of New ‘Toca’ Luxe CBD Lubricants

Entrenue has been named exclusive U.S. distributor of new Toca oil-based CBD lubricants in two botanical formulas, one for vaginal and one for anal use.
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Exclusive: Gucci Releases Mickey Mouse-Themed Capsule Collection

MILAN — Gucci will celebrate the Year of the Mouse with a capsule collection featuring Walt Disney’s most famous rodent: Mickey Mouse.
Launching in stores and online on Friday, the expansive range dedicated to the Chinese New Year — which begins Jan. 25 — offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, footwear, small leather goods, scarves, jewelry and timepieces mixing the Florentine fashion house’s signature motifs with the image of the renowned cartoon character, which already popped up in previous Gucci collections, including in the spring 2019 and resort 2020 lineups.
In particular, a new Mini GG Supreme canvas with a Mickey Mouse print has been introduced for this capsule collection. The beige and ebony fabric references a vintage signature Gucci pattern from the Eighties replicated via digital printing to blend it with the image of the cartoon character appearing in varying scale. Finished off by a protective coating and embossing delivering the appearance of linen, the material has been used on footwear, such as slip-on sneakers and the brand’s signature Princetown slippers, as well as handbags and small leather goods, ranging from small bucket bags and mini backpacks to wallets, passport cases and iPhone covers. Baseball caps, luggage sets, hat cases and even hard

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DKNY Tech Reissued as Urban Outfitters Exclusive

DKNY Tech, a Nineties streetwear offering, is being reissued to drop exclusively at Urban Outfitters today.
Drawn from archived designs, DKNY Tech will feature women’s cycling tops, utility vests, wrap skirts, reversible puffers, hooded bodysuits, pullovers and packable anoraks, all in lightweight fabrics and detailed to reflect. Retail prices range from $ 49 for T-shirts to $ 199 for outerwear.
The looks come in neutrals, as well as reflective orange, and feature bold and reflective highlighting.
DKNY Tech was never a stand-alone division in the Nineties, but represented a lifestyle element within  DKNY with a DKNY Tech logo.
The DKNY Tech Collection will be available at urbanoutfitters.com and global Urban Outfitters locations. It is an ongoing relationship between DKNY Tech and Urban Outfitters.
The ad campaign features Bronx, N.Y., natives and twin sister DJs Angel + Dren. It is photographed by Benjamin Russell, who shot the images in New York. The campaign will be featured on Urban Outfitters’ social and digital channels, as well as in select Urban Outfitters doors in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, London and Milan. It will also live on DKNY’s social and digital channels.

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EXCLUSIVE: Shawn Stussy Is Back in the Game With Dior Collaboration

PARIS — Kim Jones is hitting Miami with his Dior pre-fall men’s collection as the city gears up for Art Basel Miami Beach, a highlight of the year for artists and collectors. But the designer is breaking with recent tradition by collaborating not with a fine artist, but a man equally famous for his distinctive penmanship: Shawn Stussy.
The founder of the Stüssy brand, whose signature first appeared on his handcrafted surfboards before becoming one of the world’s most recognizable clothing logos, has been largely absent from the fashion scene since leaving the brand in 1996, with the exception of a brief return under the S/Double label a few years ago.
But Jones, a fan since his teenage years, had no trouble coaxing the streetwear pioneer out of retirement.
“There wasn’t much luring,” Stussy said at Dior’s headquarters in Paris. “I was just in a good place in my adventure, and he’s in a good place, and the stars just seemed to kind of line up. And if I’m going to come out for a last hurrah, why not with Dior? That’s the way I look at it. It’s the very top of the top. I have nothing but respect.”

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EXCLUSIVE: James Charles to Front Beauty Competition Series on YouTube

James Charles and YouTube are looking for the next big beauty influencer.
Today, the social media giant unveiled plans for its first YouTube Originals beauty competition series, to be fronted by Charles. The famed 20-year-old YouTuber, who has more than 16 million subscribers, will lead YouTube’s four-part series, which will premiere in 2020. Charles’ content creator friends, along with beauty industry veterans, are expected to make appearances.
“James Charles is a leader in the industry when it comes to pushing boundaries with creative content,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content for YouTube, in a statement, going on to praise “his energy and talent” that will be on display in YouTube Originals’ first beauty competition series.

“Reality competition shows have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, and ever since I became a content creator on YouTube, it’s been one of my biggest dreams to create my own,” said Charles in a statement. “Beauty is such a major industry, and I’ve been lucky enough to grow a huge platform, but now I want to give back and share the knowledge I’ve gathered with others. Being a superstar influencer takes a whole lot more than just blending eye shadow, and I can’t wait

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EXCLUSIVE: Thom Browne to Combine Men’s, Women’s Shows

Bucking the recent trend away from coed runway events, Thom Browne plans to combine his men’s and women’s fashion shows starting on March 1 with the fall 2020 season, WWD has learned.
It marks a rare setback for Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital, which has been bulging with marquee names and largely skirted the coed trend that had gripped Milan in recent years. The women’s week is scheduled for Feb. 24 to March 3.
Browne had foreshadowed the move to a combined show with his spring 2020 collections, which both filtered the pageantry of 18th-century dress through the lens of East Coast prep. (Translation: tight seersucker jackets and pannier skirts for him and her.)
In an exclusive interview Wednesday, Browne explained that his decision was driven purely by creative concerns, rather than business or cost ones.
“There’s been a couple of seasons that I’ve been talking about my collections being connected, and I think it’s time to put that into actual practice,” he said over the phone from Milan, where he was presenting and selling his pre-fall 2020 men’s collection.
One of American fashion’s most daring showmen — whose quirky shows fall somewhere between ritualistic performance and fairy tale — Browne staged his

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EXCLUSIVE: Acne Studios Teams With Russell Westbrook for Men’s Capsule Collection

TEAM PLAYER: According to Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson, the inspiration for the label’s capsule collection with basketball player Russell Westbrook was simple: “Denim and Russell — nothing more, nothing less.”
After casting the Houston Rockets point guard in its spring 2019 campaign, the Swedish label is continuing its creative partnership with Westbrook by debuting a 10-piece denim-heavy men’s wear collection, which includes outerwear, oversize shirts, jeans and shorts.
Launching Oct. 28, the capsule was teased by Westbrook himself, who wore some of the pieces to attend the Acne Studios men’s spring 2020 show in Paris. Prices start at 280 euros, or $ 310, for a pair of shorts, while jeans are priced at 320 euros, or $ 355, and jackets 550 euros, or $ 610.
In addition to an Eighties-style light blue acid wash denim, the boxy silhouettes were also done in a turquoise version, Westbrook’s favorite color. The hue was used on a half-zip Windbreaker featuring a large patch pocket on the front and drawstring hem as well as a denim utility vest with oversized front pockets and piping along the seams.

Russell Westbrook models a silhouette from his collection with Acne Studios. 
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Farfetch Seals Exclusive Partnership With Prada Linea Rossa

LONDON — Farfetch has sealed an exclusive partnership to carry Prada’s Linea Rossa line.
The range, which debuts online today, will consist of 155 units across men’s, women’s, accessories and skiwear. The collection features updated versions of Nineties classics, such as sporty puffer jackets, updated with new technological materials and neon hues.
Holli Rogers, the retailer’s chief brand officer, said the collection will speak to “customer looking to rediscover the cutting-edge Linea Rossa collection” and will help enhance Farfetch’s position as a destination for exciting and exclusive product “from the world’s most dynamic brands.”
The Linea Rossa range made its comeback to the market last May, as the first exclusive drop on streetwear publication Highsnobiety’s new e-commerce platform, while now Farfetch will become its permanent retail partner.
Farfetch has been working to expand its assortment of exclusives, with brands such as Alyx, Valentino, Burberry and Stella McCartney all carrying exclusive product on the platform.
It has also been looking at introducing alternative retail models including handbag resale, as part of its sustainability agenda.

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EXCLUSIVE: Activewear Brand Varley Secures a $5 Million Investment

Varley is upping its game. 
The fast-growing women’s activewear brand has secured $ 5 million in investments, which the company plans to use for product development, including moving into new categories, redesigning the web site and hiring additional staff. 
“Women are definitely adopting the performance fashion lifestyle,” Lara Mead, cofounder of the brand, told WWD. “The majority of women now are doing some form of physical exercise. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re running marathons. But maybe they’re walking the dog or hiking with friends or going to a yoga class. We provide that performance outfit for her, whatever her activity is.”

The investments were provided by two of Europe’s most well-known business leaders: Ron Dennis and Anders Povlsen. But Mead, who cofounded the company with husband Ben Mead, said the demand for ath-leisure and activewear apparel has been growing all on its own. 
The duo founded Varley in 2015 after taking a trip to California. It was there that they saw the health-and-wellness movements and ath-leisure movements taking off.
“Much more rapidly than it was in Europe at the time,” Lara said, and realized a hole in the European market. 
“There was nothing really that we felt that translated to a European woman’s wardrobe,” Lara

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EXCLUSIVE: Wacoal America Is Getting a New CEO

Wacoal America’s changing of the guards is moving into the next phase. 
Starting Oct. 1, Mitch Kauffman will be elevated to president, as Bob Vitale, who has been chief executive officer and president of the women’s intimates apparel company for more than seven years, takes on a lesser role in preparation for his upcoming retirement. The move is part of Vitale’s succession plan, which has been in the works for six months. Kauffman will officially become ceo of Wacoal America in March, the end of the company’s current fiscal year. 
“I feel very, very confident that Mitch is the right person for this position,” Vitale told WWD. “The beauty of this situation is that Mitch has been here for three-and-a-half years. So he already understands our culture and our people. And I couldn’t be more delighted in terms of someone taking over my role.”

Bob Vitale, current chief executive officer and president of Wacoal America. 
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Vitale, who has been with Wacoal America for 22 years and in the intimates apparel industry for more than four decades, including 20 years at Maidenform, added that Kauffman “is really going to be running the show” from now on. 
“And I’ll be giving my advice and guidance along the

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EXCLUSIVE: Gisele Bündchen Named Face of Dior Capture Totale

NATURAL FIT: Gisele Bündchen has been named the face of Dior Capture Totale. The Brazilian model will appear in a new print and digital advertising campaign for the skin-care line in 2020.
“The perfect embodiment of healthy beauty, our new spokesmodel is the icon of wellness, generated by a unique idea of healthy and purely authentic beauty,” said Claude Martinez, president and chief executive officer of Parfums Christian Dior. “This very same idea lies at the heart of the origins and the history of Capture Totale.
“Inner beauty nourishes, regenerates and radiates infinite external beauty with its full power and vital energy,” the executive continued. “Today, we are celebrating a supermodel glowing with health, who is an accomplished, stunningly beautiful woman, and of course, the iconic muse of conscious beauty, who joins us to convey and celebrate the house of Dior values.”
Alongside being a model, Bündchen is also an actress and environmentalist, who has designed and co-created some fashion collections and accessories.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ramdane Touhami Introduces Fashion Game and New Creative Agency

GAME ON: Fashion’s a game, literally, for entrepreneur Ramdane Touhami, who created a board game called Art, Recherche & Industrie to mark the official launch of his creative agency of the same name.
“It’s kind of a Monopoly of fashion and design,” he told WWD on Monday, the day before he would host a fete in Paris for the kickoff. “The idea of this game is you go around exactly like in Monopoly. You have to build your first store, your flagship store. And after, in the rules, we wrote clearly you have to be the richest. Don’t be nice to anyone, they’re all hypocrites.”
Three hundred of the artisanally designed games are being produced for Touhami to gift. “This is sarcastic fun, but it’s still fun,” he said.
The “franc mode” currency ranges from 100 FM bills to 50,000 FM bills, which feature portraits of famous fashion figures, including Gabrielle Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin.
As players pass go, they collect 20,000 FM in salary. Here, the roads are named after tony shopping streets, like Rue Cambon, Fifth Avenue and Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The three other corner squares of the board are Burn-Out, CEO Bonus and Holidays Simple Weekend.
Money and turns can be gained or

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri Talks Sustainability

PARIS — Maria Grazia Chiuri is thinking green.
In the run-up to her spring 2020 runway show for Dior on Tuesday, the designer has been delving into the brand’s archives — and in particular its rich tradition of floral designs — while trying to imagine how that heritage could be updated to address today’s climate crisis.
Her answer? A collaboration with the Paris-based landscape and urbanism collective Coloco on the set for the show, to be held at the Longchamp racecourse in Paris, which will feature 164 trees that will subsequently be replanted in four locations in and around the French capital.
“I asked them, ‘How can we do a set that speaks to the garden in a contemporary way?’” Chiuri told WWD in an exclusive interview in the brand’s temporary design studio overlooking the Seine river. “We have to translate this idea of a garden into concrete action: a support project that can create other gardens in the community.”
Coloco, whose expertise ranges from botanical activism to ecological engineering, was founded on the idea that gardens should be collective endeavors. The show set was conceived as an “inclusive garden” that promotes the need for plant diversity as a response to climate change.
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EXCLUSIVE: L’Oréal Paris Fashion Show Planned for Paris Mint

IN MINT CONDITION: Helen Mirren, Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria, Camila Cabello and Amber Heard are among the women who will walk L’Oréal Paris’ runway show, scheduled to be held at the Paris Mint on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., during Paris Fashion Week.
It’s the third edition of the event hosted by L’Oréal Paris, which is an official partner of Paris Fashion Week.

The poster for L’Oréal Paris’ show. 
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“L’Oréal Paris is proud to unite an exceptional group of spokespeople to the catwalk, from award-winning actresses and singers to gold-medal athletes and top models, who embody self-empowerment,” the brand said in a statement.
“L’Oréal Paris is back with its Défilé, a spectacular runway show in the Monnaie de Paris, one of the city’s most historic settings,” said Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, L’Oréal Paris’ global brand president, in the statement. “The return of Le Défilé reaffirms our ties to the world of fashion through partnerships with both emerging designers and internationally renowned fashion houses. On this occasion, we are proud to unite our global family of inspirational women in celebration of beauty excellence and inclusivity.”
Thirty-two spokespeople will appear in L’Oréal Paris’ show. They will wear looks fashioned by 10 designer brands, including AMI Alexandre Mattiussi, Atlein,

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EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton Introduces LVTV Editorial Content on YouTube

LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: Louis Vuitton is augmenting its YouTube channel with a new entertainment section dubbed LVTV, featuring videos that take viewers behind the scenes with its celebrity brand ambassadors, and provide exclusive access to its fashion shows and leather goods workshops.
The editorial content is organized around five major categories: savoir-faire, institutional, friends of the house, travel and campaigns. Episodes include “Riverdale” star Madelaine Petsch doing ASMR with Vuitton handbags and shoes; Emma Stone getting ready for the 2019 Oscars, and documentary-maker Loïc Prigent visiting the historic Vuitton workshop in Asnières, on the outskirts of Paris.
Vuitton’s YouTube channel, which has 332,000 subscribers, is already home to ad campaigns, runway footage and branded content. The addition of original content, exclusive to the platform, comes at a time of rapid growth for YouTube’s fashion and beauty content, including the launch this month of a dedicated fashion vertical.
In a sign of the changing times, Vuitton teamed with YouTube star Emma Chamberlain for a video at its cruise 2020 show, which has garnered more than 2 million views. Its 20-minute clip featuring Vine stars the Dolan Twins attending the men’s spring 2020 show, meanwhile, has been watched almost 1.9 million times.

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EXCLUSIVE: Chanel Chooses Capri for Its Cruise 2021 Show

WANDERLUST: Chanel will be back on the road, to Capri, Italy, to show its cruise 2021 collection on May 7 next year, WWD has learned.
“We are very happy to go to Italy, and even more so to go to Capri,” Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS, told WWD. “It’s a very inspiring place, very inspiring for Virginie Viard. We have a lovely cruise show in the works.”
“From the 1920s, Gabrielle Chanel offered her clients lightweight and comfortable designs for yachting, coastal resorts, spa towns and other various sunny destinations such as the Riviera and the Lido beaches of Venice,” Chanel said in a statement.
It will be the second cruise collection designed by Viard, who has helmed the house’s artistic direction since the death of Karl Lagerfeld in February.
The Capri event will mark the first time since 2016 that Chanel is to present a cruise line outside of the French capital, where it’s been showing for the last three years to help the city counter the fallout from the 2015 terrorist attacks and to enhance its reputation as the global capital of fashion.
Prior to that, the fashion house was a big proponent of roving cruise shows, starting

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Publish Book of Photographs by Nikolai Von Bismarck

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Fashion showgoers may know Nikolai von Bismarck as the boyfriend of Kate Moss. What many don’t realize is that he’s also an accomplished photographer — one who’s about to publish his first book in collaboration with Dior men’s artistic director Kim Jones.
“The Dior Sessions,” published by Rizzoli, charts Jones’ first year at Dior through more than 100 black-and-white portraits of his friends and colleagues. They include Moss and her daughter Lila Grace, A$ AP Rocky, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham, Demi Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Takashi Murakami and Jude Law.
Photographed on film over the course of 12 months and across three continents, the project acts like a snapshot of the era, Dior said in a statement.

A portrait of A$ AP Rocky in “The Dior Sessions.” 
Courtesy/Nikolai von Bismarck

“Simultaneously reflecting the present and respecting the past, it holds up a mirror to modern society’s multifaceted nature, in which creatives are multihyphenates and different media — music, fashion, film, art — cross-pollinate and intermingle free of hierarchy,” it said, drawing a parallel with Christian Dior’s relationships with artists.
Jones, meanwhile, described the sitters as “a diverse cross-section of people who do amazing things.”
Von Bismarck, who studied photography at Parsons Paris, worked for Annie Leibovitz

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EXCLUSIVE: Fenty to Open PFW Pop-Up at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées

TRUE BLUE: Fenty is landing on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées for Paris Fashion Week.
The luxury house launched by Rihanna with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will take over Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées from Sept. 23 to Oct. 12, bathing its tunnel-like entrance in its signature blue color.
It will mark the brand’s third pop-up worldwide, following a temporary space in the Marais district of Paris for the label’s launch in May and a pop-up in June at The Webster in New York City — and the first time the label has partnered with a department store.
Whether Rihanna will personally inaugurate the space remains to be seen. Fresh off the positive reactions to her Savage x Fenty lingerie show, described as a highlight of New York Fashion Week, the pop star would be certain to trigger a mob scene with a personal appearance at the venue.

A look from Fenty’s fourth release, dropping on Sept. 19. 
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Guillaume Houzé, director of image and communication of Groupe Galeries Lafayette, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Fenty at our Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées flagship for its second Parisian drop, and only a few months after its launch.
“Fenty provides women with a new definition of luxury and a

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EXCLUSIVE: Demna Gvasalia Exits Vetements

Demna Gvasalia, the Georgian designer who ignited the streetwear juggernaut in fashion, is stepping down from Vetements, the brand that sparked it — and also propelled him to the creative helm of Balenciaga in Paris.
“Vetements has always been a collective of creative minds. We will continue to push the boundaries even further, respecting codes and the authentic values of the brand, and keep on supporting honest creativity and genuine talent,” Demna’s brother Guram Gvasalia, cofounder and chief executive officer of the Zurich-based fashion house, said in a statement. “What Demna has accomplished over the past few years represents a key chapter in the story of Vetements. We are very grateful to Demna for having contributed to the great momentum of the house.”
Both brothers declined to elaborate beyond the statement, released exclusively to WWD over the weekend.
It is understood Demna Gvasalia will continue in his role as creative director of Balenciaga, which is scheduled to parade its spring 2020 show in Paris on Sept. 29, while the release hinted at additional projects, saying the designer, 38, is stepping down from his position at Vetements “to pursue new ventures.”
“Demna’s talent and vision of fashion have been fundamental in the continued success of

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EXCLUSIVE: AMI to Hold Shanghai Fashion Show 

PARIS — For its first fashion show outside of France, AMI is headed to Shanghai. Signaling a fresh Asian thrust for the brand, the show will be held on Oct. 12, preceded by pop-up stores in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, which will open on Oct. 1.
“We’re heading into our ninth year and the number nine is a lucky number for me so we decided to celebrate this anniversary rather than the 10th,” Alexandre Mattiussi, AMI creative director, told WWD.
Mattiussi, who showed his label’s first collection in January 2011, said the label has a certain resonance in Asia.
“It’s a French designer at an affordable price point,” is how chief executive officer Nicolas Santi-Weil described the label’s positioning. Mattiussi started the label because “he loved beautiful things but he felt a little disconnected with reality because all the garments he was designing were sold at a price point that he could not afford himself,” said Santi-Weil, recalling the designer’s days at Givenchy.  
“AMI is appreciated in Asia because it’s a Parisian postcard,” said Mattiussi. At the same time, he said he might make small adjustments, like changing a fabric or a certain color. 
“We continue the story we started in Europe, it’s uninterrupted, the

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EXCLUSIVE: LVMH to Establish Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Prize

His legendary fashion career was ignited by an award. In his twilight years, he acted as a judge for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, leaving most contenders starstruck.
And now he will be immortalized with a fashion prize in his name. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton confirmed exclusively to WWD that its Special Prize will henceforth 
be named the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.
The first one is to be presented during the sixth edition of the contest on Sept. 4 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
“Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of the house of Fendi since 1965, 
was involved in the prize since its launch,” said Delphine Arnault, the force behind the high-profile design competition. “He was fully committed to it since Day One, 
transporting us with his enthusiasm and his energy, sharing with everyone, whether other jury members or candidates, his culture and his passion for fashion. We shall always cherish those precious moments.”
A key talent scout at the French luxury conglomerate and the number-two executive at its flagship Louis Vuitton brand, Arnault added that the Karl Lagerfeld Prize “naturally perpetuates the closeness we developed 
over the years and is a tribute to the man’s unique creative genius, to his ability to

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EXCLUSIVE: Damsel in Dior’s Jacey Duprie to Open a Shop at Platform in L.A.

While many of her fashion blogger contemporaries are boosting their personal brands by launching their own labels through online retailers — a trend as of late — Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior is showcasing her virtual world “IRL” with a brick-and-mortar location this fall.
“I want to get it open, like, yesterday,” said Duprie inside Platform, the trendy shopping project in Culver City and location of her pop-up, By Damsel. The two-month lease, with the option to extend, starts Nov. 1. “As soon as we can get in there, get it painted, get set up, we’re open.”
“Everything now is so digital,” she continued. “The whole influencer space is so saturated now, as well. I wanted to think outside the box. I wanted something for people to come and experience the brand firsthand, a space where they could feel everything we stand for, the touch, the smell, the overall aesthetic of the brand, in person.”
She described that aesthetic as “elevated basics, pieces that you’ll be able to wear for years to come, that can be incorporated with today’s trends.” The 600-square-foot shop will feature a range of items she has curated — priced $ 20 to $ 2,000 — from about a dozen

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Stage Runway Show for Men’s Pre-fall in Miami

THE ART OF TRAVEL: Kim Jones is deepening his ties to the art world. The designer plans to show his Dior pre-fall men’s wear collection in Miami on Dec. 3.
Jones staged his first traveling men’s show last year with a men’s pre-fall runway display in Tokyo, featuring a monumental sculpture by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. He will hit Miami two days before the start of Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the highlights of the year for art collectors and fashion brands alike.
With collaborations with Kaws, Raymond Pettibon and Daniel Arsham under his belt, it’s highly likely that Jones will tap another artist to work on the show.
“When I do these collections, I always think about what’s going to go in the exhibitions about Dior or Vuitton, whenever, in 50 years’ time, so it’s kind of important to have things that can create a legacy for the brand further along the line,” he told WWD recently.
The choice of location reflects not just Dior’s long-term relationship with the U.S., but also the strategic importance of the U.S. market, which accounted for 23 percent of sales at parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in the first half of 2019.

Kim Jones 
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It

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EXCLUSIVE: Chanel Partners With Deauville American Film Festival

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Chanel continues to deepen its links with the world of cinema: The French luxury house has become a partner of the 45th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival, to be held from Sept. 6 to 15.
The event, established in 1975, is the biggest European festival devoted to American cinema. The jury for the Prix de la Révélation, awarded to up-and-coming talents, will be headed this year by French actress Anna Mouglalis, a Chanel brand ambassador, the festival’s organizers revealed last month.
Meanwhile, Catherine Deneuve — a former face of Chanel No.5 perfume — will head the festival’s main jury. Chanel has longstanding ties to a number of high-profile film events worldwide, in addition to dressing celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, Penélope Cruz and Margot Robbie on the red carpet.

The poster for the 45th edition of the Deauville film festival. 
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“Cinema — its most talented actresses and boldest directors — is intrinsically linked to the history of Chanel and has been since its founder Gabrielle Chanel,” the brand said Tuesday.
The house sponsors the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program via the Tribeca Film Institute, in addition to organizing an annual dinner during the Tribeca Film Festival in New

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Huckberry’s One-Day Summer Sale—Here’s How to Get Exclusive Early Access

Huckberry is such a popular destination for fantastic clothes and cool gear, it doesn’t have sales very often. So when it does, it’s kind of a big deal. Huckberry’s One-Day Summer Sale is coming this Sunday, June 30!  We got the inside skinny on the sale, and here’s the kicker: You don’t have to wait.

Now, these offers aren’t available to the general public until Sunday morning—but Men’s Journal readers can take advantage of these great deals right now at Huckberry.

From now until midnight PST on Sunday, take up to 35 percent off a swath of great stuff marked down at Huckberry. We’re talking shirts, pants, shorts, shoes, watches, gear, and so much more.

But you can also score huge savings on t-shirts, shorts, sandals and more! Tons of items that are going to be practical and stylish all summer long. A bunch of Huckberry’s own Flint and Tinder line is marked way down. And there are a dozen or more great watches, a host of belts, and few pair of sunglasses on sale. You can find several awesome weekenders and duffels marked down, and a load of backpacks, too. There’s even a sweet Stetson hat for 35 percent off!

Here’s a sampling of the awesome brand names you’ll find on sale at the Huckberry Summer Sale:

BioLite
Hydro Flask
Faherty
Black Diamond
Chrome Industries
Billy Reid
Coalatree
Luminox
Fjallraven

…and many more. We picked out a nice selection of some great gear and apparel for which we might have to crack open our wallets; they’re listed below.

Ready for your exclusive sneak peek at the Huckberry One-Day Summer Sale? Check out all the Top Deals right here.

Howler Brothers H Bar B Snapshirt

A modern take on the classic western shirt that protected cowboys from the blistering heat on the frontier, the H Bar B Snapshirt has traditional pearl snap buttons with a quick-drying poly-cotton blend. Perfect for fly fishing on a riverbank, kicking back on a beach, or beating the heat at work, this shirt is everything we love about the summer.

Get It: Take 30% off the Howler Brothers H Bar B Snapshirt (from $ 48; was $ 69) at Huckberry

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Sunski Topekas Sunglasses

With a rounded frame that fits better to the face and traction pads on the bridge and temples for a secure fit when you’re on the move, trail running, mountain biking, leisurely jogs, or days spent lounging just got a whole lot better looking. Available in two frame colorways.

Get It: Take 21% off Sunski Topekas Sunglasses (from $ 54; was $ 68) at Huckberry

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Coalatree 8.5-inch Trailhead Shorts

Everything you loved about Coalatree’s Trailhead Pant got downsized into cool, performance-forward shorts. Durable and ridiculously comfy, they’re the ultimate travel shorts for weekend getaways or extended sabbaticals: lightweight, super packable, and quick-drying. Available in three colors.

Get It: Take 30% off the Coalatree 8.5-inch Trailhead Shorts (from $ 48; was $ 69) at Huckberry

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SeaVees Hermosa Plimsoll Sneakers

This new take on the classic beach tennie features a vintage wash and exclusive signature touches. With a textured linen upper and vintage wash finish, they’re lined with soft, brushed chambray, feature anitque nickel eyelets and a herringbone outsole. Four colors are available.

Get It: Take 24% off the SeaVees Hermosa Plimsoll Sneakers (from $ 59; was $ 78) at Huckberry

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Billy Reid Denim Shirt

Billy Reid’s gear exudes a Southern Gentleman’s dapper aesthetic, but it’s tinged with workmanlike ruggedness. This distressed shirt is cut from washed denim, and looks like it has a few stories to tell—and a few more adventures up its sleeve. Available in dark Denim Dry, bright Bleached Wash, or Denim Wash (shown).

Get It: Take 30% off the Billy Reid Denim Shirt (from $ 136; was $ 195) at Huckberry

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Marathon Diver’s Quartz

With high-torque Swiss quartz movement, this medium diver’s watch is lighter in weight and comfortable for all-day, everyday wear. It has water resistance (up to 300m) and dial legibility provided by tritium illumination on the dial and hands, which produce a steady glow for up to 25 years. 

Get It: Take20% off the Marathon Diver’s Quartz ($ 500; was $ 625) at Huckberry

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Hydro Flask Hydration Pack 20L

Whether you prefer a hardwood court or a muddy trail, Hydro Flask has a system for you. The Hydration Pack is designed and built with the adventure athlete in mind. Decked out with an insulated water reserve and plenty of room for all your gear, it fits comfortably on your back while easily stashing at least 3 liters of water. Available in black or blue.

Get It: Take up to 35% off the 20L Hydro Flask Hydration Pack ($ 150; was $ 200) at Huckberry

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Roger Vivier Enlists Susan Sarandon, AnnaSophia Robb for Short Film

TAKE TWO: Gherardo Felloni is addressing the generation gap — and incidentally sending out the message that style has no age barrier — with a short film to present his fall 2019 collection for Roger Vivier.
He tapped a Hollywood heavyweight, Susan Sarandon, as well as rising star AnnaSophia Robb, to star in a short film set to go live on the brand’s social channels today. It also stars Instagram sensation Tuna the Dog, who has 2 million followers — almost as many as Sarandon and Robb combined.
Inspired by Italian director Antonio Pietrangeli’s cult 1965 movie “Lo la conoscevo bene” (“I Knew Her Well” in English), the film tells the story of an aspiring actress — played by Robb — who moves to the city to learn her trade and take lessons in style under shoe-obsessed drama teacher Sarandon.
“The relationship between different generations [is] something I’ve always been interested in,” Felloni said. “I wanted to address the theme in this short film for Roger Vivier.”
He continued, “I think it’s important to show who is the Roger Vivier woman. Susan Sarandon and AnnaSophia Robb perfectly exemplify my vision of Vivier women.…I chose them because I wanted to show a playful exchange between

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld to Introduce Makeup With L’Oréal Paris

Karl Lagerfeld had a great appreciation for makeup, using eye shadow to hand-color his dreamy fashion illustrations. The late designer was also famous for conceiving entire fashion collections in his sleep — up to and including the beauty look.
Among the many projects he had initiated before his passing in February was a makeup range in collaboration with L’Oréal Paris that channeled his “rock-chic style, fused with a sense of Parisian elegance,” according to the partners.
“This line of makeup truly reflects the Karl Lagerfeld brand universe and what Karl loved in makeup,” said Caroline Lebar, head of image and communication at the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house.
She lauded the inclusive “beauty for all” ethos of L’Oréal Paris, noting, “Karl liked it when a collaboration resonated with a brand and would make a real impact on many people.”
The one-off collection is to be revealed for online sales on Sept. 20 with a global release on Sept. 27 during Paris Fashion Week.
L’Oréal and Lagerfeld are keeping product particulars and pricing under wraps, but said the range would be created with the beauty firm’s “scientific dedication and color expertise.”
The partners also trumpeted their shared “pioneering spirit and commitment to celebrating feminine power, with a relentless

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EXCLUSIVE: Charvet Dips Into Swim With Thorsun Collaboration

For his first collaboration with another brand, New York swimwear designer George Sotelo of Thorsun scored the crème de la crème: Charvet, perhaps the world’s most famous and storied maker of high-end shirts and ties, and a French national treasure that has occupied the same corner of Place Vendôme since 1838.
Their first effort is a capsule collection of swim trunks in four archival Charvet neckwear prints for spring 2020, which are to be unveiled to the trade in Paris on June 24 and 25.
The project represents a leap into a new luxury strata for Sotelo, who founded his brand in 2014, and a carefully considered step back into resort wear for siblings Jean-Claude and Anne-Marie Colban, keepers of Charvet’s luxury legacy.
Sotelo first met the Colbans 15 years ago, when he treated himself to a custom shirt. He became hooked, and a friendship blossomed. Then two years ago, Jean-Claude shared an article from Vanity Fair in the Twenties about businessmen who morphed into “peacocks in the sand,” donning flamboyantly printed Charvet robes in Palm Beach. Could a new era of seaside boldness be at hand?
The Colbans agreed to do something together — on their perfectionist terms, an experience Sotelo relished as

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EXCLUSIVE: Fendi Works With Luca Guadagnino as Guest Designer for Men’s Spring Collection

MILAN — After working with the likes of Nico Vascellari, Reilly Hey and Sue Tilley, and in January with her mentor Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi will reveal today the latest Fendi guest designer: Luca Guadagnino. The “Call Me By Your Name” director has designed a special print for Fendi’s men’s spring 2020 collection to be unveiled here Monday in a new location for the brand, the neoclassic 18th-century Royal Villa.
A longtime friend of Venturini Fendi, Guadagnino first worked with the brand on a video for spring 2006. In 2007, they partnered to set up the First Sun production company, which produced the director’s acclaimed 2009 film “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton.
Guadagnino, whose “Call Me By Your Name” received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and one for Actor in a Leading Role for Timothée Chalamet’s interpretation, in 2012 founded the production company Frenesy Film specifically for taking on projects with major fashion brands, and he has directed or produced short films or commercials for, among others, and in addition to Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi, Cartier and Pomellato, and, most recently, Valentino.
Fendi chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig revealed the collaboration during an interview at Fendi’s

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EXCLUSIVE: Kenzo Parts Ways With Creative Directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim

PARIS — Kenzo is parting ways with creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, WWD has learned.
After eight years at the helm, the design duo will present their final collection for the brand on June 23 during Paris Men’s Fashion Week. They will officially depart the label on July 1 to focus on their U.S.-based Opening Ceremony store chain and fashion label, with their successor to be named at a later date.
During their tenure Leon and Lim repositioned Kenzo as a contemporary label, revived key archival signatures like the embroidered tiger, and launched collaborations with everyone from Vans to fast-fashion retailer H&M.
Their fashion shows became known for performances including live bands, traditional Japanese theater and dance troupes. Meanwhile, the designers commissioned photographers and filmmakers including Jean-Paul Goude, David LaChapelle, Gregg Araki and Sean Baker to work on their campaign shoots and films.
Sylvie Colin, chief executive officer of Kenzo since 2017, paid tribute to the pair for modernizing the brand, which is preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, while building a close relationship with its 80-year-old founder Kenzo Takada.
“Humberto and Carol consistently brought diversity and inclusion to the forefront at Kenzo, using their collections, fashion shows, advertising, and special projects to

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EXCLUSIVE: Saint Laurent Debuts New Retail Format in Former Colette Location

PARIS — Colette has left the building, but its spirit is alive and well: the space that housed the Paris concept store for 20 years will reopen on Saturday as Saint Laurent Rive Droite, a new retail format developed by creative director Anthony Vaccarello that will sell everything from Jean Prouvé chairs to Saint Laurent-branded condoms.
Billed as “a creative and cultural destination,” the new boutique and its sister unit on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, opening the same day, represent a departure for Saint Laurent, known for its minimal stores featuring acres of veiny marble and gleaming shelves.
In addition to offering a wide range of products — including limited-edition collaborations and rare books and vinyl — alongside women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, the Paris space will also house a takeaway coffee counter and a club that can be turned into an event space.
The ground floor is chockablock with novelty branded items including gold skateboards, yoga mats, water bottles, earphones, Frisbees, phone cases, lighters, stationery, matchboxes, cocktail sticks and USB keys — there will even be biscuits featuring founder Yves Saint Laurent’s drawings.
“The idea was to propose a larger vision of Saint Laurent beyond the clothes, accessories and campaigns,” Vaccarello

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EXCLUSIVE: Virgil Abloh Unveils All-Orange Louis Vuitton Capsule

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP: Fans heading to Chicago for Virgil Abloh’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art may want to leave some extra space in their suitcase: in addition to a museum store and a temporary NikeLab space, the designer is opening a pop-up shop carrying exclusive Louis Vuitton merchandise.
The temporary space, or residency in Abloh parlance, will open from June 8 to July 7 on West Randolph Street in the West Loop neighborhood, home to some of the city’s best restaurants. Like some of his previous Vuitton pop-ups, the space will feature a giant mannequin, this time in an orange hue matching the capsule collection on sale.

An items from Virgil Abloh’s capsule collection for the Louis Vuitton pop-up in Chicago. 
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Abloh, who is men’s artistic director at Vuitton in addition to heading his own label Off-White, teased a low-top orange Vuitton sneaker on his Instagram account in mid-May, sparking speculation online. It’s one of six limited-edition all-orange products that will be offered alongside items from the Vuitton fall 2019 men’s collection.
They also include a leather baseball cap, sunglasses, a chain belt, a soft trunk and a soft trunk backpack. It’s a full-circle moment for Abloh, who has spoken

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EXCLUSIVE: ANDAM Announces Prize Finalists

PARIS — Coperni, Hed Mayner, Koché and Kwaidan Editions are this year’s finalists for the French fashion prize ANDAM, worth 250,000 euros.
“This year’s selection of Andam finalists was particularly diverse and interesting,” noted Renzo Rosso, head of Italian fashion group OTB, owner of Maison Margiela, who is this year’s mentor to the prize winner. Rosso noted the selection was not linked to a single market trend or “too business driven.”
Coperni, founded by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, was a finalist for an ANDAM prize in 2014. The designers went on to become artistic directors of Courrèges until 2017 and relaunched their brand earlier this year, taking to the catwalk for Paris Fashion Week in February.
Israeli designer Hed Mayner also showed his men’s wear collection in Paris in February, playing on bulk and layering in neutral tones. Koché, Christelle Kocher’s upscale ready-to-wear label with streetwear and contemporary art references, was featured in WWD’s feature “Ten of Tomorrow in 2016.”
Léa Dickely and Hung La are the design duo behind Kwaidan Editions, a finalist for the LVMH prize last year.
ANDAM, the French acronym for the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts, is one of France’s oldest and most prestigious prizes,

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EXCLUSIVE: Rimowa Introduces Millennial-Friendly Colored Cases

PARIS — Having collaborated with brands including Fendi, Supreme and Off-White on high-profile limited-edition models, German luggage-maker Rimowa has focused its efforts in-house for its first collection of colored suitcases since the introduction of its new visual identity last year.
One year in the making, the polycarbonate cases in four Millennial-friendly hues are scheduled to launch on Wednesday at Japanese department store Isetan in Tokyo, before a worldwide rollout on June 6 in Rimowa flagships, department store corners and online.
It’s the latest step in the reinvention of the 120-year-old company under chief executive officer Alexandre Arnault, who engineered its acquisition in 2017 by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Having drastically cut back its wholesale network and revamped brand communications, Arnault turned to the product itself.
“The first couple of years of what we did really was focusing on collaborations. That was a way for us to bring excitement to buying a suitcase,” he told WWD in an interview at the brand’s new offices at the LVMH headquarters in Paris, where visitors are greeted by a Supreme-branded pinball machine.
“This is the first time in a while where we’ve actually innovated on our own core product. We’re not collaborating with anyone. We’re not having

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionel Messi to Debut Apparel Collection

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.
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EXCLUSIVE: Gosha Rubchinskiy Talks Denim, Russian Art, New Projects

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

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EXCLUSIVE: Honey Dijon Cues Up Fashion Brand, With Comme des Garçons

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.

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Saint Laurent to Deliver Exclusive Collection for Net-a-porter and Mr Porter

Net-a-porter and Mr Porter simultaneously will launch an exclusive capsule collection with Saint Laurent on May 13.
The Saint Laurent capsules will consist of women’s wear and men’s wear pieces across ready-to-wear, shoes and bags.
The women’s collection will include 29 pieces — 21 rtw and eight non-apparel. Prices range from $ 275 for a music note cardholder to $ 6,500 for a sequined minidress. Other styles in the capsule are a leather jacket, jeans, denim jacket, tops, peacoat, dresses, handbags, backpacks, shoes and sneakers.

A leather jacket in the Saint Laurent capsule for Net-a-porter. 

The Mr Porter launch will consist of 14 pieces of rtw, two accessories and a pair of shoes, retailing from $ 275 to $ 4,990.
Throughout both collections, a heritage music note print appears on styles of clothing that track the Sixties through the Nineties.
“We spotted the trend of genderless dressing emerging over the past few seasons, and never has this idea felt more relevant,” said Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-porter. “We see Saint Laurent as the genesis of this movement, and the perfect partner for our joint exclusive capsule celebrating androgynous dressing at Net-a-porter and Mr Porter.”

A handbag from the Saint Laurent capsule for Net-a-porter. 

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Caroline Constas Designs Exclusive Capsule at Bergdorf Goodman

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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Carine Roitfeld Adds Her Face — and Fuchsia — to Lagerfeld Line

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

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EXCLUSIVE: Chloé to Show Resort Collection in Shanghai on June 5

PARIS — Chloé is heading east. The French fashion house plans to unveil its resort collection in Shanghai on June 5, marking Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s first personal appearance in China since being appointed creative director in 2017, WWD has learned.
“It’s the first time Chloé is staging a catwalk show outside Paris in the history of the house,” said Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, chief executive officer of Chloé.
While it will also mark the first time Chloé shows a pre-collection on the runway, de la Bourdonnaye said the event was a one-off, for now. “It is not a strategy to necessarily stage a show for the pre-collection. It was more: We want to do something special in China for the Chinese Chloé girls,” he explained.
The resort season has become an important showcase for luxury brands, with houses including Chanel, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton staging major shows. Ramsay-Levi was in Shanghai in January to draw inspiration for the show, said de la Bourdonnaye, emphasizing that the idea originated with its local team.
“One-hundred percent of the Chloé organization in China is Chinese,” he noted.
It’s an important distinction in the wake of the recent cancellation of Dolce & Gabbana’s planned tribute to China last November, which

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EXCLUSIVE: The Whitney Museum to Honor Michael Bloomberg at Gala and Studio Party

The Whitney Museum of American Art will honor Michael Bloomberg during its annual Gala and Studio Party on April 9.
The centrist politician, who two weeks ago revealed he would not be running for president in 2020, is “a great friend to the Whitney,” according to the museum’s Alice Pratt Brown director Adam D. Weinberg. Bloomberg’s honor stems from his philanthropic work and support for artists and cultural organizations; under his administration spanning 11 years, the founder of Bloomberg LP backed 500 public art projects.
There’s more cause for celebration, though: the gala, which this year will be sponsored by Michael Kors and Audi, marks the four-year anniversary of the museum’s move downtown to the Meatpacking District. Plus folks will be able to celebrate — or perhaps more accurately, mourn — the closing of the oft-Instagrammed exhibit “Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again.”
For Kors’ part, he said he’s looking forward to checking out the next thing the museum has to offer.
“I love the building and the fact that there’s always something new and provocative to see,” he said. “Having the Whitney in my backyard is a dream.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Pharrell Williams Features in Short Film for Chanel Collaboration

PARIS — Pharrell Williams has been a Chanel model, film star, composer and brand ambassador. This week, he will make his debut in his new role as codesigner of a capsule collection with the French luxury brand that is set to bow exclusively on Thursday at the opening of Chanel’s first flagship boutique in Seoul.
To mark the launch, Williams has stepped in front of the camera again for a short film featuring a gang of women and men on a nocturnal road trip, dressed in the rainbow outfits of the Chanel-Pharrell collection — think sweatshirts with embroidered graffiti, terry-cloth bucket hats and oodles of rhinestone jewelry.
In behind-the-scenes footage shared exclusively with WWD, the multihyphenate explained the process that brought him together with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director for 36 years, starting with their sneaker launch at the now-defunct Paris concept store Colette in 2017.
“This campaign and this film are about a capsule collection, something that they’ve never done in the history of the brand. They do that not with a designer, but with a musician with ambition and dreams,” Williams said.
The “Happy” singer, who has received 12 Grammy Awards and heads the multimedia collective I Am Other, was previously

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EXCLUSIVE: Shanghai Fashion Week Schedule Reinforces Regional Dominance

LONDON — Shanghai Fashion Week, the powerful fashion platform in the Greater China region, will release its official schedule on Tuesday, with a strong lineup of international designers, local talents and commercial power players such as Vivienne Tam, Jenny Packham, Shushu/Tong and Angel Chen.
This is the 17th year of the fashion week, which has become a stepping stone for global brands to enter the lucrative Chinese market. The stars of this year’s schedule include Xu Zhi, 8on8, Ximon Lee, Andrea Jiapei Li, Samuel Gui Yang, Sirloin and Yirantian, showing across the Xintiandi main venue and talent support platforms such as Labelhood and Xcommons.
Angel Chen said she will bring her Woolmark Prize creations to the Shanghai audience and cap off Labelhood as the final presentation for the fourth time. Yirantian, designed by Yirantian Guo, one of the most celebrated young local designers, will showcase her collaboration collection with 1436 Erdos, the luxury line of Erdos Group, the world’s largest cashmere manufacturer.
Berlin-based Ximon Lee, an LVMH Prize finalist and H&M Design Award winner, will present a “delightful” and easy-to-wear capsule collection with Peacebird. Andrea Jiapei Li, a New York-based designer known for her clean and feminine touch, said she’s excited to show

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EXCLUSIVE: Paule Ka Taps Maxime Simoëns as Artistic Director

PARIS — Paule Ka has tapped Maxime Simoëns as artistic director as part of entrepreneur Xavier Marie’s plan to turn around the ailing French label.
The French designer joins the contemporary brand, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, from Loris Azzaro, where he spent two years as artistic director, overseeing the relaunch of its premium women’s and men’s ready-to-wear lines.
At Paule Ka, another challenge awaits him: to rejuvenate the brand, which was flirting with bankruptcy when Marie snapped it up in 2017, parting ways with its chief executive officer Catherine Vautrin and creative director Alithia Spuri-Zampetti, who had worked to extend the label’s appeal in daywear and separates.
Marie, who made his fortune as founder and former ceo of furniture and home decor company Maisons du Monde, initially brought back the label’s founder Serge Cajfinger on a one-year contract to right the ship.
Simoëns noted he has one thing in common with Cajfinger, who left the company in 2014 after serving as its creative director and chairman since 1987: they both come from the northern French city of Lille.
“I have long been familiar with the universe of the brand. To me, it’s always the cocktail and occasion dresses, a little sophisticated but not

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Intimate Earth has partnered with Calvista exclusively to streamline and expand distribution of their signature collection of arousal serums, glides and massage oils in Australia and New Zealand.
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EXCLUSIVE: Artcurial Auctions Trove of Rare Martin Margiela Designs

PARIS — Fans of Martin Margiela will have an opportunity to snap up some museum-grade items from the private collections of his inner circle during Artcurial’s upcoming auction of 277 rare and exceptional pieces by the Belgian designer.
Coming on the heels of two major Paris retrospectives last year at the Palais Galliera fashion museum and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the online sale from March 6 to 11 coincides with a double anniversary: the birth of Maison Martin Margiela in 1989 and the departure of its reclusive founder in 2009.
Pénélope Blanckaert, Hermès vintage and fashion arts director at Artcurial, curated an exhibition of the lots with Christophe Brunnquell, former artistic director at Purple magazine. It will run at Artcurial’s headquarters from Feb. 26 to March 6, coinciding with Paris Fashion Week.
“It’s rare to have such a complete sale,” Blanckaert told WWD. “We have pieces from the first collection to the last. I love that — it’s truly a retrospective.”
The items on offer include selections from professional collectors like Emmanuelle and Philippe Harros, the duo behind Quidam de Revel, and Hideo Hashiura, the owner of cult Tokyo vintage shop Laila, who is believed to own around 4,000 Margiela pieces.
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EXCLUSIVE: 24 Sèvres to Launch Capsule With LVMH Prize Finalists

PARIS — Online retailer 24 Sèvres is celebrating this year’s edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Designers by distributing a capsule collection of outfits designed by the eight finalists in June, to be followed by a selection of pieces from the winner’s collection in the fall.
The global luxury web site owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has been expanding the scope of its collaborations as online retailers seek to stand out in a crowded landscape by offering exclusive products.
The LVMH Prize finalists will be selected by a committee of experts during a showroom event at the luxury giant’s headquarters on March 1 and 2 during Paris Fashion Week.
The capsule is scheduled to go on sale online in early June, to coincide with the prize-giving ceremony where a jury — made up of designers including Nicolas Ghesquière, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Marc Jacobs — will designate the winner.
Eric Goguey, chief executive officer of 24 Sèvres, said the initiative was in line with the site’s ambition to provide a highly curated offering with a Parisian perspective. “As a digital site, we are very much in tune with the fast pace of young designers, who are themselves often very connected,” he

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EXCLUSIVE: Giorgio Armani on Coed Show, Re-branding and Emporio Armani Caffè and Ristoranti

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is shaking things up.
For the first time, the designer will hold a coed show for his signature line on the evening of Feb. 23 at Silos, the exhibition space he opened in 2015 — which is also a first after years of showing at his Teatro. A day earlier, his Emporio Armani Caffè & Ristorante, closed since May, will reopen after a complete makeover (the Emporio show will take place on Feb. 21).
A pioneer in the arena of designer food and hospitality, Armani felt it was time to revisit the location, which opened in 2000, and move on from a graphic setting to a warmer atmosphere. As reported, he is also reimagining his flagship at 760 Madison Avenue in Manhattan as part of a larger residential project in a new 96,000-square-foot building composed of a two-story flagship and 19 luxury residences designed by Armani. The building, with interiors also conceived by him, is scheduled to break ground in 2020 and is expected to be finished by 2023.
Interior design is not the only area Armani, who is also chairman of his fashion group, has been reevaluating. In 2017, he revealed he was planning to focus on the Giorgio

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EXCLUSIVE: John Galliano and Nick Knight Reunite for Maison Margiela Film

PARIS — John Galliano and Nick Knight are rekindling their decades-long creative partnership with a new short film for Maison Margiela showcasing its pillow-shaped Glam Slam bag.
The result is no ordinary handbag campaign: The collaboration with Knight’s Showstudio has resulted in a 360-degree film shot in negative image that will be screened on Saturday and Sunday at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
Even the standard two-dimensional version ranks as an immersive experience, consisting of footage drenched in psychedelic hues of model Duckie Thot in a series of science fiction-inspired sets. A soundtrack by DJ Jeremy Healy, another longtime Galliano collaborator, features lyrics from Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams.”
“John and I have had an artistic relationship, a shared admiration, a love for each other, which has gone on for over 30 years,” Knight told WWD in an interview, noting that he first met the designer on a photo shoot for i-D magazine in 1985 and has created campaigns and editorial images with him ever since. “When we went through the Dior years together, I was there for 10 years with him and since then, I’ve been waiting for a way to come back and work with John again. His directorship of Margiela became a

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EXCLUSIVE: Balmain Paris Flagship Opens Doors

PARIS — The doors of Balmain’s new Paris flagship officially swing open today, cementing the template introduced in the house’s recently opened Milan flagship for a new brick-and-mortar concept for the company.
A select group of editors got a preview of the store, located on Rue Saint-Honoré, one of Paris’ hottest and most exclusive retail arteries, for the staging of the house’s inaugural couture show under creative director Olivier Rousteing in January, held on the site’s ground floor. A cocktail party is planned for the day of the house’s ready-to-wear show on March 1.
Designed by Rousteing in collaboration with Studio AMV’s Anna Philippou, Marie-Charlotte Prosperi-Fouchard and Victoire Guerlay, the two-story boutique — the brand’s largest store, measuring a total of 6,845 square feet — was conceived as a series of rooms.
Channeling a Parisian apartment, it opens with a library-inspired space featuring a parquet floor, towering mirrored columns and marble shelves stocked with women’s bags. A small passage themed around a game room with a custom-made chandelier and game-table-inspired merchandising unit housing small accessories is flanked by a safe wall with jewelry displays. It leads to a lobby-style men’s and women’s footwear space, and beyond that an intimate cash desk area — rather

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Taps Olivia Palermo to Style Fall Looks

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld is adding a dash of New York glamour to his Paris-based line: the contemporary brand has recruited Olivia Palermo to collaborate on its fall collection.
The influencer will style pieces from the line and cocreate five bespoke designs as part of the partnership, which will run parallel to the brand’s previously announced collaboration with fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, who will also select an edit of fall pieces.
Palermo, whose polished style has made her a regular of international best-dressed lists, brings with her an Instagram following of 5.8 million. A fan of bold prints, bright colors and relaxed suiting, she has previously worked with brands including Piaget, Banana Republic, Pretty Ballerinas, Aquazzura and Nordstrom.
“Being able to collaborate with the visionary and iconic Karl Lagerfeld is truly incredible,” Palermo, the founder and chief creative officer of her own group, said in a statement. “I am so proud to bring our shared vision to life on this project and infuse my own eclectic perspective to Karl’s fall 2019 collection.”
The brand, in turn, described her as “a champion of confidence, entrepreneurship and creativity.” Her selection, under the label Karl Lagerfeld Styled by Olivia Palermo, will launch at Karl Lagerfeld stores, online

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EXCLUSIVE: Altuzarra to Sponsor The Frick’s Annual Young Fellows Ball

Altuzarra will be the sponsor of this spring’s Young Fellows Ball at The Frick museum, which will be held on March 21. The night will be themed “Notte a Palazzo” (Night at the Palazzo), and is inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the museum, “Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture.”
“I am honored to be partnering with The Frick Collection this year on celebrating ‘Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture,’” Joseph Altuzarra said. “Renaissance portraiture has been a constant source of inspiration for me over the years and I’m excited to have the opportunity to delve into the Frick’s wonderful show this year.” 
The event will be chaired by Altuzarra, Paul Arnhold, Lili Buffett, Larry Milstein, Britt Theodora and Vanessa Traina.
Past fashion sponsors of the Young Fellows Ball include Escada and Carolina Herrera.

“Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture” will be on view at the museum Feb. 21 through June 2.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Stage Cruise Show in Marrakech

 HEAT SEEKERS: Dior is putting the warm weather back into the cruise season, with plans to stage its resort show this year in Marrakech on April 29.
The French fashion house, it seems, is taking no risks after its last cruise show in Chantilly, near Paris, was marred by traffic jams and torrential rains. The display in Morocco will mark the first time Dior will stage a major event in the country, and will take place on a Monday.
Marrakech is most closely associated with the late couturier Yves Saint Laurent, who considered Morocco his second home and designed some of his best collections there. The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, opened in 2017, and the neighboring Majorelle Garden have become major tourist attractions.
The timing of the show places Dior in pole position, with Chanel set to show its cruise collection at the Grand Palais in Paris on May 3. It also signals a move back toward diverse locations, after last year’s unusual concentration of shows in France, which saw Dior, Louis Vuitton and Gucci all showing within the same week.
New York is proving a strong draw: Prada will stage its cruise show in the Big Apple on May 2, with Vuitton to follow on

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EXCLUSIVE: Cara Delevingne Goes Nude for Balmain Campaign

BARING IT ALL: Olivier Rousteing has chosen Cara Delevingne to be the face — and body — of the Balmain spring 2019 campaign, the brand announced on Wednesday.
The British model and actress, who opened the Balmain spring 2019 show in Paris last October, strikes a pose for two daring images shot in black-and-white by Berlin-based photographer Dan Beleiu.
In one of them, Delevingne and Rousteing pose topless. The designer is depicted standing behind Delevingne, his hands covering her breasts. “It references all the iconic album covers of the Nineties, which were big pop culture moments of our childhood,” Rousteing, who was born in 1985, told WWD (Delevingne was born in 1992.)
“The campaign shows the reunion of two skin tones, one black — or mixed race — and one white,” explained the designer. “Choosing to pose naked was all about authenticity. We’re going back to basics: I wanted something pure and transparent.”

Cara Delevingne fronts the Balmain spring 2019 campaign. 
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In the other image, the actress is seen entirely naked, reclining in front of a huge B, the logo initially created by Pierre Balmain and relaunched at the end of 2018 as part of the brand’s new identity.
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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Taps Carine Roitfeld for His Brand

When Karl Lagerfeld ignited designer collaborations and the “masstige” phenomenon in 2004 with his one-off collection for H&M, he had a secret collaborator with a silhouette as well-known and emphatic as his own: Carine Roitfeld.
Now he has invited the fashion editor and stylist — known for her pencil skirts, taut sweaters and killer heels — to become an ongoing collaborator at his signature fashion house, WWD has learned.
Their new partnership is to kick off in September with The Edit by Carine Roitfeld, her selection of “essential pieces” from the designer’s fall 2019 collection.
“The collaboration will further evolve with additional projects to be announced later this year,” the Lagerfeld house said, divulging the development exclusively to WWD and calling Roitfeld an “integral contributor to the Karl Lagerfeld brand.”
Since repositioning his signature fashion house in the masstige zone in 2010, the brand has expanded rapidly to more than 100 freestanding stores worldwide, plus online sales in 96 countries.
A pioneer in freewheeling collaborations throughout his long fashion career, Lagerfeld only recently began inviting outside contributors to his brand. Most recently, Cindy Crawford’s 16-year-old daughter and doppelgänger Kaia Gerber signed a capsule collection for fall 2018 retailing. Last year, Lagerfeld also did a capsule collection with Sébastien

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Exclusive First Review: Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917 Goldrush Boots

As one of the premiere names in adventure footwear, Danner made its name on adventure boots as stylish on the sidewalk as they are sturdy on the trail. As one of the premiere destinations in men’s gear, Huckberry made its name showcasing the best gear for men in one online destination. Now these two renowned companies have come together on an exclusive collaboration that celebrates the best of both brands.

The Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917 Goldrush is the first collab between the San Francisco retailer and Portland’s legendary bootmaker, and it’s only available at Huckberry. The Vertigo 917 has a sneaker-like soft outsole and supple full-grain leather upper, and it’s 100 percent waterproof. This means it’s not just comfortable but functional, both on the pavement and in the dirt. Basically, it’s a sneaker-boot.


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Huckberry put its own spin on the Vertigo 917 by giving it a brand-new golden colorway, a Vibram gum sole, suede heel, and exclusive Huckberry branding on the tongue. The Gore-Tex lining makes it waterproof while allowing your feet to breathe. It has a pliable, three-layer removable Ortholite footbed, and the rubberized midsole is softer and far more durable than traditional EVA. The exclusive gummed Vibram outsole is made of XS Trek rubber for durability and traction. And a modernized version of Danner’s trademark stitchdown construction has cupsole technology that allows the Goldrush to have a wider platform while eliminating the sidewall. The nylon, Chukka-like stretchy nylon shank adds even more flexibility and comfort.

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We were lucky enough to get an exclusive opportunity to try out the Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917s and can honestly say this may be the most comfortable boot we’ve ever worn—certainly the most comfortable Danners. They’re super lightweight and extremely versatile. We wore them to the office and found they go as well with chinos as they do with jeans; we wore them to see a band at a club and were on our feet hours with no complaints. And they are, indeed, weatherproof, as we discovered on an extremely wet and rainy weekend in the city.


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We also found that they fit better than other Danners we’ve worn. In the past, Danners have always been tight in the toe and almost too firm in the sole for extensive urban trekking; not so with the Vertigo 917 Goldrush. The last is based on the original Vertigo footbed, but is wider and more forgiving, as the supple leather sidewalls and flexible construction don’t give our feet the squeeze. (Note: We’ve been accused of having hobbit feet and these boots don’t come in Wide widths, so we ordered a half-size up. The fit is ideal: snug but not too tight.) Furthermore, the gum sole allows for traction and flexibility that’s key to hiking the urban jungle.

The Danner X Huckberry Vertigo 917 Goldrush is available now, exclusively at Huckberry, for $ 220.

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EXCLUSIVE: Natacha Ramsay-Levi to Head Fashion Jury at Hyères Festival

PARIS – Natacha Ramsay-Levi, creative director of Chloé, is to preside over the fashion jury of the 34th edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, set to take place from April 25 to 29, WWD has learned.
Jewelry designer Charlotte Chesnais will head the jury for the festival’s accessories prize, sponsored by Swarovski and now in its third year. Meanwhile, Craig McDean will take the lead for photography.
Ramsay-Levi said it would be her first time attending the festival, and she looked forward to establishing a dialogue with the candidates.
“I have no lessons to give. I believe that everyone has their own journey and there are many different ways to create fashion. All I can do is try to encourage the values I believe in, such as sincerity and hard work. In order to go the distance and say something meaningful, you need to work hard and be exacting,” she told WWD.
She picked her jury to represent all the facets of the business that a designer needs to deal with, from retailers and graphic designers to editors and brand ambassadors.
It includes Charlotte Casiraghi; Guillaume Houzé, director of image and patronage of Groupe Galeries Lafayette; Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak of graphic design

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Men’s Journal Exclusive Offer: 25 Percent Off at Taylor Stitch

We’re always excited to feature a company that takes responsibility for its products, cares about its employees, and conscious of its footprint on our planet.

And right now one of those companies, Taylor Stitch, is offering an exclusive discount to Men’s Journal readers. For a company that doesn’t often have sales, this is indeed a Very Big Deal.


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Right now Men’s Journal readers can take 25 percent off select items at Taylor Stitch simply by checking out with the code TS25FORYOU. Refresh your winter wardrobe, get ready for spring, grab that jacket you’ve always had your eye on—however you want to justify it, you’ve got to get to Taylor Stitch right now and support a company that supports you. And the planet.

Here’s what’s available at this exclusive sale at Taylor Stitch.

The Montara Jacket in Vintage Blue

Originally from the 30s, the timeless silhouette of the Harrington jacket was revived as the weather barrier of choice for the counterculture trendsetters of the 60s, 70s, 80s and worn by dissidents from James Dean to the Clash. 

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The Leeward Shirt in Navy Tartan

This wool-dominant blend is not only incredibly warm and insulating but it’s also lightly brushed, giving it a soft, pleasantly textured finish. Add to that a striking navy tartan, and you have a shirt that looks great from afar and even better up close.

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The Coit Jacket in Blackwatch Wool

Blackwatch wool is a classic Scottish tartan, and the 80/20 wool/poly blend in the Coit will be sure to combat blustery climates from Northern California to Northern Maine. Weighing in at a burly 13-oz., it’s guaranteed to warm chilly nights in the colder seasons. You’re looking at a shirt jacket that’s staring at a solid twenty years of use.

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The Après Hoodie in Olive Stripe Hemp Fleece

Hemp adds strength and abrasion resistance while also creating an unbelievable character of the finished garment. Pesticide-free by its very nature (it’s a weed), blending hemp with organic cotton forms a fabric free from chemicals harmful to our environment.

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The Yosemite Shirt in Camo

Built with 100 percent organic cotton flannel chamois, this heavy-duty perfectly brushed flannel never pills and just gets better with age. Good luck wearing through the elbows of this. The perfect outdoor men’s shirt? Maybe.

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The Truckee Jacket in Moss

Whether you’re using it as a camping pillow, throwing it over the shoulders of a loved one while huddled around the fire, or slipping it on after a day of shredding double blacks, the Truckee is bound to be your year-round go-to.

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The Winslow Parka in Navy

A custom natural un-dyed wool blanket lining under a naturally beeswaxed canvas—Halley Stevensons has been waxing fabrics since 1864—this weatherproof winter jacket will take you right through winter and on to summer. 

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The Primrose Jacket in Charcoal

Fusing technical details with an elegant urban aesthetic, this jacket is fully waterproof. The sleek trench silhouette guarantees that what’s underneath stays dry, whether it’s a sports coat or your faithful crewneck. And the cotton collar and front welt pockets give it a style that suits most any outfit.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rihanna Said Readying Luxury House With LVMH

PARIS — Rihanna is getting ready for her next act in fashion, and with the world’s largest luxury group as her partner, WWD has learned.
According to multiple sources, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and the music sensation have been in secret discussions to launch a luxury house under her name. That would make it the first fashion brand industry titan Bernard Arnault has launched from scratch since Christian Lacroix in 1987.
LVMH has already handpicked a clutch of employees from within, including some from Louis Vuitton and Celine, to work on the project in tandem with Rihanna and some of her key associates, sources said.
Details about the launch and its timing could not immediately be learned. LVMH officials declined comment Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Internet lit up with speculation about the origins of the bold, gold shades Rihanna wore while stepping out in Manhattan — her Fenty brand name spelled out across the temples. Sources said the music star was simply test-driving a prototype, while dropping a colossal tease about her next major foray beyond music.

Rihanna has demonstrated a serious interest in, and influence on, fashion — along with formidable design chops and acute instincts — with her recent tenure as the

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EXCLUSIVE: Kris Van Assche Rebuilding Berluti From the Shoes Up

PARIS — “I’m happy to finally give birth — I feel like it’s been 10 months instead of nine, so I’m way overdue,” said Kris Van Assche, greeting a visitor at the Berluti showroom just days before his debut runway show for a luxury label that is rooted in footwear.
Indeed, it’s been an unusually long gestation period for the former Dior Homme designer, whose arrival at Berluti was confirmed in April 2018. Not that he’s been idle: Van Assche presented his capsule spring collection in October, and has also shown a pre-fall collection in-house.
But having watched Kim Jones at Dior and Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, his fellow designers within the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton empire, make splashy debuts during Paris Fashion Week: Men’s in June, followed by Hedi Slimane’s coed show for Celine in September, the 42-year-old is understandably eager to finally lay out his vision for the new-look Berluti.
That vision starts, unsurprisingly, with the footwear. Known for his mix of sharp tailoring and sophisticated sportswear, the Belgian designer has revamped Berluti’s classic Alessandro oxford shoe, made from a single piece of patinated Venezia leather, with the addition of sharp angles and gleaming silver hardware.
“If my previous work always

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EXCLUSIVE: Net-a-porter Unveils the ‘Colombian Collective’

“Imagine you are in Cartagena for the weekend, spending your days at the beach and at night you are going to different parties and dinners,” said Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-porter. That whimsical idea was the starting point for the e-tailer’s newest exclusive curation of brands and capsule collections called the “Colombian Collective.” The vacation-wear assortment of clothing and accessories, unveiled Jan. 15, comes in the form of mini capsule collections from designers firmly anchored in the roots and culture of their native of Colombia.
The retailer has picked up a lot of designers from the South American country as of late which organically led von der Goltz to the ideation of a collective theme. The curation includes ready-to-wear capsules from Johanna Ortiz, Esteban Cortazar, Silvia Tcherassi, Verdelimon and The Lazy Poet. Accessories and jewelry designers in the mix include Bibi Marini, Mallarino, Mercedes Salazar, Carolina Santo Domingo, Hunting Season, Verdi, Magnetic Midnight and the Muzungu Sisters.
Von der Goltz nicknamed the collective the “happy family” since word of mouth brought recommendations of some of the designers to her attention and a trickle down effect of several designers being friends of friends, creating a creative family tree of

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Giuseppe Zanotti Partners With Rita Ora on an Exclusive Footwear Capsule

LONDON — Giuseppe Zanotti is at it again, with plans to release yet another celebrity collaboration, this time with Rita Ora.
The footwear designer, who has worked in the past with musicians including Jennifer Lopez and Zayn Malik, asked Ora for pictures of her favorite shoes and then let his imagination take flight.
“I love working with artists because they’re very efficient,” he said, adding that Ora loves fashion and he loves music. “In both our lines of profession we need to research everything, everywhere and every day. She’s very multitasking, and I admire that.”
As a result of their close collaboration, Zanotti said he was able to work in the ‘old school’ way,” meaning that he made the initial creations by hand.
“I used to buy shoes at vintage markets, cut them up and Scotch tape parts together. It’s nice after 20 years to go back to the past to work in a very artisanal way. I was painting the shoes and changing lines with scissors,” he added during an interview on the shoot with Ora.
The Giuseppe for Rita Ora collection includes slides, stiletto sandals, pointed-toe mules and knee-high, peep-toe boots with a chunky Cuban Link chain on the heel. The chain is the showpiece of the collection and was

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EXCLUSIVE: Kent & Curwen Teams With ‘Peaky Blinders’ on Capsule

SNEAK PEAKY: Kent & Curwen is hitting the gritty streets of Twenties Birmingham, England, collaborating with the makers of “Peaky Blinders,” the hit BBC TV crime drama, on a capsule collection.
The capsule will make its debut on Sunday during the Kent & Curwen presentation at the grand Two Temple Place, overlooking the Thames, WWD has learned.
David Beckham, an investor in Kent & Curwen and the face of its campaigns, his eldest son Brooklyn and “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight are expected to be at the Kent & Curwen show. The award-wining series, which began airing in 2013, stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson, and the next season is due to start in September, just as the collection drops in-store.
Kent & Curwen designer Daniel Kearns has created a three-piece tweed suit, lightweight frock coat, collarless shirts inspired by Twenties styles, peg leg trousers and flat caps. Some styles have printed canvas patches featuring the brand’s rose motif done as a Victorian-era photograph with the writing, “Garrison Tailors by Order of the Peaky Blinders.”
Garrison Tailors is a men’s wear clothing company founded by the show’s creator, Knight. The British-made tailored clothing is inspired by the Peaky Blinders-era costumes.
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EXCLUSIVE: Natalia Vodianova and LuisaViaRoma Throw Fabulous Fund Fair in London

Natalia Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation has teamed with online luxury fashion web site LuisaViaRoma for her latest installment of the annual Fund Fair.
Slated to take place in London at Roundhouse on Feb. 18, the event takes inspiration from filmmaker Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” for its fifth year in the U.K. — and sixth overall.
The Fellini theme will be represented through an over-the-top set design at the English theater — complete with a Trevi Fountain. Guests, who in the past have included Hailey Baldwin and Taylor Swift, will try their hand at classic fair games like Hook-a-duck and bowling. Participating brands Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy, Dior and more will have prizes on hand for the winners. There will additionally be live entertainment from Warner Music Group at the event.
Vodianova launched her foundation Naked Heart in 2004; since then, she has raised more than 40 million euros across the United States, U.K., Russia and France. The organization aims to support children with physical, mental and sensory disabilities through the initiation and support of various projects. Over the years, the Naked Heart Foundation has financed 18 projects across seven Russian cities, including a Family Support Centre in Nizhny Novgorod and summer and

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Are Trixie Mattel & Katya Fans Of Online Dating? Check Out This Exclusive Clip From ‘UNHhh’

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Crystal Hefner Says Her Marriage With Hugh Hefner Wasn’t About Sex: ‘That Wasn’t All That Important’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Mandy Moore Spills Details On Her Sweet & Surprising Past With Meghan Markle (Exclusive)

Mandy Moore has a royal connection! The “This Is Us” star and Garnier brand ambassador sits exclusively with Access, where she gets surprised with a 2006 throwback photo of herself with now-Duchess Meghan Markle. Find out how the two know each other! Plus, Mandy shares about her inspiring holiday partnership with UNICEF and how her wedding details with fiancé Taylor Goldsmith are coming along.


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‘This Is Us’: Mandy Moore Teases Big Revelations Ahead About Jack In Vietnam & More (Exclusive)

“This Is Us” star and Garnier brand ambassador Mandy Moore sits exclusively with Access and teases what’s ahead for her hit drama. With Jack’s experience in Vietnam being slowly uncovered, will Rebecca be able to help Kevin in his quest for more information? What about the woman with the necklace in Jack’s photo? Plus, Mandy shares why she loves being considered a signature brunette! “This Is Us” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.


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EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Culpo Signs With Society Management

FRESH INK: Olivia Culpo is working her way from beauty queen to signed model.
The reality television actress and former Miss Universe, who has a spot on the E! show “Model Squad,” has signed on with talent company Society Management. Culpo said she’s looking forward to “embarking on another part of my journey alongside Society.”
“The team has already been vital in cultivating the careers of many others whom I greatly respect, and I look forward to the projects we will foster together,” she said.
Culpo recently made similar comments about her tie-up with Sports Illustrated, which named her a 2018 Swimsuit Issue Rookie, and for which she will model inside the pages of the 2019 edition.
“This was a major goal of mine because many of the women that have posed for SI have gone on to have such inspirational careers,” she previously said.
It’s clear Culpo is fixing to jumpstart her career in the modeling industry — but she most likely won’t be designated to a single category in terms of her job title. In the past, she has appeared in various roles for movies like “American Satan” and “I Feel Pretty” alongside Amy Schumer. Plus she’s worked on capsule collections for companies

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Kate Beckinsale & Comedian Jack Whitehall Have Been Dating For Several Months: ‘They’re Really Happy’ (Exclusive)

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EXCLUSIVE: GCDS Debuts Beauty Range

MILAN — Italian streetwear brand GCDS is entering the beauty arena.
The company will unveil its GCDS Beauty line on its online store on Nov. 1, followed by the launch during the ComplexCon fair in Long Beach, Calif., this weekend.
Manufactured by Italian color cosmetics supplier Intercos, the first drop of cruelty-free products includes four lipsticks targeting a young and playful audience and retailing approximately at 22 euros each.
“These products are for me the purse essentials,” said designer Giuliano Calza, who founded the label in 2015 with his brother Giordano. Calza underscored he focused on developing a functional and interesting offering. “[My goal] is not to compete with the major beauty companies, I just wanted to deliver fun products to gift my people.”
This is reflected by the bold names and the ironic catch phrases related to each product, including the Hype transparent lip balm; the Blinghoe plumping lipstick with a sparkling pink finishing; the Marijuana 4:20 ph reagent green option turning into a natural cherry blush tint once applied on the lips and the Velvet D.I.C.K. red matte lipstick.

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The colorful bullets are included in an essential, black tube with the brand’s logo standing out in white, while the

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Exclusive: Coach to Show Pre-Fall in Shanghai

Coach is taking its pre-fall show on the road — all the way to China for the first time.
The brand today will reveal that it will hold a runway show — titled “Coach Lights Up Shanghai” — and after party on The Bund, the city’s popular waterfront.
The event will be held on Dec. 8 and is intended to commemorate the brand’s 15th anniversary in China.
The collection will feature specially designed accessories, ready-to-wear and sneakers created by Coach creative director Stuart Vevers in collaboration with important Chinese cultural figures.
“We selected Shanghai as the venue for our first dual-gender runway show outside of New York City in recognition of the important relationship with have with Chinese consumers,” said Joshua Schulman, chief executive officer and president of Coach. “As we celebrate 15 years in the market, we look forward to building an even closer connection between Coach and our fans in China.”
Vevers said staging the pre-fall show in Shanghai “is a big moment for Coach and for me personally. Shanghai is one of the most vibrant, youthful and contemporary cities I have ever visited. It has a distinct energy that is inspiring and exciting — just like New York. I’m most looking forward to taking the spirit of the new Coach and the attitude and energy of New York to

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EXCLUSIVE: Diane von Furstenberg Designs Minnie Mouse’s Wrap Dress for TV Special

Who wouldn’t doubt that Diane von Furstenberg and Minnie Mouse would become fast friends?
For the prime-time ABC special Nov. 4 in celebration of Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s 90th anniversary, von Furstenberg has designed a wrap dress for Minnie Mouse.
“They asked me if I’d like to do a dress for her 90th birthday, and I said ‘OK,’” said von Furstenberg. “Obviously she’s an icon and she had to have a wrap dress. I made a wrap that had lots of different cutouts so we could play with her dots and the colors of the dot and a lot of godets.”
Minnie Mouse’s dress was created by using a 100 percent silk faille fabric in white and black and hand-embroidering sequins to create the mix of polka-dot designs. The dress was sewn by hand in New York, taking 15 people nearly 35 hours to complete.
Long considered a fashion icon, Minnie has been a muse for designers, inspiring new collections and appearing in magazines and runway shows all over the world. Her classic polka-dot ensemble has been continually reimagined by the industry through the decades. Minnie Mouse, who has a reputation for being cute, playful and flirtatious, has often been portrayed as a dancer

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EXCLUSIVE: Givenchy to Return to Paris Men’s Wear Calendar in January

DIFFERENT STROKES: At least one major brand is battling the tide of coed shows.
After switching to joint women’s and men’s displays following the arrival of Clare Waight Keller as artistic director in 2017, Givenchy has decided to switch back to the men’s wear fashion calendar for the fall 2019 season, WWD has learned.
The French fashion house will stage a presentation on Jan. 16 during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, before returning to the runway in June, it said in a statement.
Waight Keller, whose coed spring collection was inspired by the gender-fluid style of Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, will continue to show women and men side by side in her ready-to-wear and haute couture shows, the brand said. Her campaigns for the house have portrayed both genders in mirror-image pairs.
“Granting men’s wear a dedicated platform starting from January reflects the house’s support of Clare Waight Keller’s vision for the brand,” Givenchy said.
The move comes at a time when a growing number of brands are opting to present women’s and men’s wear at the same time. Celine and Maison Margiela staged their first coed shows this season, while brands including Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann and Sonia Rykiel featured models of both sexes

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EXCLUSIVE: Billie Eilish Signs With Next Models

Billie Eilish, the 16-year-old rising singer who has gained 5 million Instagram followers in 2018 alone, has signed with Next Models for fashion and beauty endorsements.
Eilish, a California native, released her debut EP “Don’t Look at Me” in August 2017 and soon after was named one of Apple Music’s “Up Next” artists. She has sold out four world tours, and a debut album is expected sometime this year. She has taken naturally to the fashion world already, sitting front row at Calvin Klein this past September and performing at a party for Chanel last fall.
“I’m very excited to join the team at Next, and getting to work together on fashion and style, which I am very passionate about,” Eilish says of the signing.
“Billie Eilish breaks boundaries in all that she does,” says Faith Kates, founder of Next Models. “She is amongst the most influential musicians of her generation and we are proud to announce that she has signed to Next Management for fashion and beauty endorsements. The future is bright for Billie and we look forward to working together.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Hilfiger Shakes Things Up With Zendaya

Tommy Hilfiger is shaking it up.
Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., has tapped 22-year-old actress Zendaya, who recently starred in “Spiderman: Homecoming,” and “The Greatest Showman,” to be the new global women’s ambassador. She will be featured in the brand’s global integrated campaign beginning in spring 2019.
Furthering the designer’s commitment to expand its women’s businesses, Zendaya will collaborate with Hilfiger to create a Tommy x Zendaya capsule collection. The capsule will launch as a see-now-buy-now collection in February, at a location to be determined. The collaboration is for one season, with options to continue.
Hilfiger previously collaborated with Gigi Hadid on four capsule collections that were shown in New York (“Tommy Pier”), Los Angeles (“Tommyland”), London (“RockCircus”) and Milan (“Drive”). Using the see-now-buy-now format, the collaborations were highly successful for the firm and generated huge spikes in traffic and billions of social media impressions.
The partnership with Zendaya reflects Hilfiger’s continued vision to collaborate with those who share the brand’s spirit and values of breaking conventions and celebrating diversity.
“I love to collaborate with people who are passionate about making their dreams a reality and who inspire the next generation to do the same,” said Hilfiger, founder and principal designer of the

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EXCLUSIVE: Thylane Blondeau Readies Fashion Line

FASHION FOCUS: Thylane Blondeau couldn’t find that perfect sweatshirt, so she decided to design her own. And that led to the 17-year-old French model and actress — a L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador — to conceive a full urban clothing line under the brand Heaven May (after her middle name), WWD has learned.
Blondeau’s followers — she has 2.4 million on Instagram alone — will be able to rock the look sold on her own site, heavenmay.com, starting Oct. 11.
“I have a lot of fans, and they’re always like: ‘Where did you buy this? Where did you find this?’” she said. “And I was like, everything they like I am going to do it for them and for me.
“I wanted to do my own brand, my own thing,” she continued. “I love clothes.”
Her first sweatshirt was black, with her label’s logo on the back. “Then I did pants, and after had to do socks and shoes — everything,” explained Blondeau.
Comfort was key. One sweatshirt has a hood that can be zipped up over the wearer’s head. “So I can hide my face — you know, when you are sleeping on the plane,” said Blondeau, who has been working with Paris-based designers, sending

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EXCLUSIVE: Kaia Gerber Named YSL Beauté Makeup Ambassador

PICTURE PERFECT: Kaia Gerber has been named the new YSL Beauté makeup ambassador, WWD has learned.
“To be the new face of YSL Beauté is an opportunity to write a new story full of fun, color and makeup,” the model said. “I love the DNA of a brand that is so subversive, while being so luxurious and cool.”
“Kaia is a blossoming talent with a unique sense of style and a stunning beauty,” said Stephan Bezy, international general manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté at L’Oréal. “The perfect embodiment of her generation’s desire for authenticity and edginess, as a muse and ambassador she will convey those values, which entirely resonate with what YSL Beauté stands for.”
The 17-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford is a model-of-the-moment. She’s graced covers of magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Love and Pop. Gerber made her debut runway season in fall 2017, which was followed by a slew of other catwalk appearances.
She boasts 3.8 million followers on Instagram.
“I think these days, everything you do has to be measured with a degree of responsibility,” Gerber said. “If there are people who view me as a role model, I really hope to be able to create positive images and

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EXCLUSIVE: LVMH Taps Designer to Revive Jean Patou

PARIS — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is applying its formidable finances and management might to revive the dormant Jean Patou fashion house, WWD has learned.
Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group, is spearheading the project and has already selected and signed on a designer to lead it: Guillaume Henry.
Last March, Henry exited Nina Ricci and he is said to be passionate about the legacy of Patou, a French designer who brought modernity and buzz to fashion in the Twenties — and innovated in business with fragrances, logos and sport clothes.
LVMH is now in the throes of building teams around Henry with a view to launching the first collection of ready-to-wear and accessories in the second half of 2019.
It is understood the group views Patou as something of a niche, rarified name — and not its next megabrand. Consequently, LVMH will likely start with a single boutique, most likely in Paris, along with e-commerce and select wholesale partners.
The relaunch suggests the world’s largest luxury group is anticipating an easing of the streetwear craze, and a swing of the fashion pendulum back to sophisticated chic.

Afternoon Dress in Crepe De Chine by Jean Patou, 1926. 
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Exclusive: “Crazy Rich Asians” Director Jon M. Chu’s iPhone XS Movie, “Somewhere”

Jon M. Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians, made this short film exclusively for WIRED using the new Apple iPhone XS Max. Chu shot and edited the film himself, shooting handheld in available light and using only the native camera app and default stabilizer, without any additional crew or equipment.

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EXCLUSIVE: Johanna Senyk Presents Françoise

PARIS — Meet Françoise, the new act of Johanna Senyk, who has decided to put Wanda Nylon on hold following her recent separation from partner Guillaume Befve, the brand’s cofounder.
For her new venture, Senyk has partnered with the Mantova, Italy-based manufacturer Castor Srl to develop, produce and distribute the women’s collection. The bags are licensed to Italy’s Siloe, which produces leather goods for a number of leading luxury brands.
“When I met the all-woman team behind Castor, we hit it off immediately,” Senyk told WWD. The designer, who scooped the main ANDAM prize in 2016 with Wanda Nylon, also read the fact that Castor had produced Martin Margiela’s collections around the time he won the ANDAM award in 1989 as “a sign.”

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Senyk said the aim was to combine old school Italian know-how with French taste. For the new brand, she dreamt up an imaginary character, based on the idea of an ultrasophisticated French woman who is more into creating her own look than following trends.
“She’s not too young, she’s a working girl who buys her clothes with the money she owns, she drives, she’s free. She is extremely feminine — she would never wear a fanny pack, even if

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EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Stage First Men’s Pre-Fall Runway Show in Tokyo

PARIS — In the latest sign that Dior is beefing up its men’s business, the French fashion house plans to stage its first men’s pre-fall runway show with a collection designed by Kim Jones scheduled to bow in Tokyo on Nov. 30, WWD has learned exclusively.
The choice of location reflects not just the brand’s long-term relationship with the country, but also the British designer’s fondness for Japan and the strategic importance of the Asian market.
The show will coincide with a Dior men’s pop-up at department store Isetan in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, set to open on Nov. 28 for two weeks, that will carry the first collection designed by Jones. The capsule line for summer 2019 will simultaneously go on sale at the Dior flagship in Ginza ahead of its global launch on Dec. 1.
Jones told WWD in July the capsule would include denim pieces embroidered with Dior’s signature bee, as reimagined by U.S. artist Kaws, whose real name is Brian Donnelly, who also designed a monumental floral sculpture for the designer’s debut Dior show in Paris in July.
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Mytheresa.com Taps Tod’s for Its Latest Exclusive

SOFT-SHOE: Mytheresa.com is teaming with Tod’s as part of a strategy to offer its clients one-off products from some of its best-selling labels. The latest partnership is called “Tods 80km/h,” and the footwear label has re-created its Gommino loafers as well as a pair of shearling-lined moccasins and minimal sneakers in plush velvet fabrics in a range of jewel tones, from emerald green to burgundy to a deep navy blue.
Tiffany Hsu, fashion buying director of the site, said Tod’s is one of its best-selling brands and resonates particularly well in Asia and Europe. The site, which has in the past worked with Prada, Miu Miu, Chloé and Off-White, was looking to offer customers a twist on the classic styles.

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“We wanted to offer our customers something traditional that was also refreshed and contemporary, so the velvet was such a natural fit. We’ve seen this fabric become a mainstay for footwear, so to offer it in four exclusive colorways was a new spin on the usual suede that we’ve seen from Tod’s,” she added. “The sneaker was a fun addition to the mix — as one of our best-selling styles in footwear, it was important to offer this amongst

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EXCLUSIVE: Giorgio Armani Names Five Beauty Ambassadors

READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP: Giorgio Armani has not one, but five, new beauty ambassadors.
The Italian brand has tapped Chinese actress Elaine Zhong alongside models Barbara Palvin, Sara Sampaio, Madisin Rian and Greta Ferro to star in a series of new campaigns shot by David Sims kicking off this month.
They joined Cate Blanchett, who earlier this year was named the brand’s first global beauty ambassador, last weekend on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, which counts Giorgio Armani as its official beauty sponsor.
Zhong is best known for her role in the Chinese historical drama “Young,” while Palvin and Sampaio have both represented Armani fragrances as the faces of Acqua di Gioia and Sì Passione, respectively.
Rian has appeared in the campaign for Armani’s Neo Nude cosmetics range, while Ferro starred in “Una Giacca” (“A Jacket”), a short film produced during the first edition of the Armani/Laboratorio, a free training course in the field of cinema.
Blanchett has been the face of the Sì fragrance since its launch in 2013 and now fronts makeup and skin care as well. The Australian actress attended the premiere of “A Star is Born” in Venice wearing a black velvet Giorgio Armani Privé gown with a

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Teams With Puma for Capsule Range

IT TAKES TWO: It’s a busy season for the Karl Lagerfeld brand, which is gearing up for the worldwide launch on Oct. 19 of a men’s and women’s capsule with Puma. It caps the sports brand’s Suede 50 program of collaborations marking the 50th anniversary of its original Suede sneaker. While originally focused on the shoe, the project grew into a 13-piece capsule fusing the brands’ respective codes.
Items include a women’s cropped T-shirt and jumpsuit based on Puma’s archive T7 tracksuit with 7-mm. stripes. Men’s pieces include a slim-fit hoodie with matching sweatpants and logo T-shirts. A backpack, shoulder bag and baseball cap sport custom Karl Lagerfeld x Puma branding, with prices for the capsule ranging from 40 euros to 175 euros.
The line includes two unisex Suede sneakers inspired by Lagerfeld’s personal style: a tuxedo jacket, high white collar, tie and sunglasses — reinterpreted through graphics, say, or in playful details like removable sunglasses.
The collection will be available for pre-sale at karl.com and puma.com from Oct. 18, rolling out to Karl Lagerfeld and Puma stores as well as selected retailers worldwide the next day.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cartier to Unveil Precious Garage Concept at New York Fashion Week

Cartier will unveil its Precious Garage concept during New York Fashion Week, an installation done for the French jeweler by New York-based artist Desi Santiago.
The installation will usher in new iterations of the brand’s Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier collections, beginning with a party on Sept. 6 at Cartier’s Fifth Avenue mansion hosted by Mercedes Abramo, president and chief executive officer of Cartier North America, and Bernadette Hitt, director of the Cartier mansion.
Santiago has made a name for himself bridging art and fashion, staging performance and installation-based exhibitions at New York’s MoMa PS-1 and Art Basel Miami. He previously collaborated with the iconic French jeweler on a project at Salone del Mobile in Milan last year.
The Juste un Clou was created in the Seventies by Cartier designer Aldo Cipullo in New York. Using his concept of hardware as jewelry, Cipullo first created the Love Bracelet, and later the Juste un Clou, which reconceptualizes a nail as a piece of jewelry. In 2017, the brand reimagined Cipullo’s hardware concept with the Ecrou de Cartier, which interprets the head of a nut and screw as a bracelet and ring.

The Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier 
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EXCLUSIVE: Jordyn Woods Unveils Fashion Label, Secndnture

Jordyn Woods: activewear designer.
Woods, a Wilhelmina model and influencer, is launching a fashion label called Secndnture, pronounced second nature. The debut line is a size-inclusive, 24-piece collection of activewear made in partnership with apparel manufacturing company Instaco.
“I always wanted to start my own business,” Woods said over the phone from Los Angeles. “I chose the name Secndnture because everything in life that comes natural to you is second nature. I thought it would be perfect for activewear because your activewear should feel like a second skin.”
Secndnture’s debut collection spans sports bras, bodysuits, biker shorts, high-waisted leggings, tops and jackets. Sizes go from XS to 2X with prices ranging from $ 45 to $ 79. The line, manufactured in China in a WRAP-certified factory, will launch on Aug. 30 as a digital first brand with pop-ups to come. Future releases will be limited edition and will take place every couple of months.
Woods, 20, has previously collaborated with BooHoo and Addition Elle on apparel, as well as with Barney’s on a shoe line. She is known for her close friendship with Kylie Jenner, with whom she currently lives, and has appeared in Jenner’s reality TV series “Life of Kylie,” as well as “Keeping Up With the

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Partners With Revolve on Kaia Gerber Capsule Release

DOUBLE VISION: The Karl Lagerfeld brand has partnered with Los Angeles-based e-tailer Revolve.com for the launch of its clothing capsule designed in collaboration with model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber.
The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia line will hit karl.com and Revolve.com on Aug. 30 for a period of two weeks before rolling out to a network of premium retailers internationally, including Selfridges, Excelsior, Breuninger and La Rinascente.
The launch will be accompanied by three events, kicking off with a party at the Revolve Social Club in Los Angeles on Aug. 30, with singer Charlotte Lawrence scheduled to provide the entertainment. The space is also to host an experiential pop-up shop dedicated to the capsule from Sept. 1. Up to 70 percent of revenues at Revolve are driven by influencers. It works with a network of global content creators, and is on track to surpass $ 1 billion in sales in 2018.
On Sept. 12, Gerber is to host a consumer event at the Karl Lagerfeld flagship at at 420 West Broadway in New York. Fans will have the opportunity to win a meet-and-greet with the model through Karl Lagerfeld’s social media channels. The program will culminate in Paris on Oct. 2, during Paris Fashion Week, where Karl

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Unveils Kaia Gerber Capsule

PARIS — The Karl Lagerfeld brand has lifted the curtain on rising model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber’s first big design project — a capsule set to launch on Aug. 30.
Marking the company’s largest collaborative project to date, the sporty mix-and-match line, dubbed Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia, will be released exclusively on Karl.com and with a yet-to-be-announced e-commerce player for a period of two weeks before rolling out to a network of premium retailers internationally. The launch will be accompanied by a series of events in Los Angeles, New York and Paris this fall.
Encompassing ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear, sunglasses and jewelry, the day-to-night capsule carries a Paris-to-L.A. story line, with Gerber — Cindy Crawford’s 16-year-old daughter and doppelgänger — injecting a contemporary Malibu-cool vibe into the looks.
Items include a wetsuit-inspired bodysuit emblazoned with the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia logo; logo hoodies and biker jackets, and a double-breasted tuxedo jacket worn as a dress and paired with thigh-high socks and a cap to give an American teenager vibe à la Britney Spears.

A look from the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia capsule. 
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All the Lagerfeld signature black is balanced with touches of soft pink, including a look pairing a chunky sweater with a leather miniskirt. Accessories include monogram chokers,

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EXCLUSIVE: Model Christopher Cates Pens Letter Calling for Action Against Harassment

As the uproar continues over sexual harassment in industries stretching from entertainment to media to finance, the fashion world has remained relatively on the sidelines – until now.
On Saturday, The New York Times published a long-rumored story about alleged harassment of male models by the photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Both men, via statements their lawyers gave to the Times, vigorously denied the allegations made in the story, although Conde Nast and Conde Nast International both said Saturday that they would be severing ties with the two photographers – at least for now.
The Times’ story comes several months after model Cameron Russell created an Instagram account on which anonymous individuals posted stories about their mistreatment in the industry. Last October, Terry Richardson was dropped by the leading fashion magazine publishers but only after years of allegations surrounding his behavior, while model Jason Boyce filed a lawsuit against Weber in December claiming the photographer harassed him. Weber has denied those claims, as well.
In November, 27-year-old British model Edie Campbell penned an exclusive letter for WWD to the fashion industry in which she said, “We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations,” going

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EXCLUSIVE: Stella McCartney Takes the Plunge Into Men’s Swimwear

STAR OF THE SEA: Stella McCartney is plunging into men’s swimwear with a debut collection that launches Tuesday in partnership ISA SpA, the Italian textile manufacturer, WWD has learned.
Animal and tropical prints — including a jaunty parrot one — from the ready-to-wear collection, star embroidery and a geometric pattern have been cast onto boxers, briefs, rash guards, cover-ups, towels and sustainable beach totes made in Kenya. The color palette includes lavender, yellow, blush pink and bottle green for the organic cotton and recycled nylon fabrics.
McCartney said because she designs swimwear for women, it was only right that she should do the same for men, and that launching the collection felt like a natural progression.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden the men’s collection. I wanted to explore an area of a man’s wardrobe that is important and is perhaps slightly under-designed at times. And I wanted to bring the personality of the man into swimwear, so the relationship of the man and the woman on the beach has consistency.”
The collection will drop at the designer’s boutiques and on her web site and will also be stocked at stores including Harrods, Matchesfashion.com and Mr Porter. Prices range from 155 pounds to 255 pounds for

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Inks Denim License With Italy’s Giada SpA

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld, who has been partial to skinny jeans for more than a decade, is getting his own denim line.
The fashion brand has inked a multiyear license agreement with Italy’s Giada SpA for the production and distribution of its new Karl Lagerfeld Denim collection in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first collection for men and women is to debut at retail in spring 2019.
“The launch of Karl Lagerfeld Denim is an exciting, high-potential addition to our brand’s diverse product portfolio,” said Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld. He called Giada a “leading producer and marketer of premium denim production, and we are fascinated by their love for product details. We look forward to working with them to build this business.”
The development comes as the brand is preparing to unveil its revamped men’s wear collection at the Pitto Uomo trade show this week.
The Lagerfeld and Karl Lagerfeld labels have been fused under a single Karl Lagerfeld collection, which is being presented alongside a capsule line curated by the designer’s longtime personal assistant Sébastien Jondeau, as reported.

A look from the Karl Lagerfeld men’s line being presented at Pitti Uomo. 
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EXCLUSIVE: Winona Ryder Named L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador

L’Oréal Paris has tapped Winona Ryder to appear in a campaign tied to a massive rebrand of its U.S. hair business, WWD has exclusively learned.
A “robust, 360-campaign” comprising digital, social, TV and print advertising is set to launch Sunday during the Golden Globes with a TV commercial featuring Ryder, said Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, senior vice president of marketing at L’Oréal Paris.
Titled “The Comeback,” the campaign is tied to the repositioning of the majority of the L’Oréal Paris hair-care products, including shampoos, conditioners and treatments, plus a few new products, under a new franchise called Elvive.
The Elvive platform focuses on damage prevention, a message L’Oréal is hoping U.S. consumers — fond of curling irons, blowouts, dry shampoo and bleach — will relate to. L’Oréal research found that eight in 10 women in the U.S. have damaged hair — and 18- to 34-year-olds in particular overindex in hot-tool-related damage.
“Everyone does love a comeback, and we will be communicating that damaged hair deserves one, too,” said Nelson-Bogle of the new campaign. “For Winona, we know that from TV sets to the red carpet, her hair has gone through many transformations — her hair is dry and damaged.”
In a commercial airing during the Golden Globes,

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EXCLUSIVE: Kenzo Taps Karen O to Record Original Song

HEAR MY SONG: First film, now music. Having commissioned leading filmmakers including Gregg Araki and Sean Baker to create short films, Kenzo has tapped singer-songwriter Karen O to record an original song, and writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour to direct the accompanying film.
Titled “Yo! My Saint,” the track will be released on Jan. 12 across more than 50 streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer and Google Play Music. A companion limited-edition vinyl is to go on sale on Jan. 22 in Kenzo stores and online.
While championing female talent is nothing new for Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the project marks the first time the label has released an original song. Others brands which have produced music include Burberry, which supports British artists via its Burberry Acoustic initiative, and Kitsuné, which has its own record label.

Karen O 
Corey Olsen

Best known as the frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, O — whose full name is Karen Lee Orzolek — frequently works with director Spike Jonze, another member of Kenzo’s extended tribe of creative collaborators. The two were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “The Moon Song,” which appeared on the soundtrack of Jonze’s movie “Her.”
Amirpour’s

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EXCLUSIVE: Mugler Fashion Names U.S. Designer as Artistic Director

PARIS — Score another win for behind-the-scenes talent: Mugler has named little-known American designer Casey Cadwallader as its new artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear, succeeding David Koma, who is leaving the house after four years at the helm.
Cadwallader, whose appointment was effective Dec. 1, joins the French fashion house from Acne Studios, where he was head designer of women’s pre-collections.
The 38-year-old studied architecture at Cornell University and has 17 years of experience, including positions as design director of rtw and accessories at Narciso Rodriguez and director of design at J.Mendel. He has also held positions at Loewe and Tse.
“The Clarins Group is very happy to welcome Casey Cadwallader to Mugler,” said Sandrine Groslier, chief executive officer of Clarins Fragrance Group and Mugler fragrances and fashion.
“His determination and unique sensitivity to Mugler’s artistic and experimental heritage will enable us to pursue the renewal of the house in the long term. We are confident that his personal vision and talent will position Mugler among the most sought-after avant-garde fashion brands of today,” she added.
European luxury brands are increasingly tapping second-in-command designers to fill the top job.
In the last year, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Nicolas Ghesquière’s longtime right hand at Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga, joined Chloé,

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Entrenue Named Exclusive Distributor of Fun Factory’s Stronic G Thruster

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EXCLUSIVE: Giambattista Valli Moves Into Activewear, Sets Retail Expansion

PARIS — Giambattista Valli is launching an activewear capsule collection and gearing up for a retail push, marking the first steps of his label’s planned expansion under its new partnership with the billionaire Pinault family.
Known for his flirty cocktail dresses and sculptural evening gowns, the designer has steered his brand in a more casual direction in recent seasons, showing taffeta jackets with Nike running tights for fall and introducing logo-printed denim for spring 2018.

Backstage at Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2017 
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Now Valli is joining the ranks of luxury brands vying for a portion of the thriving athleisure market. According to Euromonitor, sports-inspired footwear and apparel is growing at a rapid pace, registering 10 percent and 6 percent increases in 2016, respectively.
Following the end of his decade-long partnership with Italian luxury outerwear firm Moncler as creative director of its Gamme Rouge line, he will unveil his namesake activewear collection of 50 to 60 pieces — including coats, puffer jackets, sweatshirts and track suits — to buyers in January.
“It’s a capsule collection where we will express a more functional side of the brand, while remaining faithful to the atmosphere of contemporary chic that is part of its DNA,” Valli told WWD in an exclusive

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EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld’s Suitcase Among Stars of Rimowa Campaign

PARIS — Rimowa is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its signature aluminum suitcase with a campaign featuring the luggage of personalities ranging from Karl Lagerfeld to Martha Stewart, in the first visible sign of its new strategy since being taken over by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
The campaign, set to launch across social media platforms today, was devised at the initiative of Alexandre Arnault — the son of LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault — who joined the German luggage-maker as joint ceo earlier this year.
The young executive has revamped the Rimowa team, appointing Hector Muelas as chief brand officer in June. Muelas previously worked at Donna Karan International and at Apple, where he led the global brand marketing initiatives for Apple Watch.
The campaign will feature images of the cases set on a white pedestal, shot by German photographer Frank Hülsbömer, alongside quotes from their owners on how travel has “given them character and helped shape their identity,” the brand said. The only exception is Lagerfeld’s case, which the designer shot himself.
“Our suitcases have always been powerful vehicles for storytelling. Aluminum has a lot to do with it because it’s an organic material that evolves together with the traveler. We thought it’d

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Exclusive: IMG Models Signs Karen Elson

IMG SIGNS ELSON: Karen Elson, the 38-year-old model/Nashville-based singer, has been signed by IMG Models. Most recently, she was represented by The Lions.
IMG will represent the British-born Elson for modeling as part of its women’s board.
Elson had her first success when Steven Meisel shot her for the cover of Italian Vogue on her 18th birthday. She has since appeared on the covers of more than 30 issues of international Vogues, as well as W, Elle, Numero and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also walked the runways for such designers as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Gucci and has appeared in campaigns for Burberry, Lanvin, YSL Opium, Louis Vuitton, St. John, Trussardi and Roberto Cavalli.
She is currently the face of the campaign for Anna Sui x Macy’s INC International Concepts capsule collection. Elson, in fact, performed Wednesday night at The Heath at The McKittrick Hotel to celebrate the collaboration.
Elson’s musical career has been building over the past several years. She most recently released “Double Roses,” which came after her debut album in 2010 titled, “The Ghost Who Walks.”
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Young M.A. on Handling Fame and Being a Cardi B Fan: Exclusive Video

Young M.A. has been on the rise since the release of her 2016 single, "Ooouuu."
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Le Labo’s “City Exclusive” Perfumes Are Available Worldwide for 1 Month Only

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Watch Argentine Rockers La Beriso and Mexican Legends Bronco Record ‘Corazón Duro’ Remake: Exclusive

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Exclusive: Scott Foley On ‘Scandal’ Coming To An End & His Fitness Routine

“Scandal” celebrated a major milestone last season when it reached 100 episodes. And now, the cast is poised for one last milestone – the show’s seventh and final season. In our exclusive interview, Scott Foley reveals how he felt when he learned the end was near. And, watch as we join Scott and celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson for a chest, shoulders and arms workout.


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Exclusive: Ralph Lauren’s Major Move for New York Fashion Week

Ralph Lauren is capable of doing big things. In the lead-up to a New York Fashion Week season that has been fraught with controversial defections of major talent, Lauren, a true blue American designer if there ever was one, is staying put (relatively) and stepping it up. He will stage his September runway show Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Ralph’s Garage in Bedford, N.Y., with a private formal dinner to follow the show.
The venue is Lauren’s private garage housing his collection of rare automobiles, which will be the backdrop for the show. It’s one of the most valuable car collections in the world, featuring models such as a 1938 Bugatti Atlantic, a 1929 Bentley Blower, an orange 1996 McLaren F1 LM and multiple vintage red Ferraris. In 2011, 17 cars from Lauren’s collection were shown in an exhibition at the Musée Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
To accent the masculine/feminine nature of automobile design, for the first time Lauren will also show the Ralph Lauren Purple Label men’s wear alongside the women’s collection. The show will continue the see-now-buy-now strategy that the company started a year prior — all looks from the show will be available immediately to consumers globally.
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Exclusive: John Mayer On The Dangers Of Being Honest In His Music In A Tabloid World

John Mayer has admitted that his song, “Still Feel Like Your Man,” off his new album, “Search for Everything,” is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. But he is well aware that in the age of social media, if he sings about his personal life, not only will it end up on the charts, he’ll see it magnified in the tabloids. John broke down the dangers of being so open when he sat down with our guest correspondent, Rolling Stone contributing editor Joe Levy.


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Raffi’s Joyous New Album: Exclusive Premiere

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Exclusive: How Scarlett Johansson Nailed Her ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Pole Fight Scene!

In this exclusive sneak peek from the “Ghost in the Shell” Blu-ray and DVD, Scarlett Johansson and fight trainer Richard Norton show how Scarlett pulled off her impossible pole fight scene from the film. “Ghost in the Shell” is available for digital download July 7, and on Blu-ray and DVD July 25.


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‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Finds Director (Exclusive)


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‘Property Brothers’ to Debut Two Country Music Songs on HGTV: First Listen (Exclusive)

Drew and Jonathan Scott chat with THR about co-writing and singing “Let the Night Shine In” and “Hold On” for their ‘Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch’ special.
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Exclusive: Eminem & Dame Grease Drop Intro On D12’s New Mixtape!

Eminem may not be with D12 the way he once was, but that doesn’t stop Marshall from giving his homies one hell of a verse on “The Devil’s Night.” But there was no beat. That’s where Multi-platinum producer Dame Grease comes in. The uptown beat maestro remixes Eminem’s acapella intro from the new D12 mixtape “The Devil’s Night.” Check it out below!

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Stan Lee’s World of Heroes Launches ‘No Hero Now’ Music Video (Exclusive)

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Lady Gaga’s Foundation, Mattel’s Monster High Team to Empower Teens (Exclusive)

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Justin Bieber, Access Hollywood’s Artist Of The Month, Exclusive Interview

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Jennifer Lawrence Drops Out of Sony’s ‘The Rosie Project’ (Exclusive)


The actress, however, is in early talks to star in Darren Aronofsky’s mystery indie project.

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EXCLUSIVE: Master P Reveals Release Date, Tracklist & Cover Art For ‘Empire’ Album

(AllHipHop News) Recently Master P announced he and his No Limit label were set to make a major comeback in different areas of entertainment. Part of that revival is the new reality series Family Empire set to air on Reelz on November 28. P is also dropping an album titled Empire on that same date.

[ALSO READ: Master P Set To Release “Ice Cream Man” Album Trilogy, New TV Show & Movie]

The 15-track project was produced by BlaqNmild. No Limit soldiers are featured throughout the album as well as fellow New Orleans legend Lil Wayne.

In addition, Master P is working on his King Of The South biopic. Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, and Charlamagne Tha God have already been tapped for the motion picture. Casting calls are currently being held.

[ALSO READ: Master P’s ‘King Of The South’ Biopic To Be Released In Spring 2016]

Check out the cover art and tracklist for Master P’s Empire below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Tony The Tiger Victim Of Food Terrorist Plot?

Is someone kidding around with beloved breakfast cereal mascot Tony the Tiger with a series of viral videos showing him helping a sex worker, a suicide bomber and a police officer who savagely beats a female suspect?

Or is a food terrorist trying to commit a cereal killing by making Tony look bad?

Kellogg Co. said it had nothing to do with what it called “offensive” videos posted this week showing its Frosted Flakes mascot behaving badly. Evidence uncovered by The Huffington Post suggests a well-known food activist, Jani Leinonen, may be involved.

The latest video shows a battered woman named Anna seated inside a California cafe.

“Last night I experienced the worst physical abuse of my life, for no reason,” reads a description of the video at tonyisback.com. “I feel so humiliated, betrayed, my whole body is aching. I am angry but I have not found the courage to fight back. I was so lost, but Tony came and encouraged me to go ahead with my plan to show people.”

Tony the Tiger, in the video, encourages Anna to go through with her “plan” by eating a bowl of sugary Frosted Flakes — “They’re grrrrreat,” he says in his trademark shout.

After eating a bit of the cereal, Anna stands up and shows she has a bomb strapped to her chest, which detonates as the video ends.

Actress Gina Ferranti shared a video still shot from the film on Instagram, The Huffington Post’s investigation shows. Ferranti lists the role on her acting resume, which identifies the director and production company responsible for “Tony.”

Ferranti, through her agent, declined to comment. The “Tony” listing on her resume was removed Friday night, after this article was published.

Ferranti’s resume identified the “Tony” director as Jani Leinonen, an artist from Finland who has been linked to a group of health-food activists called the Food Liberation Army.

The organization was responsible for the Jan. 31, 2010, theft of a life-size Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald’s fast food restaurant in central Helsinki, according to NPR.org. The kidnappers threatened to decapitate Ronald unless McDonald’s answered questions about the quality of its food and its work ethics. Finnish police identified Leinonen as a suspect and  jailed him for 30 hours, according to a report on the art news website we-make-money-not-art.com.

Leinonen didn’t respond to a request for comment from HuffPost on Friday.

In her resume, Ferranti identified the company that filmed “Tony” as Route 1, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides production services. 

Route 1’s website says the company has worked with a number of well-known corporations, including Kellogg. Route 1’s show reel includes two commercials for Kellogg’s Special K products. The website was taken down after this article was published.

Route 1 recently shared a photo on its Facebook page that shows its ”amazing crew” with Jani Leinonen at the Malibu Pier.

“Thank you Tero, Jani, Anti, and Jani #2 for trusting us with your amazing project,” the post reads.

Route 1 says on Twitter it is a “sister company” of First Breath Films, which boasted of its “controversial” new films in a May 22 Facebook post: 

Route 1 responded to a HuffPost query on Facebook. An unnamed person wrote to say “my boss said to tell you” that Route 1 is a “service company” hired by artists and production companies and has “no say or input into the content in any way.”

Jason Lehel of First Breath Films on Friday night said his company “has nothing to do with the Tony shoot.”

A Kellogg spokesperson, who replied to questions without providing a name, said Friday that the company has no relationship with Leinonen, but didn’t say whether it had worked with Route 1.

“As a company grounded in the values of integrity and respect, we recognize people’s right to creative expression,” the Kellogg spokesperson said in an email. “We also believe these videos are offensive and make light of serious issues that deserve real dialogue. Tony is a beloved icon and we will protect the integrity of our brands and our characters.”

This article has been updated to include comments from Route 1 and First Breath Films and to note that the listing for the “Tony” video on Ferranti’s online resume and the Route 1 website both were taken down Friday night.

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A2Z Europe Named Topco’s Exclusive European Distributor

A2Z Europe has entered a partnership with Topco Sales to become the exclusive European wholesaler of Topco’s full line of products.
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EXCLUSIVE: Crooked I Criticizes Black Rappers For Being Afraid To Talk About Social Issues (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) With police brutality being a national news story for over a year and the 2016 presidential campaign dominating coverage, some Hip Hop artists have used their status to address social/political issues. According to Kxng Crooked I, more rappers need to step up and speak on the things taking place in America today.

[ALSO READ: Kanye West Talks The Delay On “SWISH” Album & Being A Fan Of Presidential Candidate Ben Carson]

“I just hate the way that Black rappers are scared to talk about what’s going on in America,” said Crooked. “They’re so tune into syrup, pills, weed, cars, women. If you take those subject matters away from them, they don’t rap about sh*t.”

The Slaughterhouse member also mentioned he is thinking about no longer using the word “n*gga.” In Crooked’s view, non-Black people are over abusing the n-word.

“When I say I don’t think you should say that, they say ‘well, you say it’.’ You Know what? I have to give some kind of credit to that comment,” explained Crooked.

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EXCLUSIVE: Loaded Lux Joins Murda Mook As A Host For “Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr” Battle Event (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Battle rap royalty will be on hand at the upcoming Keith Murray vs Fredro Starr lyrical contest. After it was announced Murda Mook will be on the stage that night, fellow legendary battler Loaded Lux has been named as a host of MC War’s “Generation X” as well.

[ALSO READ: Murda Mook To Host MC WAR’s “Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr” Battle (VIDEO)]

In an exclusive interview, Lux was asked for his thoughts on the two veteran song makers’ decision to step into the battle arena. The Harlem native offered some advice to Murray and Starr by reminding them that things did not turn out well when another “industry rapper” went up against a professional battle rapper unprepared.

“I know what they do over them beats and that music, but listen man – I tell people the battle game’s like the fight game. You gotta come ready to work,” says Lux. “If you’re playing and you ain’t prepared, then it’s gonna show. You see what happened when Canibus tried to come through.”

The Keith Murray versus Fredro Starr battle is scheduled for October 4 at Brooklyn’s Milk River. Tickets are available at mcwars.com. AllHipHop.com will also broadcast the event live.

[ALSO READ: Keith Murray Calls Out Twista For $ 200,000 Rap Battle After Fredro Starr Contest (VIDEO)]

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EXCLUSIVE – Urban Legends: Part 1 Philly’s Jimmy Da Saint

Urban Legends is an AllHipHop.com original written series based on miraculous individual turnarounds in the urban entertainment world. Our features take a look at influential members in the Hip-Hop music, movie and television communities and we examine how they were able to find a better path despite their rough upbringing in the streets of urban America.
Below in our premiere story, we speak with Jimmy Da Saint about how he was able to overcome a life of crime to become one of the best-selling Black book authors in our era creating the Black Scarface series and others.   Having been incarcerated with the original Rick Ross during his federal prison stint, Jimmy developed an array of skills and published over 30 novels while he was incarcerated in prison. Read more and find out how Jimmy Da Saint put it all together from his own label that included members of State Property (Oschino and Sparks) to his highly successful booking and entertainment agency that he still runs today along with the Philly Hip-Hop Awards. A kid from West-Philly did that, and now he’s a book writer and a successful entrepreneur.

Let us highlight those that have persevered and turned over a new leaf after dealing with personal struggles. People that were caught up in the worlds of drugs and violent crimes but found a better way. They chose to do things the right way and these individuals are being rewarded. Enjoy, hope you learn something.

AllHipHop: If you could talk to me about your upbringing, where you’re from in Philly, how you were raised.  Just kind of want to know a little bit about that.

Jimmy Da Saint: Well I was raised in West Philadelphia, and I grew up – I wouldn’t say poor, see I didn’t know I was poor because my mom made sure I had everything.  So even though I grew up in the projects in West Philadelphia, I always had Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter and all that kind of stuff.  My mom made sure that me and my brothers and sisters had that.  When I was younger, I was really into sports heavy,  I was a really good baseball player.  I played baseball in high school, junior high school and all that kind of stuff, and then I don’t know what happened.  When I got out of high school I just wanted fast money, I was just influenced by neighborhood drug dealers and guys who were getting fast money. That influenced me and I eventually wound up getting in that same profession – selling drugs and just being the whole street thing.

AllHipHop: So when you were selling drugs, were you selling crack?  Cocaine?  Were you selling weed?  What were you doing?

Jimmy Da Saint: Both.  Crack and cocaine, and I sold a little weed here and there.  I was really wasn’t too big on the weed, but I had it from time to time – I could get it.  I would get it to my workers that I would sell it– I didn’t actually sell it, myself.  I was in a position I had other people selling it for me.

AllHipHop: Right.  OK, go on.
Jimmy Da Saint:  That was it.  And I just got heavy into the whole drug thing and wound up, you know –  while I was in the whole drug business, I was also in the music business.  I was always involved with music because I used to be a rapper,
that happened to just be involved with drugs.  So I’d be selling drugs to other drug dealers that sold drugs for me and I’d be in the studio talkin sh*t and having fun living the life.

I’d be in the studio the majority of the day because I had a studio I owned– me and a friend of mine, they were making music and that’s why I wound up starting a group called ICH, Inner City Hustlers.  Two of the group members of ICH Oschino & Sparks, who I managed,  I wound up getting them a deal– a situation wi Rock-a-fella by Jay-Z.  He wound up signing two of my artists that were in my group.  I also managed a producer named Black Key at the time, and he wound up signing with Ruff Ryders.  He wound up doing a DMX album that was the Great Depression.

AllHipHop: Yeah, I know that.

Jimmy Da Saint: Yeah, I’ve known Black Key and worked with E-Ness since he was 13 –  he used to be Taz, like the Tasmanian Devil.  When I went to prison and came home from prison, he was E-Ness, so that was something new.  It’s like when I knew Cassidy, he was Lil’ B.  I came home from prison, he’s Cassidy.

AllHipHop: Yeah, that’s crazy.

Jimmy Da Saint: Yeah, so I was involved heavily in the music back then, mostly because I wound up getting a record deal, but I continued to sell drugs and I wound up getting in bad.  I was in my barbershop, and a FBI informant came in to buy a kilo of cocaine off me.  I sold him a kilo of cocaine, and I wound up getting indited.  A few days later, the FBI came and kicked my door in.  The person I sold the cocaine to was an informant and I didn’t know that he was working for the FBI.

AllHipHop: That’s crazy.  You pretty much answered my second question  “ICH,”  so you covered that but can you elaborate a bit more on “ICH”

Jimmy Da Saint:  Yeah ICH was pretty big and it’s crazy because in ’97 I was actually shot in an attempted kidnapping. I was in a wheelchair for a while, I was on a dialysis machine because my kidneys blew out, but I survived that and I wound up going right back into the whole drug thing again and I wound up getting indited and getting ten years in a federal prison.

But ICH was always a part of the mix.  ICH was a very, very, very popular group in Philadelphia.  When I came home from federal prison in 2010  I started ICH all over again, a new ICH with newer and younger members but I just stopped ICH, maybe, eight months ago.  I just stopped it and started focusing on one or two artists and not the whole group thing, eight artists at a time.

So I made them popular all over again.  I got XXL featured, if you go to Vibe.com or whatever, you’ll see it pops up. ‘Cause everybody was talking about them, we did a show with Wu-Tang and everybody– DMX, JadaKiss and we were the opening acts for all of them.  So when I came home it was easy for me to get five young, good city rappers, put them all together and I did the ICH all over again.  People remember the original ICH because of Oschino and Sparks.  They know Oschino and Sparks is from the group ICH and Jay-Z signed them and made a group called State Property and put those two members in State Property.

AllHipHop: Yeah.  So with these books and stuff like that, what was the spark that just, kind of made you pick up the pen one day and that kept you at it, you know what I mean?  What drove you?

Jimmy Da Saint:  You know, I just wanted to do something.  I remember the first day I went to prison– I actually started writing the first day I went to prison, day one.  Like, it didn’t take me a month, two months to get in there.  I remember walking in the yard and I was like, “Damn, I got ten years,” and I just wanted to write about it.  It’s just like I wanted to write and I remember they gave us some pens and pads to do something in our spare time– I began to write and I started writing and writing and then I was like, alright, start focusing on my first a book I wrote, called ‘Decisions,’ but I never put it out.

The first book I ever wrote, I let a few people read it and they liked it, then I started continuing to write, write, write and next thing you know I had four or five novels written and I got them typed and everything and I sent it out to a friend of mine, Vicky Stringer, who owns the largest Black independent book company in the world.  I sent it out to her because I was reading her book, and on the inside of her book, she said, “Write me.”

I wrote her and told her I was a book author and she wrote me back and said, “Send me the book.”  I sent it to her, she sent me a number back and said, “Call me as soon as possible.”  I called her, she said, “You got you a two-book deal.  This book is amazing.  I love it and I sent it to my publisher and they want to publish your book.”

And it happened just like that.  I was like, “Really?”  And they gave me advance money, and it was just a book deal– just like a record deal, but it was a book deal.  I was like, “Wow.”  I was just so inspired, I continued to keep writing and writing and writing and I wound up writing thirty novels while I was incarcerated.  I ghost-wrote a few books for other people and I got seventeen novels out right now, and a few are best-sellers.

I was like, “OK, I think I found my niche.”  I got a story to tell, I got shot, I grew up in the projects, I’m from the streets of Philly, I was a real drug dealer, I got indited by the FBI and the DEA, you now what I’m saying?  All my friends– half of my friends been murdered, I was in the rap game. I was with Jay-Z, with Dame Das.  This is my life– this has been my life.  Drugs and rap music has always been my life, so I could talk about this all day.

AllHipHop:  That’s crazy man.  I guess what’s amazing is that, you know, people don’t usually equate author, or novelist with drug dealer, street-shooting rapper – most people in society don’t associate the things at all.  They wouldn’t think that somebody who did that, could do what you did with these books.  What do you say to those people and why do you think you were able to do that?

Jimmy Da Saint:   It’s my life its real. Rick Ross was one of my closest friends in prison.  I walked up to him and I said, “You’re known for being a drug dealer,” and I said, “I can help change that.”  And he laughed and said, “Well what can you do?”  I said to him, “I’ll write a book.  I’m a book author– put best-selling book author next to your name, and we can get rid of that.”

He liked that and he said, “Wow.”  And I did it.  And I wound up writing a number one-selling book, Black Scarface.  That’s why it was co-written by Rick Ross.  I wanted to do something.  I wanted to show that I’m really one of y’all, like, really.  Not a fake one of y’all, I’m really one of y’all.  I’m from the streets.  No father, single mother, projects, crack cocaine, weed cocaine, murders, prison, FBI, rap music– I am that person all the way.  I don’t have to tell you about nobody else life, I can tell you about my life.

AllHipHop: What did you and Rick Ross talk about

Jimmy Da Saint: You know, Rick Ross told me something very important.  I’ll never forget it, he was like,, “Jim, you need to learn the art of networking.”  He said, “You so talented because you could write raps, you could write songs, you could write books.”

I was the commissioner of the basketball league in jail, I gave all those little concerts and poetry shows in jail. I was influential in prison and he was like, “But because you are so talented, these talents are going to go to your head and stuff because everybody depends on you,” He said, “You learn to be more humble and learn how to network more,” he said, “You’ll be a very powerful individual if you can do that.”

He’s the one who told me, “Just like this person over here might not be nobody, and just like this person over here is Jay-Z’s assistant or whatever, whatever, whatever, don’t break your neck for that assistant because everybody is the same and everybody is important.”  He used to tell me this all the time.  And I took that, I came home with that mentality– everyone counts.  Everybody.  Everyone, like this interview with you, or like an interview with Rock Lord Radio, underground radio with three viewers everyday, that’s important to me also.  If I can get my point across to those three individuals.

AllHipHop: Can you talk to me about your new movie with Rick Ross?

My new movie project is called FACE, based off my bestselling novel Black Scarface. It was co written by the real Rick Ross and Rick will be a producer on it. My partners on the project are Vance & Khan from Ruffhouse Records and William Alexander from Crevice Ent. in L.A. so I’m really looking forward to the possibilities on this one.

AllHipHop: Lastly, can you discuss your booking agency in Philly?

My company is called DaSaint Ent.  I manage artists, write books, produce movies, music and concerts with the local Live Nation. I have a back to school show I did with Mone’ Davis and several up and coming talents. I have the Philly Hip Hop awards and several other concerts I work on throughout the year. I’m staying busy!

For more information on Jimmy Da Saint, check out his Amazon website where he’s sold hundreds of thousands of books. Thank you Jimmy for telling your story. 

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