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14 Aug

Denim-clad Stars at Madewell’s West Hollywood Party and More

Dickson’s Denim: The starlets wore denim.

Sydney Sweeney, Chloe East and Lucy Hale were amongst those out in Los Angeles supporting their stylist Molly Dickson on Thursday in celebration of her Madewell collaboration.

“I got numerous inspiration from fittings with my clients after which making notes about pants and denim,” Dickson said of her muses, on the rooftop of Soho House’s Holloway property in West Hollywood. “Like, considered one of my clients loved wearing her jeans oversized. She was like, ‘I just hate the way you go up together with your sizes and the butt within the back is so droopy.’ And so, I’m like, ‘OK, we’d like to do an oversize denim, where the butt continues to be in a very good placement.’”

She also took inspiration from her childhood.

“I grew up on a farm in North Dakota wearing denim,” she said. “And each August for back-to-school, we might drive five hours to Mall of America and buy groceries. Our go-to, my siblings and I, our go-to denim was Madewell.”

The 12-piece capsule, which got here out on Friday, includes baggy, straight, and wide-legged jeans (including a double-waistband design and cutoffs rather than pockets), in addition to cargos, a bralette, cropped shirt, oversized overalls, and a miniskirt (with attached shorts underneath). Dickson wore the latter with a tank and knee-high boots.

“One in all my clients wore a custom low-rise miniskirt last 12 months on the MTV Movie Awards,” she said of Sweeney. “And I believe that triggered the low-rise mini trend again. And so, that’s what inspired me on the skirt.”

Rainey Qualley DJ’d as guests (who didn’t do interviews) posed in a photograph booth and sipped on cocktails just like the “Canadian Tuxedo,” with vodka or gin, lime, cucumber and mint, and “Spicy Farmer,” with tequila, chile, cilantro, lime and agave. Nostalgic hits by Hilary Duff, NSYNC and Shania Twain blasted from the speakers because the party went on well past its 9 p.m. end time. It was a crowd of twentysomethings, locals having fun with the summer air, including Ava and Deacon Phillippe (kids of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe), Grace Van Dien, Lukas Gage, Sofia Hublitz and Samantha Logan.

“L.A. is understood for his or her street style,” said Dickson. “That’s type of what I wanted this collection to be — that my clients and my girlfriends and everybody I work with will need to wear it out on the streets. And, like, be cool and comfy.” — RYMA CHIKHOUNE

Moving On: Pat Saxby is about to depart Bergdorf Goodman after close to a few a long time with the corporate, WWD has learned.

Yumi Shin, Bergdorf Goodman’s chief merchandising officer, informed brands this week that Saxby can be retiring from her role as vp and divisional merchandise manager of cosmetics and fragrances and leaving the corporate in two weeks. 

Angela Welcome will transition into the role of director and associate divisional merchandise manager for cosmetics and fragrances, reporting to Shin. Her role can be backfilled shortly, in accordance with Shin.

“I look ahead to supporting Angela in her recent role, and to continuing to partner with all of you. Thanks to Pat and to all of you on your continued focus and dedication to our customers,” wrote Shin in her note to beauty brands, seen by WWD.

In accordance with LinkedIn, Welcome has been on the retailer for twenty-four years and was most recently a cosmetics buyer, previously working in shoes.

A representative for Nieman Marcus Group, which owns Bergdorf Goodman, didn’t immediately reply to request for comment on the chief changes.

Last week, WWD reported that NMG desires to turn into much more “customer-centric” and is reorienting its buying approach. Merchants will now be more intensely focused on customer data and insights and buying for the corporate’s existing shoppers, and the corporate has formed a marketing strategy and customer analytics team.

As a part of this, NMG created recent senior management roles and consolidated certain responsibilities to eliminate silos that typically limit interactions between different business functions and slow the execution of plan. — KATHRYN HOPKINS

Closing Up: Shen Beauty has shuttered its brick-and-mortar door.

The influential Brooklyn-based independent beauty retailer, founded by Jessica Richards in 2010, was known for its early adoption of the clean beauty movement and carried brands starting from Westman Atelier and Augustinus Bader to Irene Forte and Vintner’s Daughter. The web site stays operational.

In a neighborhood Facebook group, several residents in the realm posted that they noticed the shop was closed and shelves were empty.

The reports follow the reported closure of Farfetch’s beauty business, in addition to the closure of Amyris-owned Onda Beauty. Amyris filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday morning.

In 2020, Shen, a single-door retailer, moved to a recent location with 4 treatment rooms on Court Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. As one source remarked, Shen was known for its ability to catapult area of interest European brands into directional powerhouses.

Per its website, the brands it most recently stocked include Alpha-H, Augustinus Bader, EltaMD and Kosas, amongst others.

Shen opened the brand new Cobble Hill space after outgrowing it’s previous location, Richards previously told WWD. “We had a three- to four-week waiting list for facials, a brow chair shoved right into a corner. It was so busy — everyone [had started] shopping us [for beauty] as an alternative of Barneys,” she added on the time, referring to the shuttered Barneys Latest York location on Atlantic Avenue. — K.H. and JAMES MANSO

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