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20 Nov

Vuitton on the Harbor, Iconix’s Hoodrich Deal, Cameron Silver

HARBOR LIGHTS: After the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, Pharrell Williams will land in one other spectacular location for his second runway show as creative director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. The French luxury brand said on Monday that its men’s pre-fall collection will likely be unveiled against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, on a piece of Avenue of the Stars belonging to K11 Musea, the luxurious lifestyle complex founded by entrepreneur Adrian Cheng’s Latest World Development.  Referred to as K11 Victoria Dockside, it borders the Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront and is a component of an area often known as the Art and Design district of the town. The show, scheduled for Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. local time,...
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3 Jul

Pharrell Hits a Billion, Moschino Taps Yu, Dior’s Vibrant Touch

ONE BILLION: Pharrell Williams’ debut show for Louis Vuitton was a rankings hit. The spring 2024 menswear collection broke records by garnering 775 million views on its owned platforms, and a further 300 million video views on press accounts, covering each livestream and content across the show and attending celebrities including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Zendaya and Kim Kardashian. By comparison, its fall 2023 show, which featured a live performance by Rosalía, generated 441 million views on the brand’s platforms, Vuitton said. It didn't provide a figure for organic views on media accounts for last season. The world’s biggest luxury brand reported the event, held on the Pont Neuf bridge on the opening day of Paris Fashion Week Men’s, generated an enormous volume of online...
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13 Apr

One to Watch: Halfboy’s Tackle Normcore Hits Net-a-porter With

MILAN — Normcore is sweeping again through fashion, with cool wardrobe-builders and throw-on separates taking center stage on the autumn 2023 runways. Italian entry luxury label Halfboy entered the image on the onset of the pandemic but has managed to carve out a distinct segment following, and retail validation, in just just a few seasons with its mixture of post-streetwear womenswear garb that feels apt for the times. Having sealed distribution partnerships with a roster of premium retailers including Ssense, Farfetch, Neiman Marcus, Joyce and Harvey Nichols Dubai, amongst others, Halfboy is dropping just a few items for fall 2023 exclusively on Net-a-porter. They'll hit the retailer’s platform in October. “They were among the many first big names to support us, although they...
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12 Apr

EXCLUSIVE: Shay Mitchell’s Béis Hits $120 Million in Profitable Revenue

Béis founder and actress Shay Mitchell has rather a lot to have fun. For one — offering luggage, bags and accessories — she’s releasing the corporate’s colourful spring drop on Wednesday, the “Sherbet Collection.” She’s also on the point of toast Béis’ fifth anniversary in October. But, more significantly, Béis hit upward of $120 million in profitable revenue in March, WWD has learned exclusively. Business is on target to interrupt $200 million its next fiscal 12 months. With design, practicality and affordability in mind, Mitchell got here up with the thought for Béis. “I’ve been very fortunate to travel in my life at a young age,” said Mitchell, who’s originally from Canada. “My parents at all times took my brother and I on...
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