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15 Nov

Twiggy Gets the Documentary Treatment and Diane Von Furstenberg

Twiggy Gets the Documentary Treatment and Diane Von Furstenberg

Documenting Twiggy: From the runway to the massive screen. 

Twiggy, the Swinging ’60s supermodel, is the muse behind Sadie Frost’s next feature documentary, “Twiggy.”

Production on the film has began with Studio Soho, a part of the Film Soho group. The film is about to be released theatrically within the U.K. and Ireland in 2023 with Terry Newman, writer of “Harry Styles: and the Clothes He Wear,” and “Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore,” on board as author, researcher and interviewee, together with Erin O’Connor, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Poppy Delevingne, Brooke Shields, Pattie Boyd and Zandra Rhodes.

Twiggy and her husband, Leigh Lawson, will take to the screen too, because the documentary traces her life and rise to fame.

Twiggy, the supermodel synonymous with big eyes, long eyelashes and short hair.

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Filming will happen in London and Recent York with the supermodel synonymous with big eyes, long eyelashes and short hair recreating key moments from her life in Film Soho’s virtual production stage, V-Studios.

Frost made her feature documentary debut on the 2021 BFI London Film Festival with “Quant,” specializing in British designer Mary Quant’s life and work.

“It’s such a colourful story that it didn’t feel like I used to be doing a straight-up, factual documentary. It was about bringing out the femininity, the coquettishness, the humor and really making a stance on women’s rights and the way the role of girls has modified,” Frost told WWD on the time.

On the age of 16, Twiggy was featured within the British newspaper Every day Express along with her signature hair. The image was caption: “The Cockney kid with a face to launch a thousand shapes…and she or he’s only 16.”

In 1970, 4 years into her modeling profession, she retired to pursue acting and famously said “You may’t be a garments hanger on your entire life.”

She starred in Ken Russell’s 1971 musical comedy “The Boy Friend,” which earned her two Golden Globe Awards as best newcomer and best actress in a musical/comedy.

Today, at 73 years old, Twiggy continues to be working. She appeared in Charlotte Tilbury’s Studio 54-inspired campaign in October with ​​Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn and Lily James. — Hikmat Mohammed

ITALY-SPAIN: Herno is outfitting the FC Barcelona soccer team under a three-season deal stretching until the 2024-25 season.

The FC Barcelona soccer team tapped Herno as its off-field uniforms supplier.

The FC Barcelona soccer team tapped Herno as its off-field uniforms supplier.

Courtesy of Herno

As a part of the tie-up the Italian outerwear brand will create off-field tailored and formal uniforms for the team’s female and male divisions, in addition to for its basketball team, marking the primary time such a partnership extends to all divisions.

Team members and staff are expected to start out sporting Herno gear next January in all European games and for any final game they’ll compete for.

Most recently, the Spanish team, generally known as Barça, had a take care of Thom Browne, which kicked off with the 2018-19 season and provided great momentum for the American designer.

Soccer is having quite a moment in fashion, with several luxury houses teaming up with international teams and, increasingly, tapping soccer players as their ambassadors.

Most recently, AC Milan announced Off-White as its official formalwear supplier, in a move that was widely anticipated with online leaks and Zegna was named the official off-field uniforms supplier of Real Madrid’s soccer and basketball teams, starting with the 2022-23 championship season.

Fendi, meanwhile, has dipped its toes within the soccer world for the primary time revealing a link-up with the AS Roma team starting with the 2022-23 season and into the next, while Loro Piana, already a supplier of Turin-based Juventus, said earlier this 12 months that it has prolonged its collaboration with the team to outfit its female division throughout the 2022-23 season.

Last 12 months, Moncler forged a three-year collaboration because the official formalwear partner with Italy’s storied soccer team FC Internazionale Milano, commonly generally known as Inter. — Martino Carrera

Golf’s Latest Collaboration: J.Lindeberg will launch a golf collection in collaboration with Nelly Korda, the 24-year-old golf champion and number-one player on the planet rankings.

The gathering is inspired by Korda’s personal style, reimagined and reengineered on and off the course. The 17-piece collection includes long-sleeved mock neck sweaters, golf dresses and a light-weight down vest, in addition to looks for off the course reminiscent of tailored leggings, elevated sweat sets, workout tops and hoodies.

The gathering retails from $25 to $280 and will probably be sold starting today at jlindebergusa.com.

Korda became an envoy to J.Lindeberg in 2021, and the American golfer has represented the brand in her on a regular basis life and on the skilled tour.

“Working with J. Lindberg on my first collection was amazing,” she said. “When designing the pieces in the gathering, my focus was to balance performance and magnificence through the fabrics, colours and silhouettes. As an expert athlete, being comfortable in my gear allows me to concentrate on competing at the best level. I’m so pleased with this collection and might’t wait to share it with the world.”

Korda was involved in every step of the method, working closely with the design and development teams.

A dress from the J.Lindeberg x Nelly Korda golf collection.

“The gathering is inspired by the lady Nelly Korda, not only the golfer. The garments are made to be worn and enjoyed each on and off the course,” said Neil Lewty, head of design at J.Lindeberg.

The colour palette features shades of blue, green, navy, gray and white, in addition to color mixtures and prints.

Starting at 13, Korda, as a young amateur, made the cut in competing within the 2013 Women’s U.S. Open. Since then, she has won several competitions and is ranked one of the best female golfer on the planet. On Sunday, Korda won at Pelican Golf Club for the second straight 12 months, which elevated her past Thai teenage golfer Atthaya Thitikul, back to the number-one rating. — Lisa Lockwood

DVF Does Wellness: On Saturday, Diane von Furstenberg, which can have a good time its fiftieth anniversary next 12 months, held its inaugural Wellness Day at its Recent York City flagship store within the Meatpacking District.

The Wellness Day was placed on by the brand’s In Charge platform, which goals to empower and connect women through the brand’s podcast, content and community events. The day’s events included a morning meditation, a clean beauty panel and a shopping bazaar featuring clean brands, all drawing in greater than 400 people throughout the day. 

Myung Sung Moving Meditation session led by Dr. Jenelle Kim, founding father of JBK Wellness Labs.

Within the morning, Dr. Jenelle Kim, founding father of JBK Wellness Labs, led a Myung Sung Moving Meditation session. Afterward, Talita von Furstenberg hosted a clean beauty-focused panel with Claudia Verdes, cosmetic chemist and product development executive at Ilia; Karima El-Hakkaoui, founding father of Six Gldn; beauty author Danielle Cohen, and JuE Wong, chief executive officer of Olaplex. 

Throughout the conversation, the panelists discussed the importance of fresh beauty, how you can find better-for-you products and the history of “clean” inside the beauty and wellness categories. The primary theme that arose throughout the conversation and audience questions was the importance of education. 

For Cohen, education is essential. Within the midst of greenwashing and types putting a “clean” label on products, it may be hard for people to know what meets certain standards and what’s just marketing, so Cohen recommends doing a little research. “There’s information on the market, and if there’s not, I feel that that’s an even bigger sign that there could be an issue,” Cohen said. Wong of Olaplex recommends finding clinical trials and tests to back up the claims brands are making. If it “is clinically proven, that carries plenty of weight since the brand actually spends the time and the investment to actually qualify what they’re telling me that the products do,” she said. 

As there aren’t guidelines within the U.S. on what defines clean beauty, Cohen and El-Hakkaoui agreed that brands will probably be banding together to take a stance on the topic going forward. “We’re a lot stronger together and stronger as beauty corporations come together as one. We’ve just done a National Geographic storytelling grant for this exact reason, to spotlight plastic usage and recycling and the way terribly it’s gone awry worldwide. But on the back end of that, forming a coalition of 30 brands who…plan to cut back plastic footprint,” El-Hakkaoui said. With this brand commitment to investigating what’s clean, Verdes expects to see “more education and more transparency that also drives more demand” in the approaching years because the category continues to expand.

After the panel, the shopping bazaar opened throughout the shop with booths from brands like Chillhouse, Ilia, Olaplex, Six Gldn, Sakara Life, PiperWai and House of Color by Fernanda Vazquez. — Emily Burns

Everlasting Pangaia: Pangaia has landed a everlasting concession at Selfridges.

The fabric sciences company is expanding its reach — a collaboration with Timberland was announced on Nov. 3 and the brand is organising shop with its signature aesthetic inside the posh department store.


Pangaia at Selfridges

Courtesy of Pangaia

“After opening our first experiential pop-up at Selfridges in 2021, we’re thrilled to make our return to the long-lasting department store with a everlasting concession. As an organization rooted in innovation and purpose, we glance to work with like-minded partners that share similar values to us,” Pangaia Collective told WWD.

The brand began planning a concession after the success of the pop-up shop, and cite the U.K. as a highly engaged community.

Pangaia, launched in 2019, doesn’t share financials, however the brand did say, “our opening with Selfridges is de facto the following step for us out there and we’re excited to see the response.”

The brand is aiming to make use of the space contained in the department store as an academic and entertainment hub for existing and recent customers.

“Our goal is to make sustainable innovations the brand new normal so that folks take a look at brands and ask what they do for the world. We used that as our driving force to create an area that fuses education with entertainment, to deliver an brisk and comprehensible approach to showcasing the limitless possibilities that may be achieved through materials science and innovation,” the brand said.

Pangaia is working on its positive impact program, which just launched an improved version of their plant-based activewear.

In September, the corporate passed a very important milestone, protecting and restoring 1 million trees, through the Tomorrow Tree Fund. — H.M.

London Buzz: Australian denim and streetwear label Ksubi last week unveiled its first stand-alone European store — on Carnaby Street in London, England.

Designed by London-based Brinkworth, the space occupies the bottom floor and basement of the refurbished former Hearst Magazine office constructing on the favored shopping street with neighbors including End Clothing, Rolling Store, Replay and Levi’s.

Craig King, chief executive officer of Ksubi, said the expansion into London marks a milestone within the brand’s two-decade-plus history.

“London’s been calling us for a while with its buzzing music and humanities communities. At Ksubi, we have a good time the triumph of the creative outsider — the rebels doing things their very own way and to their very own beat. We’ve found our L.A. and Recent York stores have turn into hubs for our crew to hang around and we hope London will probably be the identical,” he said.

The shop encompasses a sculpture by the Nigerian-born, London-based artist Slawn, who has also worked with Ksubi on a limited-edition collection, launched exclusively for the London store opening.

Ksubi London Store

Ksubi London store


Founded in 1999 as a creative collective, Ksubi was acquired by Los Angeles, California-based private equity firm Breakwater Investment Management in 2013.

In 2015, Australian streetwear chain General Pants Co. signed a long-term exclusive licensing and distribution rights deal for Southern Hemisphere distribution. King, on the time General Pants’ chief executive officer, also took over the helm at Ksubi — stepping away from his General Pants role in 2019 to focus solely on Ksubi.

In 2016, General Pants entered right into a three way partnership on the brand with Breakwater, together with several private investors, and work began rebuilding the business.

In May, Ksubi signed a wholesale partnership take care of Tomorrow Ltd., a global brand development platform, to expand the brand’s distribution across Europe and the U.K.

The brand, which offers a spread of denim, T-shirts, leather goods and more from $40 as much as $1,000, also counts retail stores in Miami, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois, in addition to greater than 300 retail partners reminiscent of Saks Fifth Avenue, Kith, Selfridges, End, Ssense, Matchesfashion, Neiman Marcus and more.

In the following three years, the brand plans to roll out 20 Ksubi stores in gateway cities all over the world, with a second Recent York location. — Tianwei Zhang

World of Dior: Dior is striking a chord with the Brits, serving up a gingerbread fantasy at Harrods, and lifting morale after one tough 12 months.

British tennis player Emma Raducanu at the London opening of

British tennis player Emma Raducanu on the London opening of “The Fabulous World of Dior” at Harrods.

Dave Benett

Some 1,500 people streamed into Harrods throughout the opening weekend of Friday through Sunday to witness the gingerbread world of Dior, where the designer, his family, the seamstresses from the atelier and his couture clients have been transformed into animated iced cookies as a part of an ambitious creative installation on the shop’s lower ground level.

The Dior Café, a gingerbread-themed restaurant serving cookies and full meals inspired by the life and times of Christian Dior, was booked all weekend, the brand said. Dishes on offer include Cornish crab with green apple, and roasted chestnut velouté with winter chanterelles. For dessert there’s honey cake in the form of a Christmas tree.

Also on offer are colorfully iced cookies in the form of the Bar jacket; the Dior Book Tote, Saddle and Lady Dior bags, and the J’adore perfume.

On Thursday evening, the British tennis star Emma Raducanu cut the ribbon on the installation, which saw Dior take over the entire store’s windows; light up the facade as brightly as a Christmas tree; open two pop-up shops, and deck the halls with special Dior accessories, and an entire lot of gingerbread.

The crowds began arriving on Friday, following a string of Dior inauguration celebrations at Harrods and later at Kensington Palace.

At Harrods, they gathered on the Dior Café and mingled among the many Dior toile chairs and carved tables drinking Ruinart Champagne and watching pastry chefs decorate towers of gingerbread with delicate lattices of white icing.

Later, guests including Raducanu, Erin O’Connor, Anya Taylor-Joy, Eddie Redmayne, Hannah Bagshawe, Stephen Jones, Bianca Jagger, Sabine Getty, Greta Bellamacina, Morgane Polanski and Bukayo Saka, the Dior-dressing Arsenal star who’s headed to Qatar later this month to play for England on the World Cup, gathered at Kensington Palace for dinner.

“I like seeing all of the Christmas trees!” said O’Connor as soon as she stepped into the palace, which, like Harrods and Dior, is getting an early jump on Christmas. — Samantha Conti

Interior Fashions: “Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors,” the primary exhibition that shows the connection between the worlds of contemporary high fashion and interior decoration, will happen at The Museum at FIT from Nov. 30 to May 14.

Evening coat printed with butterflies by Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris, summer 1938

Evening coat printed with butterflies by Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris, summer 1938.

Eileen Costa

Greater than 60 garments and accessories by 40 female designers, including Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Ann Lowe, Mary Quant, Carolina Herrera and Anna Sui, will probably be accompanied by small photographers of interiors, in addition to a number of large-scale drawings created exclusively for the exhibition by artist and FIT adjunct associate professor of illustration Bil Donovan.

The interiors range from luxe couture salons and apartments designed by the leading architects and interior decorators of their time, to modest ateliers and houses decorated by the designers themselves.

“Fashion designers have avidly incorporated interior decoration into their personal and skilled lives,” said Patricia Mears, MFIT deputy director and curator of the exhibition. “Although there have been many articles and books documenting this phenomenon, ‘Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors’ is the primary exhibition to explore the connection between these intertwined disciplines.”

Among the many examples are Chanel’s sumptuous Paris pied-à-terre and Sui’s whimsical Recent York apartment. Within the swinging Nineteen Sixties, Quant commissioned Terence Conran to design her boutique called Bazaar. The exhibition begins with objects dating to the 18th century, while the primary focus is on the highly progressive period between 1890 and 1970.

The exhibition also includes the work of fashion designers who did their very own decorating, reminiscent of American sportswear designer Bonnie Cashin, and a number of other fashion designers who left the sector to turn into decorators themselves, reminiscent of Barbara Hulanicki and Carolyne Roehm, in addition to Pauline Fairfax Potter, later generally known as the Baroness de Rothschild. While her French home, Chateau Mouton, was a masterpiece of contemporary interior decoration, so too was the modest Recent York City apartment she inhabited years earlier while working because the chief designer for the home of Hattie Carnegie. — L.L.

Luxury Moves: Anne Pitcher could also be leaving Selfridges at the top of this 12 months, but she’s not straying removed from the posh retail business.

Pitcher, who will probably be stepping down as managing director of Selfridges Group following its sale to Central Group and Signa Holding, has been named deputy chairman of Holt Renfrew in Canada. She can even serve on the retailer’s advisory board.

Portrait of Selfridges Managing Director Anne Pitcher.MUST CREDIT PHOTO MATT WRITTLE© copyright Matt Writtle 2015.

Selfridges’ managing director, Anne Pitcher, will remain in the corporate’s leadership team until the top of the 12 months.

Matt Writtle

In her recent role, Pitcher will remain based in London and report back to Pavi Binning, president of Wittington Investments Ltd. and chairman of Holt Renfrew. Wittington Investments, which is majority owned by the Garfield Weston Foundation, is the last word owner of Holt Renfrew.

Before its sale last 12 months, Selfridges was a sister retailer to Holt Renfrew. Holt Renfrew, nevertheless, was not a part of the Selfridges assets sold to Central Group and Signa Holding.

As reported, Pitcher announced in August that she was leaving at the top of this 12 months.

“As a corporation, we’ve never stood still and it’s necessary to embrace change. After nearly 20 years here, it’s time for me to do a bit of reinventing of my very own,” Pitcher said in her resignation letter.

She had previously served as managing director of Selfridges before moving to steer Selfridges Group in 2019.

On her watch, Selfridges was named Best Department Store within the World multiple times by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores. She also spearheaded the retailer’s sustainability strategy within the back office and on the shop floor.

Selfridges has committed to a series of punchy science-based targets. By 2025, the group will make sure that all of its “environmentally impactful materials” come from certifiable sustainable sources.

In 2021, Holt Renfrew released its own sustainability strategy developed through insights from customers, vendors, Holt’s own designated sustainability team in addition to support from Pitcher and her staff.

The Canadian store also worked with third parties reminiscent of the Science Based Targets organization, TerraCycle and the Humane Society International/Canada on the wind down of Holt’s businesses in animal fur and exotic skins.

Holt has also discontinued the sale of cosmetic products that contain plastic glitter, and all denim assortments will come from “certified/verified” sustainable sources by the top of 2025. As a part of a “zero waste strategy,” Holt said 85 percent of waste generated in its stores will probably be recycled somewhat than sent to landfills. — S.C.

WME Promotes: WME Fashion has named David Stuckey and Kimberly Fasting-Berg as executive vice chairman, revenue, and executive vice chairman, marketing, respectively. Each are recent posts.

WME Fashion’s portfolio includes Art + Commerce, IMG Models, IMG Fashion Events and Properties and The Wall Group.

“I’m pleased to welcome David and Kim to WME Fashion. Alongside our global teams, their expertise will propel our fashion business to recent heights as we proceed to innovate and deliver value for our clients and partners across fashion, beauty, luxury and events,” said Susan Plagemann, president of WME Fashion, who joined in August from Condé Nast, where she was chief business officer for the Style Division.

Stuckey most recently was chief business officer at Shop Premium Outlets, where he led business development, chargeable for doubling retail partnerships and launching the corporate’s digital marketplace efforts, including livestream capabilities. Earlier, he spent over a decade at Condé Nast where he led global sales for Vogue.

Fasting-Berg most recently was chief marketing officer at Kravet where she oversaw the reinvigoration of the corporate’s portfolio of home brands. Earlier, she was head of promoting at Condé Nast, where she oversaw the transition of the legacy print business right into a monetizable digital-first offering, and launched several marketing innovations that aligned with key cultural moments, including The Met Gala, Vogue’s Forces of Fashion and Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party.

Of their recent roles, which they start this month, each Stuckey and Fasting-Berg will look to discover and deliver progressive opportunities that weave together fashion, entertainment, culture and sports. — L.L.

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