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, will likely be livestreamed locally on digital billboards and globally via the home’s social channels.
It marks the primary time the pre-collection will likely be showcased in a physical runway show. Williams showed his debut collection in Paris in June, with a mega-event that was attended by Beyoncé, Rihanna and Zendaya.
The Avenue of Stars promenade is a key tourist attraction, featuring greater than 100 handprints of icons and legends of East Asian cinema.
Vuitton’s links to Hong Kong date back greater than 4 many years: Its first store there opened at The Peninsula hotel in 1979 and it now has seven boutiques.
The world’s biggest luxury brand has also staged major exhibitions, including “Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation” in 2009, for which artist Richard Prince wrapped the Hong Kong Museum of Art with enlarged replicas of pulp-fiction novel covers, and the “Time Capsule” exhibit in 2017.
Underscoring its global impact, the upcoming show is supported by K11 Musea in addition to local authorities: the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau; Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and Hong Kong Tourism Board. — JOELLE DIDERICH
HOODRICH INVESTMENT: Iconix International, formerly Iconix Brand Group Inc., on Monday said it is going to acquire the bulk ownership of the Birmingham- and Watford-based streetwear brand Hoodrich, with brand founder Jay Williams remaining a minority shareholder.
Since 2014 Hoodrich has grown to grow to be a number one player within the streetwear sector with greater than 1,000 points of sale across 24 countries. Last 12 months, with its collaboration with the hit Netflix series “Top Boy,” Hoodrich reached a wider audience beyond the British high street scene.
With the support of Iconix International, the brand is seeking to speed up its global expansion. The aim is to make use of its close partnership with Batra Group, which is able to assume business operations, and JD Sports as a key global retail partner.
Within the near future the brand will proceed to expand within the U.S. across all 50 states, in addition to enter the Middle East and Latin America with JD Sports and native partners. At the identical time, it is going to be working with retailers on deepening the ladies’s collection and accessories to enhance the lads’s lineup.
The brand is gearing as much as rejoice its tenth anniversary next 12 months. Expect more cultural collaborations prefer it did with “Top Boy.” Several cross-pollinations with other brands owned by Iconix International are under discussion as well.
“I’m really excited concerning the way forward for Hoodrich and might’t wait to grow the brand internationally. I feel that is the proper partnership for Hoodrich and I’m looking forward to working alongside Iconix and Batra, who will likely be a significant support system for the worldwide growth of the brand,” Williams said of the acquisition.
Bob Galvin, chief executive officer at Iconix International, believes that Hoodrich is “extremely well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for lifestyle streetwear with an authentic brand story.”
“We’re committed to bringing this high-quality brand to an excellent greater global audience and to expand on Williams’ commendable journey in order that Hoodrich continues to be not only something, but something great,” he added.
Iconix is a brand management company that owns, licenses, and markets consumer brands like Umbro, Pony, Ocean Pacific and Lee Cooper in its portfolio. It was taken private by Lancer Capital in 2021. — TIANWEI ZHANG
SILVER ON THE BEACH: Vintage expert Cameron Silver is bringing much more chic to the beach.
From Dec. 8 to 10 he’s bringing a Many years pop-up to The Georgian hotel, the recently refurbished oceanfront Art Deco gem that’s helped put Santa Monica back on the map for stylish lodging, dining and debauchery.
The retail collaboration will see The Georgian showcase 100 years of fashion, with a curated collection of vintage, pre-loved and contemporary pieces in its Gallery33 space, which has exhibited old Hollywood photography and paintings by Sharon Stone, amongst others.
“I even have been to Santa Monica more since The Georgian opened than possibly within the last decade,” said Silver, a Los Angeles native whose Many years boutique has been an arbiter of vintage based in West Hollywood since 1997. “It gives you permission to decorate up. And it jogs my memory of so lots of the projects I’m doing at resorts in Palm Beach or Sarasota where you do dress up and also you’re in a beach-y environment. This is strictly what the hotel is about. Every wall is is full of great Hollywood history and glamour.”
For West Side clients of Many years “who may not all the time make it past the 405 freeway,” as Silver said, labels comparable to Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and YSL will likely be chosen for The Georgian scene, along with pieces from female-founded sustainable contemporary brands comparable to L.A.-based ReWeave and Latest York-based Angel Chang. The doors will likely be open for shopping from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
There will likely be a large price range represented, too. “No matter where you’re, I need everyone to get just a little piece of Many years. It’s very nice when it’s an expensive piece, but a very powerful thing is that we get people enthusiastic about fashion history and provides them just a little understanding about sustainability and archival fashion,” he said.
Silver has been hosting Many years pop-up shops across the country, many in secondary markets comparable to Aspen, Naples and Sarasota, Fla. He’s done events at several Auberge properties and partnered with luxury brands, too.
“Big brands realize that the vintage will attract a client that they will then upsell to the trendy luxury collection,” he said. “Also they are realizing you don’t should placed on an enormous show and spend an amazing amount of cash to have a successful partnership in a city that is perhaps underserved, and test the waters to find out if it’s a spot where you might wish to open an actual brick-and-mortar.” — BOOTH MOORE
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM…: Daniel Lee, Burberry’s chief creative officer, has called on the assistance of all his friends hailing from the worlds of music, film, sports and fashion for Burberry’s spring 2024 campaign.
The images were shot by Tyrone Lebon featuring Arsenal soccer player Bukayo Saka; rock band Blur member Damon Albarn; actor Jessie Buckley; South Korean actor Jun Ji-Hyun; singer-songwriter King Krule; principal of The Royal Ballet Matthew Ball; musician Neneh Cherry; actor Rachel Weisz; skilled boxer Ramla Ali; Tottenham Hotspur soccer player Son Heung-Min, and musicians Slew and Tems.
The campaigns happen at different locations across London and likewise include models Amelie Steele, He Cong, Iris Law, Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Janumala, Rakim Janneh and Stevie Sims.
Key items worn and carried by the themes include Lee’s bags for Burberry comparable to the Knight and peg bag; a duck print top and skirt; yellow tartan automobile coat, and head-to-toe floral prints.
“Ultimately we would like to design things that individuals wish to wear. There could be a few moments of British eccentricity within the collections, but I see Burberry as quite grounded. Classicism must be the inspiration,” the designer said during a preview in September.
Lee staged his spring 2024 show under an unlimited checkered tent in London’s Highbury Fields with green park benches drawing on Burberry’s sporty, performance heritage, in addition to its Britishness, which has been a consistent motif because the designer joined the brand last 12 months.
Last week, Burberry celebrated King Charles III’s seventy fifth birthday with 4 limited-edition illustrated scarves featuring Highgrove gardens, the private residence of the monarch. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED
MILIAN IN PARIS: Singer, actress and latest Parisienne Christina Milian turned on the vacation lights on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to ring within the Christmas season.
The stage was set for the grand ceremony just in front of the Miu Miu, Prada and Gucci boutiques. The road is home to several luxury stores — and seems it’s near Milian’s home as well.
She recently moved from Los Angeles to Paris over the summer together with her husband, French pop singer Matt Pokora, and three children.
The move to the world’s fashion capital has modified her style.
“It’s way different than it’s within the U.S.,” she said, noting that Los Angeles style offers up a variety of workout gear. “I stay up for taking the youngsters to high school. Everyone dresses up irrespective of what age, and it’s very inspiring. It makes me want to truly want to decorate up.”
She was wearing a festive green tweed suit and camel coat with a faux-fur trim for the event. It was from French brand Maje, which has been her favorite local style discovery, she said.
Earlier this 12 months, Milian shot the Netflix Christmas movie “Meet Me Next Christmas,” but as a result of delays from the Hollywood strikes it won’t hit screens until next holiday season.
She also produced the film, which was a latest experience for her.
“I could easily be the rom-com girl ceaselessly. I do know that comes easy for me,” she said. “But there’s something that feels really good to not only be the person in front of the camera, but to get behind the scenes and have people actually fascinated about knowing your opinion, and constructing the character [and] developing the script from the bottom up. It makes a world of difference.”
The experience of manufacturing “Meet Me Next Christmas” together with the indie film “Body Language,” which she also worked on pre-strike, has shifted her perspective on the industry.
“It got me excited for the long run, not only producing but now I’d like to direct as well. I’ve began interested by my next goals,” she said. She plans to enroll in directing courses while she resides in France, in addition to try her hand at script writing.
“If I can write songs, I feel I can write a very good script,” she said.
She’s wanting to get back to work now that the simultaneous actors’ and writers’ strikes are over. Within the interim, she’s been having fun with the downtime. “It’s been nice to give you the option to deal with what life can be like this manner, especially with getting them [her children] off to high school” and settling in to life in France, she said.
Together with her busy shooting schedules and her husband’s musical tours, that they had been bopping between Paris and L.A. for a number of years. “It was really in order that our family might be together,” she said of settling down. “We’re an adventurous family so we don’t mind changing things up and trying latest things.”
A part of that’s working on her language skills. “I’m form of over the sporadic learning and decided to actually deal with it. Mentally, it’s similar to a weight loss program,” she joked. Duolingo is a component of her day-to-day, plus lessons with a teacher.
As for being the primary celebrity guest to activate the lights on behalf of the Comité du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, it was a milestone welcome for Milian.
“I feel like I’m planting my seeds here,” she said. Milian was accompanied by her daughter, who gave her styling recommendations on the strategy to the stage. She sang snippets of her favorite Christmas song, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas.”
Is there a vacation album in her future? “I’d like to. I feel that could possibly be one in all my next moves,” she said. “I used to be the girl that at 13 still desired to imagine that Santa was real.”
This 12 months is filled with firsts for the organizing Comité du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It’s the primary time the committee has had a celeb representative, in addition to the primary time raffle tickets will likely be available online.
There are 40 luxury lots up for grabs, including items from Chanel, Chopard, Dior and Roger Vivier, products from beauty brand Carita, in addition to experiences from La Reserve and the Mandarin Oriental hotels.
All proceeds go to Les Rois du Monde charity, which supports children in hospitals and orphanages by providing entertainment, games, taking them to events or sporting games with cultural and fun days. — RHONDA RICHFORD
TALKING FILM: “I’m not a lady filmmaker. I’m a filmmaker,” Patty Jenkins told the room at Fouquet’s in TriBeCa on Thursday evening. The director was deep in conversation with actor Zazie Beetz as a part of a Through Her Lens Conversation on the importance of empowering women in film, as a part of the ladies filmmaker empowering program sponsored by Tribeca and Chanel.
Their 45-minute long conversation ranged from their very own entry into the industry and their breakouts, from Jenkins’ award-winning turn writing and directing “Monster” to Beetz starring in “Atlanta,” to current trends in filmmaking (Jenkins thinks that the downturn of Marvel movies is just temporary) and the worth of art in our lives.
“How again and again do you hear someone [say] ‘this song saved my life’ or ‘this film saved my life,’ or ‘completely modified my perspective.’ And clearly there’s value in all things, there’s value within the medical field, there’s value in whatever. But I sometimes feel like art isn’t given its due,” Beetz said. “Art is our soul. And what gives us the flexibility, I feel, to interact and to have empathy and to speak that empathy. And that’s why I feel filmmaking is such a robust medium. And if we’re going to be putting so many resources into it, then let’s do something with it.”
Jenkins, meanwhile, touched on how hard it was to have her ideas heard after the success of her first film “Monster,” while she saw her men counterparts with similar experience being trusted and given probabilities.
“You let these guys make no one, you roll the dice on these guys to make every kind of stuff and also you’re like, ‘he’s an artist. I don’t know.’ Never was I provided that, that was not prolonged to me,” she said. “And sadly, it’s still an issue.”
After the talk, guests including Tommy Dorfman and Havana Liu Rose were welcomed upstairs for cocktails and to proceed the conversation. The Chanel and Tribeca partnership, which incorporates the Through Her Lens program and the Artist’s Dinner through the festival, will likely be a decade strong next 12 months and has helped launch the careers of filmmakers like AV Rockwell and Numa Perrier.
“Women’s voices are incredibly vital however it’s also showing the model for every kind of diverse voices,” Jenkins said after the speak about what drew her to participate. “We want to seek out pathways for diverse stories to make it.”
“Basically I’m just keen about women and girls’s stories,” Beetz said. “I feel women in film have been such a battle to be respected as serious artists and serious filmmakers.” — LEIGH NORDSTROM
MARINE NOTE: The scent of sea spray greets visitors to the newly reopened Musée National de la Marine, or National Marine Museum, in Paris. That’s because of a fragrance created by DSM-Firmenich master perfumer Nathalie Lorson.
For the museum situated on Place de la Concorde, which reopened Friday after five years of renovation, Lorson developed the scent in collaboration with experiential marketing agency Studio Magique. It known as Sillage de Mer, or Sea Wake.
The scent is integrated into the museum as a sea-inspired sensory element.
“An ode to the force of the ocean, it represents an idea of the open sea’s infinity, of the ocean in motion, evoking a sea breeze, the iodine-laden sea spray and mineral notes,” the museum said in an announcement.
The fragrance consists of notes coming from algae from France mixed with synthetic notes, a few of which stem from green chemistry, made with 20 percent upcycled ingredients.
Sillage de Mer, together with a ceramic object that might be scented, is accessible for purchase on the museum gift shop. — JENNIFER WEIL
PEN TO PAPER: Letters shape history — and other people’s political and private lives.
In 1527, King Henry VIII put ink to paper to write down his future second wife, Anne Boleyn, telling her that he had “written with the hand of him who wishes he were yours.”
Letters now have a spot in museums and estate houses, in addition to on stage.
On Thursday evening in London, Letters Live, the literary event that brings together celebrities and critically acclaimed writers to read letters to a live audience, celebrated its tenth anniversary on the Royal Albert Hall with a helping hand from Montblanc, the German luxury goods brand dedicated to writing instruments, in addition to timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear.
A jam-packed audience on the concert hall listened, laughed, cried and clapped as letters were read aloud by Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Minnie Driver, Stephen Fry, Will Sharpe and Woody Harrelson.
“It was only natural for Montblanc to unite with Letters Live, as each share an unwavering devotion to the written word and the influence it wields on individuals and communities. Montblanc’s very inception was rooted in a visionary concept — to rework the best way people connect through the art of writing, and we’re thrilled to increase this incredible legacy through our partnership, opening fresh avenues for people to rediscover the magic of words,” said Vincent Montalescot, chief marketing officer at Montblanc.
Cumberbatch, a coproducer of Letters Live, kicked off the evening with a letter by playwright and critic George Bernard Shaw to The Times of London from 1905.
Shaw wrote about of his evening on the Royal Opera House to look at a performance of “Don Giovanni,” which was disturbed by a lady wearing a “large white bird, which looked exactly if someone had killed it by stamping on the beast, after which nailed it to the woman’s temple.”
“I wore the costume imposed on me by the regulations of the home. I fully recognize the advantage of those regulations. Evening dress is affordable, easy, durable, prevents rivalry and extravagance on the a part of male leaders of fashion,” he wrote.
Other famous letters within the lineup included Jackie Morris’ note to the BBC; one from Nina Simone to Andy Stroud, and Anaïs Nin’s message to The Collector, an anonymous collector that may pay a dollar a page for the erotic stories of Nin, Henry Miller and their group of friends.
Tom Odell, Angelique Kidjo, The Spirituals Choir and Kae Tempest performed musical and spoken-word numbers in between the letter readings. — H.M.
UNIVERSITY PRIZE: University of the Arts London, the university that features Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion in its portfolio, has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for higher and further education with a deal with the university’s drive for environmental and social sustainability.
The award is handed out every two years to universities and colleges across the U.K.
“Difficult fashion’s established order is at the center of the work we do at Centre for Sustainable Fashion. It’s improbable to be recognized for the vital work that one and all involved in the middle is doing to create a fashion system that places Earth and equity at its heart,” said professor Dilys Williams, director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion and chair of UAL Social Purpose Advisory Group.
“Our tenet is to rework fashion from a sector where profit is gained through extraction and exploitation to at least one where wealth is recognized in environmental, social, cultural and economic terms,” she added.
The university’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion relies in Stratford, where research takes place. The middle has worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Gucci.
The Queen’s Anniversary Prize also make clear UAL’s Portal Centre for Social Impact, which has a program called Making for Change that tackles community engagement and social impact initiatives.
“By bridging the gap between academia and the style sector through our teaching, research and industry partnerships, we have now demonstrated a protracted track record of using creative education as a tool for positive social and environmental impact, showing that caring for others and the planet is on the core of who we’re,” said Polly Mackenzie, chief social purpose officer of UAL. — H.M.
COUNTING TENS: Following the successful launch of an American edition, London-based independent fashion publication 10 Magazine is expanding into Asia with a Japanese edition launching next September.
Saori Masuda, former fashion director at Vogue Japan, will lead 10 Japan as editor in chief. Its content will likely be distributed across a world, multichannel network. The ten Japan print version will likely be biannual, publishing in September and March, mirroring the publishing schedule of other editions of 10. 10 Men Japan and 10+ Japan will follow at a later date.
More details of the ten Japan editorial team will likely be announced in the approaching months.
Sophia Neophitou, global editor in chief of 10 Magazine, said the third global edition of 10, which comes after Australia and the U.S., represents “a dream of launching in one in all my favorite countries on this planet, whose culture has all the time been such a source of inspiration.”
“The dream of getting Masuda is all the pieces I could have hoped for and more. After working together with her on Vogue Japan during my time there in 2009, I even have all the time admired her wealth of experience, in addition to her work ethic, creativity and drive,” added Neophitou.
Masuda said she is “enthusiastic about this latest adventure with Sophia and her team.
“Since I used to be a toddler I even have lived in between the Japanese, Italian and French cultures. That lifetime of experience has shaped my approach to fashion. As a latest member of the ten Magazine family, I would really like to bring my experience of multicultural life and my borderless cultural mindset to 10 Magazine Japan. I think that that is something I can contribute to the long run of a latest Japanese outlook,” she added.
Masuda began her fashion profession as a public relations executive for brands including Givenchy and Bottega Veneta. In 2005, she joined Vogue Japan as executive fashion editor and later was promoted to fashion director on the publication.
Neophitou founded 10 Magazine 24 years ago, and it stays a profitable publication. In recent interviews, Neophitou has hinted there could possibly be further franchises, in France and Italy specifically. — T.Z.