Armani, Prada, OTB Honored, Lions Indicators Hurley, Saks and Fouquet’s – WWD


CHINESE COMMITMENT: Giorgio Armani, Prada and OTB obtained the “Award for the contribution of the most recent vogue pattern in China” throughout an occasion organized final week in Beijing by the Montenapoleone District affiliation and the Italian embassy. The previous represents greater than 130 international luxurious manufacturers located in Milan’s luxurious vogue streets spanning from By way of Montenapoleone to By way of Gesù.

Carlo Capasa, president of the Italian Chamber of Style, in a video message stated Italy ranks first as an exporter nation to China within the clothes and leather-based items sectors, the second in footwear and the fifth in textile merchandise (yarns and materials). Capasa famous that “one fourth of Chinese language imports of clothes and footwear and greater than 40 p.c of leather-based items are Italian. The Italian Chamber of Style has developed strong relationships with China through the years to advertise vogue internationally.”

Chinese language vogue photographer Chen Man and the previous head of Ford Fashions Asia Pacific Grace Han additionally obtained the award.

Stefano Mologni, president of Italy China Style Council and Montenapoleone District’s model ambassador, stated “vogue isn’t just luxurious nevertheless it’s above all a way of life and a tradition, two components which can be important to one another and have a robust that means within the Chinese language market too.”

He famous that “the connections with China have additionally broadly restarted within the vogue sector and we count on a progress in each Chinese language vacationer market and collaborations already in 2024. I feel that we are going to quickly begin a brand new collaboration section with China. We should be watchful,” as it’s going to supply new challenges but in addition alternatives.

OTB controls the Diesel, Jil Sander, Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor&Rolf manufacturers, manufacturing arms Workers Worldwide and Courageous Child, and has a minority stake in Amiri. In China, the group has greater than 100 shops. In 2022 the group accomplished an necessary retail improvement challenge in Shanghai, whereas concurrently opening 4 model shops on the JC Plaza Mall.

Armani has a strong enterprise in China spanning greater than 20 years, and Prada, which is publicly listed on the Hong Kong Inventory Change, final week unveiled its itinerant Pradasphere exhibition, in its second iteration, in Shanghai on the newly established Begin Museum, a warehouse-like personal museum positioned alongside town’s West Bund cultural hall. — ANDREA ONATE

HURLEY’S NEW MANE EVENT: Like mom like son, Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian is all-systems-go together with his modeling profession.

The 21-year-old has switched camps and simply signed a cope with The Lions Administration. Till not too long ago, the youthful Hurley was represented by IMG. The 21-year-old London-born mannequin and actor made his appearing debut in 2016. At the moment, he was solid as Prince Hansel von Liechtenstein within the E! collection “The Royals.” His ever-fashionable mom starred because the collection’ Queen of England. He has greater than 154,000 followers on Instagram alone.

Damian Hurley

Damian Hurley

The model-actor can be the son of the late actual property inheritor, producer and director Steve Bing, who died in 2020. With shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes, Hurley stands at 6 toes, 1 inch and bears a hanging resemblance to his well-known mom. He broke onto the style scene on the age of 17, after locking up a one-year unique cope with the a lot sought-after photographer Steven Meisel. Magnificence maven Pat McGrath helped to lift Hurley’s profile by plucking the younger mannequin to be in her marketing campaign for the discharge of the inclusive basis line Pores and skin Fetish Chic Perfection.

Extra not too long ago, Hurley has labored with different notable photographers within the trade like Mert and Marcus and Luigi and Iango. A self-described writer-director, Hurley persevering with so as to add to his modeling portfolio.

The Lions’ founder and managing accomplice Ali Kavoussi stated, “The easy charisma and appeal that emanates from Damian Hurley made me immediately soar on the alternative to characterize him. Whereas he’s had the fortune of already working with a few of our trade’s greatest, together with Steven Meisel and [stylist] Joe McKenna, the alternatives earlier than him are limitless, and The Lions are very excited to be partnering with him on that journey.” 

To not be outdone, Elizabeth Hurley has been displaying that she remains to be up for her close-up, having not too long ago posted a photograph of herself in a sauna au naturel, sans garments. — ROSEMARY FEITELBERG

PARIS POP-UP: On Wednesday, Saks is partnering with Fouquet’s New York, the Parisian-inspired boutique resort in TriBeCa, to host a non-public pop-up purchasing occasion.

This would be the first pop-up to be held in Fouquet’s Penthouse, the resort suite designed by inside architect Martin Brudnizki. The two,400-square-foot suite that’s unfold over two flooring goals to supply the refined opulence and luxury of a Parisian condo.

Fouquet's New York's Penthouse

Fouquet’s New York’s Penthouse.

Courtesy shot.

For at some point solely, Saks has invited prime purchasers and Fouquet’s New York company and members to buy from an assortment on merchandise.

Curated by New York stylist Julie Heller, the pop-up will showcase a full way of life array of Saks merchandise, together with girls’s ready-to-wear, footwear, purses and equipment from luxurious designers together with magnificence and children’.

At 4 p.m., Heller and Saks Limitless senior stylist Ali Bloom will host a Saks Reside digital occasion from the pop-up to showcase their prime vacation styling picks. — LISA LOCKWOOD

ASPEN ARRIVAL: Max Mara is schussing into Aspen simply in time for the wintery ski season.

The Italian luxurious model is again once more this yr on the Colorado mountain city with a pop-up store on the historic Lodge Jerome, housed contained in the wing known as the Aspen Instances Printing Home. The brick resort that fronts Principal Road has been a fixture within the former silver mining city and now standard ski resort because it was inbuilt 1889.

Max Mara in Aspen

A lot of teddy bear cloth adorns Max Mara’s vacation pop-up retailer contained in the Lodge Jerome.

Courtesy: Max Mara

The within of the spacious pop-up, open by means of Jan. 6, has a lot of Teddy Bear coats, the well-known outerwear piece celebrating its tenth anniversary. This plush cocoon-cut cover-up manufactured from camel hair is ideal for these Rocky Mountain snow days that may get a tad chilly in a city that sits 7,900 toes above sea stage. That very same plush camel hair cloth additionally adorns the furnishings and fixtures inside the shop. Apart from the cover-ups, there’s an assortment of seasonal and iconic outerwear in addition to a curated collection of ready-to-wear and winter equipment.

So as to add to the shop’s alpine really feel, the mountains are dropped at life with high-definition projections and LED screens arrange across the area. Alpine-shaped partitions are draped within the heat toned and wealthy textured teddy cloth. Two new Teddy kinds to have a good time the teddy bear coat’s tenth anniversary are solely accessible on the pop-up boutique.

Outdoors the shop within the winter backyard, the Italian clothes firm put in a life-size ice sculpture of Max the Teddy, the model’s unofficial mascot, and a custom-branded ski gondola with a photograph activation unit. Close by, complimentary scorching chocolate and scorching pretzels are served day by day within the resort’s courtyard.  

The Max Mara outpost is positioned at 330 East Principal Road. — DEBORAH BELGUM

LET’S BE FRANK: Minimalism is coming to London by means of The Frankie Store.

The model’s founder Gaelle Drevet confirmed to WWD on Monday night at a cocktail reception at Caviar Kaspia for the the model’s new nook area at Selfridges and the launch of its satin assortment, that she’s ready for the present tenants of the undisclosed location to depart earlier than she will be able to transfer in.

The Frankie Store is seeking to open up within the early spring of 2024.

Final yr, the model launched a variety of genderless and males’s items for the primary time throughout males’s vogue week in Paris.

Aurelia Donaldson and Gaelle Drevet

Aurelia Donaldson and Gaelle Drevet at Caviar Kaspia.


The lineup included 20 items of its bestsellers like bomber and quilted jackets resized in new proportions, in addition to new items like matching tone-on-tone shirts, pants and sweatshirts all in jersey, with a mean worth of between $150 and $180.

The Frankie Store opened its first shops in New York with areas in SoHo and the Decrease East Aspect, in addition to two shops in Paris, one carrying solely the ladies’s vary, whereas the opposite shares to its unisex and males’s collections.

The model’s French American founder has constructed a loyal following of purchasers who gravitate towards muted tones and sculptural shapes.

On Instagram, The Frankie Store has a following of 1.3 million and the garments have been worn by the likes of Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Kendall Jenner and Lorde. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED


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