wwd.com Archives - 23 October 2017, Monday

  • Louis Vuitton Headed to Texas for New Workshop – WWD

    wwd.com 20 Oct '17, 10pm

    Louis Vuitton is laying down some more roots in Texas but not in retail. The French fashion house owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has signed a purchase agreement for an approximately 300 acre ranch located in Alvarado, Tex., an outer suburb of Dallas with a population of rou...

  • Louis Vuitton Unveils Second Installment of Jeff Koons Collaboration – WWD

    wwd.com 12 Oct '17, 8am

    — For the second chapter of its handbag collaboration with Jeff Koons, Louis Vuitton has co-opted two icons of French Impressionism: Claude Monet and Édouard Manet.The new installment of the Louis Vuitton Masters collection, due to go on sale in 150 Vuitton stores worldwide on Oct. 27...

  • Details are still really thin, but everyone will be watching to see how this plays out

    Carlyle Said to Buy Supreme Stake – WWD

    wwd.com 06 Oct '17, 4am

    cut the ribbon on Supreme’s second New York store, in Brooklyn, speculation swirled that the elevated skatewear brand has even bigger developments ahead.Sources buzzed Thursday that private equity giant The Carlyle Group could be close to a deal to invest in the company, which was fou...

  • WWD - Louis Vuitton Channels Versailles in New Place Vendôme Flagship https://t.co/zS0Tz9YpWy

    Louis Vuitton Channels Versailles in New Place Vendôme Flagship – WWD

    wwd.com 02 Oct '17, 3pm

    — “Louis, and Louis,” said Michael Burke, gesturing from a portrait of Louis Vuitton to a life-sized golden statue of King Louis XIV standing at the foot of the staircase in Vuitton's new flagship on Place Vendôme.“This is a very popular spot for selfies,” noted Burke, the chairman an...

  • Dior Milestone: Building a Classic - With its soft quilted leather, modernist hardware and feminine proportions...

    Dior Milestone: Building a Classic – WWD

    wwd.com 26 Sep '17, 6am

    With its soft quilted leather, modernist hardware and feminine proportions, the Lady Dior bag is a piece of fashion iconography. The bag — created in 1994 — has outlasted trends, a shuffling of artistic directors at the famed fashion house, and changes in global spending power. Its pr...

  • Louis Vuitton Presents New Time Capsule Exhibition in Berlin

    Louis Vuitton Presents Time Capsule Exhibition in Berlin – WWD

    wwd.com 15 Sep '17, 12pm

    TRUNK SHOW: Consider it a mini pochette of “Volez, Vogues, Voyagez.” On Thursday night, Louis Vuitton opened Time Capsule Berlin , a condensed version of the more sweeping exhibition of the Maison’s historic roots and iconic products which debuted in Paris in 2015 before traveling to ...

  • Giorgio Armani, Prada and Louis Vuitton to Join Milan’s Celebrations https://t.co/P4vrbZYdS4

    Giorgio Armani, Prada and Louis Vuitton to Join Milan’s Celebrations – WWD

    wwd.com 12 Sep '17, 9pm

    MILAN — Giorgio Armani , Prada and Louis Vuitton will be among the fashion labels joining the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the city’s iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II . The fashion companies, which all have stores in the gallery, will institutionally take part in the ...

  • Fondation Louis Vuitton to Feature MoMA Collections – WWD

    wwd.com 08 Sep '17, 2pm

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS : New York designers are not the only ones crossing the pond this season. The Museum of Modern Art is the subject of the Fondation Louis Vuitton ’s 12th exhibit that will open on October 11. “Being Modern: MoMA” in Paris explores the history and interdisciplinary ...

  • Handbag Designer Adriana Castro Doing Shoes With Moda Operandi

    Handbag Designer Adriana Castro Doing Shoes With Moda Operandi – WWD

    wwd.com 17 Aug '17, 1pm

    Designer Adriana Castro is expanding her luxury handbag line with a small collection of shoes and an exclusive deal with Moda Operandi . The Colombian-American designer whose father operated a crocodile farm when she was a child has been making handbags from leather and exotic skins f...

  • Students Have Their Day on HSN With Winning Handbag – WWD

    wwd.com 04 Aug '17, 1pm

    A team of college graduates from the University of North Texas that won the NRF Foundation Student Challenge will sell their winning product — a tote that includes compartments to hide digital devices and pack away shoes — today on HSN. The students partnered with designer Danielle Di...

  • WWD - In Coach v. Kors, Both Firms Battle Handbag Struggles

    In Coach v. Kors, Both Firms Battle Handbag Struggles – WWD

    wwd.com 26 Jul '17, 9pm

    Coach began its turnaround strategy earlier than its competitor, Michael Kors. Shutterstock / ThamKC As Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. and Coach Inc. battle it out to see who wins the race to become the top American global luxury fashion conglomerate, they still have to face the issues we...

  • Vuitton Answers Call of China’s Digital Market With Own Site – WWD

    wwd.com 21 Jul '17, 8pm

    Backstage at Louis Vuitton Men's Spring 2018 Delphine Achard/WWD PARIS — While late to the party, more European luxury brands are poised to answer the call of China’s digitally savvy consumers by launching their own e-commerce sites. Last week, Louis Vuitton joined the likes of Burber...

  • Louis Vuitton Launches E-Commerce in China – WWD

    wwd.com 21 Jul '17, 10am

    PARIS — Louis Vuitton has launched e-commerce in China. The French fashion house, which has been present in China since 1992, on Thursday activated its site, www.louisvuitton.cn , offering bags, small leather goods, shoes, accessories, watches and jewelry, luggage, writing instruments...

  • Louis Vuitton Launches Smartwatch With Google

    Louis Vuitton Launches Smartwatch With Google – WWD

    wwd.com 11 Jul '17, 5am

    Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Graphite Courtesy Photo PARIS — The smartwatch category may have yet to live up to its immense hype, but it is still attracting megabrands. The latest is Louis Vuitton, which is entering the smartwatch race with the launch of its first connected watch. Th...

  • .@emrata teams up with @The_Kooples to designs a handbag line:

    The Kooples Celebrates New Bag Line – WWD

    wwd.com 07 Jul '17, 7pm

    BAG LADY: The Kooples threw a cocktail party in the newly refurbished Hôtel de Crillon to celebrate the launch of its first line of Italian-made handbags, codesigned with Emily Ratajkowski and fittingly called the Emily. Guests including Audrey Marnay, Rossy de Palma and Ellen von Unw...

  • European, Turkish Contemporary Handbag Labels Wooing Consumers

    European, Turkish Contemporary Handbag Labels Wooing Consumers – WWD

    wwd.com 06 Jul '17, 3pm

    A host of new European and Turkish handbag labels are firmly establishing their presence among British and continental retailers and aiming to lure consumers with attractive price points and discreet aesthetics that aren't informed by seasonal trends or logos.

  • Jaden Smith and Riley Keough Team Up for Louis Vuitton Ad Campaign – WWD

    wwd.com 02 Jul '17, 2pm

    TAKE TWO: Get ready for a new power couple. Nicolas Ghesquière has paired Jaden Smith and Riley Keough for the new Louis Vuitton advertising campaign, Series 7, shot by Bruce Weber in Pompano Beach, Florida. They join Catherine Deneuve and “Games of Thrones” star Sophie Turner, in add...

  • Street Signs: Louis Vuitton x Supreme Stirs Global Frenzy, but a Well-Managed One – WWD

    wwd.com 30 Jun '17, 9pm

    Los Angeles shoppers at the Louis Vuitton x Supreme pop-up. Kari Hamanaka Megacrowds — many destined to be disappointed — greeted the long-awaited arrival of the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration in pop-up shops around the world on Friday. Just as Michael Burke, chairman and chief...

  • Guests Share Heatwave Survival Tips at Louis Vuitton

    Guests Share Heatwave Survival Tips at Louis Vuitton – WWD

    wwd.com 22 Jun '17, 4pm

    The heat was on at the Louis Vuitton show in the Palais-Royal Gardens on Thursday where guests including Tyga, Will Peltz and Russell Westbrook swapped heat-survival tips under the searing sun — under which hot spotlights were added. Clad in a Vuitton safari shirt, Italian actor Luca ...

  • Drake Writes Song for Louis Vuitton Men's Show via @womensweardaily #fashion

    Drake Writes Song for Louis Vuitton Men’s Show – WWD

    wwd.com 22 Jun '17, 10am

    READING THE SIGNS: The soundtrack of the Louis Vuitton men’s show in Paris on Thursday will feature a new song specially composed by Drake. The rapper unveiled the collaboration on his Instagram: “New song inspired by @louisvuitton @mrkimjones new collection

  • Communications Executive Nancy Murray Joins Caruso

    Communications Executive Nancy Murray Joins Caruso – WWD

    wwd.com 21 Jun '17, 2pm

    Los Angeles-based real estate developer Caruso has tapped Nancy Murray as executive vice president, communications. Murray will be based in L.A. “She will play an essential role in shaping the future of the Caruso brand and I have no doubt all areas of the company will greatly benefit...

  • EBay to Sell Rare Sneakers, Art With Heritage Auctions – WWD

    wwd.com 09 Jun '17, 8pm

    EBay Live Auctions and Heritage Auctions are tapping into the collectible sneaker market. While eBay has long been a platform for reselling coveted sneakers, this is the first time it will sell them via its Live Auctions platform with Heritage Auctions. “Sneakers are increasingly beco...

  • Louis Vuitton Taps Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård to Deliver Tennis Trophies – WWD

    wwd.com 09 Jun '17, 5am

    CHARM OFFENSIVE: Louis Vuitton has tapped two high-profile ambassadors to deliver the winner’s trophies at the Roland-Garros tennis tournament, which will be housed in custom-made Vuitton cases for the first time. Nicole Kidman will deliver the Coupe des Mousquetaires (“Musketeers’ Tr...

  • Louis Vuitton Links With Kakao Talk in South Korea for Exhibit

    Louis Vuitton Links With Kakao Talk in South Korea for Exhibit – WWD

    wwd.com 08 Jun '17, 7pm

    "Now, I’m a little bit jaded about the intellectual stamina it might have taken to be an artist and I wonder, in a way, if fashion has surpassed art intellectually, because you have to respond quicker. It’s more of a conversation, and artists can indulge in their own personal vision a...

  • Filbert: A New Vegan Handbag Line Out of California – WWD

    wwd.com 01 Jun '17, 3pm

    Filbert: A New Vegan Handbag Line Out of California The bags are priced in the $300 to $500 range.

  • Hermès Himalaya Birkin Sold for World Record $380,000 – WWD

    wwd.com 01 Jun '17, 8am

    Hermès Himalaya Birkin Sold for World Record $380,000 The coveted style went up for bidding at Christie's in Hong Kong and is rumored to cease production next year, which most likely fueled its record price, said the auction house.

  • Streetwear, Sneaker Sellers Fine-Tune Product Drops – WWD

    wwd.com 01 Jun '17, 6am

    Streetwear, Sneaker Sellers Fine-Tune Product Drops How sneaker and streetwear brands are creating experiences around product releases.

  • Burberry, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Chanel Prized With Altagamma Digital Luxury Awards – WWD

    wwd.com 25 May '17, 4pm

    Burberry, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Chanel Prized With Altagamma Digital Luxury Awards The award ceremony closed the “Altagamma Digital Luxury Experience 2017 — DLE3” conference, held in Milan on Thursday.

  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Showcase to Travel to Seoul

    Louis Vuitton Trunk Showcase to Travel to Seoul – WWD

    wwd.com 24 May '17, 5pm

    GLOBE TROTTER: After Paris and Tokyo, Louis Vuitton is bringing its “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton ” showcase to Seoul next month. The exhibition, curated by Olivier Saillard, will be on show at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza — the spaceship-like landmark designed by Zaha Hadid ...

  • Model Claims Louis Vuitton Dismissed Her Because of Weight

    Model Claims Louis Vuitton Dismissed Her Because of Weight – WWD

    wwd.com 19 May '17, 6pm

    PARIS — Danish model Ulrikke Høyer has spoken out on social media after being dropped from Louis Vuitton’s cruise show in Japan last weekend, allegedly because of her weight. Photos of the 20-year-old model on her Facebook and Instagram pages, dated Thursday, are captioned “Too Fat fo...