Coming soon to a computer screen near you: Abbey Lee Kershaw (seen here backstage at Alexander Wang Spring 2010). Story by Anne Pringle.
Alexander + Abbey
Alexander Wang will unveil his first-ever women’s campaign video tomorrow, starring Australian supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw (who has starred in campaigns for Gucci, D&G, Chanel, Chloe, Fendi, Mulberry, and Calvin Klein… to name a few). Wang claimed he wanted a more global way to represent the line, and that the video is “[a] way to sum up the season in a different light other than the show.” Craig McDean did the video honours. Tune in tomorrow at noon on Style.com or WWD to watch the subtly Wall Street-inspired collection come to life. (WWD)
Loewe’s creative It bag
Famed designer Stuart Vevers (who has previously created for Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Mulberry) is in charge of re-launching Loewe, the Spanish leather goods brand, which is owned by LVMH. Vevers has begun the line with an interesting concept, by designing a bag that is the opposite of an “It” bag: a lightweight leather version of an ordinary paper grocery bag. The price to be a paperbag princess? $1,045! (Wall Street Journal)
Urban Outfitters Inc.—the company that brings you Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie—is launching a new line of footwear as part of its Leifsdottir line. The collection will be available at high-end specialty boutiques and department stores between $225 and $295 this fall. The line of shoes will include a mix of architectural wedges, platform pumps, ballet flats and sandals made from classic and patent leathers with metallic accents. (WWD)
Jimmy Choo selling?
The owners of Jimmy Choo are reportedly seeking the help of investment bankers for “strategic options”… why? They are considering selling the label— for roughly $815 million. Apparently, we’ll know the brand’s fate by the end of the summer. We won’t panic as long as they keep making shoes. (Vogue UK)