• It seems like every brand wants a piece of Pharrell Williams these days! He’s already collaborating with Comme des Gracons, Moncler, G-Star, and Uniqlo, and now, he’s joining forces with Adidas Originals, long-term, for his latest design effort. “[It’s] an amazing opportunity to work with creative people who understand where I’m coming from and respect my taste while having access to great technology and an amazing brand history,” Williams told WWD. The producer’s textile company, Bionic Yarn, (which makes fabric from plastic debris found in the ocean) a part of this project. “It’s my line so it comes from my heart and mind,” he said. “I’m taking this very seriously. [It’s for] basically everyone. [I’m] not doing this for any specific demographic; I hate being put in a category anyway.” Williams wouldn’t divulge much else about the collab, but I’m sure it will be nothing short of dope! Watch this space for more deets as they trickle out! (WWD)
• Elie Tahari‘s been tapped for Kohl’s fifth DesigNation collection, which will launch for Fall 2014. There isn’t that much information on what to expect, but there will be dresses and separates in black, ivory, and blue, and prices will start at $40 and peak at $175. (WWD)
• Kim and Kanye are in demand, ya’ll. WWD reports that the pair were also being courted by Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair to appear on their respective covers, but Vogue triumphed in the end. Apparently, Kim was in serious talks with Bazaar at first, but things fell through as editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey pushed for a close-up shot of the then-pregnant reality star, because she thought Kim looked “too overweight” at the time for a long shot. The mag would have tapped Terry Richardson to lens the cover, but the photographer’s dubious reputation gave Kim pause. Plus, Richardson had just shot her Kardashian Kollection campaign, and she wanted to work with someone else. This opened things up for Vanity Fair, but they couldn’t figure out if they actually wanted Kim on the cover or not. That left the ball in Vogue‘s court, and now… well, we’ve got Anna to thank for the media firestorm that we’ve been dealing with this past week. (WWD)
• &Other Stories is the latest European clothing brand that will be making its way to the USA. The H&M-owned retailer’s become a destination for the jet-setting style crew, and now, fashionable Americans will be able to get some of the store’s pitch-perfect wares without having to buy a plane ticket! The store will open its stateside flagship at 575 Broadway in NYC’s SoHo district by year’s end. Cant get to New York? Not to worry–&Other Stories will also have an e-commerce option for US shoppers. But don’t expect crazy low prices. Fashionista.com says items will be on par with J.Crew and Anthropologie, rather than Zara or Topshop–so start saving up! (Fashionista)
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