Ralph Lauren Sets Up for Snow at Fred Segal Pop-Up

‘TIS THE SEASON: Ralph Lauren continues its 50th anniversary celebration, this time at Fred Segal’s Sunset Boulevard store for a pop-up, which launched Monday.
The brand is the latest to occupy the retailer’s dedicated pop-up and event space, which will be filled with winter fun for the next seven weeks.
“Our idea was we really wanted to bring a winter wonderland to L.A.,” said Fred Segal president John Frierson.
The 1,500-square-foot space brings in birch trees and fireplaces to re-create the ski-lodge feel. Merchandise on offer includes Ralph Lauren’s Downhill Skier collection for men and boys in addition to holiday product for men, women and home.
Ralph Lauren follows a number of pop-ups within the Fred Segal store, which has also been a temporary home to Browns, Madeworn and Band of Outsiders.
Frierson said the dedicated space with a constantly rotating lineup of brands was part of a bid to get people to linger longer.
“We think of it as programming,” Frierson said. “Fred Segal’s not a traditional retailer. We don’t just buy and sell goods. So we’ve always had this idea that we were creating a destination and experience for people across the store and that’s why we’ve always had hair salons and wine stores and

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Gucci to Release Limited-Edition Book

GUCCI RIVIERA: Gucci is launching its latest limited-edition publication, titled “World (The Price of Love).”
Named after a song by the British band New Order, the book includes imagery of the brand’s cruise 2019 collection lensed by photographer Martin Parr.
Known for his documentary photography, Parr shot models sporting Gucci attire and passersby around Cannes, on the French Riviera. In particular, most images are set at the local InterContinental Carlton Cannes hotel and beach club, where talents posed holding ice cream and inflatable beach toys.

Gucci’s “World (The Price of Love)” book. 
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With 1,000 copies available, “World (The Price of Love)” will be distributed by London-based independent publisher Idea and will retail at $60 starting from Nov. 29, when it will be officially launched at the Gucci Garden in Florence with a special book-signing event with Parr. In addition to the Florence unit, the tome will also be available at the newly opened Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York, select stores worldwide and on Idea’s e-commerce.
Founded in 2009 by Angela Hill and David Owen, Idea already distributed Gucci’s former limited-edition publications “Disturbia” by Peter Schlesinger, “Hortus Sanitatis” by Derek Ridgers and “Epiphany” by Ari Marcopoulos.

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The Underfashion Club Reveals Honorees for the 2019 Femmy Awards

The Underfashion Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education within the intimate apparel industry, will hold its annual Femmy Awards on Feb. 4 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The event will be hosted by supermodel Emme.
The awards will honor Kohl’s, Gelmart International and Pioneer Elastic Fabric Ltd. while Mike Freville and Chris Melton of Dillard’s will receive the lifetime achievement award and Mahesh Amalean of MAS Holdings will receive the humanitarian award. Tristine Berry will receive the president’s award for her contributions to the Underfashion Club over many years.
Next year will also mark the 61st anniversary of the Underfashion Club, and the 2019 Femmy Awards will host the 16th annual Student Design Contest that will feature designs from Fashion Institute of Technology students, who will create under the theme body positivity. Contest winners will receive a cash award.
“It’s with great excitement that we officially announce the date and honorees for the 2019 Femmy Awards,” said Tina M. Wilson, president of The Underfashion Club. “We are proud to say that this premier industry event is just one of the many ways we support the next generation of talent.”

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Celine to Join Paris Men’s Wear Calendar in January

FOR THE BOYS: The Paris men’s calendar just gained another heavy hitter: Celine will stage a show in January, mere months after creative director Hedi Slimane launched its men’s wear division during a coed show on Sept. 28, a spokeswoman for the brand said on Monday.
This follows the decision by Givenchy to switch back to the men’s wear fashion calendar for the fall 2019 with a presentation on Jan. 16, as reported.
Celine is in talks with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on an exact date for its display, which could also include a handful of women’s designs, though no decision has been taken, the spokeswoman said.
The move comes at a time when a growing number of brands are opting to present women’s and men’s wear at the same time. Maison Margiela staged its first coed show this season, while brands including Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann and Sonia Rykiel featured models of both sexes on the catwalk.
French conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is making a high-profile push into the booming men’s wear market with the launch of the category at Celine, an increased focus on men’s at Givenchy, as well as the appointment of

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