Wang is adding a diffusion and shoe wear line to his company, which now calls an 8,000 square foot Tribeca loft, home. The diffusion line will be comprised of $50-$200 dollar cotton basics, all stretched out out and 'wilted' in the signature Wang aesthetic. Shoes are taking a modest start and will retail only through Wang's strongest accounts. Priced at $250-$500 dollars, the shoes are vampy and sexy and everything a six foot tall model would wear with a wilted t-shirt and tattered jeans.
Jovovich-Hawk has called it quits by way of the September Lucky? We're confused. The line began back in 2003 which actually makes us feel old because it's one of the first times a brand we liked was borne, rose to success, and folded in the span of our fashion-conscious years. We suppose this leaves room for some other model-and-her-friend collaborations.
Sigh, The New York Times has a ground-breaking review of the Rogan store on Bowery. Why must they perpetually miss the boat? The Rogan store and the whole gentrification of Bowery was sooo early summer. This annoys us (and we understand why it shouldn't) because it's not like the sea wouldn't part should they want to cover something that was actually of the moment. Ohhhh, so that's what that blog is all about!
Cartier is suing Donna Karen for calling her watches by names that use the word 'tank'--a supposed reference to Cartier's 1917 timepiece. The Tank watches by Cartier retail for as much as 10,000 dollars. When an 'Ion-Plated Tank Watch' by Karan retails for a little over one hundred dollars, Cartier claims there's a strong possibility the Karan association will dilute their hard earned luxury cred. Uh, yep.