Style Notes: Lady Grey Jewelry Shades Ivanka Trump; Yeezy Season 4 to Show at NYFW
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Lady Grey Jewelry Shades Ivanka Trump on Instagram [Instagram]
New York-based jewelry brand Lady Grey had some choice words for Ivanka Trump, who recently purchased a piece from their site. Founders Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader included a personal note in Trump's order, stating that they would be donating all of the proceeds from her purchase to The American Immigration Council, the Everytown for Gun Safety Organization and the Hillary Clinton campaign. They posted the note for all to see on Instagram, adding the hashtags, "#thanksbutnothanks" and "#payitFORWARD."
Kanye West to Show Yeezy Season 4 at NYFW [WWD, Vogue]
He's back. Kanye West confirmed that he will present the fourth season of his Yeezy collection on the afternoon of Sept. 7, the first day of New York Fashion Week. The exact time and location of the show have not been revealed, but West will have to land a big venue if he wants to top last season's Life of Pablo/Yeezy Season 3 extravaganza at Madison Square Garden. Tom Ford is another big name kicking off NYFW on Sept. 7, though he isn't scheduled to present until 7 p.m. In the meantime, West will open 21 Pablo merch pop-ups across the globe from Friday to Sunday. Store locations will be revealed 24 hours before they open.
Urban Outfitters' Throwback Collabs Pay Off [Fashionista]
Like many mall brands of yesteryear (Aeropostale and Abercrombie & Fitch included), Urban Outfitters has struggled in the wake of the fast fashion and e-commerce boom. However, thanks to recent throwback collaborations with Calvin Klein, Adidas, Wrangler and Fila, the company has been able to win back its core customers — women aged 18-29. Full price purchases from this demographic have led to a 5 percent increase in comparable retail sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
Justin Bieber Designed a Collection for Forever21 [WWD]
It looks like there's no end to Bieber fever. In addition to his Purpose tour pop-up shops (in collaboration with Bravado), as well as his merch collections at both Barneys and Urban Outfitters, the 22-year-old singer is launching a collection for Forever21, too. The new merch (also in collaboration with Bravado) is a bit more accessible to Bieber's pre-teen Beliebers, with short-sleeve and long-sleeve tees all retailing under $35. The collection hits stores on Aug. 29.