Style Notes: Tory Burch To Launch Athletic Line; New York Fashion Week: Men's Labeled a Success
The Thursday fashion buzz.
Fashion empress Tory Burch is expanding her $3.5 billion empire with a new line, Tory Sport, which will debut next month. The athletics line has all your fitness essentials, from golfwear to track suits and even surfwear, but with Burch's "chic" touch, of course. When describing the collection's aesthetic, the designer noted that unlike many modern athleisure lines, Tory Sport would be less neon and more The Royal Tenenbaums. During fashion week this September, the designer's downtown Manhattan store will be temporarily transformed into a Tory Sport pop-up store, with a permanent store in the works for later this year. [Vogue]
New York Fashion Week: Men's wrapped up last week, and according to industry insiders — retailers, buyers and designers included — the event was a success. Though the spread-out nature of the shows meant that turn out wasn't as high as it could have been, CFDA President Steven Kolb noted that the event exceeded his expectations. [WWD]
Today in Kendall and Kylie Jenner news, the sisters have officially launched their e-commerce fashion venture creatively titled, Kendall + Kylie. Unrelated to their design gigs for PacSun and TopShop, the flash-sale style site will sell two pieces per week — one from "Kendall's Closet" and the other from Kylie's. Subscribers will have first access to the designs, which, from the looks of the first batch of products, will include plenty of crop tops and not-so-subtle Kardashian references. Kool. [Racked]
Self and Details magazines may be the latest Conde Nast-owned publications to undergo major operational shifts or even to shutter come September. Rumors abound that Self may merge with Allure after numbers continue to fall despite a reorganization and an expanded focus on fashion and lifestyle in addition to their fitness-focused core. Likewise, Details has been said to be possibly merging with GQ, or folding altogether. [WWD]