Style Notes: Natalia Dyer, Elijah Wood Star in Prada Videos; Anya Hindmarch Ditches Runway Shows

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Natalia Dyer, Elijah Wood Star in Prada Video Series [WWD]
For the third year in a row, Prada is bringing back its holiday video series, "The Postman's Gifts," directed by American filmmaker Autumn de Wilde. This year's four episodes star Elijah Wood, Amber Valletta, Emma Roberts and Stranger Things breakout star Natalia Dyer. The videos are all streaming on Prada's website and on its social media channels.

Anya Hindmarch Ditches the Runway In Favor of In-Store Events [WWD]
Anya Hindmarch is saying so long to her over-the-top runway shows, choosing instead to host in-store events throughout the year. The London-based designer, who had previously hosted two shows per year, will now hold four "happenings" meant to engage customers, beginning during London Fashion Week in September. “It’s a new toy for me to play with, and a way to amplify the brand’s creativity,” said the designer. The collections will be shown to editors and buyers by appointment during the regular buying cycle.   

 

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Steve Madden Sued by Allbirds [Business of Fashion]
Allbirds, the sustainable shoe brand from New Zealand best-known for wool runners and an Outdoor Voices collaboration, is the latest company to take on Steve Madden for copying its designs. Allbirds filed a trade dress infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of California, alleging that Steve Madden's "Traveler" sneaker has ripped off the design of Allbirds' signature runner.

 

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Calypso St. Barth to Liquidate Remaining Stores [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 29, Calypso St. Barth is now liquidating all its stores as it closes its 16 remaining boutiques (nine other locations have already been shuttered). The women’s resort-wear brand, founded on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy in 1992, was once favored by Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson. The Calypso St. Barth liquidation events will be selling apparel, furniture and home furnishings at 25 percent to 50 percent off. More info on the liquidation events can be found here.