Style Notes: Prada to Show Cruise 2019 in New York; Jacquemus Is Launching Menswear
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Prada Will Show Cruise 2019 Collection in New York [WWD]
Prada is setting sail for New York. The Italian fashion house has chosen the Big Apple as the next location for its cruise 2019 presentation on May 4. However, the specifics regarding the exact venue have not yet been revealed. Prada held its first cruise presentation last year in Milan.
Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus Will Launch Men's Line [WWD]
Simon Porte Jacquemus, the buzzy designer behind Beyonce-approved label Jacquemus, is about to make his first foray into menswear. The 28-year-old, who has been teasing a new venture on social media with the hashtag "#newjob," revealed the plans on Monday ahead of Paris Fashion Week. In a statement to WWD, the designer called the project a personal one: "I started to imagine the man when last year I fell in love."
J.W. Anderson Launches Second Converse Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
J.W. Anderson's second collaboration with Converse has arrived, and it's decidedly less sparkly. Called Simply_Complex, the second drop of the high-low collab features Jonathan Anderson's updated take on the Chuck 70 and Thunderbolt styes. Playing with new materials like goat leather, suede and denim, Anderson turned the classic sneaker into "a sort of curious version of Chuck" that makes a statement. The collab will be available Friday on both brands' websites.
Rebecca Minkoff Launches Swim Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Rebecca Minkoff is dipping her toes in the swimwear waters. The designer's new swim range officially launches Thursday online and in stores. The collection, made in Los Angeles with Italian fabrics, is priced between $70 and $145 and includes bikinis and one-pieces for the "coastal chic and city cool girl." Said Minkoff in a release: "I love everything about offering my on-the-go girl a gorgeous piece of swim that evokes a free-spirited style while remaining true to our high quality standards — one she can always count on each time she needs a new suit for her upcoming travels."
Goop Is Launching Its First Podcast Next Week [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand is coming for your ears. Goop — which now includes branded products, an annual wellness conference and a Conde Nast-published print magazine, in addition to the humming blog which started it all — is launching its first podcast on March 8. The show will feature Paltrow in conversation with Goop editors and high-profile guests and will cover travel, wellness, beauty and Goop's other verticals, as well as of-the-moment subjects like the #MeToo movement and the "triggering nature of new ideas."