Style Notes: Victoria Beckham to Launch Skin Care, Makeup, Fragrance; Adidas Sold a Million Pairs of Upcycled Plastic Sneakers
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Victoria Beckham Launching Makeup, Skin Care and Fragrance [The Cut]
After dipping her toes into beauty with a collab fragrance with hubby David Beckham in 2006 and a limited-edition Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder makeup line in 2016, British fashion designer Victoria Beckham is moving her eponymous brand into the beauty realm. “I am currently in the process of creating my own color [cosmetics], my own line of skin care creams and a perfume,” she said in a Facebook Live video. “It’s going to be very scientific. I’m working with the best.” No other details have been revealed (some are wondering whether her partner is her go-to dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer), but she seems to be following in her husband's footsteps — David teamed up with L’Oreal on a men’s grooming and skin care line called House 99 that launched earlier this month.
Off-White Releases Capsule Line With Sunglass Hut [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Virgil Abloh’s buzzy streetwear brand, Off-White (nominated for the 2018 CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year), is building on its long list of collabs with the likes of Jimmy Choo, Nike and Warby Parker. Its latest partnership is a three-piece unisex sunglasses collab with Sunglass Hut — the acetate styles ($179 each) were shown on the runway during the Off-White fall 2018 fashion presentation in Paris. They will drop exclusively at SunglassHut.com on March 20 and roll out to Off-White and Sunglass Hut stores on April 10.
Trina Turk and Mr. Turk Team With SeaVees on Fun Sneakers [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Two beloved Cali-based fashion brands, Trina Turk and SeaVees, first teamed up for a collaboration last spring, and they're continuing their partnership this season with a collection of splashy, botanical-print lace-up and slip-on women’s sneakers ($78-$88). New this year is a budding collab between the heritage footwear brand and Trina Turk’s menswear label, Mr. Turk, on similar slip-on and lace-up guy’s sneakers (also $78-$88) embellished with some of the same sunny floral, geometric and ladybug patterns.
H&M Withdraws Lawsuit After Threats of Boycott by Artists [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for H&M. Back in January, Twitter backlash over the alleged racist innuendo of an image of a monkey hoodie on the company's website prompted G-Eazy and The Weeknd to shut down their partnerships with the brand. And this week, less than 24 hours after calls for an artists-led boycott of H&M (prompted by a legal dispute over the company's unauthorized use of the work of graffiti artist Jason “Revok” Williams in a recent campaign), the Swedish-based fast-fashion company has withdrawn a lawsuit filed last week in New York federal court stating that copyright law did not apply.
When H&M use work of graffiti artist @_revok_ and then denied his rights to own the creative work and they also went and snitch and filed a law suit against him ,it revok me ! graffiti artists have been using public spaces legally or illegally , for more than 30 years we have been subjected to penalties , jail , or even risking our lives trying to express our selves and making art When society and corporations use our art they can not deny once again our heritage ! Thanks @kaws for ur drawing _revok_ we stand behind you
Adidas Sold 1 Million Pairs of Recycled Ocean-Plastic Sneakers Last Year [Racked]
On Wednesday, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted was on CNBC discussing the company’s performance when he happened to mention that Adidas sold 1 million pairs of shoes made from recycled ocean plastic last year — and the company just started producing them in May 2017. Rorsted said that the company plans to sell 5 million pairs (of its annual total of 450 million) this year and has an even loftier green goal of using upcycled plastic in all of its products by 2024. Sustainability is a growing style movement. Thanks to efforts by the Global Fashion Agenda, 64 companies (including Gucci, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and the rest of luxury conglomerate Kering’s stable, along with Zara, Eileen Fisher, Reformation, Asos and Target) submitted plans in January for increased sustainability by 2020.