Mens

Saks Scores Retail Exclusive of Kim Jones’ Dior Men’s Collection

Saks Fifth Avenue has managed to snag the early launch of the much-coveted debut collection of Kim Jones for Dior Homme.
Although the line will be offered at other stores in early February — including in an installation with some exclusive pieces at Nordstrom Men in New York and Seattle — Saks has secured the early retail exclusive for the line. The line has already launched at Dior’s stores, including the eight in the U.S. that carry men’s wear.
Saks will be carrying the full collection of ready-to-wear, sneakers and accessories embellished with the brand’s signature bee logo that has been reimagined by street artist KAWS.
The summer collection will be available at Saks’ New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Toronto stores on Jan. 16, two weeks ahead of other retailers. It will not be available online.
Product pricing will range from $490 for a KAWS bee T-shirt to $5,900 for a crystal KAWS bee denim jacket.
Saks will devote the center six windows at its Fifth Avenue flagship to the launch from Jan. 16 to Jan. 30. They will feature KAWS’ designs including the bee motif as well as his BFF character made of thousands of flowers.

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Paris Men’s Fashion Week: A Survival Guide

Where: The Marais, still the go-to zone for new shops, eateries and cafés.
Shows in the area: Acne Studios, Facetasm, Alyx, Cmmn Swdn and Lemaire.
What not to miss: Looking for a bite to eat between Facetasm and Acne Studios? Leg it to Raw to Go, a new takeaway spot opened by culinary duo Marie and William Pradeleix that specializes in raw food — think sashimi, beef tartare, cold-pressed juices and cacao bars. For a spot of shopping, new men’s concept-store La Garçonnière carries more than 200 brands, including Danish outerwear label Rains, funky eyewear styles by French start-up Izipizi and the ubiquitous — and sustainable — Veja sneakers, as well as a barber shop. As happy hour comes closer, check out the new bar Cambridge Public House, which was opened on Jan. 14 by Hyacinthe Lescoët, former head barman at the Mary Céleste. “Fancy cocktail places can be a bit intimidating, so we wanted to recreate the vibe of an English pub, with cozy furniture and an open mindset,” said the drinks maestro. Good to know for Dry January: around a quarter of the creative cocktails listed on the menu will be spirit free.
Raw to Go, 56 Rue de Turenne, 75003. Open

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Ones to Watch: System Studios

PARIS — It is System Studios’ first time on the Paris Fashion Week schedule, but the brand has been present in the French capital for quite some time. The South Korean ready-to-wear brand’s men’s and women’s collection can be found at Parisian concept-store Tom Greyhound, where its performance led the brand to start thinking about exposing its designs to an international audience.
“System Studios has become one of the three best-selling brands in the store, after Off-White and Loewe,” said David Kang, who heads the Paris division of Handsome Corp., the South Korean company owning both System and Tom Greyhound.
Tom Greyhound is System Studio’s only point of sale outside of Asia; it counts 100 retailers in South Korea alone. “We’ve had a lot of positive comments from our Parisian clients about the brand,” continued Kang. “It confirmed our wish to launch internationally.”
Inspired by Seoul’s distinctive street style, System Studios was launched in 1990 for women’s wear and 2008 for men’s wear. The brand’s international design teams — 47 people for women’s, 36 for men’s — are based in Seoul.
Based on the concept of mix and match, classical pieces, like a tailored jacket or a striped shirt, are modernized with more streetwear-inspired

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Ones to Watch: Fumito Ganryu

PARIS — After making an impact at Pitti Uomo last June with the presentation of his first namesake collection since quitting Comme des Garçons, Fumito Ganryu is capitalizing on the momentum of the category he’s best known for — streetwear — and taking on Paris.
Ganryu — who counts among his peers “bad boys” Facetasm’s Hiromichi Ochiai and Sasquatchfabrix’s Daisuke Yokoyama — worked with longtime collaborator 6Up on the production of the Paris show Tuesday at the Hôtel d’Évreux. “It’s something people need for the 21st century,” said the designer of his direction, though it “doesn’t have to start with a new material or new technologies.”
Instead, explained the designer in an interview in the run-up to the show, the aim is to present his vision of the future “in the simplest way,” cutting through the “disorder” of mainstream brands in a saturated market that, for him, are just churning out “revivals of a heritage look.”
His first collection, with its future-wear vibe and deconstructed styling (think Neoprene hoodies tied at the waist to create a seamless apron effect or a yellow jacket attached to the front of another yellow jacket that gives a weird surrealistic feel), represented “one small facet of my

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Indochino to Open 20 Showrooms This Year

Indochino will open up to 20 retail showrooms in North America this year.
The Vancouver-based custom men’s brand, said the expansion will be concentrated on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. The first will open in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn on Jan. 18. Other locations will include Greenwich, Conn., Manhasset, N.Y., and Paramus, N.J., followed by a second unit in Boston and a fourth in the Greater Toronto area. Three showrooms will open in California, in Roseville, San Diego and San Jose, plus Portland, Ore., and Bellevue, Wash.
Indochino ended 2018 with 38 showrooms.
The brand is also expanding its categories. Last year, it began offering chinos and outerwear and will begin offering casual shirts by summer as well as an expanded assortment of custom suits, dress shirts and formalwear.
Indochino said it posted a 43 percent increase in sales in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 55 percent and positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for the second consecutive year. The company declined to provide more specific figures.
Drew Green, president and chief executive officer of Indochino said the company doubled its retail footprint in 2018 and is ready to “explore more new markets while profitably growing our existing markets, introduce consumers

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EXCLUSIVE: Heron Preston on Opening Paris Men’s Fashion Week

PARIS — “Streetwear on the runways of Paris has always been that vision that I’ve shared with my friends, the ultimate opportunity to present some new fresh ideas in a city and platform that we have always looked up to,” said Heron Preston, who today at the Palais de Tokyo will present the first runway show of his namesake label, as part of the official calendar of Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
Call him a quick learner. Preston, who was “raised” by the skate culture in San Francisco where he grew up, and who first started making noise in 2012 with his art-project bootleg spins on the Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt, said that it was only around four years ago, when he started working with Kanye West, that he was introduced to the world of Paris fashion.
A former art director for West, Preston — who’s considered a post-Internet Renaissance man — worked at Nike and was also a part of the Been Trill art and DJ collective with Virgil Abloh, Justin Saunders and Matthew Williams.
“I really put myself in that environment with Virgil, Matthew and Kanye [West]. And going to Paris with those guys, I was always that kid who felt like a bit

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Ones to Watch: Han Kjobenhavn

PARIS — For Jannik Wikkelso Davidsen, founder of Han Kjobenhavn, Paris was the natural next step for the Danish ready-to-wear brand.
“We’ve been showing in Copenhagen for the last eight years, and somehow we felt like we needed to move forward,” he said over the phone, a couple of days before the brand’s show on the opening day of Paris Men’s Week. “Paris was the place to be because of its rich history, but also from a business point of view: it’s where the focus is right now. Also, I liked the challenge.”
Han Kjobenhavn started out in 2008 as an eyewear brand, but developed into men’s wear two years later with the introduction of a select collection of 15 Japanese indigo-dyed pieces, which immediately got picked up by local retailers such as Storm Copenhagen. Since then, the brand has grown organically, opening two stores — one in Copenhagen, one in Aarhus — and adding women’s wear to its range a couple of seasons ago.
Davidsen’s main source of inspiration is his upbringing, growing up part of a working class family in the suburbs of Copenhagen in the Nineties. “You would create your style by mixing wardrobes: your dad’s oversize blazers and suits, your

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Brett Johnson Opens Milan Showroom

Brett Johnson is hoping to expand his reach in Europe and has opened a showroom on Via Manzoni in Milan to showcase his fall collection.
The American designer launched his eponymous collection in 2013 and opened a showroom and retail store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in 2017. That location will remain open.
Johnson said the collection is currently carried in 15 wholesale accounts in Europe and Asia and the goal for this season is to add another 30 doors. The showroom in Milan is 3,200 square feet.
The collection offers classically inspired outerwear, knitwear, trousers and leathers inspired by Johnson’s upbringing in Virginia. Key pieces include soft-shoulder blazers in cashmere and alpaca, a variety of bombers, parkas, field jackets and peacoats in leather, suede, shearling or cashmere. The color palette is mainly neutral with white, forest green, mustard yellow and a variety of blues and grays.
Johnson, the son of Black Entertainment Television founders Robert and Sheila Johnson, got his start designing his own interpretation of the Nike Air Force One sneakers and then branched out into apparel. The Brett Johnson line of outerwear, knitwear, woven shirts and trousers are all manufactured in Florence.

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Destination XL to Begin Wholesaling, Working With Amazon

Destination XL Group Inc. is jumping into the wholesale market.

The Canton, Mass.-based men’s big and tall retailer, said Monday that it has launched a wholesale unit to develop and distribute both private label and cobranded big and tall apparel to other retailers, including Amazon. The online behemoth has tapped the company to be the provider of men’s big and tall sizes for its Amazon Private Brand and Amazon Essentials channels. It will offer a range of styles in sizes 2XL and above that will be marketed under the “Amazon Essentials Fit by DXL” moniker.
DXL has been selling on Amazon for the past couple of years but this is the first time it is partnering with the company for wholesale product.
“DXL Men’s Apparel is the industry leader in the men’s big and tall apparel and accessories market,” said David Levin, DXL’s acting chief executive officer. “We believe there is an opportunity to bring our big and tall expertise in comfort, fit and style to leading apparel retailers who recognize the growth potential of this dynamic market niche. This model will allow DXL to leverage its extensive big and tall experience and industry knowledge with its current product development infrastructure, affording a

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Highlights From the Fall Offering at Pitti Uomo

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Brunello Cucinelli
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Designer: Brunello Cucinelli
Inspiration: The luxury label found the inspiration for its new collection in the elegance of the Fifties. Calling the lineup “Gentleman at Ease,” Cucinelli offered a relaxed take on classic tailoring. The brand, which this season enlarged its booth at Pitti Uomo, returned the focus to its wide offering of suits, which ranged from effortless-chic styles targeting the new generation of men to evening options. In keeping with this renewed attention on suits, Cucinelli recently introduced in key stores a made-to-measure program that enables shoppers to create customized tailoring styles while experiencing the brand’s Italian lifestyle in dedicated areas offering high-end facilities and services.
Key Styles: In the suiting range, while jackets were cut close to the body, Fifties-inspired high-waisted pants with double pleats were among a selection of wider, comfortable silhouettes. Fabrics spanned from traditional wools and cashmeres to flannels, corduroy and velvet. Knitwear took center stage with cozy crewneck and V-neck sweaters, sometimes embellished with sporty-chic tennis details that showed rich melange effects. The color palette focused on neutral tones of gray, blue and beige, enriched with accents of warm dark red and deep purple hues. — Alessandra Turra

Z ZEGNA

ZZegna
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Designer: Alessandro Sartori
Inspiration: Innovation was

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Meet P448, the Sneaker Brand Wayne Kulkin Is Betting On

MILAN — If you think the sneaker trend is about to end, think twice.
Wayne Kulkin, former vice chairman and chief executive officer at Stuart Weitzman, who oversaw the label’s global expansion during a 26-year tenure, is among the latest executives to have thrown his hat into the sneaker ring.
In 2017, he teamed up with Hilco Global’s chairman and ceo Jeffrey Hecktman to form StreetTrend LLC, a holding company focused on bringing Italian heritage and craftsmanship to the sneaker arena. He soon identified P448, an Italian niche sneaker brand founded in 2014 by Marco Samorè and Andrea Curti, as a label with great potential.
“It’s an oversaturated market, but on the other hand, there’s a complete casualization. I don’t think this is going to change and [we will] go back to men wearing suits and ties and women wearing dresses all day long, so this trend is here to stay. It’s comfortable, it feels good, it’s easy to wear and cool.”

A P448 sneaker style.
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After helping to expand the label’s global retail network by signing an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement with P448 in 2017, Kulkin deepened his commitment to the brand by acquiring a stake in the company last summer.
In July 2018, StreetTrend

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Italy’s Men’s Sales, Exports Grow in 2018, Brands Support MFW

MILAN — Trade policies, Brexit uncertainties, social protests in France and European political elections are factors that could influence the economy this year, but Brunello Cucinelli is unwavering: “Of one thing I am sure: it’s not true that men don’t want to buy, I don’t believe this at all.” With “at least three different posts” on social media per day, men “must change depending on the occasion. We take more care of our looks because we will be posted. It’s a new way of life,” he argued.
Figures released by Centro Studi of fashion industry association Confindustria Moda support this positive take — even 2019 is seen as “stable” compared with 2018 and showing “limited dynamism,” based on the spring 2019 orders. That said, the Italian men’s wear industry is expected to report 2018 sales of 9.44 billion euros, up 1.5 percent compared with 2017.
Men’s wear accounts for 17.5 percent of Italy’s textile and fashion revenues and 27.9 percent of all apparel. The first half of 2018 was particularly brisk, with exports up 5.5 percent, but business slowed starting last summer. Consumer spending in Italy was defined by the association as “one of the worst [since] 2013.” However, 2018 year-end figures

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Perry Ellis Brand Names Zuckerman President

Perry Ellis International has made its first major move since going private at the end of last year.
On Thursday, the company named Jason Zuckerman, former Calvin Klein wholesale president, to be president of its flagship Perry Ellis men’s division. In that role, he will oversee sales, planning and merchandising to drive the overall growth of the brand. He will be based at the company’s offices in New York and will report to Oscar Feldenkreis, chief executive officer and president of PEI.
He succeeds Melissa Worth who had been president of the Perry Ellis division since 2017. She resigned in December, Feldenkreis said.
“Jason is a well-seasoned veteran with a vast knowledge of the industry,” he said. “We’re excited to have him join us and help us grow the brand.”
Zuckerman has a long history in the men’s wear industry, having spent the past 14 years with PVH Corp. He served most recently as president of the wholesale division of Calvin Klein and has also held roles that include senior vice president of sales for Izod Sportswear and Golf, and executive vice president of strategy and business development for Speedo. During his time at PVH, Zuckerman was responsible for developing strategies that drove sales

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Pitti Uomo Sets Tone for Strong Men’s Fall Season

FLORENCE — Despite a challenging retail environment, Pitti Uomo for its 95th edition delivered as a bellwether platform for the fall 2019 men’s season.
Retailers lauded the enticing array of projects, ranging from the transporting show of guest designer Y/Project at the Large Cloister of the Santa Maria Novella complex to Moon Boot’s 50th anniversary lunar invasion-themed exhibition at the Stazione Leopolda, as well as the fair’s curated sections.
“The fall men’s wear assortment as evidenced by what I’ve seen here at Pitti is off to a particularly strong start,” said Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus for whom the event serves as “the platform from which I reference the runway shows to come, serving as a grounded point of view for what merchandise will be out in the market.”
“We have seen a lot of inspiring collections and items here from both large brands as well as more obscure-makers that are perfect for the discerning, luxury-minded customer,” he added, flagging Z Zegna’s “melding of sartorial and activewear” and Brunello Cucinelli’s “Gentlemen at Ease” collection among highlights.
“More traditional men’s wear influences are also having a strong showing with lots of English fabrications like glen plaids, houndstooth and checks looking refreshing in both tailoring

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Nordstrom Men to Shine Light on New Concepts by Sam Lobban

Sam Lobban is making his first major mark on the Nordstrom Men store.
On Friday, the vice president of men’s fashion, who joined the retailer in June, will unveil New Concepts, the first in a series of rotating pop-up shops intended to highlight innovative men’s wear.
The first is being called Concept 001: Out Cold and is centered around what Lobban and the Nordstrom merchandising team believe to be the best products for inclement weather. The shop will have a physical presence on the main floor of the Nordstrom Men store on 57th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan — replacing the Olivia Kim Merry + Bright holiday shop — as well as in the Seattle flagship.

The Out Cold shop opens Friday.

Among the 20 brands that will be offered are Kjus, Houdini and Aztech Mountain for ski and outdoor apparel; high-tech brands Arc’teryx Veilance and Mackintosh; technical footwear from Hoka One One and Salomon, and outdoor gear from Leatherman and Snow Peak.
The new concept comes as Nordstrom continues to tweak the New York store, the first men’s-only unit in its fleet. While there has been criticism of the store’s configuration and product selection, Nordstrom executives have said they continue to adapt to what

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Engineered Garments Continues Partnership With Doc Martens

Doc Martens is renewing its partnership with Engineered Garments.
The footwear brand is working with Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki, who founded the brand in 1999, to update the 3989 5-eye brogue. Suzuki, who is known for collecting vintage clothing, mixed five different types of leather — croc, pebble and suede — to construct the shoes, which also feature yellow welt stitching, a Docs signature and an air-cushioned sole. The shoes, which are available now in black and brown, retail for $230.
The brand has focused more on implementing comfort and performance into its collections. Last year it launched a WinterGrip collection built for cold weather elements.
“As a footwear brand we are always looking to innovate and bring new technologies to market. This was a great opportunity to combine our classic Dr. Martens styling with a modern, functional WinterGrip technology to the outsole,” said Sam Breese, head of product in the Americas.

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Project Teams With Cool Hunting for N:ow New York Initiative

Cool Hunting, an independent publication that covers design, culture and technology, will host a lounge and curate a selection of its favorite items at Project’s upcoming New York trade show.
The collaboration with Cool Hunting is part of the show’s N:ow at Project initiative.
Among the brands that will be featured are Herman Miller; Sister City hotel, the new hotel from Ace Hotel Group; Arlo Skye luggage; Rhone; Courant, and Troubadour.
As reported, N:ow at Project, which debuted at the Las Vegas show last August, offers forums and trend presentations in partnership with WGSN and High Snobiety, as well as installations and daily discussions about the state of the men’s wear industry.
“Coming off of a successful launch of N:ow this summer in Las Vegas, its debut in New York was a natural progression,” said Jason Peskin, men’s brand director for Informa, which owns Project. “N:ow will continue to evolve the traditional trade show and birth a fresh event experience for both brands and attendees in New York with Highsnobiety providing special coverage of it all.”
Among the speakers who will participate at this edition are Mr. Mort’s Mordechai Rubinstein; Highsnobiety’s editor-in-chief Jeff Carvalho; Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson, and Moose Knuckles’ creative director Steff

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Fashion Brands’ Collaborative Efforts With Soccer Teams: Is It Worth It to Play?

MILAN — It’s often said that one’s favorite soccer team is forever. Which might be true for the 736 million fans that soccer has reportedly attracted in 2017 across 18 surveyed markets, according to a study released by American measurement and data analytics company Nielsen.
The number translates into a big opportunity for companies across different categories and especially for fashion brands supplying off-the-field uniforms and developing co-branded capsule collections, to bank on soccer’s global relevance and possibly tap into new customers.
For instance, Thom Browne joined the arena last year by crafting for the first time the off-the-field tailored and formalwear uniforms of FC Barcelona with a deal covering the next three years, while Hugo Boss has renewed its partnership with the AS Roma, FC Bayern, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain teams.

Players from the FC Bayern Munich soccer team outfitted by Boss.
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Some remain skeptical. “As a marketing tool, I’m uncertain about the return on investment. First of all, there’s a target issue: Are fans of soccer teams target customers for these brands?” wondered Alessandro Maria Ferreri, chief executive officer of The Style Gate consultancy firm. He noted that brands are often putting a lot of money and efforts

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The People You Need to Know in Florence

Having the right contacts is crucial to the best travel experience. So how to thrive at and survive the hustle and bustle of Pitti Uomo and a packed Florence? Here, WWD introduces you to some people you need to know.
Silvia Orsi Bertolini, founder of p.r. and event agency La Jamais Contente
If you need to organize a last-minute event, this is the woman you need to get in touch with. The wife of Pitti Immagine chief executive officer Raffaello Napoleone, Silvia Orsi Bertolini established her communications and event firm La Jamais Contente in 2004. Having developed successful projects for clients such as Sergio Rossi, Damiani, Moncler, Prada, Celine and Salvatore Ferragamo, she can use her network to pull together the ultimate event.
22, Via dei Serragli
+39 055 0450044
lajamais-contente.com

Silvia Orsi Bertolini.
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Claudio Meli, J.K. Place Firenze general manager
One of the men behind the stellar service at luxury Florentine hotel J.K. Place, Claudio Meli, for many years the president of the Golden Keys Worldwide Concierge Association, can make hotel guests feel at home by providing them with all the secrets needed to live Florence like a real local.
7, Piazza Santa Maria Novella
+39 055 2645181
jkplace.com

Claudio Meli.
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Nicola Bianchi, master perfumer of AquaFlor
Looking for a sophisticated, customized

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Eton Marks 90 Years

MILAN — Swedish shirtmaker Eton is going to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a special event at Pitti Uomo.
Although the company is keeping details on the celebration under wraps, Eton’s chief creative officer Sebastian Dollinger highlighted the importance of the Florentine trade show.
“Pitti Uomo is the event to be at for the men’s fashion industry and we are happy and honored to fete our anniversary there,” he said during an interview in Milan.
Founded in Gånghester, a town in Southern Sweden, by David and Annie Patterson, Eton sells its high-end shirts in 50 countries through a wholesale network of about 1,600 international retailers, including prestigious department stores Harrods, Selfridges, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen, Le Bon Marché, El Corte Inglés, Rinascente and KaDeWe.
“We seem an old brand, but we are just at the beginning,” said Eton chief executive officer Hans Davidson. “In 90 years we managed to build a solid label, which is known for the high quality and the style. Now, the goal is to reach new and old customers through all the channels.”
While Eton is well-positioned across Europe and the U.S., the company still has to conquer the Asian market.
“We are preparing in the right way

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