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TT Vol. 84
NYFW, Final Couture Notes, Peloton Turmoil, J.Crew Men's & WINDOW SHOPPING
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NYFW is on right now. A lot of folks are missing - Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, Pyer Moss, Christopher John Rogers - but there is still plenty to see, including Telfar, Collina Strada, Proenza Schouler, Eckhaus Latta and the return of Hood by Air. Full schedule here.
It all brings back memories of running through the snow to showroom appointments, sneaking into shows and seeing Anna pop up everywhere with her Starbucks coffee.
More chatter on our podcast this week - just 5 minutes talking NYFW of yore!
With NYFW in full swing, we wanted to quickly highlight the Valentino and Schiaparelli couture shows from Paris. The Valentino show was incredibly beautiful, packed with detail and artistry. And creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli broke with tradition and featured a variety of ages and body shapes in creating the collection. It’s really hard to pick, but here are some good looks:
Meanwhile at Schiaparelli, surrealism was on display. Couture for the Instagram age! How about a gold bag shaped liked a decapitated human head?
It was a busy week for Daniel Roseberry, who in addition to the show outfitted Julia Fox in a denim cone bra to wear to the Kenzo show.
Had to link to this fantastic deck that is essentially 65 pages talking shit about now former CEO John Foley. It contains this priceless slide, which is just quotes from Foley talking about himself and how he is doing a bad job.
As the founder and majority shareholder, Foley did not have to step down. But pressure from activists convinced him to keep his shares but give up day to day management responsibilities, which he genuinely seemed to not enjoy.
With a new CEO in charge, the rumor is that Amazon and Nike are looking to acquire Peloton for cheap.
J.Crew released some photos of the new Men’s collection designed by Noah’s Brendan Babenzian. It actually looks pretty good, and possibly explains why Noah has been looking so mid? He’s been saving all his good stuff for this new project!
We also love that he included women in styling the Men’s collection - a smart move where the Women’s business is significantly bigger than the Men’s.
While we are no longer a J.Crew customers (though their new SS22 sweaters look great!), the retail world is in a better place if middle price tier brands like J.Crew can be successful.
Simply wild Craig Green x adidas originals on the runway
REI Kawakubo hat
Re: the Academy Award nominees:
Chris & Raquel
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