Jacquemus, Luxury Brand With Cult Following, Signs First U.S. Lease In SoHo

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A luxury fashion brand with a cult online following has signed a lease for its first U.S. store in SoHo.

The Paris-based brand founded by designer Simon Porte Jacquemus has signed a lease for nearly 5K SF at 143 Spring St. Rent is approximately $2M a year, sources told Bisnow.

The store will occupy the lower level, ground floor and second floor of the small,  historic building on the corner of Spring and Wooster streets. 

Jacquemus was represented by Brandon Charnas and Adam Henick of Current RE Advisors. Landlord Buchbinder and Warren was represented internally by Bill Abramson and Matt Olden. 

“Located across the street from Chanel, their presence signifies more than just another storefront — it represents a transformative moment for the block and SoHo,” Charnas said in a statement. “The exponential increase in adjacent landlords’ asking rents, which we call the ‘Jacquemus

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Miu Miu Is the World’s Hottest Fashion Brand Once Again

Miuccia Prada can’t stop winning.

The designer’s Miu Miu label was the hottest brand on the planet in the first quarter of the year, Hypebeast reported on Wednesday. And her namesake Prada came in at the No. 2 spot, after taking home the highest ranking at the end of 2023. That’s all according to the Lyst Index, a ranking of fashion’s most popular brands and products that’s released every quarter.

Searches for Miu Miu were up 8 percent in the first three months of 2024, according to the Lyst Index, thanks in part to the brand’s recent fashion show in Paris and its collab with New Balance. Among men, in particular, searches on Lyst were up a whopping 88 percent. And Prada, despite dropping in the rankings, has still retained its high status thanks to a star-studded ad campaign and new versions of its coveted handbags.

Elsewhere on the list,

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Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten is stepping down as creative director at the end of June

BRUSSELS — Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, who for almost four decades dazzled the fashion world with his luscious use of colors and fabrics, said Tuesday that he will step down as creative director of his namesake brand at the end of June.

Van Noten, 65, a master of blending the old with the new, said in a statement that the 2025 men’s spring-summer collection will be the last in his current role. He added that the women’s collection will be designed by his studio.

Van Noten’s successor will be announced at a later stage, he said.

“I have been preparing for this moment for a while, and I feel it’s time to leave room for a new generation of talents to bring their vision to the brand,” Van Noten said.

Although he will relinquish his role as creative director, Van Noten will still be involved in the fashion house.

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Can Fashion Designers Be Successful Without Going Viral?

When fashion’s front row hurled rubbish at AVAVAV’s Fall/Winter 2024 runway in Milan, iPhone-gripping attendees knew they had captured viral gold. That same week, SUNNEI’s models divulged their candid mid-walk thoughts to form the show’s soundtrack: “The blonde in the second row, she thinks her review will change the world,” one said over the speakers. “I can’t wait to eat pasta,” another thought. In London, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy revealed life-like banana boots, which catalyzed chuckles across TikTok. And after Beyoncé made a last-minute trek to Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood for Luar, The New York Times wrote that designer Raul Lopez had won “the attention lottery.”

Virality appears to be a prerequisite for industry success in 2024; without it, many labels, especially those emerging, find themselves trailing behind a drawn-out list of triumphant designers with digital buzz.

Must designers strive to break the Internet, or can they find the same success

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How Our Legacy Became the Biggest Little Fashion Brand in the World

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The creative director is asleep on the couch. His vintage Margiela boots are on the floor beside him. It’s not yet noon but it’s already been a big day for Cristopher Nying. And an even bigger week. This whole year, in fact, and the couple preceding it, have been quite big for Nying and his partners at Our Legacy.

It’s November in Stockholm. The sun sets around 3 p.m. and the clouds hang low and dense, like a thick layer of wool. The nights are long. Last night especially. It started with a party at the Our Legacy Work Shop store—one of two boutiques the company operates in Stockholm—to celebrate the brand’s latest blockbuster collaboration, with Emporio Armani. Nying

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Donna King On Launching P. Sherrod & Co., A Black-Owned Leather Accessories Brand

P. Sherrod & Co.’s Founder On Launching A Black-Owned Leather Accessories Brand 
P. Sherrod & Co.

Donna King’s accessories brand, P. Sherrod & Co., began as a side hustle. Over a decade ago, King, originally from Jersey City, was introduced to a family-run leather manufacturer while she was on a trip to Columbia. She says that the brilliant colors, craftsmanship, and supple leather sparked an idea. “It was in this encounter that a seed was planted,” she tells ESSENCE.com. King started releasing handbags in 2009 as a creative outlet following the serendipitous moment she experienced during her travels to South America. 

By 2015, she officially went full-time with her line after making it profitable. Her background in journalism and IT strengthened her skill sets by giving her a unique edge that most designers do not have. Though she doesn’t have a traditional fashion education the designer and founder explains that she pushed through feelings of fear and doubt. In an

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Look of the Week: Kim Kardashian sparkles with new Swarovski x Skims collaboration

Editor’s Note: Featuring the good, the bad and the ugly, ‘Look of the Week’ is a regular series dedicated to unpacking the most talked about outfit of the last seven days.



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Whether you’re going out or just going to bed, Kim Kardashian wants to make sure you can glisten head-to-toe. The reality star-turned-business mogul’s clothing brand Skims revealed this week a new partnership with jewelry brand Swarovski: A line of shimmering crystal bodysuits, dresses and even underwear launching November 7.

“For this collaboration, we really wanted to celebrate individual creativity and bring more glamour into getting dressed every day,” said Kardashian in a press release.

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Crystal-embellished briefs and triangle bras are amongst the latest offering from Skims.

The launch comes at a time when Kardashian is using her label to experiment. Just this week, Skims has unveiled a controversial molded “nipple-bra” to give wearers the appearance of, well, ever-visible nipples (as its name suggests), and become the

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A$AP Rocky named creative director of Puma, F1 partnership

A$AP Rocky has been named creative director for a partnership between Puma and Formula 1.

The rapper, designer and boyfriend of Rihanna will serve as creative director of the F1 partnership, which will “focus on the intersection of the sport and streetwear,” according to a press release from Puma on Monday.

Rocky, 35, will design clothing capsules and bring a new perspective to the brand with his “fashion knowledge, style and cultural expertise,” which will influence Puma’s “seasonal design directions” going forward.

“Working with brands as iconic as PUMA, and as innovative as F1, has been truly inspiring,” Rocky shared in the release. “When the world sees what were (sic) doing, I believe a shift will happen with how brand’s (sic) approach taking risks and working with diverse creatives.”

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Diversity and inclusion celebrated in Milan with refrain: Make more space for color, curves

MILAN — More curvy models than ever showed up on Milan runways this season, due mostly to a single show by Brazilian designer Karoline Vitto, while designers of color showcased their work at collateral events meant to promote their visibility in the backrooms of Italian fashion.

Wherever diversity and inclusion were being celebrated during Milan Fashion Week, which ended Sunday, there was one underlying refrain: Make more space.

CURVY MODELS GET OUTING AT KAROLINE VITTO

“We made history! It was incredible,’’ world-renown curvy model Ashley Graham gushed as she embraced London-based Vitto after Sunday’s show.

Plus-size models like Graham, Precious Lee and Paloma Elsesser are often the only curvy models on fashion runways for any given show, but for Vitto’s preview Graham led an entire cast of models ranging in size from UK 10 to UK 24 (US 6 to US 20).

Vogue Business reported in March that just .06%

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Black In Fashion Council Presents Their Seventh Showroom Featuring Emerging Designers Kilentar, Onalaja, Khoi and More During NYFW

Others found inspiration elsewhere, including close friends and family. For Ciara Chyanne, her interior designer grandmother, was a big influence on her collections. To always have a piece of her grandmother in her clothes, she uses upholstery fabrics, including blazers, skirts, and jackets. On the other hand, Krystal Phillips of Kaphill wanted to make a brand for her community. Known for her love of color and puff sleeves, she thought about how she could make comfortable clothes for her friends, and this season, she imagined a spring collection that they could wear if she got married in the South of France.

Fumi the Label

Photo: Courtesy of Fumi the Label

Fumi Egbon of Fumi The Label has no formal training in fashion. Growing up, she would look through magazines and never saw size-inclusive clothes that were also bright and fun, so she started a brand to address that, mainly

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