ExKite Limited-Edition Capsule Lands at Barneys New York

Renzo Mancini is proving that you don’t have to be based in a fashion capital to have your products sold by a luxury retailer. Of course, Mancini is a little more remote than most — some would even say, off the grid. Still, he managed to get the attention of Barneys New York buyers in Sardinia, where he lives and operates ExKite with his wife, stylist Eirinn Skrede.
The eco-friendly ExKite creates jackets from kite-surfing kites that are decommissioned and upcycled.
Mancini, a former professional kite surfer, found his calling when he was test-piloting a kite surfing brand. Testing the kites in the water, Mancini realized they could no longer be used for kite surfing, but he didn’t want to throw them away. Each kite was associated with a memory — of a beautiful day or a nice moment on the beach. With Skrede, he designed jackets, each a one-of-a-kind article.
Mancini said he didn’t “want to take a corner at Barneys because we are not yet known.” He had an idea, which sounds quite ambitious, but was second nature for the kite-surfing pro. “‘Why don’t we take two kites and put the logo of Barneys on one and the ExKite logo on

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD
Florsheim

The Very Warm Partnering With Barneys

The Very Warm, a New York-based outerwear brand, has teamed with Barneys New York once again for an exclusive capsule that will launch next month.
Called the City Series, the brand has created three styles that will be sold in the retailer’s stores in three different cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The styles — a coach’s jacket, which will retail for $ 215, a bomber for $ 295 and a parka for $ 400 — will feature localized, custom artwork that represents the city in which they will be sold. The jackets for each market will only be sold in that city.
The back of the jackets sport the name of the city while the inside features collage art by Gil Goren that speaks to the distinct character of each city. The New York version, for example, features Wall Street, JFK International Airport, and other graphics.
 

The interior artwork in The Very Warm’s jacket for Barneys. 

The capsule will be available beginning in the middle of October, and if successful, The Very Warm hopes to roll out the program to other locations.
The Very Warm was founded last fall by cousins Shai and David Peyser, whose family owns Weatherproof, in order to break into the contemporary outerwear market. For

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD
TideBuy Black Friday Sale 90% Off+ Extra Coupon

Barneys Taps John Vizzone to Create Millennial-Skewed Line

Barneys New York is heightening its focus on the Millennial shopper and has tapped Cifonelli creative director John Vizzone to create a more-moderately priced collection of tailored clothing targeted to this younger customer.
The collection, John Vizzone x Barneys New York, is exclusive to Barneys for at least the next year, said Vizzone, who served as creative director for Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label collection for more than 25 years before signing on with Cifonelli in 2014.
Tom Kalenderian, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s wear for Barneys, said Vizzone and the retailer’s merchandising team were brainstorming about how best to attract a younger customer where they saw a void in the assortment. “It was the missing link in our business,” he said.
The younger guy will come to Barneys for his limited-edition sneakers, jewelry or other items, but with the average suit selling for more than $ 3,000 and shirts in the high $ 300 range and above, he often shops elsewhere for his more-tailored pieces, Kalenderian said.
So Vizzone agreed to create a line of Italian-made suits, sport coats and trousers that will retail for $ 995, $ 695 and $ 250 to $ 265, respectively. The collection will also include woven shirts made in Spain for

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD
Florsheim

Fila and Barneys Just Gave Some ’90s Classics a Serious Upgrade

Call it throwback style for grown-ups.

Style – Esquire

SHOPPING DEALS UPDATE:


Vitale’s Girl Power Message at Barneys

The day after Barneys New York named Daniella Vitale its first-ever female chief executive officer, the store launched a new campaign devoted to women’s empowerment. Titled “We Will Be,” the initiative is done through the Barneys New York Foundation, the retailer’s charitable arm that was founded in 2016 as a way for the store to advocate for human rights, the arts and education. For the campaign, Barneys commissioned videos done in partnership with the High School of Fashion Industries and MAKERS, a women’s media platform, that highlight strong women. They were installed Feb. 3 in Barneys’ Madison Avenue and downtown New York windows to coincide with New York Fashion Week.
The timing could not be more apt, considering the heightened cultural focus on the protection of women’s rights under the Trump administration and the arrival of Vitale as the store’s first female ceo. The initiative was her idea.
“Back in November, with such a negative and divisive tone in the world we felt we needed to kick off the year with a message of inclusion, diversity and women’s empowerment,” Vitale said. “With a group of us sitting around talking about how women in general had been treated so poorly during the campaign

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD
Milanoo.com Ltd

Atea Oceanie: The Best Boyfriend Button-Downs, Now at Barneys

Laura Myers quietly launched her contemporary collection Atea Oceanie for fall 2013 out of London, gaining traction with celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Sarah Jessica Parker, who favor the line’s fluid minimalist tailoring and Italian cotton button-down shirts. The collection is carried by Selfridges in London, on theline.com and, as of next week, Barneys New York.
As is the case with many designers, Myers’ concept sprung from “things that were missing from my own wardrobe,” she said earlier this week as she showed her resort lineup and a preview of spring in a suite at the Mercer Hotel in New York. These days, with so much stuff on the market, it’s almost laughable to think that decent shirting, suiting and slip dresses could be elusive, but Atea Oceanie’s are good-looking and especially well-priced ($ 130 for modal cashmere T-shirts, $ 250 for shirts $ 300 to $ 600 for dresses and suiting) for European fabrics and production. The shirts are made in Portugal; tailoring is done in France and London.
“The market today is full of the minimalist look, but we were particularly drawn to Atea Oceanie for its nonchalance,” said Tomoko Ogura, Barneys’ senior fashion director. “It’s both nonchalantly elegant and cool. That attitude is

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWD » International Woolmark Prize Selects 12 Global Finalists
Milanoo.com Ltd

Burberry Creates Capsule Collection for Barneys

A look from Burberry XO Barneys New York.

The brand has created a capsule collection — Burberry XO Barneys New York — inspired by its Prorsum collection.

Continue reading…

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

WWD Men’s
Florsheim