Rent The Runway Expanding
Rent the Runway is looking for a piece of the fast-fashion market-expanding beyond the confines of special occasion dressing with a new offering. Today, the five-year-old site will introduce an accessories category. More than 1,000 handbags, sunglasses, scarves, outerwear, hats and pieces of jewelry are unlimitedly available to members for a price of $75 per month. The $75 subscription fee enables members to receive three items at a time-which they can keep for as long as they wish.
Karl Lagerfeld Barbie
Karl Lagerfeld in form of a Barbie? A limited-edition doll is being launched this fall by American toy giant Mattel Inc. and the iconic,Paris- based designer. The doll is part of the Barbie Collector Series and features Barbie dressed in a tailored black jacket, a white shirt with a high collar and skinny black jeans. Accessories are key, including a fat necktie, dark sunglasses and black ankle boots. Additional details about the doll and its distribution will be released at a later date.
CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Revealed
Time to ring the bell for round 11. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have announced the annual initiative named this year’s 10 finalists: Wes Gordon, Tanya Taylor, Paul Andrew, Daniel Corrigan and Jake Sargent of Simon Miller, Brett Heyman of Edie Parker, Natalie Levy and Grant Krajecki of Grey Ant, Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren, Gigi Burris of Gigi Burris Millinery, Ryan Roche, Orley’s Matt Orley, Alex Orley and Samantha Florence. The finalists will shortly meet with the selection committee that includes: Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Andrew Rosen and more. For a second time, Ovation TV will show “The Fashion Fund,” scheduled to air in November.