Posts for July 25th 2008
So the pop-up we thought was just next to the Gap, is actually a pop-up of the Gap. Say what? They've launched a little website to explain the collaboration, complete with a moving diagram of little boxes, one saying 'Gap' and one saying 'Colette', being hoisted by cranes. Cute, guys. Anyway, the little space, as reported by Racked, is said to include collaborations a plenty including Paris X NYC t-shirts such as those made by graffiti artists Andre (from Paris) and Neckface (from New York). See, it's almost like a wrestling match! There is also going to be some 'exclusive products' by the likes of Longchamp and Repetto. Looks like the Gap decided to squish every single possible collaboration idea into one endeavor. We just can't help but think that this whole thing would have been a little more special had Colette popped up in Opening Ceremony's space or some such thing. Alas, we suppose they are just competitors in the end. It just feels a little strange to say Gap and Neckface in the same sentence.
>> It's that time again. Right after news of upset at Halston come more shakeups.
Peter Som has submitted his resignation at Bill Blass because he "was unhappy with the control Blass' management tried to execute over his creative aesthetic" and has "been fighting with them since he got there." Emilio Pucci, meanwhile, is rumored to have approached a few design assistants about succeeding Matthew Williamson as creative director.
Peter Som spent one year at Blass garnering positive reviews, and is said to be driven to resignation by Bill Blass’ decision to scrap the September fashion show due to financial woes, while Matthew Williamson has spent three years at Pucci, and is looking to focus more on growing his namesake brand.
UPDATE: According to FWD, Peter Som is contractually obliged to present a Spring 2009 collection for Bill Blass during fashion week, but he is "working furiously" to find a way out of the contract.