Puma is Entering the Wearables Sector – WWD

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ON TIME: Puma is entering the wearables sector via a global license partnership agreement for watches and wearables with Fossil Group Inc.

Fossil Group will oversee the design, development and distribution of Puma watches and wearables through 2028, the two companies said in a statement on Wednesday.

A range of Puma-branded watches and smartwatches is scheduled to launch in 2019 in select department stores, specialty retailers and e-commerce channels in Fossil Group’s global network, it said.

“Time makes or breaks athletes, which is why the right partner for watches and wearables is particularly critical to our brand. We are pleased to team up with Fossil Group, whose strong focus on innovation will help us make products that fit the needs of our consumers and the world’s fastest athletes,” said Bjørn Gulden, chief executive officer of Puma.

The brand’s previous collaboration on timepieces with Mywa Swiss Watch & Jewelry Ltd. ended in December 2016.

Fossil, which last year boosted the acceleration of its own wearables business which includes its namesake and Misfit lines, also owns licenses for brands including Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attend Anzac Day Memorial Service

Former Army officer Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle honored fallen Australian and New Zealand veterans during a dawn service to mark Anzac Day in the U.K. on Wednesday.

The couple took part in the poignant ceremony, which included readings, a moment of silence and the reciting of national anthems. They walked to the Australian memorial, where Harry, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, laid a wreath and signed a book of remembrance.

Anzac Day commemorates the first major battle involving Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One. It has been honored in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Dawn Service at Wellington Arch

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Dawn Service at Wellington Arch

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While it was Markle’s first time attending such a service, she made sure to recognize the tradition of wearing a poppy.

The actress wore a symbolic representation of the flower on the lapel of her long grey trench. The poppy is worn in remembrance of those who died in war.

In addition to her coat, Markle wore a high-necked black long-sleeved dress and a wide-brimmed black hat.

She paired her look with simple black heels and a black Gucci clutch.

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Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Dawn Service

Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Dawn Service

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While many who served in the armed forces wore their uniforms to the service, Harry opted to wear civilian clothes.

In a nod to his military service and the service and sacrifice of all those in the military, the prince wore his medals.

Harry wears an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal while the badge around his neck symbolizes he is a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

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While the service is a serious one, the soon-to-be-married couple could not help but steal a few loving glances at each other.

Anzac Day is an important tradition for the royal family. In April 2015, Harry and his father Prince Charles traveled to Turkey for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign during World War I.

Issues facing veterans are an important cause for Harry. He launched his Paralympic-style Invictus Games — for wounded and recovering service members and veterans from around the world— in London in 2014, followed by Orlando in 2016 and Toronto in 2017. This year’s games will take place in Sydney in October.

Anzac Day commemorates the first major battle involving Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One

Anzac Day commemorates the first major battle involving Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One

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Later in the day, Meghan and Harry will take part in a service of commemoration and thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

The somber outing comes just two days after the birth of Harry’s newest nephew. Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child on Monday — a little prince.

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Husband of Southwest Airline Victim Jennifer Riordan Speaks Out

The husband of Jennifer Riordan, the only victim of a Southwest Airlines engine explosion, opened up about her death for the first time.

Michael Riordan remembered his wife with joy and love during an interview on NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt on Tuesday, two days after thousands attended his wife’s memorial service.

While Riordan would not speak about the accident that killed his wife or the investigation currently underway, he did reveal how he and his family are coping in the aftermath of losing Jennifer.

“I have not been angry yet,” he said. “I’m sure it’s coming. I’m keeping my love for her in my heart and I’m staying strong for my children, and I’m soaking in their looks to me.”

While continuing his life without Jennifer, 43, has not been easy, the father of two said it was his children that gave him strength.

“Their looks to me, their hugs to me are what my rock is,” he explained. “And without that, I don’t know what I would do.”

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Riordan said prior to her passing, there was always plenty of love to go around between him and his wife, so much so that their final words to each other was, “I love you.”

“Our last conversation was that. She called just to say, ‘I’m going to the airport,’ and we said, ‘love you, safe travels,’” Riordan recalled.

Jennifer Riordan

Jennifer Riordan

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On Sunday, nearly 2,000 of people congregated at the University of New Mexico — Jennifer’s alma mater — for a memorial service in which she was remembered as someone who lived “hands-on and heart open,” according to the Albuquerque Journal.

The bank executive was killed when Southwest Airlines Flight 1380’s left side engine exploded just 20 minutes into the trip. She was wearing her seatbelt but was still partially sucked out of the aircraft when debris from the explosion blew out the window next to her.

Michael Riordan

Jennifer’s cause of death was blunt impact trauma to her head, neck and torso, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced last week.

On Sunday, Jennifer’s husband Michael addressed the mourners first, according to a video of the service from local outlet KRQE. The couple’s children joined him onstage.

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“Why’s everybody so quiet? This is a celebration,” he told the somber crowd with a laugh.

Jennifer’s friend Diane Harrison Ogawa encouraged attendees to “do as [Jennifer] did,” according to the Albuquerque Journal, and then looked to the future.

Michael Riordan and family at his wife's memorial service at the University of New Mexico

Michael Riordan and family at his wife’s memorial service at the University of New Mexico

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“We’ll reminisce about that time 10 years earlier when thousands of people pledged in their mom’s honor to step up,” she said of the service, according to the Albuquerque Journal. “To double our commitment to ask how we might help. To love out loud. To think daily about how we might care for each other and our community. That was the moment out of our collective heartbreak that our community looked to our strengths and our beauty and to each other and we began to change.”

A fellow passenger on the fatal flight previously told PEOPLE about being seated in the same row as Jennifer. Hollie Mackey said she and a teen girl tried to help when Jennifer was pulled out of the plane following the explosion.

“I grabbed onto Jennifer’s belt loop area and wrapped my arm around her waist, and tried to pull her in. The little girl did, too,” the associate professor at the University of Oklahoma told PEOPLE.

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Mackey added that despite their efforts, they couldn’t bring Jennifer back into the plane. Her seatbelt prevented her from being completed pulled out.

“It was more of a helpless feeling than anything else,” Mackey told PEOPLE. “With the altitude and that air pressure at that time, we were not physically able to move her at all… the air pressure was still too much.”

Jennifer’s family announced Thursday the founding of a memorial website, The Jennifer Riordan Memorial Trust, where people who donate can support causes that were important to the mom, as well as help the family meet financial needs after the traumatic event.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support for our family and the love for Jennifer,” the family said in a statement provided to PEOPLE. “Hearing stories of how she impacted everyone in so many meaningful ways has truly touched our hearts. To honor her legacy, an official memorial site has been created to fund causes that were near and dear to her heart.”

Zac Posen on Creative Directing for a Conservative Customer

Brooks Brothers’ decision to hire Zac Posen as creative director of its women’s collections in 2014 raised a few eyebrows. What would “the oldest clothing retailer” in America, as the company bills itself — and one of the most conservative — want with a designer who built his reputation on high-octane red carpet dresses, done with anatomical seams, Old Hollywood flair and yards of silk faille? Was the country’s bastion of preppy, white-collar office attire considering eveningwear?
Not really.
“I think that’s what fashion’s about, right?” said Posen of being a less than obvious choice for Brooks Brothers. “Fashion has to be about evolution and change. But I think it was very intuitive of Claudio Del Vecchio and Lou Amendola to bring me on to understand what I could bring to it.”
Obviously Posen’s hugely public profile was something to consider. From the time he launched his own collection in 2001 he was a star, a 24-year-old wunderkind designer whose proximity to famous childhood friends — Claire Danes, Lola Schnabel — and business partners like Sean “Diddy” Combs — put him in the pages of Vogue and the tabloids alike. Joining “Project Runway” as a judge in 2013 only enhanced his exposure.
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Wayfair ‘Way Day’ Sale On Furniture, Outdoor and Decor

Wayfair has its answer to Amazon’s Prime Day: Way Day.

Similar to Prime Day, the first-ever Way Day is intended to be a new “retail holiday” like Black Friday, and will feature major discounts site wide. That includes thousands of furniture, décor, outdoor living and home improvement items, according to a release from the brand.

Also like it’s super-sale forebear, it only lasts 24 hours and new deals and door busters will launch every 6 hours throughout the day, so savvy shoppers should keep refreshing!

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In short, this is the moment design lovers or even armchair decorators have been waiting for. Overwhelmed at the prospect? Here’s what we’re buying:

1. Black Diamond 4 Piece Sofa Set with Cushions, $282 from 9AM to 3PM (originally $905.52); wayfair.com

2. Fulton Kitchen Cart with Stainless Steel Top, $142 from 9AM to 3PM (originally $546.99); wayfair.com

3. Raybon Polyester Camping Hammock, $17.50 from 3PM to 9PM  (originally $36.99); wayfair.com

4. Morpheus Reversible Sectional with Ottoman, $437 from 3PM to 9PM (originally $949.99); wayfair.com

5. Lyster Platform Bed, $76 for twin from 3PM to 9PM (originally $189 for twin); wayfair.com

To mark the first Way Day, Wayfair is also surprising people who live on streets named Wayfair — like Wayfair Lane in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and Wayfair Drive in Pasadena, California — with events in their neighborhood. The brand isn’t saying what exactly the surprise will entail until they happen on Wednesday.

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Ralph Lauren Reimagines America’s Cup Collection From 1993 – WWD

A shirt from the reissued capsule.


Ralph Lauren has reached into its rich archives for the latest iteration in its reissue series. This one is called the Polo CP-93 capsule collection and is inspired by the brand’s 1992 sponsorship of the America’s Cup in San Diego and the nautical-skewed collection that followed.

Ralph Lauren was an official outfitter of the America’s Cup in 1992 and designed the uniforms for the U.S. team that included the “CP RL-92” logo. The next year, the company launched the CP-93 collection, with a “CP RL-93” logo.

The capsule will include 24 reimagined styles with sailing and Riviera-inspired prints in bold primary colors, allover graphic prints, sailing motifs, and the “CP RL-93” logo. Items will include a print nylon Windbreaker featuring a boat race; drawstring swim trunks with an allover nautical signal flag print; an oversize color-blocked pullover with coordinating track pants, and a crest-embroidered camp hat.

A jacket is emblazoned with colorful graphics.

A jacket is emblazoned with colorful graphics. 
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The Polo shirt is also part of the collection and is offered in a mash-up of graphics and stripes that are inspired by the original collection.

The Polo CP-93 collection will be available beginning May 31 at RalphLauren.com, select Polo Ralph Lauren stores around the world as well as some specialty stores. An exclusive print will be available only at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.

Rachel Weisz Makes Red Carpet Debut After Pregnancy Announcement

Just four days after revealing she was expecting her first child with husband Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz stepped out on the red carpet in a bump-hugging dress.

The actress, 48, attended the Tribeca Film Festival screening of her upcoming film Disobedience, about two female lovers forced to hide their relationship from their Orthodox Jewish community.

Weisz, who has an 11-year-old son from her previous relationship with Darren Aronofsky, wore a brown Chloé dress with ruffled sleeves and shoulder cutouts.

Rachel Weisz

She was joined on the red carpet by her costar Rachel McAdams. It was McAdam’s first red carpet since she reportedly welcomed a child of her own, a son.

While the actress, 39, has yet to confirm her baby news, earlier this month she was seen in photographs obtained by Hollywood Pipeline walking beside boyfriend Jamie Linden, which appeared to show him carrying a newborn baby in his arms.

McAdams managed to keep her journey to motherhood under the radar with E! News first revealing she was pregnant just a few months ago in February.

 

Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz

Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz

 

Weisz, meanwhile, revealed her pregnancy during a New York Times interview published on Friday. Craig, 50, has a 25-year-old daughter, Ella, with actress Fiona Loudon.

“I’ll be showing soon,” she told the Times, adding, “Daniel and I are so happy.”

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Continued Weisz, “We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”

The couple married in 2011, just six months after they began dating.

The star also opened up about the pair’s relationship to the Times, saying, “I’m very happy being married, very, very happy.” She mused of the couple’s reserved nature when it comes to their romance, “We’re just really crap at talking about our private lives.”

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

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Earlier this year, Weisz told the Evening Standard that she “never thought” she’d get married before meeting Craig.

“It was not an ambition of mine. It was the opposite. I couldn’t relate to romantic comedies — marriage seems to be the whole point of them. Then it just happened, happily, at a more mature moment,” she said.

Further asked if she thought marriage had changed her, Weisz told the Evening Standard, “I mean, I wear a ring all the time. I wear my ring with pride. I’m taken.”

Kim Kardashian Shares Nude Photo As Concerns for Kanye West Grow

As many in her husband’s inner circle voiced concern that Kanye West was once again spiraling out of control, Kim Kardashian West shared her most risqué photograph yet as part of her new fragrance campaign.

Kardashian West, 37, spent most of Tuesday posting a series of suggestive nude images to tease her latest scent, KKW Body, despite the drama surrounding her rapper partner.

The reality star’s social media sharing spree culminated with her posting a full-frontal nude picture of herself. In the behind-the-scenes photograph, the mom of three was covered in grey plaster but that was not enough to cover her nether region or her nipples, so she was forced to blur out her private parts.

“We took a mold of my body and made it a perfume bottle,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star captioned the revealing image.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

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The plaster-covered nude image was part of the fragrance project which is the brainchild of controversial artist Vanessa Beecroft.

Beecroft – who has been criticized for her ideas about race – was formerly on the rapper’s regular payroll as his creative collaborator.

The performance artist, who consulted on West’s Yeezy fashion shows and his May 2014 wedding to Kardashian, once said in an interview with The Cut she felt entitled to identify as African-American because of her work with West.

“There is Vanessa Beecroft as a European white female, and then there is Vanessa Beecroft as Kanye, an African-American male,” she said in 2016.

“I even did a DNA test thinking maybe I am black? I actually wasn’t. I was kind of disappointed, and I don’t want to believe it. I want to do it again, because when I work with Africans or African-Americans, I feel that I am autobiographical. If I don’t call myself white, maybe I am not.”

Vanessa Beecroft and Kanye West

Vanessa Beecroft and Kanye West

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However, Beecroft was fired by the KKW Beauty mogul after an eight-year partnership Beecroft said during the same interview.

Her firing came after West tweeted he was in $53 million in debt in February 2016. It was later that same year that West was hospitalized for exhaustion after months of unusual behavior from the rapper.

As Kardashian West posted the nude she created as part of her work with Beecroft on Tuesday, it emerged that many in West’s inner circle fear history may be repeating itself with the rapper’s mental health.

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According to multiple sources, West has cut off contact with multiple people including his managers, lawyers and closest friends — and he’s also had multiple arguments with his mother-in-law Kris Jenner.

“He’s had huge blow-ups with Kris. She sees how erratic he’s acting and is most concerned about her daughter’s brand. She’s also trying to be a good mother-in-law, so he’s having explosive issues with her too. Everyone is really, really worried,” a source close to the situation told PEOPLE on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, another insider said that Kanye’s behavior is “very hard to deal with” and “he’s all over the place,” adding, “If you can’t be part of his creative genius, he’ll cut you loose. That’s what he says.”

A separate source close to the situation echoed similar sentiments.

“Everyone is super, super worried,” the source said. “He just looks at you with a void. It’s like he’s mute and can’t talk and he just stares at you. The way he says things with such affirmation, he genuinely believes he’s God and a genius and that he can do everything on his own.”