Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014
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Fashion Scoops: Simon Says... Fur Flying?... Mini-Me...

British actor Simon Woods, known for his roles in "Pride & Prejudice" and "Rome," may have looked great modeling Yves Saint Laurent's fall men's wear in a film designer Stefano Pilati presented to the press in Paris Wednesday night.

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LONDON EYES: Mulberry is adding eyewear to its steadily growing product portfolio. For spring, the British brand collaborated with cult London designer and vintage label Cutler & Gross on a five-piece collection of sunglasses. It is inspired by Cutler & Gross archive pieces from the early Eighties and Nineties, and will make its debut later this month. Cutler & Gross founder Monica Chong told WWD Thursday, "We've made classic pieces, but with a modern twist. We have always admired Mulberry. They are very British, like us." The five Mulberry eyewear designs will include a classic aviator, along with pieces dubbed Betsie, Jackie, Francis and Debbie. Each is handmade in France or Italy and priced at 225 pounds, or $440.

CAPTAIN PLANET: Alvin Valley — like so many other designers — is out to save the world. The New York fashion designer teamed up with Amanda Hearst to create the "Use It, Don't Abuse It" canvas tote. Twenty-five thousand of the slate gray canvas totes, which bare the designer's first name and an image of the globe, will go on sale at Duane Reade drugstores starting next month. A portion of the sales of the $14.99 tote will go to Stevenson Green Roof Consortium, which will install an eco-friendly roof on the Stevenson Campus building in the Bronx. "Even though I wasn't the first one on the block to do it, I wanted a bag that wasn't only organic made, but something that's organic looking," said Valley, referring to Anya Hindmarch's wildly successful, limited edition "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" bag, which sold out in hours upon hitting store shelves last year.
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