News Brief: Nike Lands in Brooklyn, Former Gucci Heads to Marry

And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley donned a transparent trench for the cover of French magazine "Lui."
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And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley donned a transparent trench for the cover of French magazine "Lui."
Photo: "Lui"

Photo: "Lui"

Rosie Huntington-Whitely covers Lui
Transparent garments are all the rage on red carpets and magazine covers these days, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — who made her second big screen appearance in "Mad Max: Fury Road" this month — donned a transparent trench for the cover of French magazine Lui. Of course, all the critical parts were covered. {Lui}

Former Gucci heads to marry
According to unnamed sources, former Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and CEO Patrizio di Marco are getting married on June 5. The pair began dating shortly after di Marco joined the company in 2008, and had a daughter together in 2013. {WWD

Nike opens first New York "community" store
On Thursday, Nike welcomed customers to its very first Brooklyn store, located at the intersection of Nostrand and Flatbush Avenues in Flatbush. It's a "community store," — Nike's fifth — meaning that at least 80 percent of employees live in a five-mile radius, and it will offer programs for schools and other community organizations. {Nike.com}

Armani growth slowed in 2014
Armani S.p.A. has a solid, if not spectacular, 2014. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 5.7 percent to €507 million euros (about $674 million) year-over-year; a solid gain, if less impressive than the 16 percent sales increase the company reported in 2013. Sales increased across all of its brands and markets, particularly Asia and the Middle East. {WWD}

Peter Copping shows first resort collection for Oscar de la Renta
It was just a month ago that Peter Copping showed his first bridal range for Oscar de la Renta, but the resort collection he presented Thursday afternoon to press — heavy on dresses and gowns, with some daywear separates thrown into the mix — looked far from rushed. {Fashionista}

Arthur Elgort's daughter Sophie to launch lifestyle website
Ansel Elgort isn't the only well-known (or soon-to-be well-known) progeny of Arthur Elgort. The famed photographer's daughter, Sophie, has followed in her father's footsteps. She's been shooting for brands including Topshop and Alice + Olivia ("her last name probably helped"), and will soon launch her own lifestyle website. {WWD}