Asics is doing its part to combat cancer.Asics America Corp. has released the 2016 Accelerate Hope Collection, which raises funds for cancer research and awareness.The shoe brand has partnered with Cookies for Kids' Cancer, Right Action for Women and the Prostate Cancer Foundation and has agreed to donate $10 from each Accelerate Hope shoe sold through Nov. 30 with a guaranteed minimum donation of $150,000 to each charity.Cookies for Kids’ Cancer raises funds to support pediatric cancer research; Right Action for Women provides assistance to women who are at risk for breast cancer and do not have the means to cover the costs associated with the screenings, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation funds prostate cancer research around the world.“The Accelerate Hope Collection is a meaningful line for Asics,” said Roeya Vaughan, vice president of marketing for Asics America. “We are proud to support these three organizations and continue to aid the fight against cancer.”The 2016 Accelerate Hope Collection is comprised of three Asics shoes, each of which comes in a customized box designed for each of charity. All three lines are offered in men’s and women’s versions and the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer collection also contains preschool and grade school options. The GT-1000 5 shoes will be offered for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, two pink-themed FuzeX shoes will be offered for Right Action for Women, a charity established by actress Christina Applegate, and two blue-themed Gel-Cumulus 18 shoes will be offered for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.The GT-1000 5 adult shoes retail for $100 and the kids' model is $55. The FuxeX shoes are $110 and the Gel-Cumulus 18's cost $120. They will be available on the Asics America web site as well as sports specialty retailers.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @@Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion