NEW YORK — Sam Edelman, the $100 million footwear division of Brown Shoe Co., wants a piece of the sportswear action.Brown Shoe has signed a licensing agreement with Kellwood Co. to manufacture and market women’s, juniors and girls’ apparel under the Sam Edelman label. The first contemporary women’s collection will be introduced to stores in February for fall 2014 selling. It will be available at department and specialty stores where Edelman’s footwear is sold, as well as Sam Edelman retail stores and samedelman.com.The Sam Edelman apparel business will report to Lynn Shanahan, chief executive officer of Kellwood Brands. “Apparel is the cornerstone of our expanding lifestyle presentation. The goal has always been to dress the ‘Sam Girl’ head-to-toe in my designs, and now it’s a reality,” said Sam Edelman, founder and division president of Sam Edelman Shoes. The footwear brand was founded in 2004. After taking a minority interest in 2007, Brown Shoe bought the remaining 50 percent interest in Edelman Shoe in 2010 for $39.6 million. The brand, which has been on a fast track, is known for its trendy, stylish footwear at accessible price points.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
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About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
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A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim