In another extension of the Jessica Simpson name, the Camuto Group has signed two more licensing agreements for the Jessica Simpson Collection, adding scarves, hats and hosiery. Collection XIIX Ltd. will design, manufacture and distribute a complete line of scarves, wraps and hats. The scarves and wraps will feature floral prints and vintage Americana designs, and the hats will include straw cowboy styles and oversize sun pieces. Launching for spring, the collections will be distributed at major department and specialty stores nationwide. “Great scarves and wraps are an instant way to add extra dynamic that can jazz up or soften an outfit,” said Drew Pizzo, owner of Collection XIIX. “We see tremendous opportunity to bring the glamour and style of Jessica Simpson into department and specialty stores.” In addition, Leg Apparel will hold the Jessica Simpson hosiery collection that will be introduced this fall in select department and specialty stores. The full range of products include an assortment of tights and sheer hosiery accented with lace, argyles and pointelle patterns. “With the addition of these new accessory licenses, the Jessica Simpson Collection is one step closer to becoming a complete lifestyle brand,” said Bob Galvin, president of the Camuto Group, which holds Simpson’s master license. Last month, the Camuto Group made a multiyear agreement with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. to license a line of contemporary dresses under the Jessica Simpson label. The first collection is set for a soft launch at retail for spring, with a fuller range of product hitting stores in fall 2009. These new lines are expected to complement the brand’s product mix, which includes footwear, swimwear, handbags, eyewear, outerwear and jewelry. The company also is preparing for the fall launch of its first fragrance, Fancy Jessica Simpson, with Parlux Fragrances Inc. This is in addition to Simpson’s other beauty deals, including a clip-in hair extension line with Ken Pavés called Hair U Wear, and a bath and body care line named Dessert. Chief executive officer Vince Camuto has said he is on his way to growing Simpson’s businesses into a billion-dollar franchise.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
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@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)