Point6 and Cocona have partnered on a line of wool socks that will use Cocona's proprietary 37.5 technology.Merino wool is one of the top choices for performance fabrics in the outdoor industry, so combining it with 37.5 nylon will up the ante, the companies said, creating a sock that delays the onset of sweat, dries faster, increases comfort and helps control odor.“Wool is Mother Nature’s miracle fiber, thanks to moisture, temperature and odor-controlling properties,” said Peter Duke, chief executive officer of Point6. “Bringing 37.5 technology fiber into the mix elevates wool’s benefits to a whole new level.”Managing the microclimate next to the foot extends the user’s comfort range and improves cooling. A study conducted by the Department of Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder reported that by changing from a traditional wicking shirt to one featuring 37.5, athletes extended their performance and reduced their core temperature build up.The team at Point6 worked with scientists from Cocona on the right combination of 37.5 particles with nylon. By layering the 37.5 nylon between 100 percent compact spun New Zealand merino wool, Point6 can produce a sock that maintains a comfortable level of humidity by delaying the onset of sweat and drying faster, even during high-intensity exercise, the companies said.Jeff Bowman, ceo of Cocona Inc., said of Point6: “The product they’ve created is fantastic; 37.5 fibers pair very well with natural fibers, turbocharging the inherent properties of merino.”The active particles in the 37.5 fiber are permanently embedded in the nylon fabric of the socks and won’t wash out. These particles provide 800 percent more surface area to the fiber, Cocona said, to remove moisture vapor. The particles are naturally derived from coconut shells and volcanic sand.Point6 will introduce nine styles for spring 2017, plus several tactical styles that are being developed for the military. Price points range from $18.85 for low-cut models to $25.95 for crew socks with cushioning.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia