Contemporary cashmere line Emma & Posh is joining with stylist Phillip Bloch to launch a collaborative collection for holiday.For its kickoff season, the plan is to keep the collection, called Phillip Bloch for Emma & Posh, somewhat exclusive, targeting only 30 stores, including Henri Bendel and Jeffrey’s.“I’ve been fixing other people’s clothes for years,” said Bloch, whose client lineup includes Vivica A. Fox, who he said will wear the line for the premiere of her new VH1 show “Glam God.” “I’ve had to move a zipper, take feathers off things, add feathers to things, add sequins. I was always finding new talent — now I’m finding myself.”One of Bloch’s intentions was to keep the line of all-cashmere pieces, which includes plenty of sequins and embellishment, accessible in price. The wholesale range is similar to the standard Emma & Posh offerings, from $108 to $188.Designer Alison Pnini launched Emma & Posh last October in 250 stores, including Henri Bendel and Fred Segal, and the brand did about $1 million in wholesale volume last year. Pnini and Bloch, who met through a mutual friend this spring, projected the new line will do about $1 million in its first year, and with the growth of the core collection, together Emma & Posh is projected to do between $3 million and $4 million in 2009. Pnini and Bloch called the partnership long-term.“We are taking my knowledge of cashmere and construction and Phillip’s attention to detail and inspiration,” Pnini said. “I keep telling him, ‘We have lots of collections to go — you don’t have to put all of your inspirations into one collection!’”
@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