In Brief: Parson’s Students Debut… Cycle Chic… YMA Funds 90 Scholorships
Parsons The New School for Design will present the work of graduating seniors from its AAS Fashion Studies program tonight at the eighth annual Line Debut, a runway show at 101 River Views at 101 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.
PARSONS STUDENTS DEBUT: Parsons The New School for Design will present the work of graduating seniors from its AAS Fashion Studies program tonight at the eighth annual Line Debut, a runway show at 101 River Views at 101 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. Parsons' AAS program is geared for aspiring professionals with degrees in other disciplines who want intensive training in design. The show will feature about 75 looks by graduating students, as well as an alumni award presentation to Catherine Fung, class of '02, the owner and designer of Little Prince and Piggy, a line of women's ready-to-wear and accessories with matching outfits for pets.
CYCLE CHIC: "Cycle Chic," held during National Bike Month and in anticipation of New York's annual Bike-to-Work Week, May 14 to 18, will feature stylists dressing cyclists in 10 bike-to-work outfits reflecting New York's varied workforce — from art gallery hipster to Brooklyn assistant district attorney. The event will take place Wednesday morning at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Grand Central Terminal.
YMA FUNDS 90 SCHOLARSHIPS: After receiving a record number of applications, YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, or YMAFSF, is giving $450,000 for 90 grants of $5,000 each to students from 23 schools nationwide this year. Sixteen grants are earmarked for finance and business majors, while 74 go to students majoring in design, merchandising and other fashion disciplines. Additionally, 45 scholars landed summer internships with YMAFSF's industry partners, including Hugo Boss, Liz Claiborne, Oxford Industries, Kellwood, BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis and VF Corp. Since 1971, YMAFSF has provided $5 million in financial assistance to more than 500 college students.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion