WARNACO NEGOTIATES SALE OF LEJABY: The Warnaco Group Inc., which earlier this fall said it planned to sell its Lejaby intimate apparel and swimwear brand, is negotiating exclusively with Palmers Textil AG, a lingerie and intimate apparel producer in Austria and Germany. Should a deal be consummated, Palmers said it would continue to operate Lejaby out of its headquarters in Lyon, France.
GALERIES LAFAYETTE EXPANDING: French department store operator Galeries Lafayette is getting serious about China. The company on Monday said it had signed a letter of intent with China's I.T Limited to open a department store in Beijing or Macau. The agreement holds for nine months. If a project is agreed upon, the two will develop a joint venture in which I.T Limited would be the majority partner to develop the future store. The deal comes as Galeries Lafayette expands abroad. A 160,000-square-foot Galeries store is expected to open in Dubai next year, and the chain recently opened its first new department store in three decades in the northern French city of Lille. I.T Limited distributes hundreds of international brands across all price levels in China.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)