BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- In its second major licensing deal of a well-known brand name, Saks Inc. has purchased the exclusive right to sell Ruff Hewn, a label known for classic, relaxed styling, through an agreement announced Tuesday with Kikomo Ltd., a...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--In its second major licensing deal of a well-known brand name, Saks Inc. has purchased the exclusive right to sell Ruff Hewn, a label known for classic, relaxed styling, through an agreement announced Tuesday with Kikomo Ltd., a holding company for Ruff Hewn and other brands.Last year, Saks attained the license to manufacture and sell Laura Ashley women's apparel and accessories.Both brands are being managed by the Saks Department Store Group private brand organization based here. Under the Ruff Hewn agreement, Saks has the exclusive U.S. rights to design, produce, distribute and sell Ruff Hewn men's, women's and children's apparel, shoes, accessories and home products. Themerchandise will be introduced to Saks department stores in fall 2003.Kikomo Ltd., a sportswear importer based in Secaucus, N.J., bought Ruff Hewn in 1998 after the brand went bankrupt and liquidated and has since been trying to revive the midsized label, which historically was sold to specialty and department stores.Saks Inc. operates 243 department stores under the names Parisian, Proffitt's, McRae's, Younkers, Herberger's, Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner's and Boston Store. The company also operates Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises, which consists of 61 Saks Fifth Avenue stores and 52 Off-Fifth outlets.Saks plans to sell Laura Ashley misses', petite and plus-size sportswear, dresses, swimwear and outerwear, as well as leather handbags, small leather goods and jewelry. The Laura Ashley apparel will be sold in about 125 stores thisfall, with accessories launched into 125 stores by fall 2003. Apparel should roll out to all Saks department stores by fall 2003, and accessories will be in all stores by fall 2004. Also planned are in-store Laura Ashley shops within various category areas.Product will vary somewhat from the London-based Laura Ashley line, but the U.K. designers will provide input. Signature Laura Ashley looks are based on English country lifestyle, with classic styling.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)