The parent company of better sportswear firm WD-NY has begun trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The parent firm is WD-NY AG, which is located in Switzerland. It has 25 million common shares issued and outstanding and trades under the symbol WDR. The key executives of WD-NY AG are Warren Donner and Edward Zhu, who founded the company in 2003.
WD-NY’s brand offerings include separates, knitwear and tops, special occasion and day dresses, seasonal outerwear and loungewear. Brands under the WD-NY corporate umbrella include WD-NY, Warren by WD-NY, WD-NY Spa, WD-NY Black, WD Platinum and Fresh Twist.
WD-NY maintains a design studio in New York, where it is headquartered. The brands under the WD portfolio generate more than $60 million in annual wholesale volume and sell to over 2,000 department store and better specialty doors nationwide.
Also involved in the business is creative director Jerry Boyle. The three — Donner, Zhu and Boyle — met when they worked together at HMS Productions, a private label apparel company.
Zhu focuses primarily on manufacturing and sourcing. The firm owns a $200 million, 300,000-square-foot facility located outside of Shanghai which helps it to expedite shipments to its retail accounts.
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“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