NEW YORK — While the fashion industry breathed a sigh of relief on Friday that dockworkers strike on the Eastern Seaboard had been averted and the likelihood of a long-term contract agreement was in the works, it remained concerned that a final deal had not been reached.
The International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance agreed to a 30-day extension of their labor negotiations on Friday, averting a potential work stoppage at East and Gulf Coast ports this week, and have reached a tentative agreement on the thorny issue of container royalty fees — payments to union workers based on cargo weight that have been in practice since the Sixties when containerization and automation took hold — that put the talks at an impasse last month.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"