NEW YORK — Using city streets for runway shows, turning loading docks into pop-up stores, creating a NYC-Made logo and offering manufacturers tax incentives are among the suggestions presented in the Making Midtown study that was released Wednesday.
With help from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Design Trust for Public Space spent three years analyzing the Garment District’s impact on New York City. While sustaining manufacturing as the industry’s core remains a key objective, the study calls for unleashing the neighborhood’s real estate value which has an incremental annual economic impact of $340 million. Design Trust’s executive director Susan Chin said her group is proposing “a model for an urban creative district that leverages rather than replaces the presence of manufacturing.”
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.