- PRINGLE REVIEWS SCOTTISH FACTORY: Pringle of Scotland has entered into a formal consultation process with British workers' union GMB after a major review of its manufacturing operations in Hawick, Scotland. The company said Tuesday that the indications from the review were that operations at Pringle's factory in Hawick, which produces heavy knitwear, may cease. The consultation process is expected to take around 30 days. The company said the proposal could affect up to 80 jobs at the factory. Other jobs located in Hawick, including those in Pringle's head office, its financial division and its customer relations department, will not be affected. "We are considering ways to improve the performance of the business and closure of the manufacturing operation at the plant is, very regrettably, something we must consider," said Douglas Fang, chief executive of Pringle. Fang added Pringle had evolved since the Fang family business, S.C. Fang & Sons Co. Ltd., acquired the brand in 2000. Ready-to-wear is an increasingly important part of the company's business, Fang said, with less customer demand for heavy knitwear.
- PORTS PACT EXPIRES: The six-year contract between the West Coast shippers and union workers expired Tuesday. The Pacific Maritime Association and the 26,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union are negotiating on wages, benefits packages, technological advances and conditions of employment. The union's strike plans were unclear if a stalemate persists. Recent progress, notably a tentative agreement on health benefits announced last month, has generated optimism that the West Coast ports would not see a repeat of the 10-day lockout in 2002 that caused an estimated $15 billion loss to the U.S. economy. A contract would cover union members at 29 ports in Washington, Oregon and California, home to the nation's largest ports at Long Beach and Los Angeles.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty