Memorial services for Melvin T. Matsui will be held Saturday, May 4, at the Seattle Buddhist Church. Matsui, the founder of Code Bleu and Simply Blue, died at his home in Seattle on April 12 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 68.
A member of the brain trust that propelled Brittania to dominance in the young men’s jeans category in the Seventies, Matsui was drawn to the fashion business after working at Seattle’s Bon Marche during his college years. He spent four years in key merchandising and sourcing roles for the company in Hong Kong before returning to Seattle in 1979.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)