MILLER LAYERS UP: Now that her fall show has come and gone, Nicole Miller has another project — a four-year licensing deal with Shayne Industries USA for a signature outerwear collection. The deal covers the U.S., Canada and Mexico with the option to expand to other countries. Shayne Industries USA is a subsidiary of Shayne Industries Taiwan, a $100 million outerwear and upholstery manufacturer and distributor. The outerwear collection that hits stores this fall will include printed wools, double-faced meltons and cashmeres, as well as a down and parka group and glazed tech rainwear. The line wholesales from $150 to $1,350, but the bulk is between $250 and $550.
SENATE ECONOMIC PLAN STALLS: Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked an alternate economic stimulus plan proposed by Democrats, who sought to expand a House-passed rebate and business incentive package they said did not go far enough in helping unemployed workers, senior citizens and disabled veterans. The vote was 58-41, but Democratic leaders failed to get the 60 votes necessary to limit debate and move their bill to the finish line. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who insisted on the vote over the objections of Republicans and the Bush administration, did not indicate whether he would try to bring up separate amendments to the House-passed bill or simply bring the House bill to a vote. The $146 billion House stimulus package, a compromise with the Bush administration, would provide $100 billion in tax rebates, including $600 for individuals, $1,200 for couples and an additional $300 per child.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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