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.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)