PUMA EXTENDS LICENSING DEAL: Puma has extended its partnership with United Legwear Co. to make it the exclusive sock licensee for the brand in the U.S. The partnership is a three-year agreement that for the first time allows United Legwear distribution rights for Puma in Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Panama and Canada. The extended partnership will also focus on more athletic silhouettes and technical programs, such as moisture management and antimicrobial socks, as well as sustainable fabrications in bamboo and coconut.
PRINGLE BOWS IN HONG KONG: Pringle of Scotland is making inroads in Hong Kong. The brand has opened its first Hong Kong unit at the Elements mall. The new space spans 1,990 square feet and carries all the Pringle collections as well as Pringle 1815, a new line targeting a younger audience. The interiors feature burnt wood surfaces, mother-of-pearl wall panels and charcoal-colored sisal rugs. The brand currently has two stores in London, one in Tokyo and 43 wholesale doors in the U.S.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)
On the list of emerging designers to watch at London Fashion Week is @nabilnayal. The Syrian-Born and raised designer – who is known for his sculptural and dramatic designs with an Elizabethan era aesthetic – said he designs for a woman who is not afraid to challenge conventions. To see which other up-and-coming talents are joining the schedule this season, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @gomezdevillaboa)