Capsule has hired Joanne Mohr as director of women’s shows, a new post. She begins today.Mohr will oversee sales for the Capsule women’s shows that take place eight times a year in New York, Paris, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.With more than 20 years experience in the trade show business, Mohr is expected to drive Capsule as a fashion and lifestyle trade event for both emerging and established independent women’s brands across contemporary, active, lifestyle, apothecary and accessories categories.Most recently, Mohr was executive vice president of women’s and children’s events at UBM Fashion Group, which she left in February 2016. She joined ENK International, which was acquired by Advanstar in 2012 and then taken over by UBM in 2014, in 1997 working across Coterie, Circuit, Intermezzo, Children’s Club, Sole Commerce and Blue. Before that she was group show director for Fashion Accessories Expo, now known as Accessories The Show.In a telephone interview, Mohr said, “My first priority will be to learn about my colleagues and entrench myself into the business of Capsule and how they operate. And to take a look at established brands that are out there and see who would be a proper fit for Capsule.”She said Capsule has always been a curated show that fostered new and emerging brands, and she and Capsule cofounder Deirdre Maloney plan to invite some people of more established contemporary brands to participate.“Capsule certainly doesn’t want to become the size of a Coterie or a MAGIC. They want to keep their core environment and core concept. Would there be some from Coterie? Yes, they could be. We’re not looking to take Capsule and make it a Coterie,” Mohr said.Capsule in New York has an exhibitor list of more than 1,750 brands and added a Los Angeles edition last season. At the most recent Capsule in New York at Skylight Clarkson Sq, there were 600 exhibitors. “We’ve really grown a lot, but still cater to small, independent brands,” Maloney said.Capsule was created in 2007 by New York-based fashion consultancy BPMW and was acquired by Reed Exhibitions in 2013.Next season, Capsule New York Women's will return to Pier 94 — where it was for three seasons previously — from Sept. 16 to 18.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.