DALLAS — Fashion Industry Gallery expects a fairly full house for its spring market Oct. 25 to 27, when it will feature an appearance by guest designer Cynthia Vincent of 12th Street.“October is our biggest market of the year by far,” said Emma Greathouse, FIG director. “It always has a good following.”Vincent will be feted with a cocktail party on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Her line can be seen in the Shop temporary area on the second floor of the building.The Shop show will be full with about 50 booths representing about 300 labels, Greathouse said.New to Shop are Sen Collection, whose draped silk tops and dresses launched in February and are already sold in 21 states; French Curve embroidered silk dresses made in India; Carolina Loyola semiprecious contemporary jewelry, and Bluebird Showroom, a Los Angeles agency specializing in casual contemporary fashion and accessories.Permanent space is also filling up.“We’re nearing occupancy levels that we haven’t seen for a while,” said Matt Roth, chief executive officer, adding that FIG is about 93 percent full. “We’ve had a lot of interest from people who are here in temporary [space] and ready to take the next step.”Two sales agents moved into bigger spaces. Level Showroom of Atlanta expanded into gallery 108 to show BB Dakota plus Wildfox and other labels; and Los Angeles agency West Bank nearly doubled in size by taking gallery 100. West Bank shows Single and other lines.The FIG show takes place at 1807 Ross Avenue in Dallas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews