• IZOD HOME: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed a licensing deal with WestPoint Home Inc., a New York-based home textile manufacturer and marketer, to design, produce and market a collection of bed, bath and kitchen products under the company’s Izod brand. WestPoint will launch Izod-branded sheets, bedding, bath towels and accessories, blankets and throws, down comforters, pillows and mattress pads to department and specialty stores. The collection will launch in stores for spring 2010 selling. Izod Home will be shown at WestPoint’sheadquarters at 28 East 28th Street in Manhattan.
• SPREADING OUT: Hard Tail, a casual sportswear and denim company founded in Santa Monica, Calif., in 1981, has doubled its showroom space in New York to 5,382 square feet from 2,853 square feet at 231 West 39th Street. Adams & Co. handled the lease transaction. • ROCAWEAR HEADS EAST: Iconix Brand Group Inc.’s Iconix China division, a joint venture with apparel manufacturing firm Novel Fashion Holding Ltd., plans to launch the Rocawear brand throughout Greater China beginning with the spring 2010 season. The new partnership is with Bosideng International Holdings, a Shanghai-based apparel firm. In the new deal, Bosideng will manufacture and distribute Rocawear women’s and men’s products throughout the country. Bosideng also plans to open over 300 Rocawear freestanding stores and shop-in-shops within the next three years.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
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
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)