• 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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty