Sequential Brands Group Inc. has forged a longtime license agreement with SPR Industria de Confeccao Ltda., a leading sports manufacturer and distributor to bring its basketball brand And1, active lifestyle brand Avia and skate brand DVS to Brazil.Under the agreement, SPR Sports will manufacture and distribute a collection of active apparel, footwear and accessories for the And1, Avia and DVS brands. The collections will be launched in late 2017 through Netshoes, one of the largest e-commerce retailers in Brazil, and rolled out to sporting goods stores starting in early 2018.“Entering the Brazilian market is another strategic step toward reaching our international expansion goals and driving continued growth for our brands throughout the world,” said Yehuda Shmidman, chief executive officer of Sequential. “We see great opportunity in working with SPR Sports to bring our active brands to a region where a passion for sports and an active lifestyle is a major part of everyday life.”And1 is a premier basketball footwear and apparel brand; Avia is known for its technology and athletic footwear, activewear and accessories, and DVS is a global skate brand that makes footwear, apparel and accessories for all sports including skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and motorsport.SPR Industria de Confeccao Ltda., is a multifaceted Brazilian company focused on the sports market. In addition to working with brands such as Kappa and the NA, the company also manages the licensing of apparel products for the largest soccer clubs in Brazil, including Sport Club Corinthians, Vasco da Gama, Cruzeiro, Botafogo, Vitoria, Bahia, Sport Recife and Atletico Paranaense. SPR Franchises Ltda., a division of the company, is a leading franchisor of soccer team stores, with more than 150 franchised stores.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)