Attendees at a seminar held during last year's event.
Color and fabric trends, the impact of duty-free trade, sustainability and performance textiles are some of the key topics that will be discussed at seminars and roundtables at this year's Texworld USA.For attendees on a tight schedule, there will be "floor sessions" on a variety of topics and themes, organized by StartUp Fashion and Lenzing Fibers Inc.There will also be educational programs at the launch of the digital-printing focused trade event, Avantprint USA, organizers noted.Jennifer Bacon, show director at Messe Frankfurt North America, said the Lenzing team "have organized a series of topics and speaker panels that will appeal to all levels of the industry — everyone from start-up designers to seasoned industry veterans [who] will be able to take advantage of our educational opportunities this summer."Bacon said the return this year of the floor sessions "will ensure that even those strapped for time will have the chance to pop into one or more of our more casual expert discussions right on the show floor."With the floor sessions, Lenzing Innovation will present "Textile Talks," which aims to tackle "timely topics of trend forecasting, sustainability in textiles and sourcing options through the Le Souk marketplace," show organizers said. StartUp Fashion will feature "Independent Designer Discussions" that have been "designed specifically for independent designers and start-up brands looking for more insight into growing their young fashion brands through branding, public relations and consumer research."Texworld USA will be hosting "Performance Pitches," which the organization said are a "series of five-minute quick-pitches on the show floor" that spotlight new and innovative products and manufacturing services "for all high performance apparel and active wear applications."Event organizers are also debuting a new series of textile industry roundtables. Jeff Wilson, director of business value strategy and development at the Textile Exchange, and Isaac Nichelson, from Recover Fabrics, will present, "Fiber and Materials: Post-Consumer Recycled Fibers: Where Are We Today? What's the Outlook for Tomorrow?"Other roundtables will focus on recycled textiles and post-consumer textile collections as well as production process from the perspective of an emerging brand.Other sessions and seminars include:• "Shifting Consumer Purchasing Patterns Spell Opportunity for the Nimble Retailer," which will be presented by Judith A. Russell, global marketing strategist at Nilit America, and Bob McGee, from Formula4 Media LLC & Sports Insight Extra.• "Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line," with Mercedes Gonzales, founder of Global Purchasing Cos.• "Sustainability — Water Use, Conservation & Pollution" with: Tricia Carey, director of global business development, Denim at Lenzing Fibers; Jeff Wilson from the Textile Exchange; John Mowbray, founder and director, EcoTextile News/MCL News & Media, and Tara St. James, from Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.• "Where Are the Duty-Free Opportunities and What Can We Expect for Trade Under the Trump Administration?" with Gail Strickler, president of global trade at Brookfield Associates LLC.Also on tap is the "Ex-Aequo — A/W 2018 Fashion Global Trend Forecasting" seminar hosted by Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, who serve as art directors at Texworld USA.
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