- FLORIDA POWER FAILURE: South Florida retailers reported sporadic outages but minimal loss of business when a power failure spread across the region Tuesday afternoon. About 800,000 customers, from Miami north to Daytona Beach on the East Coast and Tampa on the West Coast, lost electricity around 1:30 p.m. after a short-circuit in a substation, said Stan Johnson, manager, North American Electric Reliability Corp., a Princeton, N.J.-based monitor of utility companies. Service was expected to be fully restored by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Eleven of Macy's 60 Florida stores reported outages. The Village of Merrick Park, an upscale mall in Coral Gables, was without power for 90 minutes, but most stores remained open, management said. Coco-Walk, an open-air lifestyle center in Coconut Grove, also lost power for 90 minutes, but stayed open with backup generators. Bal Harbour and Aventura malls in North Miami Beach reported only flickering lights.
-RICHEMONT STAKE: Compagnie Financière Richemont, parent of brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chloé, said Tuesday it had been informed by the South African company known as Public Investment Corp. Ltd. (PIC) that the latter holds a 3.13 percent stake in Richemont. PIC was obliged to make the statement under a new Swiss securities law that demands all shareholdings above 3 percent be publicly disclosed. Until February of this year, the limit for disclosure was 5 percent. PIC is a state-sponsored investment management company that oversees funds for public sector employees. Richemont is publicly traded on the Swiss stock exchange.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia