- NEW BAGS FOR VITTADINI: Adrienne Vittadini has signed a new licensing agreement for its handbag collection with Sondra Roberts, a 25-year-old independent specialist. The bags will be sold starting for the fall season in better specialty and department stores and include two price tiers — a bridge-level collection that retails from $400 to $975 and better-priced bags from $125 to $395. Previously, the company licensed its bags to Mondani.
-NORTHPARK SHOOTING: A woman who was shot in the cheek Friday night in a parking lot at NorthPark Center mall in Dallas was in fair condition Monday at Baylor University Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Police hope a witness will come forward to help identify the suspect, who fled, said Kevin Janse, a police spokesman. The victim, Mary Boyd, 43, of Waxahachie, Tex., was sitting in her Ford F-150 pickup truck and waiting for her teenage daughter to emerge from a movie theater when the gunman approached her at 9:15 p.m. in what appears to have been an attempted robbery or carjacking, Janse said.
-EDWARDS STARTS INVESTMENT FUND: Mike Edwards, the former chief executive officer of Lucy Activewear who left three months after VF Corp. acquired the firm, is looking to invest in one or two casual, outdoor and eco-friendly women's apparel brands in the next six months. Edwards said he has started Bequia Group as a Portland, Ore.-based investment vehicle, backed by Portland-based private equity firm Endeavour Capital Inc., to buy West Coast lifestyle brands in the $50 million to $100 million range that target "highly educated demographics that live healthy and active lifestyles that span the ages of 25 to 55."
@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)