COPY THAT: Early testing of high-speed pattern-digitizing technology yielded positive results for Bernard Chaus, which decided last week to implement the system. Digitizing errors dropped to just 2 percent from 20 percent and the time...
COPY THAT: Early testing of high-speed pattern-digitizing technology yielded positive results for Bernard Chaus, which decided last week to implement the system. Digitizing errors dropped to just 2 percent from 20 percent and the time needed to digitize a pattern was squeezed to just 15 minutes from more than two hours, said Ed Eskew, vice president and cio at the $157 million Bernard Chaus. The New York-based women’s apparel manufacturer projects a 64 percent return on investment, he said. The system, called NScan from Nhega, features a wide-format digital scanner into which pattern pieces are fed, and software that creates electronic images of the pieces. The electronic images can be edited and easily shared among those collaborating on the design of a garment. Eskew said Chaus will deploy the system in a stand-alone fashion initially, but expects to integrate it with Chaus’ computer-assisted design system, called AccuMark, from Gerber Technologies. “I would expect post-integration to yield even better turnaround time for pattern scanning of the finished product,” he said. The traditional process for digitizing patterns is time consuming and requires highly skilled workers who painstakingly trace pattern pieces on a digitizing table. Eskew said productivity gains of the new system may lead to a reduced head count and labor savings.
AND THEN THERE WAS ONE: Karen Austin, senior vice president and chief information officer of the former Kmart Holding Corp., will head up technology for the new Sears Holdings Corp. The company, which resulted from the merger of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck & Co., confirmed Austin’s expanded role as senior vice president and cio, effective March 25. A 21-year Kmart veteran, Austin was named cio three years ago. Garry Kelly, who came out of retirement to join Sears in October 2002, exited as senior vice president and cio on April 1.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)