DREXEL HONORS HOCHMAN: A reception was hosted by Drexel University for Carole Hochman, chief executive officer and creative director of Carole Hochman Designs Inc., who received this year’s Design Achievement Award on June 6. A graduate of Drexel, the reception was preceded by a student fashion show presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising Programs at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. This year’s show was the first to be staged at the Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters Campus in Philadelphia.
“Everybody had to design a group of lingerie, and we donated all of the fabric,” said Hochman. “Urban Outfitters gets a lot of talented designers, and we get a lot of great intimate apparel interns.”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)