Lucky Brand, the Southern California lifestyle denim label, has forged a licensing deal with Parigi Group to manufacture and market Lucky Kid to department and specialty stores, beginning in January. The line will also be available on luckybrand.com.“We’re excited for the launch of this line, and believe that our unique Southern California sensibility will translate well to the children’s market,” said Dave DeMattei, chief executive officer of Lucky Brand, a division of Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.Lucky Brand has done children’s wear internally for the last few years, but now aims to make it a bigger business.The Lucky Kid aesthetic will mirror that of the women’s and men’s collections and will incorporate the brand’s signature novelty details, prints and patterns. The line is comprised of T-shirts, dresses, jackets and denim, reaching children 18 months to 12 years. Sizes will go from 2 to 16 for girls and 2 to 20 for boys.RELATED STORY: Fifth & Pacific Trims Q2 Loss >>Retail prices will range from $22 to $36 for T-shirts; $49 to $69 for dresses; $59 to $110 for jackets, and $30 to $69 for denim.Lucky Kid will initially launch on luckybrand.com, and will be aimed at top doors of Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, Von Maur and Macy’s. For fall 2013, the brand will expand to infant apparel. Lucky Brand officials declined to reveal first-year projections.Parigi, founded in 1981, has an array of licensed brands, such as Puma, DKNY, Timberland, Nicole Miller, LRG and Baby Phat. Parigi, which is based in New York, also owns and operates the Hartstrings children’s brand, retail operation and e-commerce businesses.
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast