The Woolmark Co. has finalized plans for the International Woolmark Prize competition that will take place in Milan during fashion week on Feb. 21. The five selected finalists will show their merino wool collections during a fashion show at the Museo Della Triennale, competing for the 100,000 Australian dollar global award.
The judging panel for the final event are Angelica Cheung, editor at large of Vogue China; Colette Garnsey, director of Australian Wool Innovation; Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Vogue Italia; Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director; Tim Blanks, editor at large of Style.com, and fashion writer Colin McDowell.
“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)