NEW YORK--Kitty Hawk, a knitwear firm, has relaunched its line with a new look and lower prices. It is expected to be in stores by the end of July. In business since 1971, Kitty Hawk had been a better women's sweater firm, concentrating on handknits for an older misses' customer. Its new direction, which includes sweaters and cut-and-sew knits with more forward styling, is focused on a young misses' or contemporary customer, according to Steve Seltzer, owner. Wholesale prices are now moderate and range from $11 for a polyester and spandex T-shirt to $29.50 for a ribbed silk and spandex cardigan. Kitty Hawk entered a joint venture this year with High Sierra Ltd., a manufacturer of women's moderate sportswear, with offices in Hong Kong and Korea. The new sweater line will be produced in China and Taiwan. Novelty yarns come out of Taiwan and silk and angora from China, according to Ed Glickman, president of High Sierra. The designer of the line is Vivienne Wang. Kitty Hawk estimates second-half wholesale volume at $5.5 million to $7 million, according to Seltzer. For fall deliveries, Kitty Hawk is offering a group in slinky polyester crepe, including a wrap skirt for $12.50 and polo collar shirt for $15.50. Colors are cadet blue, burgundy, brown, ivory and black. Another group in two weights of ribbed silk and spandex includes a cardigan for $29 and mock turtlenecks, T-shirts and polo styles. Colors are red, khaki, black, cadet blue and ivory. A sporty group in pastel polyester fleece includes a zipper jacket, four-pocket cardigan and hooded top. Some pieces are quilted, and prices start at $16.50. Other yarns for fall are a silk and cotton blend, a polyester ribbon yarn, marled ramie cotton, baby boucle and a mohair and boucle blend. For September delivery, Kitty Hawk is doing printed fuzzy sweaters in a blend of lambswool, angora and nylon. Styles include twinsets and belted, Johnny-collar tops.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)