MORE GLOBE SPANDEX: Spandex maker Globe Manufacturing, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, said it is increasing production at its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant 33 percent. The new production, which is...
MORE GLOBE SPANDEX: Spandex maker Globe Manufacturing, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, said it is increasing production at its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant 33 percent. The new production, which is expected to come on stream in June, will boost the company's overall spandex capacity to nearly 20 million pounds annually. Globe officials said the expansion should add 10 to 15 jobs at the plant, which currently employs about 125. To serve the Los Angeles market more effectively, Globe has established a warehouse and distribution center there. Globe, based in Fall River, Mass., also has spandex plants in Fall River and in Gastonia, N.C. The privately held company had sales estimated at $70 million last year.
DUPONT AND MOM: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donna Hanover Giuliani--wife of New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani--are among mothers who on Thursday will be receive 1995 Outstanding Mother Awards from the National Mother's Day Committee. The reception and luncheon, sponsored by DuPont and The New York Times, is being held at the Sheraton New York Hotel in Imperial Ballroom A. Other moms being honored are Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) and Jane Hanson, WNBC-TV news anchor. Reservations are required and can be made through the Mother's Day Council in New York.
KLOEDEN TO HEAD IWS: Adrian Kloeden has been named managing director of the International Wool Secretariat, effective May 8. Kloeden will succeed Richard Excell, who left the post in January, and will be based at the IWS's headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Kloeden is managing director of Brash's, a home entertainment retailer in Australia. Mac Drysdale, chairman of the IWS, noted that Brash's appointment comes as the organization is set to launch a $70 million international advertising program.
BACK IN FABRICS: After a nine-year hiatus, The Fashion Group International, New York, is reinstating its fabric show, with an exhibition of about 1,500 fabrics for spring 1996. The show, to run April 24 to May 5, is being held at the organization's offices at 597 Fifth Ave. "We're giving the apparel market an opportunity to see the best 1996 fabrics from the U.S., Europe and Asia from a trend viewpoint," said Carole D'Arconte, fabric committee chairwoman and president of Color Portfolio Inc., a color and trend forecaster. "In this way, people can view the fabrics easily to interpret them into merchandised lines." D'Arconte said the group had ceased holding the show "to put emphasis on other areas aside from the fabrics industry." In addition to the fabrics, print designs from 20 art studios will also be displayed. The show, which will be presented in a resource library format, will offer a color card, a glossary of fabric resources and a trend report. The exhibit is open to everyone, for $25, D'Arconte said.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye