IRVIN'S PEACE SHIRT: Michael Irvin, star receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, is trying his hand at a new business. He and some friends have teamed up to market a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hockey jerseys,...
IRVIN'S PEACE SHIRT: Michael Irvin, star receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, is trying his hand at a new business. He and some friends have teamed up to market a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hockey jerseys, bandannas, caps and logos printed with a peace sign brushed in a Chinese calligraphic style. Some styles will have phrases in addition to the logo such as "peace, love and rock and roll," and "peace, love and funky vibes." Dubbed Masterpeace Ragz, the sportswear will be introduced this week at the International Apparel Mart in Dallas. Wholesaling from $8.25 for a T-shirt to $36 for a hockey jersey, the line will be sold to sporting goods stores and retailers who cater to juniors via a national network of sales representatives. The corporate name is TC3, LLP, and Irvin's partners are Dallas oilman and investor Blake Davenport, ex-Cowboy Alfredo Roberts, and Ricky Talkington who also designed the logo. First year sales are reportedly expected to exceed $2 million. Irvin says he's trying to get a message to disadvantaged teenagers who are angry with the world and have no belief in themselves. "Nowadays, slavery is over and the only master is yourself," asserts Irvin, 29, who grew up impoverished in Fort Lauderdale and is now a millionaire. "If you can master peace within yourself, then you can deal with peace without and throughout--and that's the only way." TC3 also has plans for a T-shirt line called No Bull-All American Cowboy Gear.
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL: Blue Plate, a better junior line and a division of Simonia Fashions, opened three weeks ago and already has a test order from Macy's. The line includes separates and dresses in wovens and knits. "The line is forward and hip and will appeal to a contemporary customer as well as juniors because it's sized extra small through large," said Donald Nowakowski, vice president of sales. It will be produced in India at Simonia's own factories, and the first delivery is scheduled for May 30. Sweater prices average $25 wholesale, short skirts are $14 to $15, long skirts are $24 to $28, and tops are $9.75 to $12.75. Nowakowski is estimating a first-year volume of $3 million to $5 million. The company is based at 525 Seventh Ave. in New York.NEW AT UNIONBAY: Belinda Hamilton has been named vice president of sales for UnionBay Juniors, a Los Angeles-based division of Seattle Pacific Industries. She replaced Patricia Greco, who left the company. Hamilton was a vice president at Los Angeles junior sportswear firm LEI and earlier was in retailing with May Co. and The Broadway stores. She reports to Mary Wilberding, senior vice president of UnionBay.
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
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye