SOVEREIGN FLEECE: Aiming to establish a presence in the U.S. market, Dawson Fur Fabrics, Europe's largest sliver knit pile and fleece fabric manufacturer, has established a U.S. sales agent, Sovereign Textiles...
SOVEREIGN FLEECE: Aiming to establish a presence in the U.S. market, Dawson Fur Fabrics, Europe's largest sliver knit pile and fleece fabric manufacturer, has established a U.S. sales agent, Sovereign Textiles Inc. Dawson is a subsidiary of Dawson International PLC. Sovereign, an independently owned firm, will be the exclusive U.S. distributors of Dawson fabrics and will market only Dawson products. Sovereign, which has set up an office in Newport Beach, Calif., will open a New York unit before the end of the month, said Jay Ochser, Sovereign's California director. Al Schneider, a long-time sales executive, will head the company's New York efforts. Dawson, based at Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, produces more than 5 million yards of pile and fleece fabric per year and 1.5 million yards of velvet, primarily used in home furnishings applications. Dawson's 1994 sales were about $175 million. Sovereign will unveil the entire Dawson collection at the Los Angeles International Textile Show, which opens April 24 at the California Mart.
TANDLER'S NEW VP: In a restructuring move at Tandler Textile Inc., the fabric converter has named Laurel Wayne vice president. It is a new post. In a related move, Robert Bouer has joined Tandler as print stylist. Wayne, who joined Tandler in 1983 from Candlewood Fabrics, had been a print stylist and will now handle overall product merchandising and business strategies, said Martin Tandler, president. Bouer, who spent the past three years with Omega Fabrics, is responsible for print merchandising.
FIBERS AND MOM: The textile industry was well represented Thursday at the 1995 Outstanding Mother Awards luncheon, held at the Sheraton New York Hotel. The honorees were First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton; Donna Hanover Giuliani, wife of New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.); WNBC-TV news anchor Jane Hanson, and Carolyn McCarthy, widow of Dennis McCarthy, who was a victim in the December 1993 Long Island Railroad shootings. They were cited by the National Mother's Day Committee as reflecting the active role of contemporary mothers. Among representatives from the textile industry were J. Nicholas Hahn, chief executive officer of Cotton Incorporated; Ira Livingston, Cotton Inc.'s senior vice president, marketing implementation, and Robert Kaplan, president, Greenwood Denim.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews