PRESENTING ... THE REPS WWD CONTINUES IT... 04-05-9404-05-94PRESENTING ... THE REPSWWD CONTINUES ITS SERIES HIGHLIGHTING PROMINENT REPS AT THE CHICAGO APPAREL CENTER.Lee Roski Showroom: 12-102 Principal: Lee...
PRESENTING ... THE REPS WWD CONTINUES IT... 04-05-9404-05-94
PRESENTING ... THE REPSWWD CONTINUES ITS SERIES HIGHLIGHTING PROMINENT REPS AT THE CHICAGO APPAREL CENTER.Lee Roski Showroom: 12-102 Principal: Lee RoskiLines: Faith, Leslie Fay Evenings, Nahdree, Nah Nah, Nicole Studio, Nipon Night, Staples, Surya, UGR"Value is a key idea. We try to find the lines that know how to follow the trends and produce the product at the right price."-- Lee RoskiNancy Milgrim Showroom: 1347 Principal: Nancy MilgrimLines: Actionwear, Grand Avenue, Lynn Ritchie, L. Bates, Tina Hagen, Votre Nom"We're a full service showroom with a hands-on approach. As the fourth generation in a retail family, I understand that, just as retailers have to give service to their customers, as a rep we have to give customer service to our stores."-- Nancy MilgrimBoe ChmilShowroom: 1340 Principal: Boe ChmilLines: Bettina Riedel, Johnny Heaven, Michael Simon, Platinum, Silver Connection, Studio 1"I try not to duplicate any one manufacturer. We offer the customer one-stop shopping -- a harmonious mix of sportswear, knitwear and dresses. There isn't one price point that dictates -- it should be more of a look than a price point."-- Boe ChmilSteven B. Jacobson Showroom: 13-110 Principal: Steve JacobsonLines: Anne Pederson, Bossanova, Emil Rutenberg, Fitigues, Fitigues Kids, Kavi, Kirsten Scarcelli, Jan Wilson, Mary Beth Collection, Micheline Boucher, Notables"The lines I sell don't wear my customers -- my customers wear the clothes. You can't target a price point -- people are trying to buy quality and a look for a little less expensive price."-- Steve Jacobson<FD:"2.x Reference">
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast