Fab Fakes NEW YORK -- For 50 years, Dulken & Derrick, located at 12 W. 21st St. here, has manufactured and imported some of the best pure silk material and finished blossoms in the business. The firm has...
Fab Fakes NEW YORK--For 50 years, Dulken & Derrick, located at 12 W. 21st St. here, has manufactured and imported some of the best pure silk material and finished blossoms in the business. The firm has provided blooms for designers such as Donna Karan, Bill Blass, Vera Wang, Frank Olive and Lola, and retailers like Tiffany's and Nordstrom. It's done everything from simple red roses for a cosmetics launch to a combination of poppies, feathers and cabbage roses for the first Broadway performance of "My Fair Lady." "We don't like the minimalist look," say Leeza Dulken and Pamela Gurock, co-owners of Dulken & Derrick. "Everyone should be adorned in flowers."
Take Two SHORT HILLS--Consignment shops are putting on new faces these days. DoubleTake, located in Short Hills, N.J., with a branch in West Caldwell, offers only better-to-designer labels at prices two-thirds less than original retail. And with top American designers well represented, there are certainly bargains to be had. Owners Marci and David Kessler believe in customer service. "We feel very strongly about assisting customers on a personal level. We handle customer service as a personal boutique would--differently from a discounter or another type of consignment shop," Marci explains. Merchandise is carefully selected, and everything is labeled with in-store tags with the DoubleTake logo. Big glass windows house displays modeled on those of department stores. And even on weekday afternoons, the joint is jumping.
Animal Magnetism NEW YORK--From bassets to boxers and poodles to pugs, Verncelli belts have gone to the dogs. Designer Verne O'Hara has blended her love of animals and accessories in creating a belt collection featuring buckles sculpted in the shape of 20 different breeds of dog, along with some cats and a horse. Her aim, she says, is "to offer an affordable product capable of standing alone as a great accessory or the proud possession of a pet owner." Belt straps are available in satin, leather, lizard or alligator, and wholesale prices range from $25 to $195. Buckles are $35. The collection is sold in New York through Topper + Lowell.Vested Interest NEW YORK--Costume designer Jane Suttel also designs clothes, which she likes to call "wearable art." Working primarily with Japanese textiles, Suttel creates seasonless separates for women who don't have to or don't want to wear suits every day. Her strongest and most playful pieces are her vests made from kimonos of the Twenties and Thirties. Suttel has developed two core collections: a day-into-evening silk separates group, at wholesale prices ranging from $115 to $175 for tops and $125 to $200 for bottoms, and a special-occasion line, priced from $490 to $650. Her clothes are currently available at specialty stores such as Joan Franks in Memphis, the Alley boutique in L.A. and Obiko in San Francisco.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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