GUILFORD'S PRICE HIKE: Guilford Mills Inc. said last week it is increasing the price of all 100 percent nylon fabrics 5 percent, effective with orders of Oct. 1. Guilford is the first major mill to announce...
GUILFORD'S PRICE HIKE: Guilford Mills Inc. said last week it is increasing the price of all 100 percent nylon fabrics 5 percent, effective with orders of Oct. 1. Guilford is the first major mill to announce such an increase this year. The company's last price hike on nylon fabrics was in 1992. Alfred Greenblatt, president of the apparel and home fashions business units, cited the rising cost of raw materials as the primary reason for the price hike. "We could no longercontinue to absorb these increases," Greenblatt said.
COTTON'S FASHION MAVEN: Cotton Incorporated has named Elizabeth P. Hough senior director, fashion marketing. Hough reports to Ira Livingston, Cotton Inc.'s vice president, U.S. marketing. Cotton Inc. is the research and promotion arm for the 30,000 U.S. cotton growers. Hough will supervise Cotton Inc.'s apparel and home fabric fashions marketing departments, which includes overseeing trend research and marketing presentations. In addition, Hough is responsible for the Cottonworks Fashion Library, as well as seasonal color and selling ideas and presentations for domestic and international mills, manufacturers and retailers. Prior to joining Cotton Inc., Hough was trade advertising manager at House Beautiful magazine, where she held various sales and editorial positions. Earlier, she was with Architectural Digest. At Cotton Inc., Hough succeeds Mary Lou Hawkins, who has resigned. Hawkins said she would announce her plans soon.
LEVY'S BACK: Richard Levy has been named to head up Texfi Knitted Fabrics, a new knit converting division of Texfi Inc. Levy, who is also charged with developing Texfi's export business, reports to Andrew Parise, president of Texfi Blends. Most recently, from May 1993 to this past July, Levy was director of marketing and sales, cotton knits, for Andrex Industries. No successor has been named. Levy also has had sales and marketing stints at Dan River Inc., Ti-Caro Knits, Guilford Mills, the Alamac division of the former WestPoint Pepperell (now WestPoint Stevens) and Steveco Knit--all in the cotton fabric area.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)