GLORY EXPANSION: Faded Glory, the denim and sportswear manufacturer based in New York, has signed a licensing agreement with Taiwan-based Nien Hsing Textile Co. Ltd. to manufacture women's, men's and...
GLORY EXPANSION: Faded Glory, the denim and sportswear manufacturer based in New York, has signed a licensing agreement with Taiwan-based Nien Hsing Textile Co. Ltd. to manufacture women's, men's and children's apparel under the Faded Glory name. The move marks Faded Glory's reappearance in Taiwan after several years, said Robert Rowan, director of licensing for Faded Glory. Rowan said he did not have first-year sales projections for the endeavor. The collections, which include apparel, accessories and footwear, have already begun to retail through a Faded Glory boutique in Taiwan, Rowan said. It is the first of 15 boutiques scheduled to open there by the end of this year in department stores such as ATT and Takashimaya. The boutiques will carry all Faded Glory goods. Nien Hsing Textile is a 20-year-old company traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and posted earnings of $350 million last year. It is the largest maker of denim fabrics in Taiwan, producing close to 25 million yards annually.
MACY'S LOOKS AT FALL: The Macy's flagship store at New York's Herald Square was blasting out the latest fall junior fashions at a back-to-school fashion event sponsored by the store and Seventeen magazine Monday night. An audience of more than 700 people--mostly young women wildly waving pompoms and screaming at the male models--attended the show, which was accompanied by ear-piercing rap music from Ill & Al, as well as special appearances by cast members from the Broadway musical "Grease." The show featured a special denim group from Levi Strauss & Co., including lots of layering with denim jackets and vests, logo T-shirts and flannel shirts. Styles included a denim jumper, a black denim miniskirt and a new looser cropped denim jacket. Other groups included schoolgirl looks--kilts, peacoats, cropped sweaters, flowing shirttails and argyle everything--as well as plenty of layering with baby T's, shirts, sweaters and jackets.
ACE SPACE: Sasson Licensing Corp. will run its 30-second ad campaign 24 times during the U.S. Open this week and next week. It will use its "Barrels" campaign, which features women, men and children clad only in fashionable accessories and wooden barrels. The tag line is "Don't put it on unless it's Sasson." The company will also be mentioned during station breaks as a sponsor of the tournament.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)