NEW LICENSE FOR BLASS: Bill Blass has signed a swimwear licensing agreement with OAS Industries, starting with cruise 1996. Rose Marie Reid had the license for 12 years. Price points and other details are...
SIDELINESNEW LICENSE FOR BLASS: Bill Blass has signed a swimwear licensing agreement with OAS Industries, starting with cruise 1996. Rose Marie Reid had the license for 12 years. Price points and other details are still being worked out, according to an OAS official. The line is being discontinued for the 1995 season, while it is being revamped.WATERSILK BOWS: Sea Q, America has opened a new updated misses' swimwear division called Watersilk, aimed at a consumer with a longer torso. It also caters to a younger customer than does its more traditional line, Sea Queen.The new line, which caters to a 25-to-55-year-old woman, will primarily be in tricot and twill. Sea Queen, which is geared to a 35-to-65-year-old customer, offers suits primarily in raschel. The average price of Watersilk is about $30, compared with $26 for the Sea Queen line.The new line, which will be in stores by February, is expected to generate a volume of $2 million to $3 million in its first season.SIRENA NAMES PORTER: The Sirena Apparel Group, based in South El Monte, Calif., has promoted Christina Porter to vice president of design for the Sirena and Look & Sea divisions. Porter has been with Sirena for three years as merchandiser of the WearAbouts and Look & Sea divisions. She moved to Los Angeles after spending three years in retailing with Bloomingdale's in various merchandising and buying positions. Porter will continue to report directly to Doug Arbetman, president and chief executive officer of Sirena Group.
“I design by visualization. I see things, and most of the time they’re not practical to actually make, and what I’ve found here, it’s like anything’s possible. This is the first time that I’ve made a sole unit in two months. That process usually would take six, so here’s a difference,” said @virgilabloh of the first sneaker sample he created for @louisvuitton, pictured here. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)