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...
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 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.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)