Pfaff-Pegasus USA has introduced a new sewing machines for sleeves. The unit, Pfaff 3834, can be used for setting pre-gathered sleeves and for sewing ungathered sleeves directly. The unit offers a double-wheel feed system. The feed wheels take the place of the presser-foot system and provide an unobstructed view of the needle area.
Rimoldi of America, Pittsburgh, Pa., is introducing four new machines. The 368-00-3MD-20M/146-XAM is designed for attaching pocket facings to jeans. It's a three-needle, five-thread, flatbed machine with differential feed andspecial 9mm needle gauge. The machine also features a microprocessor-controlled, computerized electronic device with preset stitch counter and photocell. It has a maximum sewing speed of 5,500 spm. Rimoldi is also introducing an automatic serger. The URF3-123/A-00 is designed for straight or curved serging operations on light, medium or heavy fabrics. The third new introduction is an automatic unit for safety stitch assembly operations. The UR30-331/B is equipped with a two-needle sewing head. Rounding out the introductions is the UP74-42-A/1A-183-C30M. The automatic unit simultaneously forms and attaches waistbands to jeans, casual slacks, skirts, sportswear and work clothes. It is equipped with a four-needle, cylinderbed sewing head with double-locked chainstitch and feed rollers.
Paxar Corp., the Pearl River, N.Y.-based vendor of bar-code and label printing equipment, said its net income rose 24 percent the second quarter 1994 ended June 30. Net income totaled $3.4 million, up from $2.8 million for the second quarter 1993. Sales were up 17 percent, rising to $42.5 million from $36.3 million for the same period last year.
Gerber Garment Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named Joseph Chang a sales executive for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. His territory includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wash-ington, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Chang will be based in Gerber's Los Angeles office and will report to Ram Sareen, sales manager for western North America. Prior to joining Gerber, Chang was a consultant for Vancouver, B.C.-based Engineering and Management Services.The Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science has named David Brookstein dean of applied technology and research. Along with the appointment, Philadelphia has renamed its School of Textiles, the School of Textiles and Materials Technology. Prior to joining Philadelphia, Brookstein was associate director of Albany International Research Co. He is a former Georgia Tech professor.
Monarch Marking Systems, Dayton, Ohio, is offering a new series of booklets designed to help manufacturers deal with the Quick Response requirements of the retailers they serve. The first booklet covers shipping container labeling and discusses the UCC/EAN-128 code, shipping label format, ship-to-postal code and shipping container code. An appendix offers an EDI interchange flow chart. The second booklet focuses on ID marking. Topics covered include marking with UPC, UPC-A marking benefits, maintaining symbol quality and recommended bar-code printing methods. The third booklet is a discussion on two-dimensional codes. These codes include PDF-417, Code One and data collection/verification.
Gessner Co., Worcester, Mass., has introduced a new shear system. The Saber Shear machine features a revolver, blade holder and cloth rest in a single unit and also digitized controls. A calibrated grid is superimposed on the video screen to allow the operator to compare the actual align- ment of the shearing operation with preset specifications and make adjustments while the machine is in operation. The grid alignment system is monitored via a fiber-optic sensor. The unit is housed in a steel box frame and mounting bolts are provided to ensure stability and vibration-free operation.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews