HERRERA'S HOT STUFF: Carolina Herrera racked up $210,000 in a trunk show for Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., on June 11, 13 and 14.
In a frenzy of activity Saturday, 19 dresses were sold in one hour. The trunk show followed a Friday night benefit for the Drexel University Crystal Star Award Gala at the school's Mandell Theatre.
At the store, hot sellers included eight black and white houndstooth suits at $2,500; nine gray and white wool plaid suits with fake fur collars at $2,550; six gray double-face wool suits at $2,600, and 11 blue wool crepe dresses with jackets at $3,400.
ROMPOLO'S ROUNDUP: Dominick Rompolo has roped in sales of $189,000 at three trunk shows in Texas over the last two weeks.
June 15-16, his fall collection sold 91 units at Leonard Rutan in Houston, for a total of $59,000. The bestseller was a mocha wool crepe coat and chemise with ruffle front, selling 19 pieces at $975.
At Lilly Dodson in Dallas on June 17-18, orders hit $90,000 for 105 pieces. Top numbers were a wool jersey ribbed dress with scarf, selling 11 units at $765, and a short Empire jacket and dress in black wool crepe at $960, selling seven sets.
Monday and Tuesday, the collection moved to Julian Gold in San Antonio, where the line rang up $40,000. Bestsellers included six of the wool jersey dresses at $765 and three of the black Empire jacket and dress ensembles at $960.
YL HITS WEST SIDE: Yair Levy, president and designer of the apparel manufacturer YL by Yair, has opened his first shop, a 1,000-square-foot space at Columbus Avenue and West 74th Street in New York. It is expected to have first-year sales of about $700,000. It will sell the full line of YL dresses and sportswear, including suits, at $300 and under, dresses at $178 to $230, blouses at $98 to $140 and pants and skirts at $140 to $180, as well as a licensed line of YL by Yair small leather goods and accessories. The company is looking for additional sites on the Upper East Side and on lower Fifth Avenue and hopes to open two more stores by the end of the year.HILSBERG, HILFIGER HONORED: Marshall Hilsberg, chairman and ceo of Lord & Taylor, and designer Tommy Hilfiger are the recipients of this year's National Humanitarian Award from The National Conference of Christians and Jews. The presentation will take place Oct. 20 at the Pierre Hotel in New York, at the annual men's, women's and children's apparel group luncheon.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)