NEW YORK — Renato Cecchi, owner of the Italian textile finishing company Santo Stefano, is hoping to revive d’Avenza, a heritage tailored clothing brand that was popular in the 1960s and ’70s.
Now in its second season, d’Avenza’s white label has more of a luxury bent and is aimed at a fashion-forward consumer. It consists of three iconic models, according to Bill White, head of the U.S. sales. All exquisitely finished, the pieces in the collection include a constructed blazer that boasts titanium buttons and a belted back; a military-inspired, peak lapel topcoat; and an unconstructed, unlined travel blazer. White said additional models will be added to the collection over the next few seasons.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)