In its ongoing commitment to the men’s wear industry, Fairchild Fashion Group is enhancing coverage of the sector in WWD each Thursday while reintroducing Menswear magazine, a seasonal in-depth report on the style, business and cultural trends influencing men’s fashion. In addition, WWD will increase coverage of breaking men’s news throughout the week and on WWDMens.com.
Menswear magazine will relaunch in June with a fresh, authoritative perspective on the men’s fashion world, from interpretations of global business and style trends to insider insight into some of the industry’s most compelling designers, executives and celebrities. Two issues of Menswear are scheduled for 2010. The second edition will be published in October and will incorporate the runway coverage previously contained in WWD Men’s Collections magazine, which will be folded into Menswear. The magazine will have a glossy, oversize format, with a circulation base of 50,000 men’s industry executives and decision makers, as well as affluent consumers via the Condé Nast database and newsstand distribution. The June issue will also be distributed at Pitti Uomo in Florence, fashion weeks in Milan and Paris, and marketplace events in New York and Las Vegas.
Marc Berger will serve as Menswear magazine’s publisher, in addition to his current duties as publisher of Fairchild’s Footwear News.
The magazine’s editorial effort will be coordinated by WWD’s men’s team, including senior editors Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke; fashion editor Alex Badia; men’s designer sportswear editor Jean Scheidnes; tailored clothing and outerwear editor Brenner Thomas; European correspondent Emilie Marsh, and assistant fashion editor Luis Campuzano. Menswear will also draw on the full resources of WWD’s reporting, editing, photography and graphics staff.
Thursday’s men’s effort in WWD will include more space dedicated to in-depth reports across classifications; executive, company and retail news, as well as expanded fashion shoots and personality coverage. The Thursday edition and WWDMens.com will reach all 50,000-plus of the newspaper’s subscribers and 10,000 additional qualified men’s wear executives in retail, manufacturing, supply and media.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast