FashionCenterDallas will spotlight prom and special occasion dressing in a new “mini-market” Aug. 11 to 13 that precedes the main holiday and resort fashion and accessories market scheduled for Aug. 14 to 17.
Robbin Wells, executive vice president of leasing, said response from exhibitors eager to participate in this debut event has been encouraging.
“Buyers will benefit from a strong selection of lines and the ease of working an exclusive prom and special occasion event in their territory,” she said.
Prom lines will be exhibited in booths in the Expo 1 room on the first floor of the World Trade Center, which houses FCD, and upstairs in 20 to 25 permanent fashion showrooms on the 14th and 15th floors.
Featured labels will include Alyce Designs, Flirt by Maggie Sotero, Jovani, Mori Lee, Nicole Bakti, Niteline, Riva, Sue Wong, Tadashi, Tiffany Designs, Atelier Aluyce, Juan Carlos Pinera and Robin Jordan.
Several runway shows will highlight the holiday and resort fashion market beginning Aug. 14. They will be held Friday and Saturday at noon and 1 p.m. in the Kim Dawson Runway Café on the 14th floor. In addition, the mart will host a “Fashion Attack” cocktail party at 5 p.m. on Friday followed by a fashion show at 6 p.m. at the Kim Dawson Runway Café.
Lines new to the building this season include Abi Ferrin at Fortune Denim; April Cornell/Cornell Trading at Deanne Wilde; Beyond Yoga at Susanne Taylor & Associates; C. Luce and Fidelity Denim at Colletta; Jenny Han at Ritz Group; Members Only at The Newell Group; Robin Jordan at Ferrell & Kramer; Veronica M. and Fluxus at Leon & Associates; Totara at Martha Foster; Handbags by “O” by Oscar de la Renta, and Via Spiga at Rosanne Saginaw & Associates. The show features six floors of men’s, women’s and children’s fashions plus Western looks and equipment.
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In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
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“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye