Fashion Scoops: Moving On … Made Where? … D&G On Tour
MOVING ON: Just one week after Ed Needham took over as the editor of Rolling Stone, staffers were rocked by the magazine’s first high-profile resignation. On Tuesday, Patti O’Brien, the magazine’s longtime fashion director, resigned....
MOVING ON: Just one week after Ed Needham took over as the editor of Rolling Stone, staffers were rocked by the magazine’s first high-profile resignation. On Tuesday, Patti O’Brien, the magazine’s longtime fashion director, resigned. In a statement, O’Brien said: "It’s been an amazing experience working at Rolling Stone. I’ve worked with a great group of people during my 13 years here but I feel it’s time to move on." She did not detail her plans.MADE WHERE?: Fabric buyers strolling the aisles of the I-TexStyle trade show at the Lexington Avenue armory today and Thursday will probably notice a couple of people walking around with blue nylon attachés with the logo "Italia: Life in I Style."They were a premium from the show sponsor, The Italian Trade Commission, but unlike the fabrics on display, they don’t come from Como, Prato, Biella or anywhere else in Italy, for that matter.According to their origin tags, the bags were made in Myanmar, a southeast Asian nation that has been accused of forcing its citizens to toil on government projects like road building. Pressure has been building for the U.S. to cut its business ties with that country — in 1997, former president Bill Clinton banned American companies from making new investments in that country, formerly known as Burma, while last year, Sens. Jesse Helms (R., N.C.) and Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) introduced a bill that would have banned all imports from the country.The Myanmar government has said it "neither practices nor condones the practice of forced labor in the country," although a representative of the nation’s embassy in Washington early this year told to WWD there have been instances in the past when people were "requested to participate in community work."Roberto Luongo, deputy trade commissioner with the ITC in New York, said in a phone interview that he was surprised to learn the ITC was giving out bags bearing the "Made in Myanmar" label."This is the first time that I heard of this matter. I didn't know there was this problem," he said. "If there is a problem, we will change it."An ITC staffer called back to tell WWD that the commission had ordered the bags from a supplier in New Jersey and was unaware of where they had been manufactured. The ITC bought 200 Myanmar-made bags, she added, but in the future will make a point of not buying Myanmar-made goods.D&G ON TOUR: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana love their singing divas. After dressing Mary J. Blige and Kylie Minogue for their recent musical tours, they’ve now turned to Alicia Keys. The singer, who this month began a summer tour of the U.S., has a concert wardrobe exclusively designed by Dolce &Gabbana that includes beaded coats and jeans, leather pieces and fur.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim