SILK INROADS: Pacific Silk, a New York ready-to-wear and intimate apparel firm best known for its August Silk sportswear label, is dipping a toe into the accessories pool.
A collection of August Silk knit scarves, caps, gloves and mittens will be launched at next month's accessories market.
According to Dean Garfinkel, director of the company's knit division, the accessories are being done mostly as an add-on to the company's fall and winter silk sweater business. Wholesale prices and first-year volume projections have not yet been determined.
Accessories items will reflect yarns and patterns shown in the sweaters and will include silk, cashmere and various blends done in chenilles, intarsias, jacquards and several other knits.
BALLY'S NEW DIGS: Bally of Switzerland went with a global theme to unveil its New York showroom at 745 Fifth Ave., at East 58th Street, last Tuesday night. In line with the company's worldwide marketing approach, the party featured an assortment of Swiss, Italian and Japanese cuisines and musical entertainment for 80 guests, including actor and singer Shaun Cassidy and local newscaster Bill Boggs.
The 10,000-square-foot space, which includes a terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue, is now the sales and marketing home for Bally's entire product range, which is comprised of men's and women's accessories and footwear. The firm formerly had an accessories showroom at Fifth Avenue near 32nd Street and a footwear showroom on Madison Avenue and East 49th Street.
According to Bruce Kalish, Bally's director of accessories, the new neighborhood is more in line with Bally's prestigious image.
"Many of the best upscale accessories firms have relocated to this neighborhood recently," Kalish noted.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)