A CHALLENGING DISCUSSION: The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Gen Art are teaming up to host their first panel discussion on March 25, called "The Future of Fashion: A Panel Discussion on the Challenges Facing Young Designers Today." The...
A CHALLENGING DISCUSSION: The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Gen Art are teaming up to host their first panel discussion on March 25, called "The Future of Fashion: A Panel Discussion on the Challenges Facing Young Designers Today." The panel, which includes designers Narciso Rodriguez and Rebecca Taylor, attorney Elizabeth Pearce, Julie Gilhart from Barneys New York and Vogue’s Sally Singer, will be moderated by Bridget Foley, vice president and executive editor of W and WWD. The event will take place at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York at 365 Fifth Avenue at 7 p.m.
LIZ TEAMS WITH LIFETIME: In partnership with Lifetime TV’s annual campaign to stop violence against women, being held this week, Liz Claiborne Inc. has created a specially designed scarf and tie being delivered to political leaders and advocates, including all members of Congress, through Friday. During this week, Liz Claiborne is encouraging these influentials to wear the scarf or tie as a symbol of unity of men and women working together to stop violence against women. Paul Charron, chairman and chief executive officer of Claiborne, is set to attend a White House roundtable session Wednesday to discuss the issue of violence against women.
HARTMARX DATE SET: Hartmarx Corp. expects to file its annual report within two weeks, as required by federal regulatory security rules. The company said last month it would delay filing its report for the year ended Nov. 30 because of accounting irregularities in its women’s wholesale operating unit, International Women’s Apparel. IWA, which represents 4 percent of the company’s consolidated sales, accounts for 50 percent of the firm’s women’s apparel group. Its women’s business includes Austin Reed and Barrie Pace. The company still expects positive pretax earnings for 2002 before a $4.2 million pretax charge associated with the refinancing of high-cost debt.
POLO’S DONE DEAL: Polo Ralph Lauren on Friday completed a series of transactions that increases its direct management of its Japanese business. For $70 million, funded through Polo’s available cash, Polo now holds a 50 percent interest in its Japanese master licenses and an 18 percent equity interest in the company that holds the sublicenses for Polo’s men’s, women’s and Polo Jeans businesses in Japan. The transactions are expected to be accretive to earnings in fiscal 2004.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)