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.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)