MOVADO’S NEW STATUS: Movado Group Inc. has been granted Foreign Trade Zone "subzone" status by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This status allows the company to defer, reduce or possibly eliminate U.S. Custom duties on goods it...
MOVADO’S NEW STATUS: Movado Group Inc. has been granted Foreign Trade Zone "subzone" status by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This status allows the company to defer, reduce or possibly eliminate U.S. Custom duties on goods it imports through the ports of New York and New Jersey. To achieve this designation, companies have to apply to the Foreign Trade Zone Board in Washington, D.C., which controls the job-stimulating program. Foreign Trade Zone 49, which handled more than $6 billion in commerce in 2001, encompasses the Port Newark/Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal complex, the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal, the Globus Marine Terminal and the Greenville Industrial Park, all in Jersey City, N.J. Movado’s facility is at the Port Newark terminal.
GEEK CHIC: What do Donna Karan and Tom Cruise have in common? AOL Version 8.0, apparently. They were among the 10 celebrities asked to design a disk to celebrate the software’s launch. Other star designers include: Enrique Iglesias, Elizabeth Hurley, Magic Johnson, Jason Giambi, Kate Spade, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep. Beginning Oct. 15, the original signed artwork will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the celebs’ chosen charity, and 1,000 of each design will be distributed at Bloomingdale’s.
CALVIN’S CAUSE: Calvin Klein threw a charity shopping benefit at its Madison Avenue flagship in honor of Linda Rizk, one of the store’s top customers, on Oct. 2, and earmarked 20 percent of sales to be donated to the the Strang Cancer Prevention Center of Cornell-Weil Hospital. About 40 customers attended the event and shopped Klein’s fall collection, with a long black shearling coat leading sales for the day. The event raised a contribution of more than $15,000 from the company.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews