HONORING CLASS OF ’02: Donna Karan will host a cocktail reception honoring the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 23 new 2002 inductees. Stephen Burrows, Henry Duarte, Mossimo Giannulli, Lars Nilsson of Bill Blass, Charles Nolan of...
HONORING CLASS OF ’02: Donna Karan will host a cocktail reception honoring the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 23 new 2002 inductees. Stephen Burrows, Henry Duarte, Mossimo Giannulli, Lars Nilsson of Bill Blass, Charles Nolan of Anne Klein and William Reid are among the latest American designers to be admitted into the organization. The event, the second of what is expected to be an annual tradition, is to be held the evening of Oct. 22 at the Manhattan studio once used by Karan’s late husband, Stephan Weiss.GUILFORD TO EMERGE: Guilford Mills Corp. said it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 protection today, following a New York bankruptcy court’s approval of its reorganization plan last month. Guilford said in a statement that, upon its exit from bankruptcy, the firm’s 18.6 million outstanding shares will be canceled. Holders of those shares will receive one new share in the company for approximately every 35 shares of the stock they held. Guilford’s creditors will own 90 percent of the company upon its emergence, according to the plan of reorganization. Guilford said its old shares will be delisted from over-the-counter trading, but it expects its new shares to gain an over-the-counter listing.OAKLEY’S NEW OFFICE: Oakley Inc. has formed an office of the chairman, made up of Oakley founder, chairman and chief executive officer Jim Jannard; chief operating officer Link Newcomb; president Colin Baden and executive vice president Tommy Rios. The office was created to entrust the executives to lead the company through "challenges of today’s difficult retail environment," according to Jannard, and to recognize their "vital" contribution to Oakley’s success. The Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based manufacturer produces sunglasses, footwear, apparel and accessories under the Oakley brand. As of June 30, 2002, trailing 12-month revenues were $459 million. Net income rose 10 percent in the same period to $45.5 million.SANCTIONS AVERTED: The European Union formally decided Monday to put on hold plans to slap more than $300 million of trade sanctions on U.S. imports, including several apparel products. European foreign ministers in Brussels accepted a recommendation by the European Commission to not retaliate, at least for the time being, against the U.S. for imposing punitive tariffs on imported steel. The ministers cited the U.S. continuing to exempt several steel products from these tariffs as cause for backing off from what is one of several trade dustups the EU is having with the U.S.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)