EU LAUNDRY LIST: A draft of potential U.S. products that could be hit with punitive European Union duties is being circulated among EU members, and it includes man-made and cotton apparel and textiles. The draft, sent Tuesday to EU members, is a...
EU LAUNDRY LIST: A draft of potential U.S. products that could be hit with punitive European Union duties is being circulated among EU members, and it includes man-made and cotton apparel and textiles. The draft, sent Tuesday to EU members, is a laundry list of U.S. exports drawn up two years ago when Europeans first challenged a U.S. export tax subsidy at the World Trade Organization. The list then, and now, is being used as a basis to create a final list for retaliatory tariffs. Two years ago, the EU delayed retaliation over the U.S. tax, which the WTO has deemed to be in violation of the global trade body’s rules as an illegal subsidy. EU leaders have expressed exasperation that Congress hasn’t yet revoked the tax, although lawmakers say they plan to do so.
FILLING A GAP: Bob Martin, former president and chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores’ International division, has been added to the Gap Inc.’s board of directors, returning the group to the 12-person configuration it had in 2000. During a 15-year tenure at Wal-Mart, Martin also served as its chief information officer. A Gap spokesman said that the San Francisco-based firm’s board has fluctuated between 10 and 12 members since 1999.
CORD’S NEW HOME: As he transitions into using his new name, Barry Kieselstein-Cord — soon to be known professionally and personally as Barry Cord — is also beginning a new identity as a retailer. The accessories designer is putting the finishing touches on his first company-owned store on West Broadway between Prince and Houston Streets in the former Rizzoli Bookstore space. Itwill have a soft opening early next week. Although he is changing his name to make it roll off the tongue a little easier, the store will carry the somewhat cumbersome moniker Barry Cord Kieselstein-Cord. The ground floor of the 5,000-square-foot space will showcase eyewear, jewelry, belts, bags and luggage, while the top floor will carry home furnishings and a fine art gallery, complete with its own curator.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews