ARMANI’S GOODWILL: The United Nations Refugee Agency Tuesday appointed Giorgio Armani a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador during the annual “Pavarotti and Friends” concert in Modena, benefiting Angolan refugees in Zambia. ”I have...
ARMANI’S GOODWILL: The United Nations Refugee Agency Tuesday appointed Giorgio Armani a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador during the annual “Pavarotti and Friends” concert in Modena, benefiting Angolan refugees in Zambia. ”I have always admired the tireless work of UNHCR,” said Armani, adding, “I am particularly committed to assisting young refugees gain the means to rebuild their lives.” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers said in a statement that the ambassadorship was being given to the designer in recognition of his “significant contribution” during the Afghan refugee emergency and his efforts to assist others in a similar predicament. “I was impressed by Giorgio Armani’s rapid and effective mobilization of his company’s resources in response to my emergency appeal for Afghan refugees last year,” said Lubbers. “He was active on several fronts — including fund-raising and drawing public attention to the crisis.” The statement added that Armani will visit refugee camps later this year to learn more about UNHCR’s education and vocational training projects.SHAREHOLDER PARITY: Kmart Corp.’s shareholders will have their interests represented in the firm’s Chapter 11 proceedings by an equity committee. According to published reports, the trustee in the Kmart bankruptcy has authorized formation of a committee which should help level the playing field between the various groups of debtors with claims on the firm’s assets. Anywhere from seven to 11 Kmart shareholders will sit on the committee which convenes its first organizational meeting on June 14, said the reports. A Kmart spokesman said he wasn’t aware of the trustee’s ruling.THE VAL NOD: While Marzotto issued a profit warning Monday because of the problems at its Hugo Boss AG subsidiary (see related story above), Consob, Italy’s equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission, formally approved its acquisition of Valentino. As reported, Marzotto acquired Valentino from Holding di Partecipazioni Industriali in February, and was expecting a green light from the Italian authorities. A Marzotto spokesman said the company will set up a press and analysts’ conference in “approximately” a couple of weeks to communicate details about the acquisition and projects for Valentino.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion