In Brief: A Very Good Year … Going Forward … First Round Tiffany …
A VERY GOOD YEAR: Dolce & Gabbana registered a 40.1 percent increase in sales, to $469.3 million from $334.9 million, during the fiscal year ended March 31. According to director of general affairs Cristiana Ruella, the firm expects pretax profits to...
A VERY GOOD YEAR: Dolce & Gabbana registered a 40.1 percent increase in sales, to $469.3 million from $334.9 million, during the fiscal year ended March 31. According to director of general affairs Cristiana Ruella, the firm expects pretax profits to grow about 80 percent to $80.2 million from $44.5 million in the prior year. Shoes and accessories generated the greatest amount of growth, she said. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 72.6 percent to $100.5 million from $58.2 million.
GOING FORWARD: Forward, the Lower East Side boutique subsidized by the LES Business Improvement District, has announced new judges for its style council: Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine; Mary Gehlhar of Gen Art; Christina Ha of Metro TV; Gina Maher of Lucky Magazine; Lynn Yaeger of TheVillage Voice, and Zoe Wolff of Time Out New York. The newly appointed members will critique the works of fledgling designers for the incubator store, which opened over a year ago. Selected designers will be able to show their wares as well as man and merchandise the boutique. The judging will take place next Tuesday at the Forward store, 72 Orchard Street, at 5 p.m.
FIRST ROUND TIFFANY: Lawyers for Tiffany & Co. said the jewelry firm has obtained a preliminary injunction from a Philadelphia federal court to bar Katz Imports Inc. from selling alleged counterfeit Tiffany jewelry on both the eBay Web site under the seller name "Diamondpaige" and through its Web site www.pennsylvaniadiamondexchange.com. According to Tiffany lawyers, the federal court had issued a seizure order executed by the U.S. Marshals Service, which seized illicit diamond rings and bracelets on the premises of Katz Imports, as well as receipts of sales. The lawsuit, which seeks to bar further sales of alleged counterfeit jewelry, as well as the turning over of alleged illegal profits, is ongoing in the federal court.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia