In Brief: Burma Ban … Maternal Move … Cole Goes Swimming …
All imports from the military dictatorship of Myanmar, which are mostly garments, would be banned from the U.S. under a House bill that passed 418-2 on Tuesday. Strong bipartisan support was garnered after last month’s...
All imports from the military dictatorship of Myanmar, which are mostly garments, would be banned from the U.S. under a House bill that passed 418-2 on Tuesday. Strong bipartisan support was garnered after last month’s violent crackdowns on pro-democracy leaders in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. GOP Reps Jeff Flake of Arizona and Ron Paul of Texas cast the only no votes. Senate support for the measure is also strong. The action also would freeze Myanmar assets in the U.S., and calls on neighbors China and Thailand to follow suit. Several U.S. firms have already stopped Myanmar imports, citing human rights concerns and military investments in its garment industry.
MATERNAL MOVE: Marnie Omanoffhas joined Liz Lange Maternity as director of brand development, a new post. She oversees the advertising, public relations, events and partnerships for the brand. Most recently, Omanoff spent four years at the small business division of American Express, where she managed advertising, brand and advocacy initiatives. Before that, she worked at Foot Locker Inc., where she managed the brand advertising and vendor partner programs for Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports for five years.
COLE GOES SWIMMING:
Maxine Swim Group Inc. has signed a licensing deal with Kenneth Cole Productions to produce swimwear under the Kenneth Cole New York and Reaction Kenneth Cole labels. Both collections debut this weekend at the Miami swim show and ship to stores in January. KCNY’s separates will range from $18 to $30 wholesale and one-piece suits will wholesale for $33 to $44. Reaction swimwear will be more colorful, with such sportswear-inspired styles like boy shorts, tankinis, halter tops and cover-ups, wholesaling for $18 to $26. Based in Los Angeles, Maxine Swim Group produces swimwear for Surfside, Hobie, VM Sport, Via Marina, Maxine of Hollywood, Liz Claiborne and Hot Kiss.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)