In Brief: Calling All Burlington Bids … Oscar on the Marymount … Delta Closing Yarn Plant …
CALLING ALL BURLINGTON BIDS: Following a bankruptcy court ruling last week that caused Warren Buffett to drop his bid to acquire bankrupt Burlington Industries Inc., the Greensboro, N.C.-based textile company has started accepting new bids. Following...
CALLING ALL BURLINGTON BIDS: Following a bankruptcy court ruling last week that caused Warren Buffett to drop his bid to acquire bankrupt Burlington Industries Inc., the Greensboro, N.C.-based textile company has started accepting new bids. Following a Wednesday hearing, the company said that its chief financial officer, Charles Peters, would serve as the primary contact person for all prospective bidders. Bids are due by May 28, according to court papers. Sources have speculated that Burlington, once the U.S.’s largest textile mill, is likely to be broken up as a result of the auction process.
OSCAR ON THE MARYMOUNT: Oscar de la Renta will receive the 2003 Designer of the Year Award on April 24 from Marymount University in suburban Washington, D.C. The award, given previously to Geoffrey Beene, Dana Buchman, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera and the design team of Marc Badgley and James Mischka, coincides with the college’s annual fashion show. The award was established in 1990 to honor designers who have "achieved excellence in the field and [have] captured the imagination of both the fashion industry and the public."
DELTA CLOSING YARN PLANT: Delta Woodside Industries said it plans to shutter its yarn-spinning plant in Maiden, N.C. The plant employs 112. The Greenville, S.C.-based mill said it would start buying yarn from independent suppliers, instead of making its own, in an effort to cut costs. In a statement, the company said it expects to take $400,000 to $500,000 in special charges as a result of the closure.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)