DOTTI BOUGHT: Kellwood's selling spree continues. The $2 billion firm has sold its Dotti private label brand intimates business to A.H. Schrieber Co. Inc., a swimwear firm based here. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed, but the company said in a statement that key Dotti personnel at Kellwood have joined A.H. Schrieber to keep building the brand. Kellwood has sold its David Brooks brand to Hampshire Group Ltd., an apparel manufacturer based in Anderson, S.C. The core design and sales team that had been responsible for overseeing David Brooks within Kellwood will remain with the business.
M&S LOOKS EAST: Marks & Spencer is to open two apparel stores in Russia this fall, the company said. The first store, at 13,000 square feet, will open later this month and will be located in the Festival Mall in southwest Moscow. The second store, at 9,000 square feet, will open in November in the Mega Mall in Moscow's suburbs. The company is considering opening a third store in Moscow, but a spokeswoman said no deal has been signed. Marks & Spencer will also open a 60,000-square-foot store in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, next fall, in a development that is currently under construction. The store will be operated by the Al Futtaim Group, Marks & Spencer's franchisee in the Gulf. "We're always looking at openings around the world where our offer would do well," said the M&S spokeswoman.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)