In Brief: Flower Power … New at Mills … Screening the Cargo …
FLOWER POWER: The orchids are coming to town with the 24th Annual New York International Orchid Show, sponsored by Realities, a better sportswear collection from Liz Claiborne Inc. The show, which opens at Rockefeller Center today and runs...
FLOWER POWER: The orchids are coming to town with the 24th Annual New York International Orchid Show, sponsored by Realities, a better sportswear collection from Liz Claiborne Inc. The show, which opens at Rockefeller Center today and runs through Sunday, highlights a rare and endangered orchid found in Peru. Realities has designed a silk-screened, three-quarter-sleeve T-shirt that features the flower, which will be sold at the show for $35. A portion of the sales will be donated to a trust that Realities set up with the Greater New York Orchid Society for the conservation of the flowers.
NEW AT MILLS: The Mills Corp. named Linda Miller senior vice president of new business development, a new position. She reports to James Napoli, president of the operating division. Miller will oversee the domestic and international development of new client deals and relationships to enable Mills to cross-pollinate retailers among its three property types: “landmark” outlet and entertainment centers, international shopping centers, and “21st century” properties that are more traditional retail/entertainment centers. Miller previously was vice president of international business development at Taubman Centers, where she worked to bring European retailers and manufacturers to the U.S., including Jimmy Choo, Blunauta, Furla and Zara, according to Mills. Earlier in her career she worked at Mills.
SCREENING THE CARGO: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency will require all railroads to provide cargo manifests two hours before arriving from Mexico and Canada, starting July 12. The advance notice, announced Tuesday, is part of the federal government’s plan to screen cargo before it arrives in the U.S. Ocean carriers bound for the U.S. already have a 24-hour-before-sailing cargo disclosure rule.
COKE IS IT: With Invista acting as a master licensor, Coca-Cola has launched an apparel line bearing its name produced by the Brazilian brand Colcci. Apparel under the Coca-Cola by Colcci label is now rolling out to Brazilian stores. Invista, DuPont’s soon-to-be-sold textile arm, helped connect the two companies, according to a spokeswoman. She added that the brand would be expanding into other countries in the future.
@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