GROWING VINES: Two of Connecticut's most enterprising families are teaming up. Vineyard Vines has formed a partnership with the Mitchell family, owners of Mitchells, Richards and Marshs, to own and operate a flagship on Greenwich Avenue. The 5,000-square-foot store will be at 145 Greenwich Avenue and will open this fall, according to Bob Mitchell, copresident of Mitchells/Richards/Marshs. The store will open this fall. Vineyard Vines, the Stamford, Conn.-based accessories and sportswear manufacturer, currently operates one company-owned store in Martha's Vineyard and has partnerships with two other retailers. Puritan Clothing Co. operates a unit in Mashpee, Mass., on Cape Cod, and Murray's Toggery Shop in Nantucket will open a Vineyard Vines by Murray's store this summer in that upper-end island community. Ian Murray, co-chief executive officer and cofounder of Vineyard Vines with his brother, Shep, said a company-owned children's store also will open in the Vineyard later this year.
ICONIX INKS MUDD TOPS DEAL: Iconix Brand Group has signed a licensing agreement with The Cayre Group to produce junior tops for the newly acquired Mudd brand. The new collection will hit stores for spring 2007. Cayre takes over manufacturing from Tack Fat Group International, which sold the Mudd brand to Iconix in April for $45 million in cash and 3,269,231 shares of the company's stock. Mudd is expected to generate between $18 million and $20 million in royalty revenue in 2007.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew