HIGH ON THE HOG: Harley-Davidson Inc. is going contemporary through a new licensing deal that will get the motorcycle brand into boutiques such as Fred Segal. The company formed a partnership with Trunk Ltd., the Culver City, Calif., manufacturer that is known for T-shirts emblazoned with logos of AC/DC and other rock bands. Harley-Davidson already offers a moderate-priced clothing line licensed to VF Corp. and sells watches made by Bulova. The new line of men's and women's sportswear from Trunk will feature limited productions of vintage-inspired items such as zip-front hoodies retailing for $160. It's also the first time the motorcycle company is cobranding its iconic logo, which will read "Harley-Davidson Designed by Trunk Ltd.," said Andrei McQuillan, Trunk's director of marketing and licensing. The first shipments arrive in October.
TANSKY TO BE HONORED: Burt Tansky, president and chief executive officer of The Neiman Marcus Group, will receive the corporate honoree award at the 12th annual Visionaries gala and award ceremony benefiting the Museum of Arts & Design. The black-tie event, to be held Nov. 8 at Pier Sixty in New York, also will honor John Loring, design director at Tiffany & Co., who will receive the lifetime achievement award; Olga de Amaral, who will receive the artist lifetime achievement award, and collector and dealer Donna Schneier, who will receive the visionary award. The event, commencing at 6:30 p.m., will include cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing, and is expected to draw about 750 people. The co-chairs are Jerome Chazen, chairman emeritus, Museum of Arts & Design, and Barbara Tober, chairman, board of governors, Museum of Arts & Design.
LOGO'S SIGNAL SPREADS: Logo TV, the first 24/7 channel for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered viewers, will top its first-year audience goal of 13 million homes by 30 percent — in its first three months — with a Comcast rollout that will extend the digital programming to a total of between 17 million and 18 million in 22 markets by Friday. That potential audience, said Logo spokesman David Bittler, will handily top the 2 million to 7 million households, on average, that are typically exposed to a new digital cable channel in its launch year. Talks under way with cable providers such as Cox Communications and Time Warner are projected to push Logo's exposure to 20 million homes in early 2006. In addition, the Viacom-owned channel's roster of advertisers has grown to 30, up from 10 or so since its June 30 launch.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews