In Brief: Highlights from Harlem … Trade Envoy Resigns … New Polo Grounds
HIGHLIGHTS FROM HARLEM: Seven fashion and accessory designers will participate Saturday at the Hamilton Heights Benefit Fashion Show Volume 1 at the Kastle, which will take place at 8 p.m. at the Kastle at 472 West 141st Street in New...
HIGHLIGHTS FROM HARLEM: Seven fashion and accessory designers will participate Saturday at the Hamilton Heights Benefit Fashion Show Volume 1 at the Kastle, which will take place at 8 p.m. at the Kastle at 472 West 141st Street in New York. Featuring designers from Harlem and the tristate area, the lineup consists of Almighty E; Downtown Pat Brown; Simply Greta; At the Brownstone; Hats by Bunn; Many Milez; Bou-Zhee; Madgik of New York, and Nigerian Fashions and Fabrics. The show benefits the New York Alumni Foundation Scholarship Fund for inner-city youth. There will also be performances by Tanishia McIntosh, an R&B singer, and saxophonist Lamarr (Saxycool) Edwards. Admission is $20 in advance, and $25 at the door, and can be purchased through Sean Carswell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through email@example.com.
TRADE ENVOY RESIGNS: Grant Aldonas has resigned as undersecretary of international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bush administration’s chief diplomat between the U.S. textile industry and importers. The resignation is effective March 31, said a Commerce spokeswoman. Aldonas, who spearheaded domestic manufacturing initiatives, was among the contenders for the job of U.S. Trade Representative, which was recently vacated by Robert Zoellick. Zoellick was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday as Deputy Secretary of State. It wasn’t clear whether Aldonas’ departure put him out of the running.
NEW POLO GROUNDS: Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has leased 186,000 square feet of office space in the former Revlon Building at 625 Madison Avenue in New York, adding to its existing offices at 650 Madison Avenue. SL Green Realty Corp., the real estate investment trust that bought the building in October, said Thursday that Polo signed a 15-year lease in the 17-story building that Revlon vacated in 2003.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)