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 email@example.com, or through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)