RAISING AWARENESS: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, many companies are working to raise money for the cause. Among the initiatives taking place:
Direct marketer Blair Corporation will make a donation of $1 for every order placed during October on its Web sites, blair.com and crossingpointe.com, home of the Jane Seymour signature collection for Crossing Pointe.
Nanette Lepore will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of her pink geometric pillows and crystal rings during the month to benefit the cause. The company will donate the proceeds to the The Young Survival Coalition. The pillows retail for $90 to $130, while the crystal ring series sell for $22 to $28. The items will be sold at the Nanette Lepore SoHo boutique at 423 Broome Street and by phone at (212) 219-8265.
Knitwear maker White + Warren will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from its "pink" collection to Women at Risk. The line includes pink driving gloves with brown suede trim at $86, a pink cotton long-sleeve T-shirt for $66 and a pink cashmere jersey scarf at $160. The merchandise will be available at boutiques where W+W is sold, including Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel and Fred Segal.
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)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion