In the Middle: More Fame … Georgia on Liz’s Mind … Laurels for a Turnaround …
MORE FAME: Business Journals Inc. is expanding its Fashion Avenue Market Expo trade show. Starting next year, there will be exhibitions in January and May in addition to the March and August shows. FAME will run concurrently with...
MORE FAME: Business Journals Inc. is expanding its Fashion Avenue Market Expo trade show. Starting next year, there will be exhibitions in January and May in addition to the March and August shows. FAME will run concurrently with AccessoriesTheShow and Moda Manhattan, also produced by Business Journals.
The additional shows will make FAME a place to shop during the four main market weeks in New York, chief executive officer Britton Jones said in a statement.
Next year, FAME will run Jan. 9 to 11, March 13 to 15, May 1 to 3 and July 31 to Aug. 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
GEORGIA ON LIZ’S MIND: The Atlanta offices of the Liz Claiborne brand have moved to 260 Peachtree Street from its location in the AmericasMart. The 12,000-square-foot space includes corporate offices and a showroom for Liz Claiborne apparel and accessories, as well as Monet jewelry.
“We are now able to combine Liz Claiborne accessories and apparel in one showroom, presenting a strong lifestyle message,” Ned Goepp, vice president of regional offices for Liz Claiborne brands, said in a statement. “The convenience of one space, along with its proximity to AmericasMart, where our customers do other buying, allows us to best serve our Southeast region retail partners.”
Claiborne’s other divisions will continue to show at the AmericasMart.
LAURELS FOR A TURNAROUND: The Turnaround Management Association, an international nonprofit organization, will present Michael Appel, managing director of Quest Turnaround Advisors, with its Large Company Turnaround of the Year award for his efforts with Kasper A.S.L.
Appel was retained by Kasper’s ad hoc bondholder’s committee in December 2000 and eventually laid out a plan to replace senior management, initiate an operating and strategic about-face and eventually sell the firm. Kasper filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February 2002 under a heavy debt load. The company, which, in addition to its namesake brand included the Anne Klein labels, was sold to Jones Apparel Group in December 2003 for $232.5 million.
@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