UJA HONOREES: More than 200 industry apparel executives turned out for the UJA Federation Apparel Division's award gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan during market week for two executives from the innerwear manufacturing and retail fields: Nancy...
UJA HONOREES: More than 200 industry apparel executives turned out for the UJA Federation Apparel Division's award gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan during market week for two executives from the innerwear manufacturing and retail fields: Nancy Wade, divisional merchandise manager of the intimate apparel operation at Wal-Mart Stores, and Dov Lautman, chairman of Tel Aviv, Israel-based Delta Galil Industries. They were presented with Distinguished Service Awards for their contributions to the fashion apparel industry and community involvement.DELTA'S FIGURES: Softer North American sales coupled with special charges slashed Delta Galil Industries Inc.'s first-quarter revenues and bottom line.For the three months ended March 31, the Tel Aviv, Israel-based company reported a 36.8 percent drop in net earnings to $1.8 million, or 10 cents a diluted share. That compares with net income of $2.9 million, or 15 cents, a year ago. During the first quarter, the intimate apparel maker took one-time charges aggregating to $800,000, or 4 cents, related to the cancellation of a supplier contract, the shuttering of a Dominican sewing plant and other write-offs. Excluding the charges, the company would have posted first-quarter profits of $2.6 million, or 14 cents a share.Total revenues for the period fell 7.1 percent to $124.8 million from $134.3 million a year ago. North American sales, which account for 52 percent of Delta Galil's total, slumped 12 percent to $64.5 million compared with $73.5 million in last year's first quarter.Chief executive officer Arnon Tiberg attributed the lower sales to weak U.S. retail conditions, especially in the specialty and department store segments.Partially offsetting the North American revenue decline was a 5 percent increase in sales to the company's biggest customer, U.K. chain Marks & Spencer, which purchased $37.6 million of Delta Galil's wares in the quarter.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye