OSCAR DOES MATINESSE: Maidenform Inc. will introduce Matinesse nylon into its licensed line of Oscar de la Renta lingerie in March with a group of bras and panties.
The Matinesse group will have two bra styles: a tailored, seamless underwire and a lace-trimmed underwire bra with stretch lace straps. Coordinating panties include a tailored high-leg brief and a lace-edged, high-leg brief. Colors are shell, black and plum. Bra sizes in B and C cups will range from 34 to 38, and D cups will be available from 34 to 36. Panties are S, M and L.
The seamless bra will be $11.50 wholesale, and the matching brief will be $7.36; the lace-trim bra is $14.72, and the coordinating brief, $8.74.
Bruce Getz, vice president of brand merchandise at Maidenform, said the Matinesse group is aimed at the "more forward customer."
"We are giving her everyday designs with the fashion punch of a new fabric," said Getz. He said Matinesse nylon was selected because it has the comfort and stretch fit of Shimmereen nylon -- a high-luster fabric that has been a strong performer in de la Renta foundations -- while offering a matte finish.
Both Matinesse and Shimmereen are from BASF. The Matinesse fabrication was brought into the market in November.
JOCKEY TAPS TWO: Jockey International has named Wayne Cooper vice president of the MIS department. He reports to Paul Yoo, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Cooper, who was vice president of MIS at Chanel Inc., succeeds Vern Koch, who left the firm.
Also, Harrison M. Thrasher has been named manager of corporate safety and wellness, a new post. Thrasher, who will be part of the human resource department and will plan and execute safety programs, reports to Marc A. Skurski, corporate director of employee relations. Thrasher was a health and safety engineer with Miller Brewing Co.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)