UJA AWARDS: Two executives will receive an award from the Intimate Apparel Division of UJA-Federation of New York: Lucy Cindric, senior vice president of women’s apparel, accessories and intimate apparel at Wal-Mart Stores, and...
UJA AWARDS: Two executives will receive an award from the Intimate Apparel Division of UJA-Federation of New York: Lucy Cindric, senior vice president of women’s apparel, accessories and intimate apparel at Wal-Mart Stores, and Art DeCesaro, vice president and general manager of Vassarette at VF Corp.’s Intimate Apparel Coalition.
The cocktail and dinner event will be May 4 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. A commemorative journal will be published in honor of Cindric and DeCesaro and given to guests, said a UJA spokeswoman.
WARNACO TAPS ALLEN: Don Allen has rejoined The Warnaco Group as vice president of creative design for the Intimate Apparel Core Brands division. He will be responsible for creating new product and leading the design team for the Warner’s, Olga and Body Nancy Ganz brands. A 20-year veteran of the intimates industry, Allen served as Warnaco’s chief designer from 1990 to 2001. He most recently was a designer at Victoria’s Secret.
MAIDENFORM ELECTS EISENBERG: Barbara K. Eisenberg has been elected to the board of Maidenform Inc.
Eisenberg is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Ann Taylor Stores Corp., and a member of the Ann Taylor Corporate Executive Committee. Before joining Ann Taylor in 2001, she was senior vice president, corporate counsel and general secretary at J. Crew Group for two years.
LEBRON JOINS CONCEPTS: Iris LeBron has been named fashion director at Concepts New York, a new company specializing in trend forecasting for intimate apparel.
Concepts New York is the first U.S. division of French parent Paris Concepts, headed by chief executive officer Jos Berry in Paris. LeBron will be supported by a New York-based design team drawn from Europe and the U.S. and trained by Berry. Services will include the design of complete collections of lingerie, underwear and sleepwear, as well as range-building, fabric sourcing and the creation and repositioning of brands.
LeBron, 15-year veteran of DuPont Textiles & Interiors, was formerly fashion director of intimate apparel, activewear and swimwear at Invista Inc. DTI was renamed Invista when it was acquired by Koch Industries in 2003.“This is right up my alley,” said LeBron. “I’ll still be dealing with clients I know and working in the same industry. I can apply all of my knowledge and work in the same area.”
New York Concepts will open a showroom and offices at 183 Madison Avenue in Manhattan in mid-May.
JOCKEY PATENT: Jockey International has applied for a patent for a new line of bras based on body-imaging technology company officials describe as providing enhanced comfort through engineered fit, cup design and shape.
The design elements include a cup shape designed in tandem with an underwire, the lengthening of straps and increased stitches in three standardized bra shapes: Full Cover for coverage, Balcony for lift and Plunge for enhancement of cleavage. The bras are available in natural shaping, padded shaping and a lace style for 2005. Bra sizes are 32A to 40D.
Jockey will also launch a line of 3D-Contours panties of ultrasoft viscose and spandex that are cut on the bias and engineered to give eight-way stretch. Side seams and tags have been eliminated for added comfort. Three styles are a French-cut brief, a hipster and a traditional brief. Sizes are 5 to 10. The panties can be mixed and matched with the new line of bras in basic and fashion colors, including light teal, pink, iris, light nude, white and black.
@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)