NEW YORK -- Leonard Feinberg this week became the third former executive of The Leslie Fay Cos. to become affiliated with the Patrick Group, a year-old ready-to-wear and sportswear business here.Feinberg, who was chairman of the Theo Miles Knit Group unit of Leslie Fay, has become president of Nina Patrick, a new knitwear operation that will operate under the Patrick Group umbrella.A spokesman for Leslie Fay said Feinberg was offered but rejected another post within the company as part of its continuing restructuring under Chapter 11. The spokesman said Feinberg's responsibilities at Theo Miles will be handled by "other management within the company."Patrick Argenti, founder and owner of the Patrick Group, said Feinberg is a partner with him in the Nina Patrick venture, which opened this week. Feinberg was on a business trip and unavailable for comment, but Argenti said Feinberg's contract with Leslie Fay had expired at the end of the year, leaving him open to invest in the new venture.Feinberg was president of the Leslie Fay Outlander division for many years before it was merged into Theo Miles last year.Argenti is chairman of the Patrick Group, which produces the Patrick Collection of better-priced sportswear and dresses. He is also a partner with Gerald Zipp, former chairman of Leslie Fay Dresses, in a company called Marianna, which they formed in October, also under the Patrick Group umbrella. It sells moderate-to-better-price silk career dresses.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)