NEW YORK -- DuPont Lycra has signed a deal to become the first global sponsor of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative, a move that is expected to help expand the fund-raising initiative into other...
NEW YORK--DuPont Lycra has signed a deal to become the first global sponsor of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative, a move that is expected to help expand the fund-raising initiative into other countries like China and Japan.The eight-year-old program has raised nearly $20 million worldwide for clinical research and breast cancer patient support and has grown significantly since Saks Fifth Avenue became its exclusive retail partner in the U.S. in 1999. The program, with its distinctive bull's eye logo marketed on T-shirts and other products, has been produced in six countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece and the U.K.With Lycra's sponsorship, organizers expect the CFDA Foundation will expand into Japan and China later in the year, said Tony Staffieri, executive producer of FTBC, who is also president of Savvy Partners, a public relations firm here, noting that the initiative has quickly grown in each of its existing markets. For example, in Greece, where the program was launched a year ago, FTBC has sold more than 20,000 T-shirts and raised $150,000, he said.Peter Arnold, executive director of the CFDA, added, "When we were considering candidates for the first Fashion Targets Breast Cancer worldwide sponsorship, we wanted to partner with a company that had a recognized commitment to fashion and which also understood branding, merchandising and the need to connect FTBC to fashion designers around the world.""
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia