Designer Narciso Rodriguez made headlines this month when Liz Claiborne Inc. bought a 50 percent stake in his name and trademarks. The $12 million deal marked Claiborne’s maiden voyage into the luxury market, and countless industry watchers were surprised to learn that the highly regarded designer had been struggling financially. Claiborne, a $4.99 billion apparel giant, rated the sales potential of the brand at about $100 million, 10 times its current volume, once it branches into all available channels and categories, particularly shoes, accessories and, oh yes, men’s wear. The men’s rollout will be preceded by the July launch of Narciso Rodriguez For Him, the designer’s debut signature men’s fragrance.
DNR: Congratulations. It must be a relief to have this kind of backing.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"I thought years ago that [Jaime] was going to bite the bullet. [The writers] knew who would be left standing, but they never told us so it was this constant guessing game," says @gameofthrones actor @nikolajwilliamcw. See what the actor had to say about season 7 and the show ultimately coming to end on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @tomgoldblum)