SHOES AND SHOWS: Nicole Miller debuted her licensed footwear collection at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas Feb. 8-11. The deal was signed late last year with Los Angeles-based manufacturer The Fashion House, which also produces shoes for...
SHOES AND SHOWS: Nicole Miller debuted her licensed footwear collection at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas Feb. 8-11. The deal was signed late last year with Los Angeles-based manufacturer The Fashion House, which also produces shoes for Richard Tyler.
The line consists of about 110 styles, with the average price around $200. The stiletto-heavy group also features lots of boots, according to the designer, who recently used them in her Feb. 8 runway presentation. There is also a sport line and flats.
BUSY BEA: The Halmode division of Kellwood has promoted Bea Myerson to president. Formerly executive vice president, she will report to Halmode chief executive officer Jay Diamond. Halmode produces suits and knit and woven dresses under the brands Kathie Lee, Koret Lifestyle Dresses, Plaza South, MHM, Sag Harbor Dresses, Sag Harbor Suits and True Beauty by Emme. Myerson will be responsible for merchandising and design of all Halmode brands.
TESO COMES TO AMERICA: Vicenza, Italy-based ready-to-wear and fur designer Giuliana Teso opened her first New York showroom at 584 Broadway last month.
Daniella Baumol, formerly director of sales at Chloé, was named commercial director. Anthony Orlando joined the company from Neiman Marcus, where he was director of luxury apparel, and has been appointed director of Teso’s Luxury Division, which produces the fur and rtw collections.
They will report to Carlo Teso, president of GT USA Inc. The rtw collection wholesales for $250 and $3,000. The white label fur collection begins around $700 for a shearling vest and the higher-priced black label can run up to $60,000 for a full-length sable coat. The showroom also will sell the younger spirited line Byte, which is designed by Teso’s son, Marco, and wholesales for $400 and $3,000.
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast