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A ROSE OUTLOOK: Dick Rose, a former executive vice president of Coach who retired in 1995, has teamed up with London-based Phool Fashion Ltd. to create the Dick Rose line of dresses. The 75-piece collection, which is made all in silk, features...
A ROSE OUTLOOK: Dick Rose, a former executive vice president of Coach who retired in 1995, has teamed up with London-based Phool Fashion Ltd. to create the Dick Rose line of dresses. The 75-piece collection, which is made all in silk, features beaded trims, handkerchief hems and a variety of silhouettes and lengths, wholesales from $40 to $80.
Rose, who now holds the title of executive vice president with Phool, has come out of retirement to head up sales for the line and grow the business. He had spent 33 years at Coach.
“My thing is to grow a brand,” said Rose from his Garment District office at 1411 Broadway. “That’s what I want to do here. I saw an opportunity for myself and for them.”
Phool Fashion’s other dress line, Phool, generates about $5 million in annual sales volume.
MORGANE LE FAY’S LATEST: Morgane Le Fay, the 21-year-old eveningwear line favored by women who prefer unfettered and understated looks for day, evening and weddings, has opened a door on Brighton Way, just off Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
At 1,000 square feet and with projected first-year sales of about $1.5 million, the location is the smallest of Le Fay’s four doors. Other locations include Wooster Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan and Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
“It’s the smallest, but I think these types of stores are the direction our business is going in,” said Argentine-born Liliana Casabal, design director and founder, who runs the privately held company with her husband, Carlos.
Casabal said she’s considering a fifth retail location in an upscale development in Las Vegas. Morgane Le Fay is also sold at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Bal Harbour, Fla., San Francisco and New York locations.
In Los Angeles Aug. 5-8, Casabal said she’s putting the finishing touches on summer 2004, which will feature her first two formal wedding dresses.
Retail prices for the fall collection, which features wrapped and draped day and eveningwear in black, cream, blue, berry and loden wool jersey and silk chiffon and gazar, range from $480 for a blouse to $4,000 for ballgowns.BRIDAL SHOW: Rome-based bridal and eveningwear designer Peter Langer hosted a trunk show at Kleinfeld Bridal in Brooklyn Aug. 8-10, where together the designer and retailer sold about 25 gowns, generating approximately $160,000. The gowns ranged in price from $4,500 to $9,000, some of which were exclusive to Kleinfeld’s.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews