Market Basket: In Hannant’s Trunk … Final Exam … Quick Study
IN HANNANT’S TRUNK: Douglas Hannant has had a solid trunk show season. According to John W. Murphy, director of sales at the New York-based ready-to-wear firm, $419,300 worth of merchandise was sold at a Nov. 11-15 spring trunk show at Bergdorf...
IN HANNANT’S TRUNK: Douglas Hannant has had a solid trunk show season. According to John W. Murphy, director of sales at the New York-based ready-to-wear firm, $419,300 worth of merchandise was sold at a Nov. 11-15 spring trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman. Hannant also sold $110,000 of the spring collection at a Save The Children benefit in September and $390,000 worth of resort merchandise at a trunk show in July.
Top sellers from spring include a black silk charmeuse shell and silk tulle tutu retailing for $725 and $1,550 respectively; a black-and-white tweed dress with tulle hems for $1,760 and a peach organza ribbon beaded jacket at $6,985.
FINAL EXAM: FIT will present its biannual student fashion show Thursday night at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. Roughly 100 prospective fashion design graduates will debut their spring 2003 creations. The runway showcase is the final project for students who have completed a two-year fashion design program that plan on graduating in December. It will be critiqued by Marc Bouwer, Elie Tahari, Sully Bonnelly and George Samen.
QUICK STUDY: The School of Continuing & Professional Studies at New York University is pondering the presence of the past in today’s fashion industry by holding a two-day conference to discuss the topic.
Beginning with a party at Burberry on Thursday night and running through Saturday, designers such as Stephen Burrows, Mary McFadden, Ralph Rucci and Lars Nilsson are scheduled to speak. Other highlights include talks by Harold Koda, curator, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn; Kate Spade president and creative director Andy Spade; and Valerie Steele, chief curator and acting director, The Museum at FIT. There will also be events at Henri Bendel and auction house Doyle New York. "The Presence of the Past: Reuse, Revival and Renewal in Fashion" is the fourth fashion conference organized by NYU and will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine.
“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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye