Market Basket: Thrifty Business … 15 Reasons to Vote
THRIFTY BUSINESS: Natasha Richardson will host Housing Works’ first annual Fashion Action Benefit Nov. 10 at the new Rubin Museum in New York at 150 West 17th Street. More than 80 designers and brands have donated $1 million worth of new...
THRIFTY BUSINESS: Natasha Richardson will host Housing Works’ first annual Fashion Action Benefit Nov. 10 at the new Rubin Museum in New York at 150 West 17th Street. More than 80 designers and brands have donated $1 million worth of new merchandise for the four-day sale. Prada, Hugo Boss, Adrienne Landau, Pringle, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, DSquared, Martin Margiela, Nautica, Giorgio Armani, Tuleh and Tumi are among the donors. The Week is underwriting the event.
“This is another way to reach out to the fashion world,” said Matthew Bernardo, president of Housing Works thrift stores.
Prices start at a 60 percent markdown, and Housing Works expects to raise about $250,000. Proceeds will benefit the homeless and people with HIV and AIDS.
Benefit chair Bruce Bozzi approached his friend, Richardson, who is “very close to the cause,” due in part to her father, the late film director and producer Tony Richardson, having died of AIDS, he said. Members of the fashion industry also have an affinity for Housing Works and have donated to its four thrift stores and used the bookstore for years, Bernardo said.
15 REASONS TO VOTE: Spiewak & Sons rounded up 15 artists to design customized parkas for a Rock the Vote fund-raiser on Oct. 28. Each of the jackets are being auctioned on eBay until Friday morning, and sales will be used to help with national voter registration initiatives. The cartoonish work of James Marshall, better known as “Dalek,” and Marco were the showstoppers at Thursday’s event at The Apartment at 101 Crosby Street in Manhattan.
Spiewak, which celebrates its centennial this year, is interested in America’s youth and wanted to get them more involved in government and politics through this event, a company spokeswoman said.
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.