Women's and Children's Fall-Holiday Apparel and Accessories Atlanta Apparel Mart
June 23 to June 26 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Friday, June 24
8:30 - 9 a.m. -- Buyer Orienta-tion. Pointers on how to shop the Mart from Milt Crane, executive director of Mart relations. Press Room 2E327.
6 p.m. -- Design Avenue Fashion Show. Better, bridge and designer trends presented by Mart fashion director Kaye Davis. Wine and cheese reception. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.
Saturday, June 25
8:30 - 10 a.m. -- The Cash Crunch: Everything you need to know about financing a successful retail store from start-up costs, establishing credit and working with manufacturers. $10 per person includes continental breakfast. Seminar Suite 3W377.
6:30 p.m. -- Style! fashion show. The Grand Atrium.
Sunday, June 26
8:30 a.m. -- Accessory expo and fashion show. Preview accessory looks in a runway show and more than 20 visual displays from floors 6, 7 and 8. Includes continental breakfast. The Grand Atrium.
6 p.m. -- Entertainment: Summer Beach Bash. Free to all buyers. Co-sponsored by Southeastern Travelers Exhibitors and the Mart. The Grand Atrium.
Monday, April 18
8:30 - 10 a.m. -- Retail roundtable breakfast and discussion hosted by Mart general manager Peg Canter. Free to all buyers. Seminar Suite 3W377.
The Atlanta alumnae association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity recently hosted its 32nd annual "Fashion and Diamonds" fashion show and luncheon at the JW Marriott Lenox Hotel. The event drew 380 people and raised $10,000 for the Georgia Council on Child Abuse. The show featured fashions from participating retailers at Lenox Square and was produced by Marilyn Sparks productions.
The American Apparel Contractors Association (AACA) announced the availability of free, nationwide information for manufacturers and retailers using contractors. The "Fax on Demand Sourcing Hotline" provides up-to-the minute information on contractor members and their current production capabilities and status. Member contractors are listed by type of apparel produced. The system is accessed by dialing 404-239-8878 from a fax machine.Pets Are Loving Support Inc. (P.A.L.S.), an organization dedicated to providing support to people with HIV/AIDS and their pets, presented "Rubbing Noses," a pets-and-people fashion show May 5 at Piedmont Grove. Participating local designers included J. Reynolds and Rene Rene.
Richard Tyler presented the first showing of his fall collection outside of New York at Neiman Marcus's Bal Harbour store on May 5. The luncheon and fashion show benefited the United Foundation for AIDS, a Miami-based organization for in-patient, out-patient and residential care of AIDS patients. The event, which drew 550 people, was followed by a two-day weekend trunk show, which sold $275,000. Bestsellers included an orange cotton velvet jacket, pink brocade vest, orange chiffon shirt and green tweed A-line skirt, priced at $4,065, which sold three units, and a platinum satin fur-trimmed jacket, priced at $2,200, which sold two units.
“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