7:30 to 11:00 a.m. -- Health Watch, including wellness profile, blood pressure and glaucoma readings. $20 for members of the American Fashion Association, $25 for nonmembers. Third floor front lobby.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -- Display Lab how-to visual center for displays. Seminar Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Room 5A89.
Thursday, Jan. 20
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. -- Bull's Eye Retailing seminar addressing critical role gross margin plays in the merchandising process and its contribution to a more profitable business. Developed by Liz Tahir, former vice president with D.H. Holmes. Cost is $30 ($25 for VIP Passport members) and includes workbook and dinner. Room 5A89.
Friday, Jan. 21
8:30 a.m. -- Daria Retian, vice president of creative services at Neiman Marcus, presents fashion trends from European runways to Dallas showrooms. Second floor front lobby. 12:00 p.m. -- RMSA Planning for Profit seminar. John Burnside will lead a discussion on the mechanics of merchandising, profit possibilities and merchandise planning. Room 5A89. 12:00 p.m. -- Pat Enstrom of Enstrom Studio presents the latest techniques in displaying accessories in your store. Room 4E09.
6:00 p.m. -- Night of Networking hosted by nationally known consultant T.J. Reid. Dinner included. Tickets $15. Independence Room.
6:00 p.m. -- Summer Collections Trend Show. Leon Hall presents an overview of the best summer looks. Tickets available through sponsoring exhibitors or by attending any seminar, at which passes for the show will be distributed. Third floor, Fashion Theater.
Saturday, Jan. 22
8:00 a.m. -- Market Overview fashion show. Fashion, ranging from traditional lines on the first floor through accessories on the fourth floor, will be shown by product category available in the International Apparel Mart. Third floor, Fashion Theater.
12:00 p.m. -- Merchandising Plan for Accessories Profits seminar on forecasting and planning your merchandise mix to include accessories. Led by T.J. Reid. Room 4E09.12:00 p.m. -- The Organic Revolution: Maximizing Profits and Promotional Opportunities at the Retail Level. Presented by Glenn A. Stinebaugh, president of the EnviroGanics Collection and Jonathan David Apparel. Second floor front lobby.
12:00 p.m. -- Retail Management Business Systems presents "Retail Software: Understanding the Impact of Computerization on the Independent Retailer." This overview is designed for those with little or no knowledge of computers. Ted Skrodzki will discuss what computers can and cannot do, an assessment of the direct and indirect costs of computerizing and guidelines to follow when purchasing software and hardware. Room 5A89.
6:00 p.m. -- Pioneer Wear Dance Extravaganza and Fashion Show. Singing, dancing, food and cash bar plus the '94 line of western outerwear and sportswear. Menswear Mart lobby.
Sunday, Jan. 23 l 8:15 a.m. -- Bridal and Formal Seminar: Increasing Bridal Business with Men's Tuxedo Sales. Second floor front lobby.
12:00 p.m. -- Packaging for Profits seminar presented by Cyndy Douglas of Pollock Papers. Second floor front lobby.
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion