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.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
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)