HYP’S HOP: Hyp (pronounced hip), the New York-based hat firm, launched a contemporary collection called Azalea during the January market for fall selling. The line is designed by Alixx Schottland, who recently joined Hyp to head up this venture....
HYP’S HOP: Hyp (pronounced hip), the New York-based hat firm, launched a contemporary collection called Azalea during the January market for fall selling. The line is designed by Alixx Schottland, who recently joined Hyp to head up this venture. Wholesale prices for Azalea range from about $4 to $20, and targeted channels of distribution include specialty chains and department stores.
Styles in the Azalea line include patchwork oversized looks, knit caps and newsboy looks. There are also houndstooth and flower prints, and fabrics include denim, suede, corduroy, and melton wool. Some have details such as buckles, bows, snaps, buttons and even small pockets.
"Hats are on fire and so many celebs are wearing them right now," said Schottland. "Hats are so feminine and, in tough economic times, it’s a good way for people to change their look without spending a lot of money."
Projected first-year sales for Azalea are estimated at $2 million, company executives said. Hyp makes hats under license for Mudd and Yum Pop and also produces private label lines for women and men.
ECHO’S NEW DESIGN: The Echo Design Group has collaborated with TV personality Joy Behar of "The View" to design a new scarf, some proceeds of which will benefit The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. At a cocktail reception during market week held at Echo’s showroom, Behar proudly wore the scarf, which has a red floral design and is made of cotton, so as not to slip off the head of women who receive chemotherapy and lose their hair.
"I am not a fashion plate, but I love accessories," Behar said. "You don’t have to worry what kind of shape you are in to wear them." Behar has been involved with the OCRF group since the loss of her close friend, Madeline Kahn, in 1999.
The scarf will arrive in stores in mid-April and retail for $38. It has a special tag that discusses the mission of the fund, and about 25 percent of the proceeds from the scarf’s sales will go toward the OCRF, said Steven Roberts, Echo’s co-president.
COLE’S NEW JEWELRY: One company making a fresh start in the jewelry industry is Kenneth Cole, which recently launched its new line of jewelry produced under license by Liz Claiborne. Cole had a jewelry license with Swank for many years, but it was discontinued when Swank stopped making women’s jewelry about two years ago.
The new line includes a wide range of items, such as chandelier earrings, toggle bracelets and pendant necklaces, many of which have ethnic influences. It also includes a variety of materials and stones like suede, wood, silver, turquoise, jade, amethyst, marcasite and onyx. Many pieces have an ethnic feel.
"This is a perfect complement to our Liz and Monet lines," said Ed Bucciarelli, president of the Liz Claiborne Accessory Group, who declined to give projections for the line.
Wholesale prices range from about $5 for small silver hoop earrings to about $30 for a coral and burnished-gold necklace. Distribution includes Kenneth Cole stores, as well as department stores. The product will be sold in stores starting in February for spring selling.
“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