Nicole Miller teamed up with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Black Music Month by hosting a cocktail party in her Seventh Avenue showroom Thursday night.
Artist Ademola Olugebefola created a jazz-inspired design, which Miller printed on silk and turned into garments such as boxer shorts, ties and scarves to be sold exclusively at Nicole Miller boutiques and at shops in Starwood Hotels. Additional pieces were sold at the event, which benefited the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Week Fashion Showcase and the Professional Performing Arts School.
Nicole Miller chief executive officer Bud Konheim sits on the PPAS board. Though Alicia Keys was a no-show (invitations listed the party as a tribute to her), the PPAS Rock Gospel Choir and The Cynthia Holiday Jazz Quartet provided musical inspiration.
J. LO’S NEW MOVES: Komarov, a Los Angeles-based ready-to-wear label, is trying to get on Jennifer Lopez’s dance card. The company has provided samba skirts, asymmetrical dresses, and burn-out skirts for the star’s role in “Shall We Dance,” to be released next year. The line’s designer, Shelley Komarov, a four-time Emmy award-winning costume designer, headed up the product placement by pitching the flick’s costume designer.
PICKING POLOGEORGIS: Fur New York, a volunteer group of business owners that addresses fur issues, has honored Nick Pologeorgis of Pologeorgis Furs with its “Man of the Year” award for his contribution to the fur industry. For the past 19 years, Pologeorgis has been running the company his father, Stanley, founded 43 years ago. Pologeorgis Furs produces fur lines for Michael Kors, Zandra Rhodes and Ralph Rucci.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)