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NEW LINE FOR KASTENBERG: Known for her signature sequin jackets and dresses under her own Black Label, designer Jeannette Kastenberg is moving into a new area -- sportswear. Next month she will launch Jeannette Kastenberg White Label,...
NEW LINE FOR KASTENBERG: Known for her signature sequin jackets and dresses under her own Black Label, designer Jeannette Kastenberg is moving into a new area -- sportswear. Next month she will launch Jeannette Kastenberg White Label, a collection of related separates that draws on her interest in fitness. Styles include catsuits, cropped fleece jackets, cotton and Lycra spandex turtlenecks and minikilts, as well as plenty of synthetics such as Ultraleather and fake fur. Although White Label is for daytime, there are touches of sequins and embroidery throughout. The whole collection will be on view during Kastenberg's first runway show, to be staged during the 7th on Sixth shows in New York's Bryant Park in the Josephine Pavilion on April 12. It can also be seen at the designer's New York showroom at 488 Seventh Ave.
SOLO GOES SOLO: Jackie Solo, formerly a vice president of sales for Robert A. Clair Co., New York, a men's and boys' sportswear manufacturer, is now heading a new women's sportswear venture for the company under her own name. The moderate-priced line, which is making its debut for fall at specialty stores, features fashion tops and bottoms -- primarily novelty knits -- with wholesale prices ranging from $15 to $25.
FAST FIELD PLAY: There's more fast fashion than ever in downtown New York with the expansion of the Patricia Field store at 10 East Eighth St. Opened March 5, the new space is above the original boutique, in a former stereo store. Field said the space adds about 1,400 square feet to her existing 1,700 square feet. The upstairs features athletic sportswear looks for women, while the downstairs houses Field's take on men's wear and women's lingerie with a ready-to-wear look. Eventually, new inventory will be added from young British designers and a hair salon will be installed upstairs, said Field.
NEW PLACES: Kenneth Richard has left the New York showroom of Gabriel & Kramer for his own 800-square-foot space at 240 West 35th St. "It wasn't a parting of the ways with Gabriel & Kramer. It's just that business has been good and we've outgrown the showroom," said Richard.Michael Leva has also moved into a 1,000-square-foot showroom at 530 Seventh Ave. on the 22nd floor. The designer had been working out of his apartment on West 20th Street. Both the showroom and the fall line opened Monday.
John Scher has had enough of working from his apartment, too. After showing his collection of dresses and sportswear out of his place at 110 Horatio St. since April 1992, Scher moved his signature collection this month to Showroom Seven at 241 West 37th St. He's currently showing his fall collection.
HARLEM ON HIS MIND: Kenar Enterprises's new venture -- a unisex "lifestyle" sportswear collection under the Harlem label -- is expected to be in stores by Christmas. Kenneth Zimmerman, president of Kenar, said through a spokeswoman that the firm trademarked the Harlem name four years ago and is in the midst of creating a concept for the line. The company has already hired several designers. Since February, Kenar has been selling $18 black baseball caps with the word Harlem in silver writing, as well as $15 black T-shirts with a silver Harlem logo at the Kenar store in New York. Zimmerman plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the new sportswear collection to Harlem charities, said the spokeswoman.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)