NEW YORK — Eddie Coyle, a former WWD reporter and copy editor, died Aug. 3 after a long illness. He was 76.Beginning his career as a copy boy at the Daily News, Coyle overcame alcoholism through a long association with Alcoholics Anonymous. With the bottle behind him, he developed into a reliable, witty writer and reporter as well as a marathoner whose running columns appeared in the Daily News for several decades.Coyle joined WWD in 1959 and later worked at HFD, the predecessor to HFN. He returned to the News in the mid-Sixties, when he initiated his running column just as the fitness craze began to take off. Mort Sheinman, retired managing editor of WWD who also worked with Coyle at the News and the now-defunct Hosiery and Underwear Review, recalled Coyle as "a colorful guy who was very well liked, a punster with a great sense of humor."When pressed to come up with a theme for a story on shifts in hosiery colors, Coyle raised eyebrows at the usually staid Review with the headline, "Yellow on its last legs."Michael Levine, who worked briefly at Fairchild while a journalism student, remembered Coyle "offering career advice about the newspaper business, in between frequent conversations about the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers."Coyle saw action with the Third Armored Division during World War II.Information about survivors could not be immediately learned.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim