Question: How did you find the Artwear artists, did they come to you?
Six-hundred-fifty uninterrupted words later, Robert Lee Morris has discussed judging talent; artistic patronage; rule-breaking; fearlessness; CFDA awards; the “artist mentality, breaking the rules, changing the way things are”; agents of change; Virginia Wolfe; “the Occupy Wall Street people, the Marc Jacobses, the Pamela Loves”; wayseers.org founder Garret John LoPorto; Bob Dylan; Albert Einstein, and “things [that] can happen in your relationship with the universe that says, ‘You can rest now, if you want to rest [or] take another stab at it from a different angle. Hey, how about we try making a real brand out of you, like a brand that would be a world brand?’”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)