Scoops: Model Marriage … Sport Thierry … Man in Motion
MODEL MARRIAGE: Just last week, Amber Valetta took the plunge; now 19-year-old Niki Taylor is planning to tie the knot. The hubby-to-be is Matt Martinez, 24, a "marketing executive and football player." A date has not yet been set for...
MODEL MARRIAGE: Just last week, Amber Valetta took the plunge; now 19-year-old Niki Taylor is planning to tie the knot. The hubby-to-be is Matt Martinez, 24, a "marketing executive and football player." A date has not yet been set for the wedding.
SPORTY THIERRY: Thierry Mugler, who's known for his suits with seamed-in sex, is making his first foray into casual clothes. Mugler, the collection, which was launched in Paris, is now being marketed to the States and will be shown to the press today at the designer's 58th Street showroom.
The line, which features such items as black and white cotton fleece sweatshirts and matching jogging pants, feather-knit white sweaters and black stretch rayon pants, has already been bought by Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus and is priced 30-50 percent lower than his regular collection.
MAN IN MOTION: Is Bergdorf's Burt Tansky going public? The man everyone expects to take over at Neiman Marcus -- hush, hush -- was spotted at Wednesday's Ellen Tracy show sitting alongside two NMers: Janet Gurwitch, executive vice president, and Joan Kaner, fashion director.
That's not so unusual since Bergdorf's and Neiman's are sister divisions of Harcourt General. But there is one curious note: Bergdorf's doesn't even carry Ellen Tracy. Neiman's does.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew