VARVATOS TO JUDGE STUDENT CONTEST: John Varvatos will serve as the designer judge and honoree at RadiciSpandex Corp.’s fifth annual "Stretch to the Future" design scholarship competition at Manhattan’s High School of Fashion Industries...
VARVATOS TO JUDGE STUDENT CONTEST: John Varvatos will serve as the designer judge and honoree at RadiciSpandex Corp.’s fifth annual "Stretch to the Future" design scholarship competition at Manhattan’s High School of Fashion Industries next month. Seven scholarships with a combined value of $4,000 are to be awarded for men’s wear, women’s sportswear, eveningwear, children’s wear, swimwear, lingerie, fantasy apparel and one Grand Prize selected from all categories. "The acceptance by John Varvatos to be our designer honoree judge this year adds a new dimension to the evolution of the HSFI ‘Stretch to the Future’ event — men’s fashion," said Bill Girrier, vice president of sales and marketing for RadiciSpandex. "John Varvatos brings fresh, young styling that is both chic and hip, modern and traditional." Varvatos will receive the Stretch to the Future award at HSFI’s yearend fashion show on May 21, when the winning designs will be unveiled.
PANTONE PLANS FOR A PAMPERED WINTER: The winter 2004 season is about pampering oneself, according to the latest Pantone View Colour Planner. "This edition of the Pantone View Colour Planner expresses a real feeling of calm," said Tod Schulman, director of marketing for the Pantone Textile Color System. "Color is less ostentatious and excessive; it’s more discreet and acceptable. But that does not mean that the end product will be boring — a controlled sense of color leaves you much more space to be daring and adventurous in fabric and shape." Consumers at every income level, he added, are looking for quality and value, getting rid of the superfluous and living their lives less chaotically. They are beginning to realize that knowledge, private time, personal energy and space are all personal currencies that are at least as important as money. Colors from the new planner include the Pleasing group, which exemplifies the pamper and indulge mind-set with colors such as Mellow Green, Pale Mauve and Banana Crepe. Focused combines light and darkness with shades like Moonstruck, Lunar Rock and Forest Night. Other groups include Recharging, which is awash with yellow tones and Treats, which includes plastic and synthetic colors.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews