TUKATECH EXPANDS: In an effort to offer more space to small designers and apparel makers who need to use computer-aided design and manufacturing systems by the hour, Los Angeles-based Tukatech Inc. recently expanded its corporate headquarters by...
TUKATECH EXPANDS: In an effort to offer more space to small designers and apparel makers who need to use computer-aided design and manufacturing systems by the hour, Los Angeles-based Tukatech Inc. recently expanded its corporate headquarters by 10,000 square feet, to a total of 17,000. The new space, which opened in August, houses corporate offices, support staff and a "Tukacenter," where the company’s customers can take instruction in the use of CAD/CAM systems and also rent systems on an hourly basis.
NEW JERSEY LACE: "The Cultural Lace/El Hilo Cultural," an exhibit on embroidery and lace manufactured in New Jersey, opened recently in a new gallery at the Park Performing Arts Center in Union City, N.J. The exhibit runs through May, with workshops and demonstrations scheduled throughout the fall. "This exhibit highlights not only the varied embellished and luxurious textiles stitched right here in New Jersey, it also portrays the people who created them," said Meriam Lobel, the curator of the exhibit. "While it still comes as a surprise to many people outside of this area, people who live in the North Hudson region of New Jersey know that this area has been a major center of the creation of commercial embroidery and lace for 120 years. Since the 1870s, when Swiss and German immigrants set up the heavy machinery that creates the finest lace, North Hudson has produced intricate stitching worn by people around the globe." In addition to the one-of-a-kind garments and home furnishings on display, the exhibit also features work by skilled embroiderers from many cultural backgrounds, including Asian, Indian, Czech, Cuban, Greek, Italian and Nigerian. Future workshops include a tour of an embroidery factory as well as a demonstration by a Hungarian embroiderer.
@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