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.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)