TDA BOARD ELECTED: The Textile Distributors Association elected a new board of officers at its annual meeting on June 10 at The Village Club in Sands Point, N.Y. John Cavanagh, formerly of Clinton Mills and now with textile consulting firm Textile...
TDA BOARD ELECTED: The Textile Distributors Association elected a new board of officers at its annual meeting on June 10 at The Village Club in Sands Point, N.Y. John Cavanagh, formerly of Clinton Mills and now with textile consulting firm Textile Resources, has stepped up from his post of president of the TDA to become its new chairman.The role of president was filled by Gail Strickler. Strickler, of Saxon Textiles, is the first female president.George Shtoryn of Schneider Mills is the new executive vice president. Milliken & Co.'s William Gunzel, Pressman Gutman's James Gutman and Bloomsberg Mills' James Marion have all taken vice president positions.TEAMWORK: Celanese Acetate and polyester manufacturer Kosa have joined forces to create Cel-Aire, a polyester-acetate fabric with stretch capabilities. The fabric is lighter than polyester and consists of Kosa's Stretch Aire polyester filling and a Celanese acetate warp. It can be developed into a satin, twill or plain weave. It will be used primarily for men's and women's apparel.NEW DIRECTION: English Accents, the twice-yearly print and design show, is merging with the Inprints show. The first edition of the combined show, which is to be named Directions, is set for Aug. 5-8 edition of the show. The show is set to run at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, and is expected to feature exhibitors from Britain Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. The show, produced by Lisa Mainardi, is to run concurrently with Printsource, held at the Parsons School of Design.WOOLITE OFFERS GRANTS: Woolite Fabric Wash is looking to give up-and-coming designers a helping hand. The company recently created a new sponsorship program, called Woolite Fashion Future Grants, to help promising designers gain wider exposure during New York's spring and fall fashion weeks. Each season, one designer will receive a cash award of $10,000 to be used toward a show or presentation during Fashion Week, as well as inclusion in a print and broadcast ad campaign. Candidates for the award will be selected by an advisory committee chaired by Margaret Hayes, president of Fashion Group International. Designers must have worked in fashion for at least one year and not more than five years, and must use some machine or hand-washable fabrics in their garments. "We wanted to make an investment in the future by supporting the next generation of designers," said Amy Kiss, Woolite brand manager. "We hope the sponsorships will expose them to a wider audience and help them compete."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty