Thirteen manufacturers took home coveted Femme trophies last month at the 27th annual Dallas Fashion Awards ceremony. Winners, which are determined by a poll of retailers who vote for their best-performing resources, were announced Academy...
Thirteen manufacturers took home coveted Femme trophies last month at the 27th annual Dallas Fashion Awards ceremony. Winners, which are determined by a poll of retailers who vote for their best-performing resources, were announced Academy Awards-style at the Oct. 26 gala, held at International Apparel Mart. Also, Brighton was honored with the inaugural Special Achievement award.On the cover:DRESSES: JOSEPH RIBKOFFCanadian fashion force Joseph Ribkoff has mastered the art of international style. The 45-year-old firm, based in Quebec, continues to export trendy, versatile and highly salable dress and suit collections. The label’s global appeal is rooted in its diversified approach to the ready-to-wear market. The company’s three divisions include: Joseph Ribkoff dresses; J. Ribkoff Couture, which includes more formal eveningwear and mother-of-the-bride styles, and Ribkoff Trends, a separates and related sportswear lineup that’s trend-intensive.INTIMATE APPAREL: NICK & NORAProduced by Shady Character Ltd. in New York, Nick & Nora’s whimsical styles have a national following thanks to plenty of exposure on TV. The printed pj’s have been seen on "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Will & Grace," "Dharma & Greg," and "Ally McBeal," giving a major boost to the brand. Nick & Nora features witty prints, from cocktails to flamingos to state maps. The company makes cotton pajamas for women and children, as well as robes, lingerie and cosmetic bags.DESIGNER: OSCAR BY OSCAR DE LA RENTAOscar knows how to please his faithful clients. And building on his successful signature line, he struck gold seven years ago with the introduction of his secondary line, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, licensed by Apparel Group International. With its modern, sophisticated sportswear and subtle glam quotient, the line continues to shine at retail. And it’s a favorite of younger women who crave the designer-level style but can’t afford the price yet.
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)