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.
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DRESSES: JOSEPH RIBKOFF
Canadian 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 & NORA
Produced 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 RENTA
Oscar 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.
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