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.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews