The Mart tapped Brighton for the inaugural Special Achievement Award, which recognizes its extraordinary success over the past decade. The company has earned a record-breaking seven Dallas Fashion Award trophies...
The Mart tapped Brighton for the inaugural Special Achievement Award, which recognizes its extraordinary success over the past decade. The company has earned a record-breaking seven Dallas Fashion Award trophies for accessories since 1993. Having started with men’s and women’s leather belts, Brighton has since expanded into handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, home furnishings, shoes and, most recently, baby gear. The company sells exclusively to specialty stores.
Laura Young, director of sales and marketing, told the audience that she learned of the special honor from the Mart a few months ago via a letter from the management of the Dallas Market Center.
"I have literally read this letter to over 2,000 stores because we are so proud of this award," she said.CATEGORY:
WINNER: NALLY & MILLIE
Staying a step ahead of the fickle but powerful junior crowd is no easy task, but the folks at Nally & Millie make it look easy. They comb the market for emerging trends, often starting at a grassroots level, then follow up with moderately priced collections. The company is known for prints and subtle stitching and appliqués.
What do a water shortage, horses, the jungle and Frida Kahlo have in common? They’re all inspirations to Dallas jewelry designer Dian Malouf. "I’m always inspired about something," said the designer, known for bold sterling and gold jewelry. For spring, Malouf’s big signature rings feature colorful minerals. Currently, Malouf is working on a collection inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, the holiday commemorating family ancestors. The inspiration came from her research and photography of historic Texan and Mexican haciendas for a book she is preparing.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia