For nearly 50 years Mori Lee Bridal has charmed retailers and brides with its focus on fashion, quality and value. Designed by Madeline Gardner, Mori Lee Bridal adroitly merges trends with tradition to create elegant,...
For nearly 50 years Mori Lee Bridal has charmed retailers and brides with its focus on fashion, quality and value. Designed by Madeline Gardner, Mori Lee Bridal adroitly merges trends with tradition to create elegant, modern styles. The line’s name is an abbreviated take on that of company founder Morris Leibowitz, who originally wanted to name it after his wife Sarah. He soon discovered, however, that the brand name Sara Lee was already taken.
ACCESSORIES: ERIC JAVITS
Since selling a few styles on a whim to Bonwit Teller 25 years ago, Javits has become a force in the accessories industry with an annual volume of more than $5 million a year. His classic brimmed sunhats are sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Seven years ago, he trademarked the Squishee fabric, a pliable synthetic straw that bounces back into shape.
Seven Jeans is number one when it comes to sexy, tight and low-slung jeans. The ultrahot denim line is a favorite of retailers as well as Hollywood celebs and tuned-in young women. The line is designed by Rebecca Danenberg and company owner Jerome Dahan. Sales volume is eclipsing $15 million this year, with no slowdown in sight. A Seven women’s collection is in the works, along with Seven Jeans for men.
SPECIAL OCCASION: CASADEI
Sportswear designer Casadei has turned up the glamour — and subsequently, sales — by focusing this year on slinky dresses and gowns accented with beading and lace. The response was so strong, that the company has launched eveningwear as a separate division for spring 2003 and introduced a new black label for the collection, which wholesales from about $300 to $400. "We’re at a point where Casadei believes in eveningwear and wants to get herself back to the level she was at in her heyday in the late Seventies and early Eighties," said Steve Corvi, sales manager.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)