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,...
BRIDAL: MORI LEE BRIDALFor 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.CONTEMPORARY: SEVENSeven 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: CASADEISportswear 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.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)