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.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)