Weather is always the big question mark for ski resorts,but war is never good for tourist business.Consequently,companies that clothe skiers and snowboarders are wary that an Iraqi showdown will inhibit their customers from flying to the mountains.As...
Weather is always the big question mark for ski resorts,but war is never good for tourist business.Consequently,companies that clothe skiers and snowboarders are wary that an Iraqi showdown will inhibit their customers from flying to the mountains.As long as the U.S.oes not go to battle,apparel manufacturers aim to build ski and snowboard apparel sales beyond last year ’s mark of $662 million.The Ski Industries of America reports that women comprise 40 percent of that figure.
Look for back country skiing and snowboarding,as well as telemark ski- ing,to gain more fans,especially those 30 and younger,in the months ahead."Everything extreme is big,"said Julie Lynch,director of market research for the SIA.
Tommy Hilfiger has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team to outfit its 60-plus members and coaches on and off the slopes through the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino,Italy.
Instead of piling on layers to weather the elements,more consumers are opting for soft shell pieces made of fabrics that wick perspiration away from the skin and adjust to the wearer ’s body temperature,as well as product innovations with a more practical touch.
Burton remains the industry ’s chameleon,reinventing its products and marketing.This winter,it unveiled its Analog Clone Jacket with a MP3 play- er sewn into the garment and easy-to-reach controls on the sleeve.
Descente has dusted fabrics with negative ions,which is said to improve the wearer ’s concentration,something that is crucial in competition. Nonskiers are also keeping tabs on advancements.Lutz &Patmos Teflon- coated cashmere windbreaker esigned by Yves Béhar was recognized by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2002.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye