Buyers were busy placing orders for spring dresses and casual sportswear at Moda Manhattan, also held at the Javits Center.
“Overall, the buying at the September shows was surprisingly brisk,” said Britton Jones, chief executive officer of Business Journals Inc., sponsor of Moda, Fame and AccessoriesTheShow, which ran Sept. 21 to 23. “Retailers are still spending their open-to-buy very judiciously and after carefully researching the market. However, when they find what they can sell with a high degree of confidence, they are definitely buying it.”
Betty Dayan and Monique Gootkin, co-owners of All Dressed Up in Rye Brook, N.Y., were shopping for dresses for spring and prom.
“We do a lot of buying at this show,” said Dayan, who noted they’ve been busy at the store outfitting teens with sweet 16 and bat mitzvah attire. Dayan said she buys from such vendors as Decode 1.8 and Vu, which “has magnificent dresses in all silk.” She also likes some of their “funky, fitted dresses.”
“We try and create our own hot sellers,” said Dayan. “I like to find new things that are different. We’re soup to nuts for every occasion.”
Darby Rush, co-owner of Kiskadee, a women’s specialty boutique in Alexandria, Va., said, “We’re looking for great designs at a great price.” Rush said she picked up a few things at Sixth Alice, which were “easy spring throw-ons.” She also liked the dresses at Maggy London. Angie Maglio, owner of Dress Up Time, a specialty store in northeast Philadelphia, said she was finding things from Rina di Montella and Mon Cheri.
“We’re seeing very elegant looks,” said Maglio. “Business is good. I wish it could be better.” Louise Weisbord, owner of From Louise’s Closet, an at-home shopping service in New York, said she likes the “swing, A-line vendors” and was finding nice dresses at Kathleen Sommers. “I also love London Times from Maggy London and Donna Morgan’s dresses,” said Weisbord.
“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