Project New York has teamed with The New School’s Parsons School of Design on Next in Class, a new section that will debut at its spring edition of the show which starts on Sunday.Next in Class offers the school’s recent graduates an opportunity to expand and grow their emerging businesses.“This is something Project has been interested in doing for some time now as education is a huge driving force in what we do," said Erik Ulin, president of The Project. "The Parsons partnership came naturally and we are excited to help aid in the process of fostering these talented young designers and the future of men's wear."The debut edition will feature five designers, including Ming Peng, the winner of the Parsons 2016 Menswear Designer of the Year Award, who will exhibit their spring collections at the show.The other designers will be Private Policy, which showed its collection during New York Fashion Week: Men's, Adi Mucktar-Barnes, Ace Kim and Raymond Natale."Our recent graduates are innovative and talented designers at the forefront of men’s fashion design," said Burak Cakmak, dean of Parsons School of Fashion. "I'm thrilled that our partnership with Project will help the designers showcase their collections to a wider audience and engage with the wholesale community."The Next in Class designers will be showcased adjacent to the show's designer section and the Tents at Project. Project runs from July 17 to 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia