The San Francisco-based company has launched a knitwear label called White, a contemporary collection of T-shirts, dresses, sweatshirts, sweatpants and shorts. The initial collection has 15 bodies with subtle details. Fabrics include French terry, Pima cotton, cotton linen blends and slub ribs.
Among the offerings are cropped T-shirts, muscle T-shirts, basic tanks, V-neck tanks, short tank dresses, raglan-sleeve dresses, lightweight sweatshirts and hoodies. The color palette runs the gamut from black, bone and white to baby blue, peacock, tangerine and rouge. Wholesale price points range from $22 to $42 for tanks and long-sleeve T-shirts; $51 to $72 for dresses and sweatshirts, and $59 for shorts.
White will be manufactured in Peru. Each garment carries the label “White,” with XS, S, M and L underneath. The size of that particular item is underlined.
Julie Chaiken, creative director and owner of the firm, said customers kept asking the company for T-shirts “and we wanted to come in with sharper price points.” Chaiken is known for its pants. The company’s president, David Lazar, was the former president of Three Dots, the knitwear firm, and has expertise in knitwear. The line is designed by Jeffrey Chow, who also designs the Chaiken collection. The business plans to launch e-commerce in the spring. Chaiken declined to give a first-year sales projection.
White’s first shipments will commence in February to stores such as Gilda’s Boutique in Boston; The Denim Lounge in Chicago; Knit Wit in Philadelphia, as well as through Isetan stores throughout Asia.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)