Christopher Wicks, designer and founder of English Laundry, will be honored by Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles on May 5. Wicks will receive the 2012 Otis Creative Vision award for the impact he has made in art and design. Previous recipients include Art Coppola, chief executive officer of Macerich Co., Bob Hurley, founder and chairman of Hurley International, designers Joseph Abboud and Max Azria of BCBG and Michael Gould, ceo of Bloomingdale’s. Wicks will be honored at the school’s 30th annual scholarship benefit and fashion show at the Beverly Hilton. The evening will feature over 70 professional models in more than 175 fashion and costume looks created by the school’s fashion design department. Approximately 800 guests attend the black-tie gala each year, and the goal is to raise $1 million.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)