Invista’s Cordura brand has created a 50th anniversary microsite to celebrates its heritage and future durable innovations.The site, cordura.com/50years, is designed to showcase the brands, mills, collaborations and innovations that have been a part of its durable journey.Since 1967, the Cordura brand has been working with industry leaders who have helped sculpt and evolve fiber and fabric technologies, pushing the boundaries of innovation. The passion and experience that its valuable authorized mills, brand customers and collaborative partners dedicate day in and day out have helped build its reputation for high quality, durable fabrics, said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director."As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we want to honor those who have been with us along the way," McNaull said. "Our new cordura.com/50years microsite allows us to not only tell our own story, but is also a platform for others to share their experiences and memories as we nod to our durable heritage and look forward to 50 more years of innovation together."The new microsite features real-time news and stories including a 50 @ 50 innovation spotlight detailing the brand's new technology launches, cutting-edge collaborations and major milestones in its anniversary year. The microsite also invites brands, mills, consumers and media partners to leave their own long-lasting legacy by sharing memories, experiences and favorite products through the decades.Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, Cordura fabric is a primary ingredient in many top high-performance gear and apparel products, ranging from performance apparel, workwear and footwear to luggage, upholstery, backpacks, military equipment and tactical wear.As part of its 50th anniversary marketing and product development, Cordura has set a series of collaborations and innovations.These include new fiber technologies pushing its legacy T420 nylon 6.6 staple fiber to the next level of tenacity. Dickies is the first commercial customer to use fabrics made with this innovation and will launch Dickies Pro with Cordura military-grade fiber technology collection for fall.Blends of natural fibers and nylon 6.6 are found in fabrics such as Cordura Denim and Combat Wool, offering soft-comfort performance materials.Blends of cotton, Tencel and wool with Cordura Denim technology create durable and cross-functional fabrics with technical benefits including moisture management and thermal regulation.Cordura has collaborated with Cone Denim on Cordura Selvage Denim and with Artistic Milliners on new Cordura Combat Wool and Denim blends for new technical denims.In the early Nineties, Cordura and Woolrich collaborated to create Wool-Dura, a specialty blend of Woolrich wool and nylon Cordura fabric used in hunting apparel. The two companies are back together for the 50th anniversary with a reimagined Wool-Dura collection of fabric and garments that take inspiration from its hunting-centric predecessor while adding a modern, cross-functional twist for today’s urban consumer.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)