Dwyane Wade has named Alejandro Ingelmo as creative consultant for special projects for his startup Wade sport lifestyle brand created with China’s Li-Ning Co. For his first project, Ingelmo is designing two off-court fashion sneakers that will be available at retail in the spring.
“I’ve been a fan of Alejandro Ingelmo for a long time now and from the moment I partnered with Li-Ning, I’ve been excited to bring him onto our design team,” said Wade, a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat. “Alejandro’s knowledge of mixing fashion and street elements into his designs mirrors my personal style and the vision for the footwear we’ll be bringing to the market.”
“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)