Execs & Events: Yarnell’s New Knits … After NAFTA … Westwood Names Cohen …
YARNELL'S NEW KNITS: The Yarnell Group, a New York converter of woven fabrics, has opened a knitted apparel fabrics division based in Los Angeles. It is called Westville Knits and is headed by Gary Hammer, president. Hammer had been a...
YARNELL'S NEW KNITS: The Yarnell Group, a New York converter of woven fabrics, has opened a knitted apparel fabrics division based in Los Angeles. It is called Westville Knits and is headed by Gary Hammer, president. Hammer had been a West Coast sales representative for Yarnell.
Yarnell also said it is opening a sales and marketing office in Dallas this Saturday to service the Southwest.
AFTER NAFTA: As a result of the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement, KPMG Peat Marwick, an accounting firm, and the Department of Commerce are hosting a one-day conference entitled "Gain the After NAFTA Advantage." The discussion will be held March 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, and will explore details about NAFTA and how to sell U.S.-made textile, apparel, carpeting and home furnishings products to Canada and Mexico.
The scheduled speakers are Rita Hayes, assistant deputy secretary of commerce for textiles and apparel; Charles Lipscomb, chief executive officer of J.C. Penney de Mexico, and Thurmon Williams, of Sears, Roebuck. Williams currently is president of Sears de Mexico, although he is to be reassigned within the next few months, said a Sears spokeswoman.
The keynote address will be presented by Raymond E. Vickery, assistant secretary-designate for trade development, Department of Commerce.
The conference will be moderated by Irving Vigdor, managing consultant of Redwood Associates, Merrick, N.Y., an international trade consultant for the textile and apparel industries.
WESTWOOD NAMES COHEN: Westwood Inc., a New York textile supplier, has named Paul A. Cohen national sales manager for both its converting division and its Rochambeau worsted mill operation. It is a new post.
For the past 4 1/2 years, Cohen was vice president, sales, of Copen Associates' Copen Sport division, a domestic converter of woven apparel fabrics. For 8 1/2 years prior to that, he was vice president of sales and merchandising for Ital Fabrics, an importer of Italian fabrics.
PRINT SEMINAR: Barbara Arlen, president of Barbara Arlen Design Associates, a New York textile design and stylist firm, will discuss printing techniques and applications at the upcoming Print Show, an exhibit of original artwork for printed fabrics, to be held Jan. 18-20 at Parsons Midtown Exhibition Center, New York.Arlen will make her presentations on Jan. 19 and 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. in room 401 of the exhibition center. Reservations are required and can be made through the Gura Agency, New York.
@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