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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)