Oxford Industries is launching a new technically skewed sportswear collection, and has chosen the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., later this month to introduce the line.“We have a rich heritage in golf and we saw the need in the market for sportswear that incorporates technical features but that can be worn for everyday life,” said Debra Miller, vice president of design and merchandising for Oxford Golf, which is overseeing the collection.She described the line, which will debut for fall, as “classic with a twist,” and said it is designed to be true sportswear, not just a golf brand. “We’ve typically had more golf product and dabbled in merchandise for the clubhouse and beyond, but now we’re pushing it to a more lifestyle perspective.”The collection, which will be targeted to green-grass shops as well as better men’s specialty stores, will consist of polos, woven sport shirts, knitwear, casual bottoms, outerwear and shoes. Miller described it as the company’s take on “sophisticated” ath-leisure.There are cotton button-down and spread-collar shirts in checks and plaids in a nylon and spandex blend that makes them quick drying, breathable and wrinkle-resistant. Polos are made from cotton and Dri-Release polyester or Coolmax in updated designs with smaller collars, more-tailored sleeves and more-contemporary designs.Oxford sportswear will also include sweaters in cotton and wool, some with Coolmax and others in French terry and spandex. There are crewnecks, V-necks, quarter-zips and button-placket styles as well as quilted vests.In terms of pants, the sportswear collection will include three types of trousers: a flat-front cotton chino, a five-pocket model and a polyester-spandex blend.The shoes will be available in drivers, loafers or chukka boot styles.[caption id="attachment_10743981" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The sportswear line includes technical features.[/caption]Retail prices include woven shirts for $125, polos for $89, sweaters for $99 to $200, shorts and pants for $89 to $125 and shoes for $195. The brand has a horseshoe logo and its tagline is "Make Today Lucky.”In addition to the PGA Show, which runs from Jan. 25 to 27, the line will be shown at the MRket show in New York as well as regional shows in Chicago, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., this winter. Miller said a “shoppable” web site for the brand will go live when the line ships in May.Atlanta-based Oxford Industries is the parent of Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Tide.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews