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.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.