Las Vegas may be in the desert, but former Major League Baseball All-Star Mo Vaughn was in town to test the waters.Last week, Vaughn launched MVP Collections, a men's big-and-tall sportswear line that was going to be promoted on social media and sold on the brand's web site. But MVP Collections took a booth at the Liberty Fairs show in Vegas where Vaughn held court, signing autographs and rubbing elbows with retailers. And the next thing you know, he was in the wholesale business."People are asking about it," he said. "We need to be open-minded and flexible and we're doing that."Vaughn's partner in the line of activewear, denim, casual tops, T-shirts, dress shirts and sport coats is apparel industry veteran Diane Cutuli, whose idea it was to take a booth at the trade show. She said the line attracted interest from stores around the country and as a result, MVP Collections will add a few accounts in a handful of cities and see how it works."We're eight days old," Vaughn said, "and we're doing well. We just need to keep it going."MVP Collections offers casual apparel for sizes 1XL to 4XL in three categories: ath-leisure, weekend wear and night out. Denim is offered in sizes 38 to 50. Retail prices range from $59 for a graphic T to $218 for a moto-inspired stretch jean in premium denim.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)