Computers have already remade the world, changing business and culture as they jumped from clunky mainframe to desktop to phone. But now technology is growing even more prevalent, moving beyond the back office and factory floor and creeping toward the accessories, dresses and shirts themselves.
The hopes that some stability had come may be quickly fading in Brazil. Since early June, protests that began out of anger over public transit fare increases have spread across the country, filling the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and a dozen other cities.
Bernd Beetz was named chairman of St. John Knits, and also made an investment in the Irvine, Calif.-based company. Beetz told WWD that the opportunity to invest and take a leadership role in St. John came to him via Fosun International, a Chinese company, which also invested in the firm.
Vince, the Los Angeles-based contemporary sportswear brand, has filed for its anticipated initial public offering. Apparel Holding Corp., to be renamed Vince Holding Corp., said Monday it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed IPO of its common stock.
“Yellow Basquiat in my kitchen corner Go ahead lean on that s--t Blue You own it.” Oh, a father’s tender words of instruction to his daughter. The dad, Jay-Z, offers the perhaps hypothetical directive to baby Blue in his song “Picasso Baby,” the video for which was shot in artful, high-profile fashion last week.
The Men's Wearhouse Inc. has reunited Joseph Abboud the man with Joseph Abboud the brand. On Thursday, the Fremont, Calif.-based retailer said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire JA Holding Inc., a subsidiary of J.W. Childs Associates, for $97.5 million in cash.
New York City is in the midst of a heat wave that drove temperatures above 100 degrees. Those who braved the concrete heat did so in stylistic combinations that offered comfort and shade, but often showed some skin.