To help clarify the differences between factoring and credit insurance, WWD talked with John Marsha, vice president and business development manager of the international division of CIT Commercial Services.
Stable economic conditions and low vacancy rates bolstered investor confidence in Reitss, which pushed up the performance of the leading composite stock index in the sector during the first quarter, according to the National Association of Real Estate…
The Parisian contemporary brand Diab’less has been sold here for almost two decades in boutiques such as Fred Segal and Planet Blue, but wants to make a bigger impact with the launch of its first U.S. store, on Melrose Avenue.
Peter J. Rizzo exited his position as chairman, chief executive officer and a director of I.C. Isaacs & Co. on April 5 and will join Isaac Mizrahi as president and ceo of its men’s business at the end of the month.
Technology is at the forefront of retail development, but companies must be willing to embrace change to benefit from these advancements, said a panel of industry experts during a roundtable discussion at WWD.
A federal court in the Southern District of New York ruled in an April 5 opinion that a junior line marketed by Jones Apparel is “associated with” the Gloria Vanderbilt brand for the purposes of a royalty agreement between the company and Netherby Ltd.
Since former president Jimmy Carter dedicated the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library and Museum here in 1979, it has been a requisite pit stop for Sixties history buffs, Civil Rights researchers and Kennedy fans the world over.
Inimitable, Karl Lagerfeld? Not quite. In the latest issue of Paris Match, French first lady Bernadette Chirac is photographed wearing a pair of fingerless leather gloves, a nod to a designer who never takes his off.
Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), the Senate’s key Democrat on trade, said Friday that renewal of President Bush’s trade promotion authority was unnecessary in the absence of any new trade agreements or a global trade accord.
House of Diehl brought its “Signature Line” to Chicago last Wednesday, asking students from the School of the Art Institute to sign or tag a white strapless dress made from men’s dress shirts by MJ Diehl.
China, South Korea and Vietnam each increased apparel and textile imports to the U.S. in February, according to a Commerce Department report Friday that also showed a reduction in the U.S. trade deficit for the second straight month.
Today, as the first issue of Conde Nast Portfolio makes its debut on New York newsstands with 332 total pages, 185 of them advertising, one of the most scrutinized – and expensive – magazine launches in history will finally show its cards.
Designer eyewear prices are steadily rising, but savvy eyewear firms are taking this opportunity to cultivate a fledgling category in the eyewear segment – a melange of bridge, contemporary and better brands.
Stephen Webster, the British fine jeweler known for putting his Gothic, gem-drenched wares on customers like Madonna, Elizabeth Hurley and Gwyneth Paltrow, is preparing to launch a men’s collection with De Beers.
Growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, Adriana Castro, 25, regularly visited a farm, but not one equipped with the usual red barn, or horses and gaggle of chickens. Instead, her father owned and operated a zoocriadero, or crocodile farm, in nearby…
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion