Xcel Brands Inc. is not just in the licensing business. It’s now into fast fashion.
Xcel has entered into an exclusive partnership with Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor via a new business model involving a Quick Time Response program. The program has Xcel designing and managing the production for four of the company’s brands: IMNYC, which is designed by Isaac Mizrahi; H by Halston; C. Wonder Ltd., and a brand targeting the Millennial consumer created exclusively for the program. Quick Time Response is a supply-chain model developed by Xcel to create new ways for retailers to manage inventory in today’s market environment, the company said.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
📸: @zefashioninsider .
“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .