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.
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek