NEW YORK — Using city streets for runway shows, turning loading docks into pop-up stores, creating a NYC-Made logo and offering manufacturers tax incentives are among the suggestions presented in the Making Midtown study that was released Wednesday.
With help from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Design Trust for Public Space spent three years analyzing the Garment District’s impact on New York City. While sustaining manufacturing as the industry’s core remains a key objective, the study calls for unleashing the neighborhood’s real estate value which has an incremental annual economic impact of $340 million. Design Trust’s executive director Susan Chin said her group is proposing “a model for an urban creative district that leverages rather than replaces the presence of manufacturing.”
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion