Picture a woman hugging a carefully woven woolen blanket to her chest with equal parts enthusiasm and appreciation asking the question, “What sheep did this come from?” This is the narrative cultivated at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. It’s an origin story whereby the sheep isn’t just another link in the supply chain but assumes a leading role as “business partner.”
The two-day festival, which occurred this past weekend in Rhinebeck, N.Y., dotted the Dutchess County Fairgrounds with more than 30,000 attendees partaking in activities such as fiber art workshops and livestock displays along with tactile interactions with vendors’ soft goods displayed in colorful arrays.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews