LOS ANGELES -- The California Mart is planning a mini market this month to make up for the abrupt end brought to its summer market by the Jan. 17 earthquake.While the California Mart suffered no damage in the quake, power to the building was interrupted and little business was done.In response to tenant requests, Mart officials have decided to prolong one of its upcoming Market Tuesdays -- a weekly program that rewards participating buyers with cash incentives -- into a mini market to be held Feb. 8-10."We were coming to the end of a busy fashion week when it was disrupted," said a Mart spokesman. "A lot of out-of-towners stayed to finish their work but many local buyers didn't come in due to the traffic situation."This market is designed to help them. However, some out-of-town buyers have called and are making plans to come back. We are doing this in partnership with our showrooms. Reps are canvassing their buyers on the phone and the response has been positive. We felt these were the best dates because they do not conflict with other markets."Among the incentives Mart officials have packaged for registered buyers are $35 airfare rebates; $15 rail travel rebates; reduced hotel rates of $90; free parking; complimentary continental breakfasts, and a host of showroom merchandise specials.In addition, Mart fashion director Denise C. Scher will host a daily "Fashion Forecast" slide presentation.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion