NEW YORK — The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Fashion Institute of Technology have awarded its 2014 Design Entrepreneurs NYC awards to the respective founders of ITA handbags and BEX NYC intimate apparel.
The program wraps up on the heels of Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiling three city-backed initiatives geared to strengthen the fashion industry and its homegrown companies. This winter, the city’s “Made in NY” label will be stretched to include fashion designers and manufacturers that are based in the five boroughs. At the fashion week launch cocktail party he hosted at Gracie Mansion earlier this month, the mayor also revealed the first recipients of the new $2 million NYC Fashion Production Fund and introduced the NYC Capsule Collection.
“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