NEW YORK — For the second time, Diane von Furstenberg is tipping her hat to women from around the globe who have made a difference in the lives of other women. On March 11, von Furstenberg and Tina Brown will host the second edition of the DVF Awards.The event, at the United Nations on the last night of The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit, will honor Kakenya Ntaiya of Kenya and Sohini Chakraborty Saleem of India, two women in the Vital Voices Global Network, the nongovernmental organization von Furstenberg supports. The People’s Voice Award will be determined by the public. Voting kicks off today at dvf.com, facebook.com/dvf and dailybeast.com and will be open for two weeks. The DVF Awards board of advisers nominated Lyn Pentecost of The Lower Eastside Girls Club, Malika Saada Saar of The Rebecca Project,Zeinab Eyega of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Taryn Davis of The American Widow Project and Susannah Shakow of Running Start for this year’s People’s Voice Award. “What they all have in common is courage and vision, and the desire to help,” von Furstenberg said. “They know that individuals can help, and they have the courage, compassion and strength to do it.”The final award, which went to Ingrid Betancourt last year, will be revealed at a later date. The awards were created with the support of the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to heighten exposure and give resources to individuals who work on women’s causes. Each honoree will receive $50,000 to sustain and further their humanitarian efforts.
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