SORRY CHARLIE: Taking a few cues from “Charlie’s Angels,” Burton is showing off its new fall outerwear in a snowboarding video called “Hardly Angels.”
Developed by XX Productions, the film shows Burton-sponsored snowboarders Shannon Dunn and Natasza Zurek riding high in Burton jackets, pants and equipment. While building interest in the sport remains a priority, Burton recognizes the consumer reach of a film like “Hardly Angels.”
Amy Paquette, global communications manager said: “Unlike other sports, girls are able to buy the signature boards and clothing used by their favorite riders right off the store shelves.”
RODRIGUEZ GOES TO WASHINGTON: Designer David Rodriguez received the MODA award at the 17th Annual Hispanic Designers Fashion Show and Gala in Washington on Thursday. The event was sponsored by Hispanic Designers Inc. and included looks from Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Estevan Ramos and David Cardona to benefit HDI’s scholarship program, as well as Hispanic families affected by the Pentagon and World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
“This [show] comes at the right time,” Rodriguez said in an interview before the gala. “After Sept. 11, I was looking for something uplifting, and this is a great cause.”
NEW RTW SHOW: The company behind Accessories — The Show is launching a new ready-to-wear trade fair called Moda Manhattan.
Set to bow Jan. 6-8, the juried show will run at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in conjunction with, but separately from, its accessories counterpart. Moda Manhattan will be held during market weeks in May and August, according to the show’s presenter, Business Journals Inc.
FIT’S NEW DEAN: The Fashion Institute of Technology has appointed Maria Ann Conelli as dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
In this position, Conelli oversees programs that include Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing & Management, Gallery and Retail Art Administration, and Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: Gen Art presents its Fresh Faces in Fashion event, a platform for up-and-coming designers to show their work, on Oct. 30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. This year’s show will feature designs by Kamkyl, Cloak, M.Z. by Michelle Zacks, Maria Marta Facchinelli, Moi et Cat, Twinkle by Wenlan, Sara James and Zac Posen.
ALL TOGETHER NOW: Jackie Rogers has introduced a new collection of evening separates called Jackie Rogers Inseparables. The line of silk pieces, wholesales from $65 for a silk satin camisole to $350 for a silk gazar karate jacket.
The collection has been retailing since June in more than 30 doors. Rogers expects first-years sales to reach $1.5 million.