LONDON — Designer Jenny Packham is best known for her bridal gowns, red carpet sparklers and demure, printed or embellished dresses worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, but on the rocky terrain of British fashion — where so many companies struggle to survive — she’s also a member of an elite society of long-standing brands.
Her 30-year-old business, which she runs with her husband Mathew Anderson, is independent, profitable and makes its money from clothing — with the business split 50/50 between the eveningwear and bridal collections. She has a healthy wholesale business, a flagship on Mount Street here, and in July opened her first store in China at the Beijing Peninsula Hotel, a 153-square-foot space that carries her bridalwear.
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee