Marcus Lemonis of CNBC’s “The Profit” has partnered with Lisa Shaller-Goldberg, president and creative director of Minnie Rose, to launch a brand called Threads of Privilege.The first season of Threads of Privilege will officially drop its fall capsule at Coterie next week in booth 5449 at the Javits Center, across from the Minnie Rose collection.The new line of Threads of Privilege features cashmere essentials including zip hoodies, pullovers and track suits, with a goal to elevate streetwear. There are oversized streetwear-inspired staples and contemporary sweaters with graphic elements. The standout item of the capsule features the brand name “Privilege” spelled out around the entire neckline. The line wholesales from $92 to $604.Financed by the Marcus Lemonis Fashion Group, the capsule is being shown at the Threads of Privilege showroom at 264 West 40th Street, Suite 702 in New York, and the Marcus Lemonis Showroom West at 127 E. 9th Street, Suite 401 in Los Angeles.The name “Threads of Privilege” was chosen to make a statement for the freedom of creativity and self-expression.“I love and respect the brands that Lisa has developed in the past, and know it’s the right moment to join forces with an amazing designer who can expand the product offerings in my fashion group to create something unique and of-the-moment,” said Lemonis.[caption id="attachment_1202580627" align="alignnone" width="465"] Lisa Shaller-Goldberg and Marcus Lemonis[/caption]Schaller said that her inspiration stemmed from her 11-year-old son and the labels that he wants to wear. “I take him to all of the streetwear stores downtown [in New York City] and became fascinated by the whole culture. It became our way of bonding through fashion. I designed the capsule and key elements that are on trend while looking to younger generations for streetwear inspiration, blending the relationship between playful and edgy conceptual design,” said Shaller-Goldberg.In addition to designing Minnie Rose, Shaller-Goldberg was previously a driving force behind such brands as Juicy Couture, Ugg Australia, True Religion and Hard Candy, which she handled at her sales, marketing and branding agency.Lemonis, an entrepreneur, investor, TV personality and chairman and chief executive officer of Marcus Lemonis LLC, is known as the “business turnaround king.” On “The Profit,” he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a “Three P” principle: People, Process and Product. He has spent the last few years expanding his collection of fashion businesses with such brands as Inkkas Worldwear, Flex Watches, Printed Village and Susana Monaco. He also owns several national fashion retail chains including Marcus, Denim & Soul and Runway, all of which will offer the Threads of Privilege capsule. The line is expected to be carried in specialty boutiques around the country.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.