Just in time for back-to-school, Tommy Bahama is introducing the Collegiate Series, a collection that features some of the brand’s signature styles in the colors and logos from 40 of the top universities across the country. Styles include polos, camp shirts and half-zip pullovers in two fits: standard and trim.Doug Wood, chief executive officer of Tommy Bahama, said the Collegiate Series expands the company’s portfolio of sport products that include Major League Baseball and the National Football League.It was developed in conjunction with licensing partners, IMG College Licensing LLC, Fermata Partners and 289c Apparel Ltd., and will be sold on the Tommy Bahama web site, select Tommy Bahama stores, Follett Higher Education bookstores, Alumni Hall fan shops, Fanatics.com and select college books stores across the country.Retail prices for the series range from $110 to $165. Other schools will be added to the roster later in the year.To introduce the collection, the brand will host a sweepstakes to win a trip to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational college basketball tournament in Hawaii Nov. 20-22. The sweepstakes will run from Aug. 14 to Sept. 12 and the winner will receive airfare and lodging for two, all-access VIP tickets to the tournament, dinner at the company’s restaurant and store in Wailea and a $1,000 Tommy Bahama gift card.
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.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion