Detail Provisions Co. has acquired Foot Cardigan, a sockwear brand and subscription service.Foot Cardigan, founded in 2012 by Bryan DeLuca, is sold in more than 75 countries and has done licensed products for Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Procter & Gamble. DeLuca will still be involved with the company.“We were growing and knew we needed to find the right partner, someone who saw the vision of Foot Cardigan and could add strategic value in addition to capital. We found that partner in DPC,” said DeLuca. “Their expertise in our category and passion for our brand are a natural fit for where we want to go.”This is the second acquisition for DPC, a Dallas-based holding company, which also purchased Hook & Albert, a men’s accessories line, earlier this year.“This acquisition fits in the Detail Provisions Co. investment strategy of supporting emerging, authentic, high-quality accessories companies,” said Paul Song, partner of DPC. “We believe that Foot Cardigan is positioned for incredible growth in the future and DPC is committed to supporting what has been built over the past five years.”More from WWD:Detail Provisions Co. Acquires Hook & AlbertSubscription Services Grab Bigger Share of Online Apparel, NPD SaysHook & Albert Designs Men’s Bedding Line With Thread Experiment
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