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Anya Taylor-Joy Goes Metallic Gold at ‘Last Night in Soho’ Premiere

Click here to read the full article. Anya Taylor-Joy continued her streak of high-fashion moments at Monday night’s premiere of “Last Night in Soho” in Los Angeles. The award-winning actress, who was also recently named Dior’s new global brand ambassador, looked to the design house’s fall 2022 couture collection for the premiere of the Edgar Wright-directed thriller. The flowing gown featured a plunging V-neck and herringbone pleating made in antiquated gold lamé. The look was styled by Paul Burgo.More from WWDA Look at Kim Kardashian West's Best Fashion MomentsRed Carpet Photos from Elle's 2021 Women in Hollywood EventPhotos from the 'Eternals'...
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Michael Jordan’s Game-worn Nike Shoes Top Most Valuable List

Click here to read the full article. Though the sneaker game has always remained competitive, it seems Michael Jordan’s pair of Nike Air Ships has nabbed the top spot on the market. Over the weekend, the legendary basketball player’s red-and-white shoes sold at a record-breaking $1.472 million, acquired by collector Nick Fiorella at the Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury auction held in Las Vegas.More from WWDStandout Fashion Moments from the 2021 NBA Draft: See the PhotosCelebrities at the 2021 NBA Finals: See the PhotosInside Pierre Le Tan Auction at Sotheby's The Nike Air Ships is reportedly the earliest known pair...
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Pierre-Louis Mascia Channels 18th Century With Luxe Loungewear Collection

Click here to read the full article. Loungewear just got a high-culture makeover. French designer Pierre-Louis Mascia has partnered with the Palais Galliera fashion museum on a capsule collection of luxurious silk pajamas, velvet robes and twill scarves featuring patterns lifted from 18th-century garments. The collaboration was born from a meeting between the designer, who is based in the southern French city of Toulouse, and curator Pascale Gorguet Ballesteros, in charge of 18th-century fashion and dolls at the Paris museum. She proposed a selection of pieces, from which Mascia chose nine items. They include a “robe à la française” from circa...
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Aeffe Brings Love Moschino In-house

Click here to read the full article. MILAN — After taking full control of the Moschino brand, Aeffe is bringing the production and distribution of the Love Moschino line in-house. Aeffe, which acquired the 30 percent stake in Moschino it did not own from Sinv Holding SpA, Sinv Real Estate SpA and Sinv Lab Srl last July, paying more than 66.5 million euros, has decided to take over in advance the license of Moschino’s contemporary line that was previously operated by Sinv. The value of the operation was set at 3.64 million euros, which Aeffe will pay to Sinv by the end...

Jamaal Layne Exits Calvin Klein

Click here to read the full article. Jamaal Layne, executive vice president, global brand and North America marketing at Calvin Klein, has exited the firm. Layne has been in the role since January, reporting to Linh Peters, global chief marketing officer at Calvin Klein, who will also be leaving the company at the end of the year, as reported.More from WWDThe Biggest Fashion News Stories of 2019 in PhotosFirst Lady Melania Trump at the G7 SummitSee Photos of the Calvin Klein Underwear Fall 2019 Campaign Prior to joining Calvin Klein, Layne spent over four and a half years at Sonos Inc., the...
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First Look: Baja East and Eddie Bauer Partner on Winter Collection

Click here to read the full article. After collaborating on a limited-edition capsule in February, Baja East and Eddie Bauer are unveiling a full, extended collection today. It’s a unisex line, featuring flannels, down jackets, snowsuits, hiking boots and accessories like duffle bags and beanies. Combining the aesthetics of both West Coast-based brands — Eddie Bauer’s history in outdoor apparel (launched in Seattle in 1920) with Baja East’s gender-fluid approach to streetwear in Los Angeles — the items are inspired by Baja East creative director Scott Studenberg’s time spent outdoors in California, particularly in Big Sur.More from WWDGarage Magazine Dinner for...

Bespoke Post Raises $40 Million in Series B Funding

Click here to read the full article. Bespoke Post has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by new investor NewSpring, Second Alpha, and Savano Capital Partners. Walden, which led the company’s previous series A round; 500 Global, which is one of the company’s seed investors, and Great Oaks also participated in this round. The New York-based multicategory e-commerce retailer aims to further establish itself as a destination to discover products and brands. Co-chief executive officers Rishi Prabhu and Steve Szaronos said the funding will be used bring more brands on to Bespoke Post and hire more talent for their...

Ethical Fashion Initiative to Launch Paris Fashion Week Events

Click here to read the full article. PARIS — The Ethical Fashion Initiative is coming to Paris next season, with events during Paris Fashion Week that it hopes will provide international visibility to African designers and attract investors. The program, founded and managed by Simone Cipriani, is a flagship initiative of the International Trade Centre, a Geneva-based joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organization. What started out as a platform for connecting global lifestyle brands with artisans worldwide has expanded into an accelerator for African brands.More from WWDInside the Etam Live Show 2021Front Row at Louis Vuitton RTW...

Dudley Stephens and Polartec Collaborate for Limited-edition Collection

Click here to read the full article. Dudley Stephens, the elevated fleece brand cofounded by sisters Lauren Stephens and Kaki McGrath in 2015, is collaborating with Polartec to celebrate the textile company’s 30th anniversary, leaning on the current ’90s mania for inspiration. The relationship between the two companies is not new, Stephens said. “We’ve partnered with Polartec since we launched. They’ve helped us grow. They’ve come to us with new, innovative sustainable fabrics that we then subsequently used. We like to lean on them for R&D and new research.More from WWDPuffer Jackets Get Maximalist for Fall 2021 at Milan Fashion WeekThey...

WWD Honors: Nike, Best-Performing Fashion Brand, Large Cap

Click here to read the full article. Consumer lockdowns, shuttered stores, a pause on professional and amateur sporting events and serious supply chain woes — that’s what John Donahoe faced a mere two months after he took over the top post at Nike Inc. in January 2020. The one-time chief executive officer of eBay, his appointment as only the fourth CEO in Nike’s history may have seemed an odd choice at the time. But it turned out to be fortuitous, since it is the company’s strong digital business that helped it navigate through the pandemic and achieve both top- and bottom-line...
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Today’s Preorder a Sustainability Solve? Think Again

Click here to read the full article. In recent months, the preorder model — used by the likes of Moda Operandi, Telfar, House of Sunny, newcomer Cider and Farfetch — is being seriously resurfaced as a remedy to fashion waste.  While the traditional way of producing marks out steps like design, manufacturing, marketing, sale and distribution in a logical manner and months out, the preorder model flips that on its head: instead, the consumer decides ahead and then waits. The model has been heralded as a key sustainability solution as overproduction rages, but some nuances remain. More from WWDMade in GermanyMaria McManus...
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WWD Honors: For Corporate Citizenship, Levi Strauss & Co.

Click here to read the full article. While the notion of having a purpose beyond profit has taken over fashion — and has become something of an organizing principle for modern corporations — it is nothing new for Levi Strauss & Co.  The denim icon integrated its factory workforce in the 1950s, before desegregation was mandated. In 1992, it became the first Fortune 500 company to give health benefits to unmarried domestic partners. And it has helped keep the pressure up in the courts and the court of public opinion on a wide range of social issues, from being early to support...
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WWD Honors: E.l.f. Cosmetics, Best-Performing Beauty Brand, Large Cap

Click here to read the full article. It’s safe to say, E.l.f. Cosmetics broke the internet last March when the brand unveiled its unexpected collaboration with Chipotle, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain. Disrupting industry norms is in the brand DNA, said Tarang P. Amin, chief executive officer at E.l.f. Beauty — with a portfolio comprising of E.l.f. Cosmetics, “clean” brand W3ll People and Alicia Key’s Keys Soulcare.More from WWDAbse-èl RTW Spring 2022Backstage at Dior Resort 2022Photos of Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's 'Genius: Aretha' Series “The very founding of E.l.f., of selling cosmetics over the internet when people didn’t think...
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PVH, Ralph Lauren, VF, More Expand Sustainability, Diversity Goals: Short Takes

Click here to read the full article. Ralph’s Regeneration: The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation and the Soil Health Institute announced a first-of-its-kind $5 million commitment Tuesday to support regenerative cotton farming. Dubbed the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund, or USRCF, the initiative mobilizes some one million acres of U.S. cotton cropland toward regenerative practices, among them cover cropping, no tillage and compost use.More from WWDMade in GermanyMaria McManus Winter 2021 CollectionPlan C Debuts Sustainable Capsule Collection Participating partners of the fund include Cotton Incorporated, National Cotton Council and Field to Market. Roseann Lynch, Ralph Lauren Corp.’s chief people officer and head of the Ralph...
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WWD Honors: Kith, Best-Performing Retailer, Small Cap

Click here to read the full article. There’s already Kith cereal, creamsicles and BMWs. Could a resort be next? It’s entirely possible that could be the next frontier for Ronnie Fieg, the founder of the buzzy retailer and brand. “Hospitality is one category I haven’t fully explored,” he said during a conversation with UTA Marketing at an Advertising Week NY presentation last week. He said that while he tends to “dive head first” into most projects, he opted to just dip his toes into the hospitality field when he opened the first international location for Sadelle’s restaurant in his recently opened...
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Bloomingdale’s Brand Mashup: Aqua x Pendleton

With Pendleton, Aqua extends its run of collaborations with cultural figures, celebrities, designers and brands. From launching a single leather jacket 20 years ago, Aqua has evolved into Bloomingdale’s bestselling private brand with ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, active, swim and girls. Today Aqua takes another step forward by introducing...
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WWD Honors: For Creative Leadership, VF’s Steve Rendle

Click here to read the full article. When COVID-19 hit and sent the world scrambling, Steve Rendle, chairman, president and chief executive officer of VF Corp., did what he does — crafted a fast-moving and multipart solution to a complex problem and put it all into a simple framework.  In May 2020, during some of the darkest days of the pandemic, Rendle was walking analysts through how VF was “managing the now” and “how we intend to capitalize on the next.” More from WWDAll the Items from the Supreme/Emilio Pucci Capsule CollectionChristie's Supreme Auction: See the PhotosThe Wilsons Vaults : A Supreme...

Indochino Inks Partnership Deal With L.A. Rams

Click here to read the full article. Indochino has expanded its sponsorship reach into football. The Vancouver-based made-to-measure men’s brand has entered into a collaboration with the Los Angeles Rams for the 2021 season. This marks the first partnership with an NFL team, following successful collaborations with the Yankess and Red Sox, as well as several individual players in the NBA and NFL drafts including 2021 NFL number-one draft pick Trevor Lawrence.More from WWDGiorgio Armani RTW Spring 2022Backstage at Giorgio Armani RTW Spring 2022Galvan Bridal Fall 2022 Under the terms of the deal with the Rams, Indochino will work with the players,...
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Resale Site Grailed Pulls Plug on Women’s Offshoot

Click here to read the full article. Men’s wear online resale destination Grailed is pulling the plug on its women’s offshoot. Heroine, a resale platform for women’s fashion and accessories that was founded in 2017, will officially go offline in early December. The announcement to users today follows months of speculation about Heroine’s future, as the site did not seem to capture Grailed’s success and devoted fan base.More from WWDA Look at Kim Kardashian West's Best Fashion MomentsRed Carpet Photos from Elle's 2021 Women in Hollywood EventPhotos of the Best Men's Fashion at the 2021 Emmys Heroine, with its wistfully scrawled logo...

Neiman Marcus Group Reports Comp Gains Off Lower Inventory

Click here to read the full article. The Neiman Marcus Group wrapped up its fiscal year on a positive note and is “prepared” to meet the demand for holiday shopping and confront the headwinds challenging the industry. So said Geoffroy van Raemdonck, chief executive officer of the Neiman Marcus Group, which on Tuesday privately disclosed its fiscal fourth-quarter financial figures to lenders and investors, and selectively shared some of them to WWD. It’s been a year since Neiman Marcus emerged from bankruptcy with new owners and a lot less debt, and since then Neiman’s CEO has been vocal about a recovery.More...
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