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Jockey Introduces Outdoor Sport Collection for Men

Jockey is moving into a new category.
The innerwear brand is launching a Sport Outdoor collection for men, which is targeted to outdoor activities.
Calling it an “undeveloped category,” Rob Styles, Jockey’s vice president of men’s merchandising and design said the company “sees the outdoor category as an exciting opportunity to deliver our underwear expertise where performance and functionality is appreciated among non-traditional sport consumers.”
Styles said the line is made from an innovative, lightweight fabric that’s eco-friendly and features ergonomically placed mesh panels to enhance ventilation. The line also includes moisture-wicking and odor-fighting technology.
The collection includes boxer briefs, midway briefs, a crew neck T-shirt and a V-neck T-shirt. The underwear is priced at $32 for a pack of 2 while the T-shirts retail for $22.
According to Styles, presenting an environmentally friendly product was important for Jockey.
“The Eco-Fusion Advantage is delivered through a waterless dyeing process, appealing to the eco-conscious consumer,” said Styles.
The line will launch this month and will be carried in 800 doors including Kohl’s, Macy’s and on Jockey’s e-commerce site.
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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Yoo-hoo! Security!

What regular fashion showgoer hasn’t had a moment of “what if?” As in, what if there were a security breach, a terror attack? Wouldn’t a fashion show and its chicly turned out denizens make for compelling targets? Sometimes upward of 1,000 people herded, often through a single entrance and exit. (How about all those venues that only open one half of a double door?) Typically, we see some show of security. In Paris in particular, especially at major tourist venues such as the Grand Palais, we walk through metal detectors and our bags are scanned; more often, at more quotidian locations, there’s little more than a cursory manual bag check.
The prolonged anti-fur demonstration that disrupted Wednesday night’s conversation between Michael Kors and Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art should be a wake-up call to all, to reexamine security procedures for events big and small across all kinds of disciplines. It should be of grave concern — not to mention an embarrassment — to The Met, one of the most renowned, revered and high-profile institutions on Earth, which last year greeted a record 6.7 million visitors. One would expect security at all of its events to be a well-thought

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Carla Fendi Funeral Held in Rome on Thursday

ROME — Delfina Delettrez Fendi, the elder daughter of Silvia Venturini Fendi, entered Rome’s Church of the Artist on Thursday morning carrying an olive twig in her hands. That tiny object, a sign of peace and life in the Christian culture, epitomized the honest, warm simplicity of the funeral service of Carla Fendi, who died at 80 on Monday.
Boys and girls from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia opened the service with a delicate, sweet chorus, which set the tone of the entire funeral. Setting aside any kind of opulence, the Fendi family, present in the church with all its generations, from the sisters of Carla Fendi, Anna, Paola, Franca and Aida, to the youngest great-grandchildren, decided to pay tribute to the late company’s honorary president in a discreet, elegant way which sounded more as a celebration of life than a memorial.
A range of personalities from the fashion industry, who worked with the Fendi company across different decades, attended. They included Valentino Garavani, who arrived with his partner Giancarlo Giammetti, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Alessandro Michele and Marco De Vincenzo. Fendi’s longtime friend Rosita Missoni, Camera Nazionale della Moda president Carlo Capasa, as well as Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, were also among

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Balenciaga Bike Goes on Sale at Colette

TICKET TO RIDE: The mountain bikes featured in the Balenciaga men’s show at the Bois de Boulogne went on sale exclusively at Colette on Thursday as part of the brand’s takeover of the first floor of the landmark Paris concept store.
Featuring the Balenciaga logo alongside the word Europa – which also appeared on tops and outerwear at Wednesday’s show – the bikes are priced at 3,500 euros.

Balenciaga Men’s Spring 2018
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Creative director Demna Gvasalia has developed a series of exclusive products and events for Balenciaga’s residency, scheduled to run from June 19 to Aug. 5, including installations, an art exhibit and free manicures, courtesy of its nail artist Mei Kawajiri.
Its men’s fall collection, inspired by corporate culture, is the centerpiece of the display. A selection of looks from the women’s collection, available exclusively at Colette, are offered in key fabrics and colors borrowed from the men’s line, alongside novelty items like mugs and eye masks.

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Two Artists Accuse Gucci of Copying

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SYDNEY — Gucci’s copying flak doesn’t end with Dapper Dan.
Three weeks after the Italian luxury brand addressed allegations that its cruise 2018 collection included a copy of a puff-sleeve bomber jacket designed by the Harlem tailor in 1989 — with a Gucci spokesperson issuing a statement describing the look as an “homage” — the company is facing more pressure over two artworks also featured in the collection.
At press time two artists who claim their designs have been copied by Gucci were briefing lawyers, after multiple attempts to discuss the matter with the company in recent weeks were ignored, they said.
At issue: Gucci’s white T-shirt emblazoned with a graphic of a snake inside an ovular shape made from three lines of bold type, the largest over the top reading “Guccify yourself.” The other design was a tote bag featuring a graphic of a roaring panther on a rock encircled by two lines of large bold type, one reading “Guccification.”
The T-shirt was worn by several models in the show, as well as by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele when he appeared during the finale.
Bali-based New Zealand artist Stuart Smythe contends the snake artwork is a copy of a logo he created in

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Comedian Muses on Canada’s ‘Hoser’ Style

TORONTO — Happy Canada Day, eh!
Come July 1, every Canadian with a hoser in his or her heart — and there are millions of them — will take to their cottages, stretch out on those sun-warmed decks, beer in hand, and let those words trip off their lips in celebration of the Great White North’s 150th anniversary.
Indeed, for actress Ann Pornel, one of the new generation of actors performing in The Second City in Toronto, Canada’s milestone birthday offers the perfect opportunity to revisit the very essence of that “bad in plaid” persona made so famous in the Seventies and Eighties by SCTV’s hapless hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, portrayed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. (Details about Pornel’s milestone performance for the company will be released in July.)
“I was five years old when I immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, so plaid flannel shirts and bed linen did not fill my home or define me as a human being. I never wore denim on denim. And my go-to stores were never Hudson’s Bay or Roots — although the stuff they sell is top drawer. But when you look past all those ‘eh’s’ and brewskis [slang for beers], there’s definitely more to

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Industry Reacts to Carla Fendi’s Death

MILAN — A point of reference for many, considered for years the image of the Fendi company, Carla Fendi’s death sparked strong reaction in the fashion world.
As reported, Fendi, honorary president of the Rome-based company, died on Monday evening in the Italian capital at 80. She is survived by her sisters Paola, Anna, Franca and Alda Fendi. A funeral service will be held on Thursday in Rome at the Chiesa degli Artisti [Church of the Artists] in Piazza del Popolo.
“She was like a second mother to me, supporting me throughout my life,” said her niece Silvia Venturini Fendi. “She was an adviser, if I had a doubt or there was a decision to be made, I would often turn to her because she was wise and very intelligent — she thought out of the box.”
Venturini Fendi, who is the daughter of Anna Fendi, said her aunt was a reference for all of the family and across the different generations. “She was the Zia [aunt] with the capital letter; she was the family’s beacon and an aggregator, virtually the head of the Fendi clan.” A woman of great vision and educated, she was also fun. “You could never be bored with

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Women’s Empowerment, Sustainability Key Topics at Fashion Seminar

Women’s empowerment and sustainability were the key topics at a seminar titled, “Women Are Good for Business” at the Fashion Culture Design “UnConference” held at the New School University Center.
Liya Kebede, founder of Lemlem, the Ethiopian hand-woven women’s and children’s clothing and cotton scarves company; Mary Alice Stephenson, founder and president of Glam4Good, a women and girls’ empowerment platform, and Marlo Tablante, sustainability manager of H&M in the U.S., shared their views on a panel that was moderated by Hitha Herzog on Friday.

Mary Alice Stephenson, Marlo Tablante, Hitha Herzog and Liya Kebede.
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Kebede, who is also a model and activist, said the reason Lemlem was created was to find a solution to a problem in Ethiopia. Historically, people there wore handmade clothes, but with Westernization, they started wearing more T-shirts and jeans made elsewhere. “The weavers were jobless,” she said.
Kebede visited this area, where hundreds of weavers were trying to sell their product, but they didn’t have a market any longer. “The idea was we should be helping and promoting these artisans. Helping sustain people and giving them a place where they can blossom,” she said.
As a result, she opened the market for Ethiopian weavers to sell their wares to a larger market

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Carla Fendi Dies in Rome

MILAN — Carla Fendi passed away in Rome on Monday evening, aged 80.
She was honorary president of the Fendi company, which late Monday evening issued a release emphasizing how Carla Fendi “never stopped to actively contribute with unchanged passion to the success of the company that continued to be a reason to live; from the first international recognitions obtained with the help of the four sisters until her last days. She was for all of us a source of inspiration and an example of dedication, work culture and sensibility for beauty. She will accompany us forever.”
Fendi joined the company in the Fifties and with her sisters Anna, Paola, Franca and Aida, helped develop and expand the family-owned venture, mainly in charge of marketing and communication and championing its expansion in the U.S. She forged a strong relationship with Karl Lagerfeld, who last year marked his 50th anniversary as creative director of Fendi.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Prada Group acquired 51 percent of the Rome-based leather goods and fashion house in 1999. LVMH bought Prada’s stake in November 2001, and today controls the company, helmed by chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari.
In 2007, she created the Carla Fendi Foundation,

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Pierre Cardin Takes Rhode Island

Pierre Cardin spent Saturday in Paris convalescing from a recent fall, but his fashion show at The Breakers in Newport, R.I., highlighted the work of a man who will not be stopped. A salute to his 70 years in fashion, the fund-raiser for the Preservation Society of Newport County sprang from an offshoot of a Cardin exhibition up-the-road at Rosecliff. After seeing photos of the Newport mansions from the Gilded Age, Cardin inquired about a show, too.
Always looking forward, even though he is weeks away from his 95th birthday, the designer chose 90 looks from the past 25 years such as a futuristic wedding dress with a superlight train and more on-the-street styles like a sleeveless black dress with an oversize modernist flower design, as well as new sunglass prototypes for Safilo. His director of haute couture Maryse Gaspard and his nephew Rodrigo Basilicata assured the crowd that Cardin curated the runway show and all of the music that master of ceremonies Matthew Gonder performed.
The state paid tribute to Cardin’s long stretching career with a certificate of recognition issued by Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo. A recorded phone conversation from earlier in the day with Cardin was aired to extend

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