Reese Witherspoon Is Only 5 Foot 1, But Looks Much Taller With Her Simple Style Hack

Reese Witherspoon took the stage Monday in Cupertino, Calif., at Apple’s unveiling of its new streaming service at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. The petite actress — who was joined by Jennifer Anniston to introduce their upcoming series “The Morning Show” — looked chic in a navy dress and pointy nude heels for […]

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These Technology Companies Are Making Retailers’ Lives Easier

Technology has become an essential component of successful retail strategies. Customer relationship management for footwear retailers has particularly benefited from the influx of software platforms designed to capture and analyze consumer preferences, behavior and feedback. But decoding what these tech companies offer retailers can be a confusing process. There are hundreds of providers to choose […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Rosen to Step Down as CEO of Theory

In a major change atop a marquee contemporary firm, Andrew Rosen will step down as chief executive officer of Theory and will be succeeded by Dinesh Tandon, currently chief operating officer, effective April 1, WWD has learned. Rosen will continue as Theory’s founder and adviser. Tandon will work closely with both Rosen and Kazumi Yanai, […]

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California’s Proposed Fur Ban Continues Push Forward

A proposed law that would create consistency statewide on where California stands on the subject of fur product sales continues to move forward in the legislative process. Assembly Bill 44 passed 9 to 2 in the state Judiciary Committee Tuesday following an initial hearing earlier this month, when it received the all clear from the […]

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The World According to Louboutin

CHICAGO — It’s morning at the Four Seasons Allium restaurant here and Christian Louboutin, the shoe designer who has made red soles world-famous, is the only guy in the place wearing a beret — and fittingly, it’s in a scarlet shade of red. Louboutin, who lives in Paris and just finished designing his spring 2020 […]

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Sophie Turner On Sexuality: ‘I Love A Soul, Not A Gender’

“Everyone experiments,” the “Game of Thrones” star told Rolling Stone. Via:: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sophie-turner-sexuality_n_5c9a771ae4b072a7f6009858       

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11 Essential Men’s Shoes to Update Your Wardrobe This Spring

Here at FN, we’re dedicated to showcasing the hottest footwear styles — whether that means scouring industry trade shows and catwalks to see what looks will be huge for the next season, meticulously keeping tabs on the latest celebrity trends or getting exclusive access to showrooms to find that ultra-comfortable pair of shoes you’ll practically […]

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Reigning Champ Teams With Atlanta United Soccer Team for Limited-Edition Capsule

Reigning Champ, an athletic apparel brand for both men and women, has teamed with professional soccer team Atlanta United for a limited-edition sports-inspired collection. The lineup includes three styles: a hoody, Ts and shorts. It will only be sold online on Reigningchamp.com. The price points are $80 to $160 and launches this month. Reigning Champ […]

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Moore From L.A.: How Hollywood Turned the Apple Stage Into a Red Carpet

There was no actual red carpet, no flashbulb clicking press line. But Hollywood made its style known in Cupertino, Calif., on Monday, when Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and more took the stage to tout Apple’s new content strategy and streaming TV offerings. Although Apple doesn’t have a specific dress code for its office or […]

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Mall Vacancies Are on the Rise in This Fashion Mecca, Too

“Dead malls” have been a common phenomenon in America for a decade, thanks largely to the twin forces of the Great Recession and the rise of online shopping, in particular Amazon. Now the concept appears to be migrating across the Atlantic to France, where shopping center vacancies have reached 11.2 percent, according to a new […]

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Jameela Jamil Shares Insanely Relatable Story Of Being Harassed And Hit On

In response to the “Good Place” actress’ tweet, women shared their own scary stories of being harassed. Via:: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jameela-jamil-relatable-story-of-harassment_n_5c9a5b2de4b0279a0fc86014       

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Varvatos to Dress the Dominick’s Staff

From “Game of Thrones” to the Dominick. A week after launching a “Game of Thrones” capsule collection, designer John Varvatos has switched gears and created a minimalistic uniform collection for the Dominick, a five-star luxury hotel on Spring Street in SoHo. The uniforms, for both men and women, are part of the launch of the […]

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To the Max: Nike Continues to Iterate on Air Max Day

LOS ANGELES — Five years in the running now and Nike’s Air Max Day continues to be an important marketing tool to maintain momentum around its Air franchise. The company’s celebration of the day it first released the Air Max 1 is big in the effort, but it’s also shifted and been reshaped to fit […]

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These Were the Top-Selling Sneakers of February — and There’s a Lot of Nike and Jordan

The NPD Group Inc.’s Matt Powell revealed late yesterday the top-selling sneakers of February. And the list was all Nike and Jordan Brand. According to the firm’s senior sports industry analyst, leading the way for the month in order of sales dollars was the Air Jordan 6. Multiple Air Jordan 6 colorways are available now […]

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Natalia Vodianova Takes Qatar

ON A MISSION: Natalia Vodianova is taking her Love Ball — and with it her brand of fairy dust — to Doha, Qatar. The model and philanthropist will host her popular fundraising event in Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art on March 29 and will bring a host of fashion personalities to the Gulf State to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Mona Kattan, Martha Hunt to Win Fragrance Foundation Awards, Finalists Unveiled

Mona Kattan and Martha Hunt are already winners of this year’s Fragrance Foundation Awards. Kattan will be honored as Instagrammer of the Year, and Hunt will be honored as Face of the Year at the organization’s April 5 finalists luncheon in New York. The event will be hosted by Padma Lakshmi. Below is a list […]

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12 Lovely Parenting Quotes From Keira Knightley

The actress gave birth to her daughter, Edie, in 2015. Via:: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/keira-knightley-parenting-quotes_l_5c98f8fae4b0a6329e19be55       

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Katie Holmes Is All of Us on a Lazy Day in Comfy Sweats and Uggs

While Katie Holmes is known to rock designer duds on the regular, it’s always refreshing to see the actress in regular sweatpants and Ugg boots. On Saturday after a trip to Greece with her daughter, Suri Cruise, Holmes was spotted in New York looking comfortable in a blue hoodie and gray sweats by Roots Canada. […]

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Apps of my life

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! First of all, thanks a lot for the feedback regarding my car:). For those who haven’t read the news, you can read it here. Today, I am sharing with you my favourite apps I use on my iphone. Since I received the new iPhone XS Max, I decided to […]

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She got her first car

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! The time has come… I talked a lot about it on Instagram, I asked your opinions, I made you guess the colour.. and today, the waiting is over.. today, ANNA GOT HER FIRST CAR. Some of you may know that it took me some time to get the driving […]

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Cuba 2018

By Anna Katina Peeeeeps! Hello! It’s Sunday, December 30th and I promised you to publish my trip to Cuba before 2019, so I will keep my promise!! 😀 Where should I start… Cuba was an amazing experience this Summer. I travelled a lot this year but did not publish any travel posts… Shame on me. […]

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Christmas Gift Guide 2018

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! The waiting is over, my Christmas Gift Guide 2018 is live!! I worked two entire days on the photos after collecting all the gifts I wanted to feature. In my selection, I present classic presents but also less classic ones, amazing deals I found etc. For example I had […]

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Save the date! Troc’n’Brol 2018

By Anna Katina Yes, that’s my twin Xenia a few years ago with black, long hair!! 😀 TROC’N’BROL – an alternative Christmas market! It’s that time of the year again and I’m so excited!! December 14, I’m getting ready!! Every year, I participate to Troc’n’Brol. For me, it’s the coolest yearly event in Luxembourg! First, […]

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My skincare routine

By Anna Katina Dear friends, first of all – I can’t believe I did not blog since July. What the.. But I’m back and I will blog once a month at least from now because I missed this so much. So, after many request and questions about my skin I decided to write about all […]

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Guillaume Philibert was 19 when he started Filling Pieces. A student of architecture, he was listening to a lot of Pharrell and Kanye West rapping about designer labels. Philibert couldn't afford the pieces at the time so he set out to create something in line with his wallet but also his interests in design and DJing — something he still does. The brand asserted itself in the market with high-end footwear and one and a half years ago got into ready-to-wear presenting a minimalist line of well-constructed pieces — think funnel neck puffers and gaberdine trenches with a punch of colorblocking in the back paneling. Now, at nearly 10, Philibert's line is ready for retail with the planned opening of Filling Pieces' first flagship in Amsterdam in the fourth quarter of this year. That's expected to be the start of a number of branded doors rolling out in key markets over the next few years. “In the past couple years, I personally really found out how to run a business,” Philibert said. “So my background in design gave me the ability to design products, but I learned so much more about how to build a brand and how to build a company, soFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
LOS ANGELES — Soccer jerseys in suiting, as eveningwear and patched into new life forms. Adidas charged four stylists and designers, each hailing from different backgrounds in fashion, to put their spin on Major League Soccer's jerseys. The results bore out in an interesting display of fashion that marched down the runway Thursday evening at City Market South in downtown Los Angeles. Adidas' Seams event was the latest in a long-running partnership between the brand and Major League Soccer that was most recently extended to 2024, with the sportswear firm providing the league's 24 teams with uniforms, footwear and training gear, among other things. “The idea was to launch the 2019 MLS jerseys in a new creative way,” said Jennifer Valentine, senior director of soccer at Adidas. “We want to celebrate the culture of each individual city that the jerseys represent.” The idea was to pull together individuals in fashion as deemed by the brand to be creative and authentic with varying ties to streetwear, Valentine said. Pierre Davis, founder of the gender-neutral brand No Sesso, turned to something more formal through the use of patchworking and hardware to create trains and volume for dresses. “My idea was to take athletic wear and turn it into moreFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
After a whirlwind month covering the fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Roopal Patel, senior vice president and fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue, gave the lowdown to Valerie Steele, curator and director of The Museum of FIT on Thursday afternoon. The conversation, which took place at the third annual winter luncheon of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT, was held at Avra Madison Estiatorio and sponsored by Saks. By way of introduction, Kathy Reilly, luncheon chair, said Patel has driven the transformation of Saks since 2015, with responsibility for trend forecasting, spotting emerging designers and honing the seasonal fashion message. Steele then kicked off the discussion, asking Patel to describe her primary day-to-day responsibilities and strategic point of view. Patel, who oversees men's, women's, accessories, jewelry and beauty, said, “When we look at fashion, there's a lot of storytelling that goes on. Our job and my responsibility is to be the translator and curator. Taking what we're seeing on the runways in London, New York, Milan and Paris, and making sure that that vision and the trend direction is translated for the Saks customer to experience.” One of Patel's goals is to make sure they're making shopping at SaksFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
The college admissions scandal: it's a real-life “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (best mother-daughter movie ever). Only the promote-the-kids-at-all-costs parents aren't small-town, lower-middle-class folk with accents Hollywood mocks. They're fancy coastal types with glorious homes and impressive CVs. And their parental crime of choice isn't murdering the competition as in the movie (as far as we know, anyway), but a litany that includes wire fraud, bribery and racketeering. Any parent who has lived through the college application process at least in the last 15 years knows that it is hideous and unfair, its angst levels driven by entitled students and parents, particularly those of means, but especially by the institutional arrogance of the American higher education behemoth that makes groveling fools out of millions of otherwise intelligent adults. For decades, students and their parents have used any methods necessary — padded résumés, pricy tutors, the ridiculously exotic extracurricular or two and often, mega donations — to achieve advantage in the applications rat race. The price of back-door entry may be tainted, but it's not illegal, and one could hardy call it secret. Within that framework, the massive case laid out by the Justice Department on Tuesday still stuns. I feel a little private shameFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
MÁLAGA, Spain — The founder of Madrid's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, initially known as Pasarela Cibeles, Cuca Solana was the quixotic driving force behind Spain's catwalk scene for more than three decades. Born Leonor Pérez Pita in Madrid in 1940, Solana in 2016 handed the reins of her beloved Pasarela to Charo Izquierdo, a prominent journalist and communications executive. The following year, Izquierdo also took charge of the fashion sector of Ifema, the Spanish capital's international congress and events organization. Still highly involved in the development of Madrid's fashion week — now under the banner of Ifema — as chair of its advisory board, Solana had been battling cancer for sometime when she was hospitalized earlier this week, hoping to return home shortly. On Wednesday, MBFW Madrid announced the passing of its charismatic former director, lauding “The Great Lady of Spanish Fashion” for showcasing top-flight designers, whilst “keeping an eye on emerging talent.” Solana's last official public appearance took place in December at the National Fashion Awards, held at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, where Queen Letizia presented her with a trophy honoring her contribution to the prestige of the Spanish fashion industry. “If you like something, it helps you live,” she liked to say,Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
PARIS – Creative director Julie de Libran has left Sonia Rykiel, as the French fashion house known for its striped knits looks for a new investor, WWD has learned. “The house confirms the departure of Julie de Libran,” a spokesman for Rykiel said on Thursday, adding that the label's management was mulling over the organization of the design studio. “The house is not for sale. It is looking for a partner to enter its capital in order to increase its development,” the spokesman added. De Libran, who joined Rykiel in 2014, showed her last collection for the label in a showroom presentation during Paris Fashion Week, having skipped the runway this season after a banner 50th anniversary year that culminated in an outdoor fashion show last September on the newly christened Allée Sonia Rykiel in Paris. Her departure comes amid steadily declining revenues at the loss-making house, whose founder died in 2016. In recent years, it has been hit hard by the successive impact of the Russian financial crisis, the slowdown in consumer spending in Asia and the impact of terrorist attacks on tourism to Paris and the rest of Europe. One source estimated that revenues at Sonia Rykiel are down to between 20Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Retirement didn't really agree with Gary Smith — and that's been the major game-changer for Polartec. Under the direction of Smith, chief executive officer of the Andover, Mass.-based fabric producer, Polartec went from the verge of liquidation to a profitable business that provides active and outdoor brands — and now luxury fashion labels — with a variety of performance fabrics. Its most recent innovation is Power Air, a fabric that cuts down on shedding in synthetic fleece that hit the market this winter exclusively in Adidas products and has started rolling out to other brands. As a result of the turnaround, Polartec's private equity owners have “begun an active process to sell the company,” Smith said. While nothing is imminent, having private equity investors makes it inevitable a sale will happen. “It took a long time to turn this thing around,” the ceo admitted. But Polartec's about-face almost didn't happen. Smith was the president of Timberland's Outdoor Group and senior vice president of its supply chain. He exited Timberland shortly before it was sold to VF Corp. After a career that included being a partner in McKinsey & Co., he thought it would be an ideal time to ditch the corporate world and engageFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Tom Ford — chairman of the CFDA? That's the plan, according to sources, who say that Diane von Furstenberg is ready to step down from the post, with Ford poised to take over. Both the CFDA and Ford declined comment Wednesday. The move would come after von Furstenberg's legendary 13-year tenure during which, working with CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb, she oversaw a period of unprecedented, heady growth for American fashion and the organization itself, followed by the current period of volatility triggered by seismic cultural changes within and outside of fashion. “The truth is that we are in a moment of everything moving…” von Furstenberg told WWD in the fall. “It's a very unsettling moment.” The changing of the guard could happen as early as Tuesday, when the CFDA board meets to vote on Ford's until now under-the-radar nomination. When von Furstenberg was elected in 2006 to follow Stan Herman, WWD reported that her role would be to serve as the public face of the organization. She also had the mandate to galvanize the American fashion community and respond to members' needs. She was to work closely with then-executive director Kolb, who joined in December 2005. Assuming ratification, Ford would be the 11th personFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
LOS ANGELES — Madhappy's going basic — but in the best kind of way. The young direct-to-consumer brand, started in 2017, continues to move quickly to nab share and refine its voice in a competitive market. It entered the fray with its branded product tops and hoodies bearing the company's signature stitch detailing. Now, it's curated a more wearable offering for multiple occasions with a basics line named Classics by Madhappy launching Thursday. The 11 styles max out at 40 stockkeeping units in men's, women's and unisex sizing. “We think that this will allow our consumers that want [the product] to be able to buy [it] more often,” said cofounder Peiman Raf. “We expect to keep these in stock and not be on a limited basis. We'll add colorways a few times a year and then alongside that, we'll continue to do our capsules and collaborations.” The range includes French terry hoodies ($130), sweats ($100), women's crewneck ($100) and T-shirts ($60). There are also combed cotton heavyweight sweats for $150 and crewneck retailing for $120. It's also a natural response to the increase in inquiries from shoppers who have asked about unbranded product. “We've always been very obsessed about creating the best products possible andFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]