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Fashion Group International Reveals Rising Star Awards Honorees; Tommy Hilfiger to Give Keynote

This year’s finalists for the Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards will have a chance to celebrate with their competitors at a cocktail party at the Tory Sport store on Fifth Avenue Jan. 16.
The main event will be held Jan. 24 at Cipriani 42nd Street with Tommy Hilfiger sharing his wisdom in the keynote address. His wife, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, will be on hand to present the Accessories award. Behno’s Shivam Punjya, Bobby Roaché, Genevieve Rose Atelier’s Genevieve Foddy, Jibs Life’s Natalie Kathleen, Lelet NY’s Sara Bieler Sasson and Lutz Morris’ Tina Lutz Morris will be vying for this year’s prize.
In the Fine Jewelry category, Amanda Pearl’s Amanda Pearl Brotman, Emmanuel Tarpin, Foundrae’s Beth Bugdaycay, Misahara Jewelry’s Lepa Galeb-Roskopp and Neha Dani Jewelry’s Neha Dani are the finalists. Alexandra Mor will present to the winner.
Phillip Lim will hand over the Womenswear award. Finalists include Cristina Ottaviano, Haus Von M’s Ludi Wang, Julianna Bass, Land of Distraction’s Danita Short and Christian Juul Nielsen, Laurence & Chico’s Laurence Li and Chico Wang, Sophia Is’ Sophia Tezel-Tzelepis and Victoria Hayes. The winner of this year’s Menswear award will receive that honor from Kerby Jean-Raymond. Don Morphy’s Daniel Mofor, éclectic’s Franck Malègue, Head of State’s

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Will New York Fashion Shows Ultimately Land at The Shed?

When will New York Fashion Week set up its fashion shows at the Shed, which opens April 5?
For years, reports have been circulating that the fashion shows would take place at The Shed once it was completed. The Shed revealed Wednesday that the new nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to commissioning, developing and presenting original works of art, across all disciplines for all audiences, will have its opening season starting April 5. The Shed looks to present world premiere works in the performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
“We have built a home where established and emerging artists working in all disciplines can create new work in ways that we cannot even imagine,” said Alex Poots, artistic director and chief executive officer of The Shed.
So where does fashion fit in?
Ivan Bart, president of IMG Models and IMG Fashion Properties, which produces the fashion shows, said, “We are hosting NYFW: The Shows at Spring Studios this February, and our focus is on the upcoming season. The Shed is an exciting new development with incredible potential to enhance New York’s culture, and we’re confident many of our talent at Endeavor, whether with IMG or WME, will perform or engage with the space.” He

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Donna Karan Joins Other Designers in ‘American Style’ on CNN

Donna Karan is among the designers who appear in CNN’s new original series, “ American Style,” which will air Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., ET.
The four-part docuseries features archival footage and interviews with Karan, along with Tim Gunn, Carson Kressley, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Jeffrey Banks, Christie Brinkley, John Varvatos and Diane von Furstenberg, among others.
In one of the episodes, Karan talks about how when she began working, clothes were suits, shirts and ties, and she created the idea of “Seven Easy Pieces,” beginning with the bodysuit. The show examines how America’s changing style through the decades has mirrored the political, social and economic climate of the time. The series, which also touts First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump, highlights the most iconic moments from fashion and pop culture.

Jacqueline Kennedy in CNN’s “American Style.”

The premiere episode explores style in the Forties and Fifties, how World War II and Hollywood helped create America’s own fashion identity, and the introduction of new trends such as the bikini, Zoot suit, shoulder pads, and the white tee as popularized by James Dean. The second episode tackles the style of the

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NHL, Adidas to Create Sustainable Jerseys for All-Star Game

Adidas and the National Hockey League have embraced sustainability for their All-Star Game jerseys.
The game, which will be held on Jan. 26 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., will find players wearing jerseys made from repurposed and upcycled materials for the first time.
The jerseys were created in partnership with Parley for the Oceans and feature Parley Ocean Plastic, a trademarked material created from marine plastic that has been collected from the oceans and then spun into thread.
The special-edition Adizero Authentic Pro x Parley jerseys will be worn first by the players at the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills exhibition on Jan. 25 and then during the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 26.
“We create products tailored for an athlete, their sport, life and world and we’re excited to introduce the special-edition Adizero Authentic Pro x Parley jerseys,” said Dan Near, senior director of Adidas Hockey, of what he termed “the first-ever environmentally conscious hockey jerseys.”
“The NHL is a recognized leader in addressing major environmental challenges and preserving the roots of our game,” said Brian Jennings, NHL’s chief branding officer and executive vice president. “Adidas has been an incredible partner in our efforts and shares our commitment to promoting sustainable business practices. Each year, the NHL All-Star Weekend serves as an opportunity to showcase innovations across all

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Britain’s ASA Rules Against Boohoo.com for Mislabeling Real Fur Products

LONDON — Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against the online fashion retailer Boohoo.com and accessories retailer Zacharia Jewellers for mislabeling products as faux fur.
In September 2018, Humane Society International, the animal welfare charity, discovered that Zacharia Jewellers’ faux fur pom-pom headband, which was being sold on Amazon, and Boohoo’s faux fur pom-pom sweater contained real fur in a test conducted by an independent textiles analyst.
In response to the allegations, both retailers claimed they were being misled by their suppliers.
The ASA ruled that the items in question breached the Committee of Advertising Practice’s code of conduct and said both retailers falsely advertised their products and led consumers to believe they were purchasing fur-free items.
In a statement provided to WWD by Boohoo, the retailer said “the product in question was checked for real fur using our own approved tests and procedures by our in-house Quality Assurance team and the results of the testing showed that real fur was not present in the product.”
While the ASA acknowledged Boohoo’s quality control procedures, it still upheld its ruling given the evidence submitted by Humane Society International.
Boohoo said they are continuing their own investigations. “We uphold our commitment against the sale of real fur in any of our products

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Natalia Vodianova Reveals Sixth Edition of Fabulous Fund Fair in London

ALL HEART: Natalia Vodianova on Wednesday morning gave a tearjerker press conference at the LuisaViaRoma store in Florence for the announcement of the sixth edition of the Fabulous Fund Fair, her Naked Heart Foundation fund-raiser in aid of children with special needs. The event will be held at London’s Roundhouse on Feb. 18, during London Fashion Week.
LuisaViaRoma is sponsoring the event, with its theme being La Dolce Vita. The set will be based on a Fellini-esque baroque Roman landscape, complete with a copy of the Trevi Fountain.
“It’s my cause number one,” said the model and philanthropist who shared memories of her experience growing up with a sister with severe autism and cerebral palsy in Soviet Russia in the Nineties.
Dressed in a blazing pumpkin-orange suit by Pallas accessorized with gold fish-shaped Givenchy earrings and Berluti shoes, Vodianova said it’s too early to reveal celebrity attendees, though Paris Hilton, Jordan Barrett and Cindy Bruna will be joining her tonight for a dinner at the Palazzo Corsini celebrating the partnership.
“So many people come every year, from Taylor Swift to Hailey Baldwin Bieber to Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, who has cohosted the event, it’s always a fantastic turnout,” she said. “It’s an evening of fun

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Mel Odom to Unveil ‘Gorgeous’ Exhibition and Discuss His Career With Edmund White

HELLO GORGEOUS: Mel Odom is having a New York moment, but it took 40 years of work to get there.
On Friday, his solo show “Gorgeous” will bow at the Daniel Cooney gallery. The artist will sit down with the novelist Edmund White on Saturday afternoon to discuss his career. Over the years Odom has done his share of covers, such as White’s “Forgetting Elena,” among others. Guests at this weekend’s talk will learn of his many pursuits — the most recent of which was a fashion collaboration with the London-based Qasimi men’s wear label.
The multidisciplnary talent Odom has three books to his own name. In 1991, he created his own doll “Gene Marshall,” based on a fictitious film actor from the Forties. More than one million dolls have been sold since it debuted at the 1995 Toy Fair, Odom said. Born in Richmond, and raised in the tiny tobacco town of Ahoskie, N.C., Odom earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University. After fine-tuning his artistry in London, he returned to his hometown before relocating to New York in 1975. Playboy, Time, The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone are among the magazines

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Jo Malone London Releases Limited-Edition Birthstone Fragrance Caps

TOP IT OFF: Jo Malone London is releasing a limited-edition collection of bronze bottle caps with birthstones in partnership with brand ambassador Karen Elson and British jeweler Duffy.
The collaboration, Karen Elson’s Birthstones by Duffy, is a personal project for the pair. Elson has always had an affinity for birthstones. “What I love most is that they seem so charming and precious, and the idea of being able to create something coveted and collectible was really important to me,” she said.
Duffy, who works with vintage jewelry, said the collaboration allowed him to achieve his longtime dream of designing a bottle cap. “I’ve always wanted to make a bottle top, either for a drink or a fragrance. It was a challenge to work with an object I’ve never worked with before. It seemed like a natural pairing as Karen and I had already known each other through family connections,” Duffy said.

Karen Elson with the fragrance.
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The Art Deco-style bottle caps are cast from pure bronze and feature a spiked design with a colored, cubic zirconia stone depending on the month. Duffy said he wanted to keep the design sleek and simple. “The Jo Malone bottle, label and packaging is so iconic on its own, so

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Valentino USA Taps Communications Executive

ITALIAN ACCENT: Tanja Ruhnke has joined Valentino as vice president of communications, North America. Responsible for public relations, events, advertising and VIP relations for the Roman fashion house, she reports to Sebastian Suhl, managing director of global markets and interim chief executive officer of Valentino USA.
Ruhnke is perhaps best known for her role as vice president of global branding and communications at Alexander Wang, and as a vice president of public relations at KCD in Paris. Most recently, she was vice president of communications at North6, a production agency.
She has also worked in-house at Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang in New York, and provided communication consulting services for the likes of Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Birkenstock.

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Dior Reschedules Men’s Show Due to Ongoing French Protests

CHANGE OF SCHEDULE: After casting a heavy shadow on the holiday retail period, France’s “gilets jaunes,” or yellow vests, movement threatens to disrupt the calendar of Paris men’s fashion week.
Dior on Tuesday sent out an e-mail advising guests that it was moving its show from its initial slot of 5 p.m. on Jan. 19 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 due to the ongoing antigovernment protests, which began on Nov. 17 and typically take place across the country on Saturdays. The fashion house has yet to disclose the location of the show.
The collection designed by Kim Jones will now be unveiled in a Friday slot in the official schedule between Comme des Garçons Homme Plus and Balmain Homme. Other major brands scheduled to show on Saturday include Loewe, making its runway debut, Thom Browne and Hermès.
Symbolized by demonstrators wearing yellow safety vests, the protest movement started out as discontent over a fuel tax but has broadened to encompass a range of frustrations over declining living standards, taking a violent turn that has caught the country by surprise and thrown the government of French President Emmanuel Macron into crisis.
Peaceful demonstrators have been joined by rioters who have targeted luxury stores and

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Maison Rabih Kayrouz Receives Haute Couture Status

MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Maison Rabih Kayrouz joins the select club of haute couture houses.
The Lebanese designer was granted the haute couture tag at a meeting of a commission of France’s Industry Ministry held at the French Couture Federation on Dec. 3, the federation said Tuesday.
After being elected guest member in 2016, Maison Rabih Kayrouz is now one of the 17 fashion houses that are officially on the haute couture calendar, including established labels such as Dior and Chanel as well as relative newcomers like Alexandre Vauthier and Alexis Mabille.
There are 13 guest members on the couture calendar this January, including Balmain. The brand is returning to the couture calendar for the first time in 16 years.
The couture shows are to take place from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24.

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Altuzarra Releases Limited-edition Capsule Collection With Friends

Joseph Altuzarra is acknowledging his 10th anniversary in business with a limited-edition capsule collection called “The One That Got Away.”
The pieces were selected by 10 of Altuzarra’s closest friends and collaborators: Carine Roitfeld, Carolina Issa, Cindi Leive, Evan Rachel Wood, Indya Moore, Jenna Lyons, Melanie Huynh, Sarah Rutson, Shu Pei Qin, and Vanessa Traina. Each were asked to select a piece from a past collection they wish they had gotten, but didn’t have the chance to.
The capsule consists of 12 ready-to-wear pieces and three accessories pieces, and will be sold exclusively at Barneys New York, Joyce (Hong Kong), Joseph (London) and Mytheresa.com, as well as on altuzarra.com this month.
Traina selected the Kieran dress (spring 2015) for $1,195; Roitfeld chose the Driftwood skirt (fall 2011) for $1,590, Issa picked the Bellini gown (spring 2015) for $6,950, while Leive chose the Farley dress (fall 2015) for $3,295. Wood chose the Acacia blazer and Vespa pant (resort 2014) with blazer at $2,995, and the pant at $1,190.
In addition, Lyons selected the Acacia blazer (spring 2015) for $3,995, Rutson chose the Venice 2 Row sweater (fall 2012) for $995, and Qin chose the black stretch wool laced and stitched Toni dress (fall 2010) for $2,495.
Moore

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Gucci Garden Opens Exhibition Dedicated to Masculinity

THE MALE GAZE: The Gucci Garden continues to flourish with the opening, in tandem with the kickoff of the Pitti Uomo men’s fair in Florence, of an exhibition in the site’s Period Rooms.
Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, and housing a store and exhibition spaces, Gucci Garden is located in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia building in the city’s Piazza della Signoria square.
Aptly themed around explorations of masculinity and maleness, the exhibition, titled “The Male — Androgynous Mind, Eclectic Body,” is dedicated to the house’s explorations of masculinity since the Sixties, gathering campaign images and objects — from silver lighters to backgammon boards and a walking stick that inspired the legs of the dark wood display cabinets, offset with green satin — and symbolic archive pieces by Gucci creative directors past and present. Its title nods to a quote by the 19th- century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “A great mind must be androgynous.”
“Male passion is an Italian invention,” said curator Maria Luisa Frisa during a tour of the space Tuesday.
Focal points included the gender-fluid red silk pussy bow blouse from Michele’s first men’s show for the brand for fall 2015. “He was able to intersect l’air du temps,” noted

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Farfetch Teams With Byronesque on Vexed Generation Offer

VEXING ISSUES: Farfetch is wholeheartedly embracing streetwear, most recently with the purchase of sneaker marketplace Stadium Goods in December. This week it took to the streets again with the launch of a capsule collection with Vexed Generation, the British label that dates back to the Nineties.
Founded in 1994 by Adam Thorpe and Joe Hunter, Vexed Generation was a streetwear brand that set out to dress the urban warrior, in the literal sense. Farfetch worked on the capsule with the online vintage store Byronesque, which is based in the U.K.
Fueled by their distrust of the state, Vexed Generation’s designers made statements about air pollution, CCTV surveillance, crime and civil liberties and worked with a range of military, knife-proof and bulletproof fabrics. Their designs featured high necks and hoods, inviting wearers to shield their faces from surveillance cameras, and pollution.

Farfetch has collaborated with Byronesque on a capsule collection of reissued items from Vexed Generation.
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Byronesque, which specializes in Eighties and Nineties fashion, worked on an 11-piece men’s wear reissue collection from Vexed, including the Ninja Hood that masks the wearer’s identity and can be fitted with a filter to clean urban air, and the Vexed Parka that’s meant to parody police riot gear.
Giorgio Belloli, chief

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Christian Wijnants Adds Men’s Knitwear Capsule

KNIT WIT: With the men’s market continuing to gain momentum, Christian Wijnants is the latest designer to expand into the segment, with a capsule of luxury sweaters set to launch in June.
The collection will be presented to press and buyers in Paris alongside the women’s pre-collection at the Galerie d’Architecture on Jan. 19. Wijnants said the plan for now is to remain focused on the knitwear category.
Inspired by Uzbekistan, the Great Silk Road and its textile traders, the line includes a fine round-knit sweater and a turtleneck, both made from fine merino wool, and a round-neck style in baby alpaca. The color palette includes shades of orange as well as some inspired by American painter Alice Neel.
The Antwerp-based designer, who founded his label in 2003, said the success of a small men’s wear capsule he designed a few years ago for a few fans and clients inspired him to launch the collection, which also includes jacquard sweaters, intarsia sweaters and 3-D knits.

Christian Wijnants

CLCC, the Luxembourg-based fashion fund headed by Belgian shipping magnate Christian Cigrang, which also has stakes in A.F. Vandevorst, Yang Li and Brussels-based jewelry brand Kim Mee Hye, acquired a 50 percent stake in the brand in 2013,

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Faherty Creates Capsule to Support LGBTQ Community

Faherty is in the giving spirit this holiday season.
The New York-based casualwear brand has created a new women’s collection, the Rainbow capsule, and will donate 10 percent of sales to The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.
The collection, which will be available starting Monday, consists of a sweater poncho for $269, a pom beanie for $78 and a cotton-acrylic scarf for $118.
To promote the initiative, Faherty will team with Brooklyn-based fashion blogger Allison Graham of “She Does Him,” who will produce and share a campaign featuring the Rainbow capsule with more than 27,000 of her followers.

“When we designed the Rainbow Sweater Poncho and matching beanie and scarf for our holiday collection, its bright colors and cozy softness evoked in us the warm and fuzzy feeling of the holidays,” said Faherty president Kerry Faherty. “But we also know the holidays can bring up feelings of sadness and loneliness for many. We reached out to The Trevor Project to set up a partnership and donate a portion of our Rainbow Collection sales to the organization. We’re deeply inspired by and grateful for the organization’s incredible efforts in the LGBTQ community and we’re honored to support them during

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Cher’s Favorite Designer Bob Mackie to Speak at 92Y With Fern Mallis

Theatergoers, who haven’t lined up tickets for “The Cher Show,” can catch her famed fashion designer Bob Mackie at a Jan. 29 Q&A at 92Y.
Looking to give the glitzy bedazzler his due after more than 50 years in the fashion industry, Fern Mallis said she has been trying to get him to commit to the stage for a year. About a year ago, the Fashion Icons interviewer started the process. “Booking people for this is not exactly easy,” she said, adding that news reports of the Cher-inspired Broadway show only made her more impassioned to seek him out.
Mallis said she first met Mackie more than 30 years ago through the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “I remember going to one of his shows in the tents at Bryant Park that was just mind-boggling. It was so theatrical that it was like watching a Broadway show. The crowd was just on their feet. It wasn’t about the latest trends or fads. It was spectacle.”
While Cher remains perennially linked to Mackie’s career, he worked with Carol Burnett for 11 years, and dressed standouts like Judy Garland and Diana Ross, too. Mackie also sketched the nude-colored rhinestone-encrusted gown that Marilyn Monroe wore

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Zegna Joins Tmall Luxury Pavilion

Ermenegildo Zegna is expanding its reach in China.
The luxury Italian men’s wear brand has opened a digital “flagship” on Tmall Luxury Pavilion in a move that marks Zegna’s first online offering in the market outside of its own e-commerce site.
Zegna was one of the first luxury-goods brands to enter China with the opening of its first store in Beijing in 1991. The country now represents about half of its overall business. At the WWD CEO Summit in October, chief executive officer Ermenegildo Zegna, said: “We used to test new things in this market [the U.S.], but now we test them in China, and if it works, then we bring them around the world. [The Chinese customer] is so alive and he wants continuous innovation — probably because he’s younger and he has more time to shop.”
As part of its launch on Tmall, Zegna has created an exclusive collection with the Chinese Football Association. The limited-edition CFA Capsule Collection, which was developed for the China market, offers navy and white activewear, polo shirts, jackets, trainers and leather accessories inspired by the national soccer team’s off-field formal and casual attire, which Zegna has designed since 2016. A fuller assortment will be available by

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Hoorsenbuhs Opens First Store, Creates Eyewear

Hoorsenbuhs, the American fine jewelry house and lifestyle brand known for its bold rings, cuffs and open-link chains, has opened its first store, in Santa Monica, Calif., within a 5,000 square-foot, two-story space that also houses its atelier, headquarters and event space.
Located at 2217 Main Street across from its previous headquarters, the 1,500-square-foot retail store was designed by creative chief Robert Keith and partner and brand director Kether Parker.
“We’ve kept pretty private,” Keith said of the previous space, which was used for private appointments. “But we’re ready to invite people in to show how we’ve evolved over the last 13 years. Plus, I need a place for all the weird things I design,” he said of the furniture, fixtures and sculptures.
As guests step in, they see elements from the by-appointment-only studio and Soho gallery pop-up, including the life-size brass bank vault and artworks from friends and collaborators such as Damien Hirst and Wes Lang. New are signature elements such as black wood panels, logo-stamped brass bolts — there are 3,500 outside and 1,400 inside — and custom-built cases suspended from anchor chains, along with furniture that pays homage to the best-selling Phantom Ring.
Also on display is the newly launched luxury

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Virgil Abloh Joins Evian as ‘Creative Adviser’

PARIS — Virgil Abloh has added a new role to his CV: creative adviser for sustainable innovation design at Evian.
The founder of Off-White and creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line is to help the mineral water company, owned by Danone, make its design process more sustainable.
“Evian is an iconic brand with a strong heritage in fashion and creativity,” the designer said in a statement. “Its sustainability ambitions align with my own. Together we can push boundaries and explore new areas of revolution, paving a better future for generations globally.”
The announcement comes as Evian steps toward its goal of becoming a 100 percent circular brand by 2025: By this date, the company aims for all its water bottles to be made out of recycled plastic.
According to the statement, Abloh will both help design Evian future products and “use his wide-scale platform to engage his audience and raise awareness around the importance of innovation in design and sustainability.”
Announcing the collaboration via its Instagram account, Evian playfully riffed on Abloh’s signature quotation marks: on a makeshift Evian business card, the designer’s name is followed by his new title, “Creative Adviser.”
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