Fashion Group International Reveals ‘Rising Star’ Finalists – WWD

The Fashion Group International has revealed its 2022 Rising Stars finalists. Unlike in years past, when honorees gathered for a January awards luncheon, this year’s batch of candidates will have to wait until May to celebrate. The awards will be held on May 10 at The Lighthouse, Pier Sixty One on the Hudson in Manhattan. … Read more

Wunderkind Brings Luxury Boutique Fashion to Scottsdale – WWD

Former Elyse Walker and Jeffrey buyer Philip Manghisi has opened the doors of his new Wunderkind boutique in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 3,600 square foot specialty store offers designer ready-to-wear, contemporary collections, luxury shoes and bags, fine jewelry, eyewear and home accessories from Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Dries Van Noten, Elder Statesman, … Read more

Harlem’s Fashion Row to Host Fourth Annual Black History Month Summit – WWD

Harlem’s Fashion Row will host its fourth annual Black History Month Summit, titled “Fashion’s Promise”, virtually on February 15th from 9am to 6pm With Prada as its main sponsor, the summit seeks to shed light on the luxury fashion community as some of the world’s most recognizable brands answer the question: Do retailers make a … Read more

Kim Shui Unlocks the Future of Fashion Week – WWD

New York designers have a well-established history of keeping their fingers on the pulse of technology. This is apparent not only in the design of the clothes, but the means used to present them as well. In 1998, Austrian wunderkind Helmut Lang skipped a formal runway presentation, opting to debut 81 looks from his fall … Read more

Pierre Cardin Tribute Fashion Show Looks to the Stars And Beyond – WWD

PARIS – Pierre Cardin’s home paid tribute to its founder on the first anniversary of his death with an outdoor show held in front of a 57-meter-high replica of an Ariane 5 rocket. The brand’s design team, led by Cardin’s great-grandson Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin, presented around 200 creations on a runway set up on the asphalt … Read more

Couple Style Evolution – WWD

One of the most stylish couples in fashion and entertainment are expecting their first child together. Rihanna and A $ AP Rocky stepped out in New York City over the weekend where the singer-slash-beauty and fashion mogul debuted her baby bump as the couple walked hand-in-hand on the streets. The photograph was taken by famous … Read more

Fashion Designer Peter Hidalgo Dies at 53 – WWD

Fashion designer Peter Hidalgo, 53, died on January 17 in Manhattan. The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to publicist Marion Greenberg. At the time of his death Hidalgo was in a homeless shelter, where he was living temporarily with the hope of benefiting from subsidized housing, according to his friend and … Read more

L.A. Fashion Week Has New Owner, Creatives From Fenty and Spring Place – WWD

LA Fashion Week at the Petersen Automotive Museum, which returns on April 1, is hoping for an even bigger future with new owner N4XT Experiences. The global society of technology and events launched in 2022 by former Fenty chief creative officer Ciarra Pardo, president and co-founder of Spring Place Imad Izemrane, and veterans of entertainment … Read more

Alex Assouline on the Business of Fashion Books Into the Digital Era – WWD

Alex Assouline, 29, grew up watching parents Prosper and Martine turn their publishing house into the gold standard for luxury fashion and lifestyle books, telling the story of everything from the Chanel house to Coca-Cola to the Carlyle Hotel. He also grew up playing video games, more than his parents probably wanted, he admits. Well … Read more

A Look at the Period Fashion – WWD

HBO’s new series “The Gilded Age” takes a deep dive into the New York City era of 1882 at a time of greater prosperity, industrial growth, and an internal confrontation in society as “new money” figures grew among the ” old money “fixtures. The HBO show, which hails from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, focuses … Read more