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Heacket, ‘World’s Most Durable Heated Jacket,’ Readies for Launch

HOT HOT HEAT: Owen Zhang is a self-professed lover of the outdoors. After getting his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the The University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Zhang traveled home to Shenzhen, China to launch Meltpartners, a company that manufactures and retails outdoor sporting goods. In 2014, he linked with a company there [...]

By | 2016-12-23T18:03:53+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Exclusive: Fashion Designers Reimagine the Santa Hat

In the spirit of the holiday season, WWD asked designers to imagine their own versions of Santa’s droopy, fuzzy cap. Some designers stuck to tradition, updating Saint Nick’s signature red pom-pom with their own unique flourish. Others dreamt up bright flower crowns, tweed newsboy caps and even balaclavas that are anything but ho-ho-hum.Follow WWD on [...]

By | 2016-12-23T05:01:10+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Marie France Van Damme Targets Chinese Resort Goers

Canadian-born Marie France Van Damme is on a mission to dress globetrotting chic women- one silk chiffon kaftan at a time. Over the past five years of its existence, her Hong Kong-based brand of breezy resort wear has opened freestanding stores in Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Singapore and Phuket. Meanwhile, it has snagged a growing list of [...]

By | 2016-12-23T04:54:37+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Fashion’s Newest Feud: Herrera v. de la Renta

NEW YORK — The fashion world is airing some of its dirty linen — and who knows what else could come to light as the lawsuit filed by Carolina Herrera against Oscar de la Renta and designer Laura Kim proceeds through the court system. A hearing date is set for Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in a [...]

By | 2016-12-23T00:37:08+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Rachel Comey to Present Her Fall 2017 Line in L.A.

Citing a desire to connect with her Los Angeles customers and the local and international fashion communities, Rachel Comey is the latest designer to choose the City of Angeles as the locale for her next fashion show. The New York-based designer, whose fans include Parker Posey, Rashida Jones and Leandra Medine, will present her fall collection [...]

By | 2016-12-22T23:42:53+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

The Fashion World Remembers Franca Sozzani

The fashion industry reacted in shock to the news of Franca Sozzani’s death on Thursday. Giorgio Armani: “Nobody like Franca Sozzani managed to imagine a different reality, which she narrated through a daily exercise of good taste and creativity. She shaped her life in a way that was interesting for everybody. I’ll be missing searching [...]

By | 2016-12-22T23:32:07+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Brad Franklin – Founder and Creative Director

Bradley Allan   B A C K G R O U N D E R . . . Raised in and around the game of golf, Brad Franklin became a PGA of Canada Assistant Professional shortly after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Having quickly risen to Associate Professional, he entered the fashion [...]

By | 2016-12-22T20:05:30+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Silver Jeans Co. Plays the Youth Card

Canadian-based Silver Jeans Co. has a spate of initiatives under way that include recasting the brand as more youthful resource, restructuring its marketing team and partnering with a fashion accessories licensee. Silver Jeans, which is an extension of the Western Glove Co., is asserting its independence from the 95-year-old family-owned business, that’s produced products such as Treat-em-ruf Riders [...]

By | 2016-12-22T18:19:43+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments

Alibaba CEO Hits Back at Notorious Markets Listing

A day after the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office put Alibaba’s Taobao e-commerce platform back on its “Notorious Markets List” for counterfeit and piracy infringements, the company’s chief executive officer responded in a detailed internal company memo. Alibaba Group ceo Daniel Zhang on Thursday told the Chinese company’s Platform Governance team, “This is a disappointing moment [...]

By | 2016-12-22T18:03:56+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Fashion|0 Comments