This week Lululemon issued a recall of about 17% of its yoga pants because they were too sheer and you could see, erm, women’s chakras through them. Not a very zen-like situation for anyone involved.
The workout wear retailer said in a press release that “certain shipments of product received from factories and available in stores from March 1, 2013 do not meet our technical specifications.” So ostensibly they got pulled because of this one isolated quality control problem.
But longtime Lululemon devotees are calling bull. They claim that the issues have been going on for months, even years and that the only reason Lulu is disclosing the issue has to do with pleasing investors–not customers. Read on.
No red carpet gowns here.
In honor of Made in America Month, we did some research and talked to some experts to learn more about the growing Slow Fashion movement in the U.S. Read on to find out what it is, plus 10 brands doing it well, keeping their production local, sustainable, high-quality, and…slow.
Here’s another reason to watch as the nasty legal battle between Tory Burch and ex-husband/business partner Chris continues to unfold: The judge on the case sounds like he’s going to be hilarious.
WWD caught up with Judge Leo Strine, of the Delaware Chancery Court, who is assigned to the Burch case, and, well, let’s just say Strine may have a future career as a standup comedian. Read on to hear what zingers Strine had to say on duck boots, preppy clothing and drunken WASPs.
Back in 2012, a Prada store manager in Tokyo filed a suit against the luxury label for harrassment. The manager, Rina Bovrisse, claimed superiors harrassed and discriminated against her because of her appearance, and even made her fire other employees who mangagement deemed were “unattractive or overweight.” Well, a Tokyo court has now tossed out the case, according to WWD.
A few weeks ago Diego Della Valle, the Italian businessman who’s relaunching the Schiaparelli label, annoucned that he’d name a designer “soon.” Well, it looks like “soon” just turned to “later,” according to WWD.
Farida Khelfa, who’s a spokeswoman for the label, told editors at a luncheon in Paris that the first Schiaparelli show will be in “June or July.” The first show had been tentatively planned for January, so that’s a pretty significant delay. The reason?
Halston has had a rough go of it in recent years. Once one of the it-labels in the US, it’s gone through countless owners, designers and reinventions, none successfully. Not even Harvey Weinstein and Sarah Jessica Parker could make it work. So, could a new team in new fashion capital Los Angeles be its saving grace?
Sonia Rykiel, which has new owners, just hired an experienced artistic director, but is canceling its runway show in Paris this season as it reorganizes.
Stefano Pilati, who presented his final collection as the creative director of YSL last March (he’s since been succeeded by Hedi Slimane), has a new gig. It’s just been announced that Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna has tapped Pilati as its head of design, and also as creative director of Zegna’s womenswear counterpart, Agnona, WWD Read more →