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MISS PIGGY HAS ARRIVED AT KATE SPADE, WITH NEW COLLECTION AND AD CAMPAIGN

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Kate Spade has tapped the ultimate fashionista for its holiday ad campaign and new capsule collection — Miss Piggy. For the campaign, the illustrious pig appears alongside Jourdan Dunn and Catherine Baba to launch the brand’s new customization collection in a fun and cheeky manner. Stickers, initial patches, tassels and more are …

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BRAG HONORS DESIGNER LAQUAN SMITH & FASHION EXECS AT 46TH ANNUAL GALA

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BRAG, the Black Retail Action Group, held its 46th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala last week, recognizing the achievements of exceptional individuals in the fashion, retail and related industries who support and are aligned with BRAG’s mission. The night honored Jason McNary of Agnes B. –USA; Durand Guion, Vice President, Fashion Director …

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EXECUTIVE MOVES: BURSTELL IN AT HUDSON’S BAY, KOPPEL RETIRES FROM NORDSTROM

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ED BURSTELL JOINS HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY IN NEWLY CREATED ROLE Ed Burstell is joining Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), effective December 5th, in the newly created position as Head of Partnerships. Reporting to HBC’s CEO Jerry Storch, Burstell will develop and lead partnerships to drive innovative and exclusive offerings across all …

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THE COSTUME INSTITUTE SETS THEME FOR ANNUAL MET GALA

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will honor enigmatic fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons, at its annual The Met Gala next May. The evening serves as The Costume Institute’s biggest, splashy fundraising event that attracts celebrities, fashion elite and the glitterati. Co-chairs for next year’s gala include …

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IAC SETS DATES FOR THE 18TH FASHION + DESIGN CONFERENCE “PIONEERS”

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Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC) has set November 4 & 5, 2016 for its 18th Annual Fashion + Design Conference, entitled “Pioneers,” being held at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (365 Fifth Avenue). The two-day conference will feature presentations on creative design innovation, advancements in materials technology, and …

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IVANKA TRUMP SHOES STEP INTO TROUBLE OVER SWEATSHOP CONDITIONS

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There’s another Trump besides Donald sitting in the hot seat this week. New allegations against Ivanka Trump’s eponymous shoe line are being hurled at the brand by employees at its production factory Xuankai Footwear Ltd., located in the Houjie area of Dongguan in China’s Pearl River Delta. The workers are claiming that they were …

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JEWELERS OF AMERICA PREVIEW 120 FINE JEWELRY PIECES

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Last week Jewelers of America debuted 120 new, fine jewelry pieces from the association’s members as well as those from Platinum Guild International, Cultured Pearl Association of America and Silver Promotion Service. The pieces selected are available throughout the holiday season and into spring. Jewelers of America is a non-profit organization looking to improve …