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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 …

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NEW APPOINTMENTS AT SEIKO, OLD NAVY AND AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

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NEW CHAIRMAN AT SEIKO Akio Naito is named Chairman of Seiko Corporation of America, a newly created position. With over 14 years at Seiko, Naito currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President for Seiko Watch Corporation and is a member of the Board of Directors for the ultimate parent company, Seiko Holdings Corporation, both headquartered in …

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GCE WINS HOSIERY AND CASUAL FOOTWEAR LICENSE FOR MARIKA AND THE BALANCE COLLECTION

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Athletic and lifestyle brands Marika and The Balance Collection have made a major move in dressing their customers from head to toe, in all aspects of their lives. FAM, the brands’ parent company, has inked a licensing deal with GCE International, Inc to produce hosiery, legwear and casual footwear for each label. The …

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AARON FABER GALLERY TO HOLD ‘JEWELRY AS SCULPTURE AS JEWELRY’ EXHIBITION

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For its annual 2016 Fall exhibition, Aaron Faber Gallery challenged twelve celebrated jewelry artists to create jewelry pieces inspired by the principles of modern sculpture. The concept is based on French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s sculpting motif that is considered the birth of Modern Sculpture and explored spatial form rather than solid; sinuous lines rather than …