In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2020, the CFDA has announced three new developments that seek to support domestic manufacturing, including the third round of its A Common Thread microgrant program.
The second round will see a total of $2,015,000 distributed, of which $1,015,000 will go to 36 companies, including 18 fashion and accessories brands, 13 retailers, three factories, and two other businesses.
Mark Howard Thomas has quit Helmut Lang, barely two years after being appointed creative director of menswear of the fashion house. He will be headed to Lacoste as its new director of men's fashion show.
Proenza Schouler has bought control of its own house from Castanea Partners, in the latest change of ownership of the avant-garde New York fashion house; while both the current CEO and CFO are departing immediately.
The New York-based fashion label announced the appointment of the former head designer at The Row as the new creative director of its womenswear collections on Tuesday, unveiling his debut collection for the brand.
Atelier Amelia, In Style USA and Mudo Fashion are among the seven New York City-based production facilities, which have been selected for funding by the CFDA under the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) Grant Fund.