Rowley’s Return to Menswear is Tops

Top news from Cynthia Rowley.
Mr. Powers, an e-commerce base ode to her hubby, Bill Powers, gallerist + judge on Bravo’s “Work of Art,” rolls out this July. 
 Photo courtesy of WWD | Photographed by Robert Mitra

Rowley’s return to menswear focuses on T-shirts ($60-$125), sweaters ($275), sport coats ($495), since, as she quips, everything looks better with jeans. And guys already have their favorites. Right?! 
What jeans will you’ll be topping Cynthia Rowley style this fall?

Proenza Schouler Skypes a Fitting

Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough wrapped up today’s Independent Fashion Blogger conference “Evolving Influence” at Milk Studios.

They talked of how fast fashion has become these days — four collections instead of two for them, how
the samples for next Wednesday’s runway show are just now beginning to arrive from Italy and how they had to do a fitting via Skype the other day. It didn’t go well.

Hernandez went old school at some points, referencing VHS tapes, Blockbuster, Elsa Klensch and accessing WWD online via a dial-up modem connection. But they read and get inspiration from the fashion blogs, in fact 10% of their mood boards, they said, come from personal style blogs. 

And if they could meet anyone, either dead or alive? Designer Christian Dior and President Barack Obama.