Rebecca Minkoff and Gary Wassner Talk Sustainability, Diversity, Pop-ups

Designer Rebecca Minkoff and Hillldun Corp. chief executive officer Gary Wassner covered a number of issues weighing on the fashion industry Thursday morning at the 20th New York Fashion and Design Conference. The pair helped kick off the two-day event at the Museum of the City of New York. Here are a few highlights from their discussion.
The Potential of Plus-size
Rebecca Minkoff: We’re seeing a groundswell of an underserved market, especially across sizing. We had larger sizes a few years ago. No one was buying them so we stopped making them. Then someone asked, “Why aren’t you making larger sizes?” So we started making them again. Big brands are taking incredible strides forward like Nordstrom. They won’t buy an apparel brand unless they go up to a size 20. Other companies like Universal Standard are making really incredible, high-quality stylish clothing for plus-size women. It’s just going to become normal. It will just be a size.
Selling in Stores and Online
Gary Wassner: Statistically, 87 percent of all sales are still done at retail…without print advertising and brands having to reach the consumer directly, which is a plus and a minus because of dollars and cents, we have to look to all the

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Gary Lucy splits from wife

OHMYGOSSIP — Gary Lucy has split from his wife.
The ‘Hollyoaks’ actress is said to be devastated after he and wife Natasha – who would have celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary later this month – went their separate ways, amid accusations she had grown tired of his wild partying and he ignored a warning she gave last September to change his behaviour.
But the former couple – who have children India, 13, Elvis, seven, and three-year-old Sadie together – insist the “difficult decision” to separate was made “mutually and amicably”.
They told The Sun newspaper in a statement: It is with great sadness that we announce the end of our marriage.
“This was a very difficult decision, but was reached mutually and amicably. No other parties are involved.
“Our priority is, as always, our children. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision, just two best friends realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives possible. We are still a family and will always be loving, dedicated parents.”
Gary and beauty therapist Natasha had been together since 2004, tying the knot in a star-studded ceremony 10 years later.
The former couple previously admitted their third child was a “surprise” and felt like the “best wedding presenter” ever.
Natasha said shortly before Sadie’s birth: “It was actually a bit of a surprise because although we’ve discussed having more children, it wasn’t exactly planned.
“But it’s like something’s been gifted to us – it’s the best wedding present ever. It’s like it was meant to be.”
But although their daughter wasn’t planned, the couple confessed at the time they’d like one more child to complete their brood.
Natasha added: “Two boys and two girls would be perfect, especially for Elvis to have another boy around when he’s a bit older.”

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‘The Front Runner’ charts implosion of Gary Hart campaign

“The Front Runner” captures what turned out to be pivotal moment in politics and media, zeroing in on the moment when the look-the-other-way mentality about candidates’ personal indiscretions forever changed. At its core, too, is how that shift torpedoed the 1988 presidential run by Gary Hart, played with convincing indignation by Hugh Jackman.


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