Chrissy Teigen, Emma Grede and Kris Jenner Launch Cleaning Brand

And a former Target marketing executive who had been making luxury cleaning products called Caldrea, pivoted to a more accessible brand, named it for her mother, and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day — plant-based products that smelled like lavender or geranium or basil, not bleach — hit the grocery store shelves. So did Method, designed to … Read more

Alexander Wang, Who Built His Brand Around Partying, Faces More Misconduct Claims

In 2015, he left, after just six seasons, returning to his namesake label full-time. Since then, there has been a revolving door of chief executives at the Wang label — including when Mr. Wang himself replaced his sister-in-law in 2016. His original party girl muses, like Vanessa Traina and Zoë Kravitz, had grown up; some … Read more

When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On

Normally in January, Tamara Ralph presents a runway extravaganza as part of Paris couture week. This year, however, Ms. Ralph, the creative director of Ralph & Russo, alongside her longtime partner in life and business, Michael Russo, decided to postpone the latest collection because of the pandemic. A few days later, the Australian fashion designer … Read more

Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103

Ms. Dayan was Israel’s first “activist designer,” said Neri Oxman, the provocative architect, inventor and M.I.T. professor. Ms. Oxman, who is in her 40s, grew up in Haifa surrounded by Maskit objects, like so many in her generation. “It was through design that she practiced social entrepreneurship,” Ms. Oxman said of Ms. Dayan. “Her taste … Read more

Six Enormous Hot-Dog-Shaped Vehicles Travel America, Spreading Only Brand Awareness and Joy

With that in mind, the company decided that being a source of frivolity during trying times is part of its DNA. So, this year, the Wienermobiles would roll on — with some changes. By August, Ms. Swindall was hotdogging her way west. So far she’s visited Sioux Falls and Rapid City, S.D.; Topeka, Kan.; Amarillo … Read more

How Many Lives Can a Fashion Brand Have?

Then there is the American fashion brand Bill Blass, which was purchased in 2008 by the entrepreneurial brothers Cin and Peter Kim, who made their money producing dress shirts and neckwear for the mass market. The Kims hired designer Chris Benz, formerly of J. Crew, to reposition the brand for Gen Xers, and, like the … Read more

Toronto-based Brand Zvelle is Opening a New Store Space Next Week

Photograph courtesy of Zvelle. It’s also recently released three shoe styles including two new sandals. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date August 19, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter After five years in business, footwear and accessory company Zvelle continues to grow. In addition to launching three new shoe styles over the summer, the label that was founded by … Read more