Cofounder Jack Miner Exits Hecho Brand

Hecho, a men’s casualwear brand inspired by and made in Mexico City, has lost its cofounder, designer and chief proponent.
Jack Miner, who created the label in 2014, has exited the brand “to pursue new professional opportunities,” the company said. Daniela Xacur, Miner’s business partner and chief executive officer, will continue her “active role in the company,” and will work with its new creative director, Brenda Díaz de la Vega.
Díaz de la Vega was the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico and Latin America and also worked in communications for Chanel.
Reached through his personal e-mail, Miner said he and Xacur “faced irreconcilable differences with regard to the future of Hecho at the end of August. Ultimately, as the minority shareholder to her majority stake, I made the decision to move on from the company.”
Xacur could not be reached for comment on the future of the label. However, its web site was not operating on Tuesday.
Hecho, which is carried at Barneys New York, Matchesfashion.com and other high-end retailers, centers around swimwear and beach-related sportswear.

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Rashid Johnson and Warby Parker Cofounder Neil Blumenthal to Be Honored by RxArt

This year’s RxArt party, held on Nov. 8 at 432 Park Avenue (New York’s highest residential building), will honor artist Rashid Johnson and Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal.
The party is an annual fundraising event benefiting RxArt, whose mission is to “help children heal through visual art by commissioning contemporary artists to transform children’s hospitals into engaging and inspiring environments.”
Johnson is being recognized with the RxArt inspiration award, for his “extraordinary multidisciplinary practice and creativity.” He will make his directorial debut next year with the film “Native Son,” adapted from Richard Wright’s novel and starring Ashton Sanders. Also next year, RxArt will unveil a site-specific installation by Johnson at a new children’s clinic in Indio, Calif., which will serve some 60,000 patients annually.
Blumenthal is a board member of RxArt, and will receive the RxArt innovation award.

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Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Husband and Brand Cofounder Divorcing

It looks like the married owners of cult favorite boutique and brand Maryam Nassir Zadeh are headed for a split.
Eponymous founder Maryam Nassir Zadeh and her husband and business partner Uday Kak, who is also a photographer, made a contested divorce filing in a local Brooklyn court late last week. Documents in the case are sealed, but a contested filing generally means there is either a dispute over child custody, assets or both.
The now-former couple shares two daughters and public profiles list Zadeh and Kak as partners in the boutique, which has a storefront in New York’s Lower East Side, along with a popular e-commerce business. There is also a Maryam Nassir Zadeh line of shoes and bags, priced roughly between $ 400 and $ 900, as well as design-forward apparel, which Zadeh designs and has expanded over the last year.
Zadeh held her second fashion show in September at the East River Track in New York, with seating on bleachers and a surprise performance by Solange Knowles. She’s been producing seasonal collections since spring 2015.

The boutique carries a number of luxury designers, from the established to the new, like Marni, Rochas, Isabel Marant, Jacquemus, Lemaire, Jesse Kamm and Dumitrascu, and offers an

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Street Signs: Roc-a-Fella Cofounder on Building Streetwear Brands

On Nov. 30, Nike will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Air Force One by releasing five different styles designed by Errolson Hugh of Acronym, Virgil Abloh of Off-White, rapper Travis Scott, Don Crawley of Just Don, and Roc-a-Fella Records cofounder Kareem “Biggs” Burke.
Burke is the unofficial godfather of the group, and in many ways planted the seed from which the rest of the collaborators sprouted. It starts with Roc-a-Fella, which he founded with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in 1994, then moves on to Kanye West, who signed to Roc-a-Fella in the early Aughts. Both Abloh and Crawley, better known as Don C, are directly connected to West — Abloh was his creative director at one point and Crawley served as the road manager and DJ from time to time. And Scott is signed to Good Music, which is West’s record label.
“This is the offspring of what we’ve built,” said Burke. “To see Virgil and Don C’s success, I love that. People talk about legacy and how I want to be remembered and I just want that family tree to keep growing.”
The Roc-a-Fella Air Force One is the only shoe from the capsule that isn’t an entirely new design. In

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Under Armour Stock Falls as Cofounder Kip Fulks Takes Step Back

Shares of Under Armour Inc. fell 4.3 percent Monday as investors were apparently rattled over a report that the company’s cofounder Kip Fulks was taking a further step back at the company and the activewear giant is considering exiting some smaller-volume businesses, such as the tennis and outdoor categories.
The company’s stock closed down 68 cents to $ 15.23.
An Under Armour spokeswoman said the company is in a quiet period and had no comment on the report from the Wall Street Journal. The company will report its latest quarterly results on Oct. 31.
Fulks, a college classmate of chief executive officer Kevin Plank, has slowly become less and less active in the day-to-day operations of the Baltimore-based company. Since May, he has been a strategic adviser working on improving the brand’s efficiency, but since Under Armour was founded in 1996, he has also served as chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, president of footwear and innovation, and president of product. He has also held roles in sourcing and quality assurance.
Sources said Fulks is on a sabbatical, a benefit offered to all employees with over 10 years of service. When and if he will return is unknown at this point.
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Rag & Bone Cofounder Starts Double Eleven Line

Since leaving Rag & Bone in 2006, Nathan Bogle’s journey has taken him to many different places.
After a short hiatus, he dabbled in culinary school, film school and consulting before finding his way back to the apparel business in 2012 with his line Jardine, a contemporary men’s wear collection named after his great-grandfather that shuttered in 2014. This collection, which was nothing like Rag & Bone, consisted of suit separates, dress shirts and polo shirts made of synthetic fabrics.
Now he’s taking another stab at fashion with Double Eleven, a sustainable men’s brand that embodies the Americana ethos he embraced at Rag & Bone.
“I was sitting on a factory floor on 38th Street where we made our leathers for Jardine and I was watching the guy cut the hide and basically utilize only 70 percent of it,” said Bogle. “And I just went through the calculation of the cow, feeding it and the food and water and it hit me like a ton of bricks and I thought, I’ve got to solve this.”
Bogle’s solution is layered. He’s producing Made in Los Angeles men’s wear basics — denim, T-shirts, sweaters and jackets — that are constructed with deadstock fabrics. Knits are made

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Roc-A-Fella Records Cofounder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke to Launch 14 Capsule Collections Nationwide

Kareem “Biggs” Burke is executive producing a new type of project.
The cofounder of Roc-A-Fella records is overseeing the simultaneous drop of 14 Roc96 collections at 14 specialty stores throughout the U.S. starting in December. Each collection is inspired by a different song from “Reasonable Doubt,” Jay Z’s debut album that turned 20 this year.
“I was trying to do one drop a month and obviously there are 14 songs and there aren’t 14 months in a year, so we decided to consolidate it,” said Burke, who tasked his design team with thoroughly listening to the album before creating the collection. The line, which retails from $ 25 to $ 145, features T-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and reprinted “Reasonable Doubt” cassettes. The assortment has graphics and messaging that riff off of lyrics from the classic album.
The Foundation Showroom is handling the distribution of the collection, which will be available on Dec. 4, Jay Z’s 47th birthday, at the following stores: Social Status locations in Pennsylvania and North Carolina; A Ma Maniere in Atlanta; Feature in Las Vegas; Woodstack in Brooklyn; Politics in New Orleans; Creme in Norfolk, Va.; Xhibition in Cleveland; Corporate in Cincinnati; Ubiq in Philadelphia; Concepts in Manhattan and Boston; Soho Gallery in

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Dale Griffin, Matt the Hoople Drummer and Co-Founder, Dies at 67

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