A BANKRUPTCY FLAGSHIP: Hartmarx’s future may still be unknown, but its leading brand, Hickey Freeman, isn’t waiting idly by. The luxury label is readying to open a temporary store at 545 Madison Avenue in New York in what was once the Alfred Dunhill space. The parent company’s bankruptcy had prompted the closure of the brand’s flagship at 666 Fifth Avenue last month. According to company sources, the so-called Hickey Freeman pop-up may open as soon as Saturday.
DESIGNING MINDS: Claudia Schiffer, Dasha Zhukova, Fiona Scarry, Mary McCartney, Emma Hill and Claire Waight Keller, gathered to fete winners of the Graduate Fashion Week Awards at London’s Earl’s Court Wednesday night. Giles Deacon and Matthew Williamson served as co-judges, handing Myrto Samou of Rochester University the grand prize of 20,000 pounds, or $32,844 at current exchange, for her elegant, tailored women’s wear collection. On the sidelines of the ceremony, Williamson, whose past runway shows have featured live performances by Grace Jones and Prince, said he’s not planning to lasso any big talent for his next ready-to-wear outing. “People keep asking me, ‘Who are you going to get next?’ Like I’ve got to top it. But I’m not getting anyone,” said the designer, who’s returning to London to mark the British Fashion Council’s 25th anniversary celebrations. “September’s all about the clothes.”