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Kamali to Be Featured Speaker Tuesday at FIT Series

Norma Kamali will be the featured speaker May 12 at FIT’s Hue Live, a twice weekly series of conversations featuring people and stories that define FIT.
Alex Joseph, managing editor of Hue, FIT’s magazine, will host Kamali for the one-hour conversation at 5:30 p.m. Joseph conducts interviews with some of the college’s leading alumni across a range of industries.
A graduate of FIT with a degree in illustration, Kamali has spent 53 years in the fashion industry and is known for such innovations as the sleeping bag coat, parachute styles, multistyle jersey dresses, swimwear and city sweats. The designer, who won the CFDA’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, was an early proponent of a healthy lifestyle.
Last year, Kamali launched Normalife, a healthy lifestyle brand based on sleep, diet and exercise. After 9/11, she created the Wellness Cafe (which has since closed) that sold personal care and food products to support the immune system within her West 56th Street shop. Kamali now has an e-commerce business with apparel ranging from dresses and jumpsuits to jackets, coats, swimwear and accessories
Registration for the event is at fitnyc.edu/development/events/hue-live/index.php. It is free of charge.
 
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Janie and Jack Offers Think Pink Collection for Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Mother’s Day, Janie and Jack, the children’s wear retailer, will release a new limited-edition all-pink collection to spread breast cancer awareness. The Think Pink Collection benefits The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit committed to funding breast cancer research and granting wishes through FAB-U-WISH.
Janie and Jack has teamed with TV personality, breast cancer survivor and FAB-U-WISH founder, Giuliana Rancic, and actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, who lost her grandmother to breast cancer last year, to help raise awareness and donations for the cause.
The Think Pink Collection will donate 25 percent of sales to The Pink Agenda and FAB-U-WISH during the campaign period from May 10 through June 21. The all-pink collection includes styles not only for newborns, boys and girls, but coordinating looks for the whole family.
Janie and Jack will grant four wishes in partnership with Giuliana’s FAB-U-WISH to surprise moms who are undergoing breast cancer treatment. Customers will be invited to nominate a loved one for a wish grant online. Customers will  also have the option to make a point-of-sale donation.
The Think Pink collection offers more than 40 pieces of clothing and accessories, for newborns through adult. For girls, the all-pink collection includes jumpsuits and dresses with floral details, ruffle

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Sotheby’s Auctions Michael Jordan Game-Worn Sneakers From 1985

Sotheby’s on Friday will open bidding for a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers worn in a game by Michael Jordan in 1985.
The vintage sneakers were an exclusive for Jordan, with a mid-height, red laces and longer Nike swoosh logos. They also bear the first Air Jordan insignia, the Nike Air logo on the tongue and Jordan’s real signature in permanent marker on the right sneaker. The pair is estimated to sell for $100,000 to $150,000, but could go for more given the ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance” that has ruled Sunday nights since its premiere in mid-April. The bidding on the sneaker will end on May 17.
The first of 34 Jordan sneakers, the Nike Air Jordan 1 was designed by Peter Moore and made its debut in 1984. The game-worn sneakers on auction were later dubbed the “Chicago” colorway to differentiate them from the black and red, or “Bred,” colorway and a white, black and red variation that was later nicknamed “Old Love.”
“These are the most iconic and coveted sneakers of all time,” said Jordan Geller, sneaker collector and consignor and founder of sneaker museum Shoezeum. “Owning this pair has been a real pleasure, and with

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Nostalgia Items Lead Google Searches Among Baby Boomers

The nostalgia trend is still going strong, according to a new Coventry Direct report.
Coventry Direct, a life insurance policy educational platform, released a report looking back to the childhoods of Baby Boomers during the Sixties and Seventies, focusing on the items that are still reigning in popularity today. The company looked at Google Trends data to determine the results.
Nationwide, the most popular nostalgia item recorded was vinyl records, followed by Polaroid cameras, station wagons, typewriters and TV antennas. Other items that ranked popular throughout the country were baseball cards, phone operators, drive-in movie theaters, five-and-dime stores and Sears catalogues.
These items’ resurgence in popularity can also be attributed to Millennials’ and Gen Z’s affinity toward nostalgia and vintage items.
The report also looks at the most popular TV shows from the Sixties and Seventies, with “All in the Family” receiving the top spot. The show is followed by “Dragnet,” “School House Rock,” “I Love Lucy” and “Leave It to Beaver.”
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A Look Back at Michael Jordan’s Pivotal Fashion and Beauty Deals

Michael Jordan has long been a legendary figure in the cultural lexicon, but the acclaimed former NBA player is again in the spotlight thanks to his highly successful ESPN documentary series, “The Last Dance.”
Jordan has as much resonance on the basketball court as he does in the fashion industry due to his Jordan brand created with Nike, which has shaped up to be one of the most successful and long-standing relationships between an athlete and a fashion label. When the two teamed in 1984, Nike predicted $3 million in sales of Air Jordan sneakers within four years. Those sales projections were highly modest to say the least when year one sales alone totaled $126 million.
“The Last Dance” has also boosted Jordan sneaker sales in the resale market, with The RealReal seeing a 53 percent week-over-week increase in the shoes’ average selling price and StockX seeing searches increase by 63 percent and orders spike by 90 percent since the series premiered in mid-April.
In addition to his Nike collaboration, Jordan has also worked with apparel brand Hanes for 30 years. The company celebrated the anniversary last year by releasing special trading cards in 800,000 packages of its boxer briefs signed by Jordan himself.
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