Escada Determined to Survive; Swaim Hutson Heads to Generra

Bar Refaeli.

• KPMG consultants have been hired to find buyers for Escada, which recently folded. [Vogue UK]

• Swaim Hutson, formerly of Obedient Sons & Daughters, is the new creative director of Generra. [WWD]

• Bethann Hardison hosted an informal meeting this week to bring together casting directors and black models before Fashion Week in hopes of expanding the number of models of color on the runway. [Modelinia]

• Patrick Demarchelier will shoot 100 models wearing Fashion's Night Out tees on the steps of the Bryant Park tents on September 9. [WWD]

• Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala are stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue's SnAKS café on Fashion's Night Out to promote their William Rast label. [WWD]

Bar Refaeli: “I don’t diet and I don’t have an eating plan, but I like to eat healthily. I don’t deny myself anything and there’s nothing I wouldn’t eat. I like desserts — I like food full-stop, but I exercise and I’m young, so everything keeps in check.” [Insider]