The integration of Bulova and Citizen into one company has finalized and the company will now conduct business as Citizen Watch America.While both Citizen and Bulova, which was acquired by Citizen Watch Co. Ltd. in 2007 for $250 million, will continue to operate as distinct brands, they will now function as one company.This integration has led to key staff changes. Jeffrey Cohen, who was named president of the Bulova Corp. in addition to his role as president of Citizen Watch Co. of America in 2016, is now president of the consolidated company.“Jeffrey’s new position as president of the newly formed integrated company will provide an excellent opportunity for Citizen Watch to take broader advantage of his exceptional vision, managerial skills and industry-wide relationships,” said Toshio Tokura, president of Citizen Watch Co. Ltd., which is based in Japan. “Both the Bulova and Citizen brand teams will now share a common vision: offering the most compelling collection of brands and products that are loved, favored and respected throughout the world.”The other staff changes are as follows: Michael Benavente has been named managing director of Bulova US, Caribbean and Latin American markets; Eric Horowitz has been named managing director of Citizen US and Caribbean markets; Stephen Miller has been named chief operating officer of Citizen Watch America; John Wille has been named chief financial officer of Citizen Watch America, and Trish Keller has been named chief technology officer of Citizen Watch America.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)