In Brief: Renewing Vows … May Promotes Kantor … Reebok Promotion
RENEWING VOWS: Inter Parfums SA, which has produced one of the market’s hottest fragrance brands with Burberry Brit for women and men, has extended its licensing agreement with the British fashion house for another 12 and a half years,...
RENEWING VOWS: Inter Parfums SA, which has produced one of the market’s hottest fragrance brands with Burberry Brit for women and men, has extended its licensing agreement with the British fashion house for another 12 and a half years, according to the New York parent, Inter Parfums Inc. The announcement added that there is also an option to extend the contract for another five years, subject to mutual agreement. The pact, which originally began in 1993, has been expanded to include skin care and personal care, and Inter Parfum executives indicated that they have plans to enter those categories with the Burberry name. The company also noted that the royalty rate has been doubled, as of July 1, 2004, the beginning date of the new contract extension.
MAY PROMOTES KANTOR: The May Department Stores Co. promoted Jeffrey A. Kantor to president and chief executive officer of its Washington-based Hecht’s/Strawbridge’s unit effective Nov. 1. As previously reported, Frank Guzzetta, the current president and ceo of Hecht’s/Strawbridge’s, is slated to become the president of May’s newly acquired Marshall Field’s division effective Jan. 1, after its current president, Linda M. Ahlers, retires. Guzzetta, 49, will join Marshall Field’s on Nov. 1, however, to begin the transition. Kantor, 45, has been employed at May for 23 years and was most recently overseeing cosmetics, accessories, dresses, suits, intimate apparel and hosiery for May’s Filene’s/Kaufmann’s unit, the St. Louis-based company said in a statement Tuesday.
REEBOK PROMOTION: Reebok International has promoted Denise Kaigler to the post of senior vice president and chief communications officer. Kaigler, 42, will report to Reebok chairman and chief executive officer Paul Fireman and is now a member of the company’s nine-person executive leadership team. In her new role, she oversees the company’s worldwide communications strategy and is the firm’s chief company spokeswoman. Kaigler joined Reebok in 1991 and has held several communications posts since that time, most recently as vice president of global communications and talent relations.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge