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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)