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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty