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.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)