- AT HOME WITH PERRY: Perry Ellis International, based in Miami, has forged a licensing deal with Revman International Inc. to design, manufacture and distribute bed and bath products throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico under the Perry Ellis, Perry Ellis Portfolio and Perry Ellis America brands. The lines will hit department stores this fall. Revman, based in New York, owns the licensing rights to produce home lines for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Laura Ashley, Michael Kors and Tommy Bahama.
- CHANGES AT STEVEN MADDEN: Fashion footwear and accessories firm Steven Madden Ltd. said on Monday that Edward Rosenfeld, executive vice president of strategic planning and finance, has been named interim chief executive officer, and that Walter Yetnikoff, an independent director, has been named non-executive chairman. The company said that both appointments are effective immediately. Jamieson Karson, who was chairman and ceo, resigned from both positions to pursue other opportunities, the company said.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)