• REDCATS HEAD LEAVES: PPR is losing another top executive. Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, head of the Redcats mail order division, will step down at the end of the year to pursue another professional opportunity, the French luxury and retail group said Monday. Falque-Pierrotin has worked at PPR since 1990 when he was chairman and chief executive officer of Francois Pinault’s wood and construction activities. PPR said a successor to Falque-Pierrotin would be appointed before the end of the year. PPR last month said Mark Lee, the chief at Gucci, would step down for personal reasons. He is being replaced by Patrizio di Marco of Bottega Veneta. Falque-Pierrotin’s successor will face challenges. Redcats struggled recently, with sales falling slightly last quarter. During his tenure, Falque-Pierrotin tried to modernize the cataloger by pumping up its e-commerce activities and focusing on niche businesses, such as The Golf Warehouse and The Sportsman’s Guide in the U.S.
• GREEN SCENE: The 10th annual New York Fashion Conference, “Green: Sustainability, and Style,” is set for Dec. 4 to 6 at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. The conference will explore natural materials, alternative fibers, eco-responsible and bio-friendly packaging, and the marketing of green to a global consumer.Among the speakers are Mike Kowalski, chairman and chief executive of Tiffany & Co.; Tom Cole, vice chairman of Macy’s Inc., and Julie Gilhart and Simon Doonan, senior fashion director and creative director, respectively, of Barneys New York.
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