- A GOOD COS: Sweden's Hennes and Mauritz on Wednesday said it would open its first COS store in Paris. Opening in March, the unit will be located at 4 Rue des Rosiers, in the trendy Marais district. H&M launched COS, a more upscale, fashion-driven brand, earlier this year as part of its efforts to diversify in the highly competitive European fast-fashion market. Before yearend, COS plans to open stores in Antwerp, Belgium, and Copenhagen, giving it 11 units in total.
- LORO PIANA EXEC: Patrick Adent has joined Loro Piana as senior vice president of wholesale. He will report to Pier Luigi Guerci, chief executive officer of Loro Piana USA. Adent had a nine-year tenure at Giorgio Armani, most recently as vice president of merchandising for Emporio Armani. Previously, he held several key positions, including overseeing all Giorgio Armani wholesale sales for the men's, women's and accessories divisions. Adent also was a senior account executive at Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, and was part of the group that launched Etro in the U.S.
- PUMA CEO: Puma AG's supervisory board has extended chairman and chief executive officer Jochen Zeitz's contract through 2012. Zeitz, 44, was appointed chairman and ceo in 1993. In addition, Puma board member Melody Harris-Jensbach, 46, has been tapped as deputy ceo, responsible for product, product development, design, business unit management and worldwide sourcing for Puma's retail business. Effective Jan. 1, Harris-Jensbach will succeed Martin Gänsler, who is retiring.
- CONCEPT ONE GROWS: Licensing firm Concept One Accessories, home to Helen Welsh accessories and Sean John headwear, signed a lease for new corporate headquarters at 119 West 40th Street in Manhattan. The space spans 31,000 square feet on two floors. The company is beginning the process of designing and building the office, which is estimated will take about five months to complete and cost over $2 million. The expected move-in date is April 1.
“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)