BLUEFLY SPONSORS 'PROJECT RUNWAY': Online retailer Bluefly has teamed up with "Project Runway" as the reality show's exclusive retail sponsor for its fourth season. Under the agreement with The Weinstein Co. and Bravo, Bluefly will give the winning designer the opportunity to sell his or her designs on bluefly.com; collaborate with bravotv.com for "Get the Look," where viewers can shop for clothing and accessories that reflect the winning outfit from that week's challenge; own the accessories wall that contestants use to accessorize their runway looks; sponsor all live voting; team with Elle magazine in a sweepstakes, and air commercials during all first-run episodes of the fourth season, which starts Nov. 14 at 10 p.m.
NIKE SOCCER HEAD: Nike Inc. has tapped Bert Hoyt as vice president and general manager of global football (soccer). He succeeds Joaquin Hidalgo, who has been leading Nike's soccer business for the past year in addition to his role as vice president of global marketing for the Nike brand, a role he will now focus on full time. A Nike veteran of more than a decade, Hoyt most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Nike German Alpine Region, which includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia, where football is a key consumer category. From 2003 to 2005, Hoyt was Nike's vice president of commerce in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a region for which he served in various roles. Hoyt reports to Trevor Edwards, Nike's vice president of global brand and category management.
SAKS' DIVIDEND: Saks Inc. said on Monday that the $4 per share dividend paid on Nov. 30, 2006 will result in a return of capital to shareholders in the amount of $1.61 per share, and that $2.39 per share will be taxable to shareholders at the dividend tax rate. Shareholders will receive corrected 1099-DIV forms in mid-November. In January of this year, the retailer preliminarily determined that $3 per share would be taxable at the dividend tax rate, with the balance representing a return of capital.
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