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.
“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)