FERRAGAMO, ON TIME: Salvatore Ferragamo has joined with Timex to launch a watch collection. The line was shown to editors on Monday at the Ferragamo showroom in Manhattan. The watches will retail from $1,200 for a stainless steel automatic model to $7,300 for an 18-karat gold one. Next month they will be sold at Ferragamo flagships in New York, Beverly Hills and Hawaii. The only other licensed product the company has is in eyewear. The Swiss-made watches have skeleton cases and the brand's logo. The firm will launch additional styles for men and women at next year's Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland.
KSUBI CEO OUT: Greg Chait has left his position as chief executive officer of Ksubi North America. No replacement has been named. Graeme Jack, global general manager, will oversee U.S. operations. Jack is based in Australia.
UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN'S SENIOR VP: Under Armour Inc. has hired Suzanne Karkus as senior vice president of apparel, a new post. Earlier, she had been president of Izod Women's Wear, prior to which she was president of the women's division of Calvin Klein Jeans. Based in Baltimore, Karkus reports to Kevin Plank, chairman and chief executive officer of Under Armour.
SECTOR NAMES SALES VP: Michael Eckhaus has joined Sector Group USA as vice president of sales. Eckhaus reports to chief executive officer Marco Frison and will be responsible for all sales of the Sector Group brands in the U.S., including Sector No Limits, Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli, Philip Watch, Pzero Tempo and Miss Sixty. Eckhaus brings 20 years of experience in women's fashion jewelry and accessory brands. His most recent position was with FGX International in 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