In Brief: Jones Eyes … VF Taps Jardine … Nike Farewells …
JONES EYES: Jones Apparel Group Inc. has entered into a licensing deal with Riviera Trading Inc. for women’s and men’s sunglasses to be made under the Jones New York moniker. Jones New York sunglasses are currently being made under...
JONES EYES: Jones Apparel Group Inc. has entered into a licensing deal with Riviera Trading Inc. for women’s and men’s sunglasses to be made under the Jones New York moniker. Jones New York sunglasses are currently being made under license by Lantis Eyewear Corp., but that deal is set to expire Dec. 31. Starting with the spring 2005 collection, Riviera will manufacture and distribute sunglasses to department and specialty stores that also carry Jones New York apparel. Wholesale prices will range from $17.50 to $25. Jones Apparel Group has a separate license agreement with Rem Eyewear for Jones New York optical frames.
VF TAPS JARDINE: Anne Jardine has been named vice president, business development, for the VF Intimates Coalition, a division of VF Corp. The post has been vacant for about a year after Chris Fuentes became vice president of VF Corp.’s Nautica division. Jardine joined VF Intimates in January 2000 as vice president and general manager for Bestform/Exquisite Form, and most recently launched the company’s Curvation brand. Based in New York, Jardine will assume responsibility for strategic planning and for identifying growth opportunities for VF Intimates, which comprises Vanity Fair, Vassarette, Bestform, Curvation and Lily of France. She continues to report to Curt Holtz, president of VF Intimates, mass brands.
NIKE FAREWELLS: The three eldest members of Nike Inc.’s board of directors will step down at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting Sept. 20. They are John Jaqua, 84, who has been on Nike’s board since the company’s founding in 1968; Richard Donohue, 77, who has served since 1977, and Chuck Robinson, 85, a director since 1978. The board will decide whether to replace the retiring board members at a later date. In 1993, Nike adopted a mandatory retirement age policy of 72, but it applies only to board members appointed after the policy was enacted. Nine other Nike board members will be up for reelection at the meeting.
BARNEYS GETS MALLED: Barneys New York said on Monday that it is opening two mall-based Co-op stores in the first quarter of 2005. One is in the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., previously reported in WWD, and the other is located in the Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. The Phipps Plaza location is 7,000 square feet. Howard Socol, chairman, president and chief executive, said the retailer’s “first mall-based Co-op stores...are among the finest retail centers in the country” and that both locations “will carry an assortment of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and cosmetics that is reflective of the merchandise in our flagship store Co-op departments and in our other freestanding Co-op locations.” Barneys currently operates three Co-op stores.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)