In Brief: Perry Net Up… Tiffany Shines At Selfridges… Wrangler On The Road
Perry Ellis International preannounced first-quarter results Monday, saying it expects net income to rise 6.1 percent to $9.5 million, or 60 cents a diluted share, from $5.9 million, or 39 cents, in the same year-ago period.
PERRY NET UP: Perry Ellis International preannounced first-quarter results Monday, saying it expects net income to rise 6.1 percent to $9.5 million, or 60 cents a diluted share, from $5.9 million, or 39 cents, in the same year-ago period. Total revenue is expected to increase 6.5 percent to $228 million from $214 million. The company also confirmed its previously announced fiscal 2008 guidance of earnings per share between $1.81 and $1.84, on expected revenues between $900 million and $910 million. The company plans to post first-quarter results on May 21 after the market closes.
TIFFANY SHINES AT SELFRIDGES: Tiffany is set to bow in Selfridges' new Wonder Room this fall. The jewelry house will open a 1,500-square-foot in-store boutique within the new luxury retail space on the Oxford Street store's ground floor. The shop will carry Tiffany's fine jewelry and engagement collections, alongside its designer lines by Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso and Frank Gehry. Tiffany will sit with luxury brands such as Hermès, Bulgari and Chanel Fine Jewelry in the Wonder Room, on which Selfridges said it will spend $19.8 million updating. The area, which formerly carried men's accessories, also will spotlight sunglasses, watches and selected books, and will have a bar situated on the mezzanine level, complete with a wine jukebox. The Selfridges unit will be Tiffany's fifth location in London — it currently has stores on Old Bond Street, the Royal Exchange and Sloane Street, and a shop-in-shop unit in Harrods.
WRANGLER ON THE ROAD: Wrangler will stage events in Barcelona, Stockholm and Milan from July through September, with live bands, art and denim under one roof. Wrangler will set up temporary structures — made with denim and steel — in which the as-yet-unnamed bands will play. Art created from Wrangler's spring 2008 collection will be displayed. In mid-May, the brand will launch two Web sites, thisiswanted.eu and a site with Dazed & Confused's online arm, Dazed Digital, to promote the events. The Web sites will invite visitors to submit their own interpretations of what they want most, and the wish that most catches Wrangler's eye will be granted. The tour begins with the Barcelona event July 4 to 6.
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia