- TIMES TWENTY: Brides magazine turned to its regulars to develop an initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness month this month. The magazine's "Something Pink" campaign supports Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, and involves more than 20 designers it routinely works with, including Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka and Reem Acra. The magazine asked them to create pink weddings gowns (or at least include the color in some form) to be sold nationwide in bridal salons, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Making Memories. In addition, the gowns will be featured in a 24-page portfolio in the November/December issue. Editor in chief Millie Martini Bratten said Lifetime Television came to the magazine's photo shoot on Long Island and created a "video on-demand" that will give a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot, as well as interviews with de la Renta, Badgley Mischka and Miller, among others.
- NIKE GLOBAL DESIGN: Nike Inc. has named Sandy Bodecker, vice president of sport culture and a Nike veteran since 1982, as vice president of global design. Based in Beaverton, Ore., he will report to Nike brand president Charlie Denson. Dermott Cleary, former vice president for brand marketing for sport culture, succeeds Bodecker as vice president of sport culture.
- LAFAYETTE RISING: French department store chain Galeries Lafayette is blazing back on the expansion trail. The company on Friday opened its first new department store in three decades in the northern French city of Lille. "The opening shows the brand's capacity for growth and development," said Paul Delaoutre, Galeries Lafayette president. The 104,000-square-foot, three-level store is meant to appeal not only to locals, but also to draw international visitors from nearby Belgium and the U.K. Some 480 brands will be offered, including Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain and John Galliano. The store signals Galeries' renewed expansion ambitions. A 160,000-square-foot Galeries store is expected to open in Dubai next year, and the chain also is prospecting in China.
- LACOSTE PROMOTION: Lacoste has promoted Dan Leonardi to brand director of Lacoste Leathergoods. Leonardi had been director of sales for the Americas for the Samsonite-Global Licensing Division for the past three years. Leonardi reports to Beppi Fremder, president of global licensing division for Samsonite and president and managing director for Samsonite Italy.
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