Quiksilver Inc. expects continued pressure on smaller accounts in its wholesale business in mature markets as it continues to gear itself more to special makeup business for its larger customers.
After disclosing first-quarter results which fell below analysts’ consensus estimates on both the top and bottom lines, Andy Mooney, president and chief executive officer of the Huntington Beach, Calif., apparel and footwear firm, told analysts on a conference call, “I think increasingly the larger retailers aren’t really interested in what our line is. What they are interested in is what their line is. Each of those retailers are increasingly looking for custom designed lines that appeal to both their unique consumer as they see it and certainly their business objectives.”
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion