HONG KONG — Li & Fung Ltd., the Hong Kong-based sourcing and distribution giant, reported 2012 net income fell by 9.4 percent to $617 million, mainly because of greater-than-expected costs related to the restructuring of the company’s LF USA business.
The company also warned that it wouldn’t make its three-year plan. In 2010, the company had targeted $1.5 billion in operating profit in 2013.
Bruce Rockowitz, Li & Fung’s chief executive officer, told reporters in Hong Kong that the target now would be to “get back to 2011 levels.”
Revenues for 2012 rose 1 percent to $20.22 billion. The results were in line with Li & Fung’s warning in mid-January that core operating profit had declined by 42 percent.
In other news at Li & Fung Ltd., Margaret Leung Ko May Yee has been named an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee of the company, effective April 1. Leung, 60, had been vice chairman and chief executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited, and chairman of Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited. She has been appointed to a three year term.
@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