Bruno Magli has nabbed one of its former executives, who’s also a veteran of Bally and Calvin Klein, to head up its footwear division in North America.Scott Prentice is now president of the Italian-born luxury shoe brand’s North American operations. Before joining Bruno Magli this month, Prentice worked for about four years as vice president of footwear with Calvin Klein and three years as North American director of Bally.Prentice also worked for a decade for Bruno Magli during the late Nineties and early Aughts in a “similar position” to his new executive role.“During that period, he strategically grew the North American footwear business through a process of refining the product mix while at the same time expanding the core base of retail customers,” the company said.President of Marquee Brands, Bruno Magli’s parent company, Michael DeVirgilio characterized Prentice’s appointment as a move toward further growth of the brand in North America.“Appointing Scott to this role is further evidence of Marquee's commitment to the Bruno Magli brand,” DeVirgilio said. “In the direct-to-consumer channels and international markets where the brand has access to the consumer, it continues to perform beyond our expectations. We believe Scott will be instrumental in further delivering on this experience for our current and future wholesale customers.”Bruno Magli’s North American partner Harbor Footwear Group is also pleased with the appointment, and the company’s president Dennis Lazar said Prentice “understands how we’re looking to grow and develop the business.”“His driving passion for the brand as well as his keen eye for product detail made him the ideal choice to head up this new and important brand for us,” Lazar added.Prentice could not be reached immediately for comment.For More, See:Michele Norsa Joins Board of Ermenegildo ZegnaVF Promotes North Face Exec to Brand PresidentElizabeth von der Goltz Joins Net-a-porter as Global Buying Director
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.