- NEW ADVANSTAR EXECUTIVE: Advanstar Communications Inc. named Chris DeMoulin, a former executive in Walt Disney Co.'s $23 billion consumer products group, as executive vice president of its fashion group and president of the MAGIC International trade show. DeMoulin replaces Laura McConnell at the fashion group and Chris McCabe at MAGIC International. He will focus on strengthening alliances between exhibitors and retailers at MAGIC and developing new initiatives for Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Advanstar. At Disney, he was responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all business and product development, setting global retail and merchandising strategies and leading the marketing, retail planning and trade activity for Disney's licensing business in North America. He also was executive vice president of marketing at Walden Media, the Los Angeles media company that produced "The Chronicles of Narnia" film franchise.
- ART OF GLASS: Fashion industry veteran Hervé Martin, who joined crystal firm Baccarat in September as chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer, as expected. Martin succeeds Marc Leclerc, who will take on a consulting role at Baccarat parent Groupe du Louvre, according to the company.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)