- PERRY ELLIS GETS LIZ BRANDS: Liz Claiborne has completed the sale of Laundry By Design and C&C California to Perry Ellis International for $37 million. An agreement to sell the two brands was reached in January. Only three of the initial 16 brands that Claiborne placed under review have not been sold. Ellen Tracy, Kensie and Mac & Jac are the remaining brands left to be sorted out, and the company expects to resolve their fate by the end of the first quarter.
- ASTON JOINS ROGER VIVIER: Allison Aston has been named director of communications at luxury accessories firm Roger Vivier. She succeeds Mariah Chase, who left the company in December to become senior vice president at Designers Management Agency. Aston hails from David Yurman, where she was the director of public relations. At Roger Vivier, she is responsible for all marketing, press and events for the Tod's SpA-owned brand in the U.S. Aston reports to Sabine Brunner, general manager of Vivier, and Marco Giacometti, chief executive officer of Tod's USA. Vivier is slated to open a new Milan store this month.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)