- 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.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)
On the list of emerging designers to watch at London Fashion Week is @nabilnayal. The Syrian-Born and raised designer – who is known for his sculptural and dramatic designs with an Elizabethan era aesthetic – said he designs for a woman who is not afraid to challenge conventions. To see which other up-and-coming talents are joining the schedule this season, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @gomezdevillaboa)