Kevin Dyson, a 22-year veteran of Barneys New York, has left the company and has been succeeded by Tony Mauro as executive vice president of store operations.
Mauro, who reports to Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president, was vice president of operations for the Madison Avenue flagship. Before that, he was vice president of global operations at Tory Burch, and earlier chief operating officer of Gucci Group North America, responsible for the operations, distribution fulfillment and administration for a 60-plus store network. He handled operations for all Gucci Group brands as well. Both Mark Lee, Barneys chief executive officer, and Vitale previously worked at Gucci.
Barneys said Dyson left the company to pursue other opportunities. Dyson took on the role of executive vice president of store operations two years ago following the departure of Michael Celestino, who is now with Elie Tahari.
Dyson rose through the Barneys stores organization, running various branches around the country before taking on the role of senior vice president and general manager of the Madison Avenue flagship and, two years ago, rising again to executive vice president for all store operations including flagship, Co-op and outlet stores, restaurant operations and the warehouse sale. “It may have been too big of a leap for him going from one store to all stores,” said a retail source.
In addition, Barneys is evaluating and changing its store base. Barneys New York in Dallas closed last month. There is also a plan to convert two of the largest Barneys Co-op units to Barneys New York stores, as a possible prelude to the transformation of its entire Co-op fleet and eliminating the nameplate. Co-op stores at 2151 Broadway, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and The Grove in Los Angeles, will be re-branded as Barneys New York this summer.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)