Former Macy’s executive J. David Scheiner has been elected to the Perry Ellis International board of directors. Scheiner, who retired as president and chief operating officer of Macy’s Florida/Puerto Rico in 2009, fills a spot that was left vacant by the departure of Joseph Natoli from the seven-member board. Scheiner currently serves as a consultant to retail and wholesale apparel companies, and is also on the board of Cache, Inc.
George Feldenkreis, chairman and chief executive officer of PEI, pointed to Scheiner’s “proven track record of achieving profitable results and his strong retail background” as skills that will help the company, “especially as we focus our efforts on direct-to-consumer.”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)