Malcolm Robinson has left Maidenform Brands Inc. as company president, a post he has held since November 2011.Robinson, who oversaw Maidenform’s domestic sales, marketing, design, product development and direct-to-consumer business for the Maidenform brand, could not be reached Tuesday. Maurice Reznik, chief executive officer of Maidenform, described Robinson’s departure as “amicable.”“Stuff happens…but it was really very amicable.…He really wanted to pursue other opportunities,” said Reznik.Regarding a successor, Reznik said, “We currently have some candidates. It’s definitely a position we are going to fill.”RELATED STORY: Maidenform to Unveil Rebranding Strategy >>Before Robinson joined the company, the position of Maidenform president had been vacant since July 2008. A 25-year veteran of the retail and fashion apparel industry, Robinson had served as group president of the wholesale sportswear division at Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (now PVH Corp.) since 2000, where he was responsible for the Izod, Arrow, Van Heusen, Timberland and Geoffrey Beene brands. From 1993 to 1999, he served as executive vice president of Gant Corp., a men’s and women’s sportswear and accessories specialist, and was executive vice president of sales, merchandising and licensing at Regatta Sport Inc. for six years.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)