Claudia Poccia is leaving Avon Products Inc. to become president and chief executive officer of Gurwitch Products, parent company of Laura Mercier and RéVive brands. She replaces Sharon Collier, who has left the company. Poccia most recently served as global president of Avon’s Mark business, where she was responsible for a number of innovative marketing programs and strategic alliances....Stephane de la Faverie senior vice president and general manager for the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division of the Esteé Lauder Cos. Inc., a newly created position. Most recently general manager of L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani USA fragrance division, de la Faverie will report to Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, global brand president of Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Beauty Bank and Idea Bank....Wal-Mart named Duncan Mac Naughton chief merchandising officer, responsible for all merchandise categories across the retailer’s 3,700-plus domestic stores. He succeeds John Fleming, who left Wal-Mart in August after he was passed over for the job of U.S. stores chief. Mac Naughton joined Wal-Mart in 2009 as chief merchandising officer of Wal-Mart Canada. Prior to that, he was at Kraft Foods, H.E. Butt Grocery Co. and Albertsons....In December, Leslie Freytag was named president and ceo of the nail polish brand Butter London. Most recently, Freytag oversaw the Freytag Group, which consulted with consumer product companies on corporate strategies and product development....Helen Willems became president of Beiersdorf France and Belgium on February 1, succeeding René van Duijnhoven, who became president of the management unit for northeast Asia....On February 1, Frédéric Bonifacy became president and ceo of Schwarzkopf Professional France, replacing Katharina Hoehne, who was promoted to vice president, Asia-Pacific, of Schwarzkopf Professional.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews