Ventura, Calif. — Patagonia on Thursday appointed Rose Marcario, chief executive officer of Patagonia Works, the parent company of Patagonia, Inc., to the dual post of president and ceo of Patagonia. Prior to serving as the ceo of Patagonia Works, Marcario served as Patagonia’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Casey Sheahan will step down as ceo of Patagonia, Inc., effective Feb. 7, in order to spend more time with his family in Colorado.“Over the past five years Rose and Casey have launched great new products and improved our systems while breaking new ground in our commitment to use our business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis,” said Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard in a statement.Chouinard expressed gratitude to Sheahan for his service over the past decade. “He lives and breathes our company’s mission and core values and he’s leaving a tight ship. With Rose Marcario taking over the helm, Patagonia’s future could not be brighter.”RELATED STORY: Patagonia Launches 'Responsibility' Initiative >>“This year is really about continuing product innovation in our outdoor apparel business and working on environmental sustainability initiatives across all areas,” Marcario told WWD. “We are launching our food business Patagonia Provisions and focusing on our investment fund $20 Million & Change, which invests in companies helping to solve the environmental and ecological disaster we are facing.” The company has also strengthened its ranks with new appointments such as head of marketing Joy Howard and more hires will be announced soon.After joining the 41-year-old Patagonia in 2008, Marcario quickly embarked on transforming the company’s infrastructure to improve its operations and financial performance. In addition to broadening business throughout Europe, Japan and Australia, Marcario has helped Patagonia focus on innovation and the development of new product groups, processes and technologies, including Yulex® biorubber wetsuits, Traceable Down and Full Range™ insulation for Nano Air™ products. During her time the company has doubled its scale of operations and tripled its profits.Marcario joined Patagonia with 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and global operations, including as executive vice president in charge of mergers, acquisitions and private placements for Los Angeles-based Capital Advisors and senior vice president and CFO of General Magic (a spin-off of Apple Computer, Inc.). Marcario serves on the board of trustees for Naropa University, a Buddhist liberal arts college in Boulder, Colorado, and her environmental activism also includes preservation-focused work with organizations like the Joshua Tree National Park Association and the Mojave Desert Land Trust.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia