Juicy Couture has hired Robert Trauber as chief financial and operating officer, a new post for the Los Angeles–based brand.
Trauber had been with Cole Haan Ltd., a division of Nike Inc., as vice president of corporate development, new markets and corporate finance. Since joining in 2005, he has been responsible for development of international markets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, as well as business development in licensed product categories. Before that, he worked at companies such as Coach, J. Crew, Warner Bros. and Neiman Marcus.
Based in New York, Trauber will join Juicy Couture on Feb. 9. He will report to both Edgar Huber, president of Juicy Couture, and Andy Warren, chief financial officer of parent company Liz Claiborne Inc. Trauber will work with Huber and Juicy co-founders Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy to expand the business globally and in new categories, as well as improve efficiencies of the business model.
“His understanding of how the finance and planning roles can enhance a creative business will be invaluable…the operational expertise Robert has honed over his career will be integral as we continue to grow the global Juicy brand,” Huber said.
@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
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@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