IZOD EXPANDS PRODUCT OFFERINGS: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed three new licenses for its Izod brand. M.Z. Berger & Co. will design and produce three collections of men's, women's and unisex watches under the Izod brand. The watches will be launched for holiday and retail from $85 to $195. For accessories and handbags, Accessory Network Group is producing collections for Izod bowing for spring and ranging from $15 to $75. SG Footwear, Izod's slipper licensee, will now also make beach footwear for men and women under the Izod label, starting for spring. They will retail from $25 to $35. Each of the licenses cover the U.S. and Canada.
LAYERING UP: With San Diego Chargers Shawne Merriman serving as spokesman, Burlington Coat Factory is operating One Warm Coat Drive, a nationwide effort that will run through Nov. 11. Working with the nonprofit groups One Warm Coat and the Salvation Army, the 394-unit retail chain has drop-off boxes in each of its stores. The collected coats for women, men and children will be donated to 100 local organizations.
ETTINGER JOINS SAFILO: Safilo USA has named Robin Scheer Ettinger as vice president of marketing for the firm's wholesale optical and retail sunglass divisions, as well as the company's retail division that encompasses the Solstice Sunglass Boutique and Sunsights by Solstice sunwear chains. She joins the company from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, where as director of marketing she oversaw the association's marketing initiatives for the $265 billion kitchen and bath remodeling and design industry. She reports to Dick Russo, executive vice president of Safilo USA.
NEW ZEALAND TEST RESULTS: An investigation by New Zealand's Ministry of Consumer Affairs found that 97 of the 99 apparel and textile items tested contained either little or no formaldehyde, which can cause rashes and, in extreme cases, cancer. Two items had more than the acceptable 100 parts per million, but a simple washing solved the problem. The government said tests by a consumer watchdog TV show that had turned up unsafe levels of the chemical were not conducted properly.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty