In Brief: Visualizing Saks … Night Shift … Adidas Sues Polo
VISUALIZING SAKS: Stephen R. Byers has been named executive vice president of stores and visual merchandising for Carson Pirie Scott & Co., a division of the department store group of Saks Inc. Byers will oversee store and visual...
VISUALIZING SAKS: Stephen R. Byers has been named executive vice president of stores and visual merchandising for Carson Pirie Scott & Co., a division of the department store group of Saks Inc. Byers will oversee store and visual merchandising operations for the division’s 31 Carson Pirie Scott, 14 Bergner’s, 10 Boston Store, 40 Herberger’s, and 50 Younkers stores. He will report to Michael R. MacDonald, chairman and chief executive officer of Carson Pirie Scott. He succeeds Kit Shaw, who retired. A 40-year veteran of retailing, Byers was senior vice president/territory director of stores for Kohl’s Department Stores since 2000, where he was responsible for the operations of 180 stores and oversaw 80 store openings. From 1994 to 2000, he was senior vice president and regional manager for Sears, and prior to that he worked at L.S. Ayres, Lazarus, and Strawbridge & Clothier.
NIGHT SHIFT: Seeking to reduce cargo delays, traffic and air pollution, the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, the nation’s largest, will extend operations to nights and weekends. The “PierPass” program, set to start in November, will use fees from cargo owners — $20 for 20-foot cargo containers and $40 for 40-foot cargo containers — to pay for the longer hours. The cost is estimated at $150 million annually for three years. Cargo owners moving their goods during the off-peak hours will have fees refunded. “We think this will create an economic incentive to shift operations from the day,” said Tupper Hull, spokesman for PierPass. About 17 percent of all port cargo moves during off-peak hours.
ADIDAS SUES POLO: Adidas’ U.S. subsidiary filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. in federal court on Aug. 13. Portland-based Adidas America Inc. claimed in a suit filed with the U.S. District Court in Portland that a Polo jacket with two stripes on its sleeves infringes on its own trademark jacket with three stripes. In the complaint Adidas said Polo’s “merchandise is likely to cause confusion and to deceive consumers and the public regarding its source, and [Polo’s] merchandise dilutes and tarnishes the distinctive quality of Adidas’ trademark.” In February and July Adidas filed similar lawsuits against the U.S. Polo Association and Vision Sports Inc., respectively, over the use of striped footwear.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye