Karen Castellano, former chief executive officer of Tracy Reese’s T.R. Designs firm, has joined NYDJ Apparel LLC as executive vice president of sales and planning.
The appointment is the first by Robert C. Skinner Jr. since his appointment as president and ceo of NYDJ two weeks ago upon the completion of Crestview Partners’ acquisition of the Vernon, Calif.-based denim firm. It fills a vacancy created by the appointment in December of Leslie Singer as president of the Sam Edelman division of Kellwood Co.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"