Michael Herz has been tapped as artistic director of Diane von Furstenberg. Working closely with the designer, Herz will lead the promotion, direction and design of the DVF brand. This will include creative oversight of all ready-to-wear and accessories, licensee design, global advertising campaigns, store design and special projects. The appointment is effective immediately. RELATED CONTENT: Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2014 >>“As the company continues to grow — and we continue to expand our product categories — it is so important to have someone next to me who will ensure that all products with the DVF name remain true to our brand,” said von Furstenberg, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of her signature wrap dress at her fashion show Sunday night. In September 2012, Yvan Mispelaere left his role as creative director of DVF after two-and-a-half years in the post. He was not replaced in the role, and the design team continued to be led by von Furstenberg.Most recently, Herz had been fashion curator and creative director of Bally Switzerland. After earning his master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London, Herz started his career as a men’s sportswear designer at Falke in Germany, and has also worked for such brands as Iceberg, Guy Laroche and Aquascutum. He recently acted as a fashion curator for the “Journey of a Dress” show in Los Angeles, working with von Furstenberg to bring the exhibition to life.DVF, which was founded in 1972, has been beefing up its management team in recent months. Robert Almerini joined in December as chief operating officer, responsible for the day-to-day management of the company’s operations. He reports to cochairman Joel Horowitz. Horowitz was brought into DVF in 2012 “to help professionalize” the company, with the goal of an eventual initial public offering or outside investment.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)