CARRERA'S NEW GUARD: Carrera Eyewear Corp. has brought two new executives on board. Frank Karlo has been named president and chief executive officer of the division. He was chief operating officer of...
CARRERA'S NEW GUARD: Carrera Eyewear Corp. has brought two new executives on board. Frank Karlo has been named president and chief executive officer of the division. He was chief operating officer of Italian eyewear firm Safilo Group's U.S. arm. Karlo replaces Gerhard Waldschutz, whose plans were not known. Richard Wolen has taken the post of executive vice president and chief financial officer, which had been vacant for several years. Wolen was vice president of finance and administration for the Safilo Group's U.S. division. Meanwhile, at Safilo's U.S. division, Claudio Gottardi has been promoted to the chief operating officer post. He was vice president of marketing. John Judge has been named chief financial officer of the firm and will absorb the duties of Wolen's post. Judge was chief financial officer for the Optique du Monde division of Safilo.
ANDREW MARC ACCESSORIZES: Andrew Marc, known for its line of leather apparel, is adding accessories to its mix. The firm will launch its collection of leather handbags, totes and backpacks at the August Accessorie Circuit show, which starts on Aug. 6 at the Plaza Hotel. After the show, the line will be sold at the Andrew Marc showroom at 570 Seventh Ave. The initial assortment features 25 to 30 styles in all leather or leather-trimmed nylon with signature metal hardware plated in either matte silver or matte gold. Colors will be either black or brown for fall and holiday, but expanded to include pastels for spring 1996. Wholesale prices range from $50 to $100 with distribution targeted to department and specialty stores for fall deliveries.
SLOWIK JOINS AMITY: Lawrence Slowik has been named president and chief executive officer of Amity Leather Products Co., West Bend, Wis., which produces the Amity and Rolfs brands of small leather goods. Slowik was an independent management consultant. He replaced John Rozek, who was promoted to the new position of vice chairman of the board of Amity. Rozek has been with the firm for 27 years.
SUNSTYLE'S NEW DIGS: Sunglasses company Sunstyle moved last week to a 3,500-square-foot showroom at 1 West 34th St., suite 1201, in New York. The firm had operated a 1,700-square-foot showroom at 393 Fifth Ave. between 36th and 37th Streets. The firm has expanded into children's sunglasses and accessories and will offer these along with its women's sunglasses line, according to Sunstyle president Harvey Shomer.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"