BAUER INTO GERMANY: In an effort to expand its international business, Spiegel Inc. said its Eddie Bauer subsidiary has entered into a new European joint venture, Eddie Bauer Germany. Partners in the...
BAUERINTO GERMANY: In an effort to expand its international business, Spiegel Inc. said its Eddie Bauer subsidiary has entered into a new European joint venture, Eddie Bauer Germany. Partners in the joint venture are Heinrich Heine GmbH and Sport-Scheck GmbH, both part of the Otton Versand Group. The new venture, to be based in Munich, allows Eddie Bauer Germany to develop and operate Eddie Bauer stores and catalogs in Germany and other European countries. The company plans to open three stores in Germany in fall 1996; they will have a look similar to those in North America, and will feature men's and women's sportswear and accessories. Locations have not been set. The Eddie Bauer label is not new to Germany. The retailer has operated a catalog business there for 18 months under a licensing agreement with Sport-Scheck. Eddie Bauer, which has about 375 stores in the U.S., operates 26 stores in Canada and in 1994 launched Eddie Bauer in Japan through a catalog and stores. There are now six stores in Japan and another is slated for fall 1995.
FLORIDA TROUBLE: Rheinauer Inc., a three-store, upper-moderate women's specialty retailer based in Winter Haven, Fla., has filed for Chapter 11 protection to reorganize. The company said the poor performance of two stores now closed--Rheinauer originally was a five-store operation--caused cash flow problems and led to the Chapter 11 filing in Tampa Bankruptcy Court. Three remaining stores, all in Florida, in Ocala, Lakeland and Winter Haven, are profitable, said Charles A. Postler, counsel to the retailer. He said Rheinauer's has reached a financing agreement with its secured lender, Sun Bank, and would seek more permanent debtor-in-possession financing shortly. The petition listed liabilities of $2.4 million and assets of $1.6 million. Largest unsecured creditors are: Corbin Limited, owed $38,000; JH Collectibles, $32,000, and Bank Corp. of Georgia, $32,000.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia