BLENHEIM'S NEW JEWEL: Blenheim Group USA Inc. has acquired the United Jewelers Expo, an annual fine jewelry trade show that bowed last week at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Blenheim purchased the show...
BLENHEIM'S NEW JEWEL: Blenheim Group USA Inc. has acquired the United Jewelers Expo, an annual fine jewelry trade show that bowed last week at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Blenheim purchased the show from Robert Brueggerman and Gray Walen, two trade show organizers. According to Ralph Ianuzzi Jr., executive chairman of Blenheim, the next edition of the show, to be held Jan. 7-9, 1996, will be renamed the JA International Jewelry Show, but still take place at the Sands Expo Center. Ianuzzi said the new show would not effect Blenheim's regular New York shows, but would "supplement the New York market and meet the needs of the West Coast region's spring selling needs." The New York JA shows are scheduled for Feb. 4-7 and July 22-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
MARCIANO TIME: Georges Marciano has inked the first licensing deal for his two new sportswear lines--GMSurf and Misfits. Fossil Inc. will produce fashion watches to coordinate with the sportswear lines, which are due to hit stores this spring. The watches are scheduled to follow in time for back-to-school selling. Prices will be similar to the range featured in the Fossil collection and will reflect the street and surf influences and retro feeling for GMSurf and a more upscale look for Misfits' denim sportswear.
WOODWARD TO VENTURE: Venture Stores has promoted Jessica Woodward to divisional merchandise manager of jewelry. Woodward was a buyer of activewear, shorts and swimwear for the O'Fallon, Mo.-based discount store chain. She started with the firm as an executive trainee in 1987. Woodward succeeds John Goldman, who has left the company, according to a Venture spokeswoman. Bernie Wise continues as the divisional merchandise manager of accessories for Venture.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty