PANE TO ISLAND TRADING: Mary Jo Pane has joined Island Trading Co. as director of sales. Pane will head Island Trading's expansion into the women's wholesale business. The company's women's line had been...
PANE TO ISLAND TRADING: Mary Jo Pane has joined Island Trading Co. as director of sales. Pane will head Island Trading's expansion into the women's wholesale business. The company's women's line had been available only through its flagship store in Miami Beach. Pane will report to Ray Raymakers, who was named general manager of the wholesale division in August. Pane will also be responsible for the men's collection. Most recently, Pane was director of sales at Han Feng. Prior to that, she was a sales manager at Wheaton International and earlier, a specialty store buyer at Nan Duskin in Philadelphia and Avenue in Omaha.
KEITLEN RETURNS TO SA: Phyllis Keitlen, former owner of Tric-Trac Ltd., a knitwear line, has retired from retiring. After leaving the industry in 1990, she is now producing a bridge-priced coordinated knitwear and sweater line under her own name. Keitlen's line is in the Four Seasons Showroom at 537 Seventh Ave., New York. The line wholesales from $29 for a cotton tank top to $79 for a cotton tunic sweater. The first collection, in cotton interlock and fine-gauge cotton, will be shipped for February delivery. Keitlen also runs an import design and production service under the name Keikan Inc. l FINITY GETS SELF: Ricky Dean Self has been named national sales manager of Finity, a contemporary sportswear collection, and will report to Arlene Tynan, president. He replaces Mark Attix, who has moved to Randy Kemper as vice president of sales. Self was national sales manager for specialty stores at Laundry by Shelli Segal.
525 PROMOTES BLACKWOOD: Marianne Blackwood has been named vice president of sales of the women's division of 525 Made in America, a sweater resource based in New York. She has been at the company for three years in a sales position. Blackwood succeeds Kelly Shelsky, who resigned, and reports to Robert Bock, chief executive officer.
FAIRCLOTH NAMED: Donna Faircloth has been named U.S. director of public relations for Dolce & Gabbana, filling a post that was vacant for four months. Faircloth will oversee special events, projects and editorial coverage for the company. She will report to Carla Buzzi, international director of public relations and advertising, who is based in Milan. Faircloth was in public relations and special events at Giorgio Armani, most recently as director of public relations for the U.S. operations of A/X Armani Exchange.
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?"