PALMER TO AMEREX: Glenn Palmer has joined Amerex Group Inc. as president and chief executive officer.
He assumes the ceo role from Fred Shvets, who has been promoted to chairman of Amerex, and the president title from Ira Granger, who has been promoted to vice chairman. Palmer is based at the company’s corporate office in New York’s Empire State Building and reports to Shvets and Granger.
Palmer had been president and ceo of Best Manufacturing LLC, an apparel and textiles manufacturer. Amerex produces women’s outerwear under the Jones New York and Mudd licenses, as well as Alpine Studio, One Madison, Mulberry Street, Static, Gerry and Weather Tamer.
MISTY HARBOR ADDS WOOL: Misty Harbor has signed a licensing deal with Pollak Import-Exports Corp. to produce the first line of wool coats under the brand.
The line will bow for fall retailing, featuring styles such as chesterfields, wraps, double-breasted coats and anoraks. The collection includes petites, misses’ and plus-size styles, with an average wholesale price of $55 for a short coat and $70 for a large-size style. The first-year projected wholesale volume is $1 million, a company spokeswoman said.
Misty Harbor wool outerwear is being shown at the new Pollak/Misty Harbor showroom at 463 Seventh Avenue in New York. Misty Harbor is owned by Essex Manufacturing, which also produced licensed lines under the Kasper, Jones New York and Nautica brands. Pollak is an 85-year-old firm that also sells a proprietary line of Tally-Ho boiled wool coats.
REINVENTING VESTS: Scott eVest LLC has unveiled a vest equipped with pockets for cell phones, pagers, MP3 players and other necessities. The lightweight hooded vest is windproof and waterproof and has zip-off sleeves and magnetic closures. The lined version is $150 and the unlined one is $140. Based in Chicago, Scott eVest specializes in clothes designed to incorporate electronics.
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