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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)