NEW YORK — Patrick Groenendaal has been appointed to the new post of vice president and creative director of Hampshire Group Ltd., the diversified women's and men's sweater company.He had been creative director-vice president of Hampshire Brands, the company's men's division, which markets Geoffrey Beene, Dockers and Levi's sweaters, as well as the company-owned Spring + Mercer brand. Groenendaal's new responsibilities will cover all aspects of corporate and creative endeavors from color and trend direction to corporate identity and branding. He reports to Michael Culang, Hampshire Group's interim chief executive officer.Nancy Hipple has been named vice president of design, succeeding Groenendaal. Most recently she was design director at Capital Mercury. She will oversee brand specific men's design teams and reports to Mark Lepine, president of Hampshire Brands.Suzanne Galat has joined Hampshire Designers, the women's knit and sweater division, as senior vice president of design, a new post. She will oversee all the Hampshire Designers brands, including Spring + Mercer, Designers Originals, Hampshire Studio and Mercer Street Studio. She had been design director for David Dart at Kellwood Co. Galat reports to Hank Sinkel, president of Hampshire Designers.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim