POSTNATAL RELIEF: A former employee of Club 21, Giorgio Armani’s U.K. franchisee, is set to collect approximately $160,000 of compensation in a case involving sex discrimination. Sarah Vince-Cain, who worked as a regional manager for the Armani...
POSTNATAL RELIEF: A former employee of Club 21, Giorgio Armani’s U.K. franchisee, is set to collect approximately $160,000 of compensation in a case involving sex discrimination. Sarah Vince-Cain, who worked as a regional manager for the Armani Collezione brand in northern England and Scotland, told a London employment tribunal earlier this week that she was bullied by her bosses after she returned from maternity leave in April 2001. Vince-Cain won three claims for sex discrimination, victimization and unfair dismissal from the tribunal. An Armani spokeswoman declined to comment, and a spokesman for Club 21 could not be reached for comment.
COACH ADDS TUCCI: Mike Tucci will join Coach Inc. as president of its North American retail division, effective next month, succeeding Dave DeMattei, who will leave the firm "to pursue other opportunities." Tucci has been with Gap Inc. for eight years, most recently as executive vice president of Gap Inc. Direct, and earlier in his career was president of Aeropostale while it was still a unit of Macy’s. Tucci will be responsible for all Coach’s retail and outlet strategy in the U.S. and Canada and will report to Lew Frankfort, the firm’s chairman and chief executive.
ONE WORLD, NEW NAME: Trade show organizer Urban Expositions and the American Apparel & Footwear Association have decided to rename the spring 2004 edition of the Material World show as One World. That show is intended to attract suppliers of machinery and equipment, in addition to the core suppliers of textiles, yarn and other ancillary products. It will fit into an off-year between major equipment shows in Germany and Japan. At that edition of the show, Material World exhibitors will be grouped into a section called Sewn World, while suppliers of information technology products will appear in IT World. The event is set for April 14-16, 2004, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews