YURMAN’S NEW HOME: Jewelry firm David Yurman has sealed the deal for its new corporate headquarters. The company has signed a 15-year lease on a 65,000-square-foot, two-and-a-half-floor space in a 12-story building at 200 Hudson Street in New...
YURMAN’S NEW HOME: Jewelry firm David Yurman has sealed the deal for its new corporate headquarters. The company has signed a 15-year lease on a 65,000-square-foot, two-and-a-half-floor space in a 12-story building at 200 Hudson Street in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood on land owned by Trinity Church. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Sybil and I are reaffirming our roots in TriBeCa," David Yurman said, referring to his wife and business partner. "We have lived here for 28 years and we…will now be living and working in the community." The HLW architecture firm will be handling the design work and the company is expected to move in sometime in the second half of 2003.
BAILEY JOINS TRINITY MIRROR: Sly Bailey has been named chief executive of the U.K.’s largest newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror PLC. Bailey, 40, is currently chief executive of IPC Media, a division of Time Inc., the publishing division of AOL Time Warner. During her tenure, she led IPC Media through its management buyout and led the successful sales discussions with AOL Time Warner in 2001. "Sly has a proven track record in building businesses and brands, excellent media credentials and will bring extra drive and vigor to our national and regional newspapers," said Victor Blank, chairman. Trinity Mirror publishes 250 titles across the U.K., and its flagship is the Daily Mirror. A statement from IPC said a successor to Bailey will be announced early next year.
GLORIA JEWELRY: Jones Apparel Group isn’t wasting much time expanding the Gloria Vanderbilt brand: Gloria Vanderbilt jewelry will make its debut in the January market and will hit stores in late spring. Produced by fashion jewelry firm Victoria & Co., also a division of Jones, the line will include materials such as wood and colored stones, but not semiprecious stones, said Jackie Corso, the new chief executive of Victoria. The jewelry is aimed at the moderate market, and prices are still being determined. Gloria Vanderbilt was purchased by Jones earlier this year for about $140 million.
GOOD NOVEMBER NEWS: Toiletries and cosmetics and apparel and accessories advertising had healthy Novembers. According to Publishers Information Bureau, toiletries and cosmetics ad pages increased 10.6 percent to 1,781.2 ad pages, while apparel and accessories ad pages were up 9.5 percent to 2,522.8. From January through November, toiletries and cosmetic ad pages declined 0.6 percent to 15,168.3, while apparel and accessories ad pages dropped 11.2 percent to 20,480.4, according to PIB. Year-to-date ad pages across the 12 PIB-tracked categories were 206,409.5, down 4.5 percent from a year ago.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye