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.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion