GAP'S LILLIE RETIRES: John Lillie has retired as vice chairman and a director of Gap Inc. Lille had been a director since 1992 and had served as vice chairman with responsibility for supply chain, administration and financial operations since January...
GAP'S LILLIE RETIRES: John Lillie has retired as vice chairman and a director of Gap Inc. Lille had been a director since 1992 and had served as vice chairman with responsibility for supply chain, administration and financial operations since January 2001. Donald Fisher, chairman of Gap, said the firm will seek an outside director to take Lillie’s seat on the board, thereby allowing independent board members to make up two-thirds of the group.
DONNA AT HOME: Donna Karan International has entered an exclusive licensing agreement with CHF Industries to manufacture, market and distribute its Donna Karan New York Home and DKNY Life collections. "This is an important alliance that will allow us to further develop our vision for the home business, said Fred Wilson, chief executive officer of Donna Karan International. CHF Industries, founded 80 years ago and based in New York, has roots in the home furnishings industry. The current Donna Karan Home organization will remain in place and will continue to be headed by Patsy Pollack, president and ceo, reporting to Frank Foley, chairman and ceo of CHF Industries.
LIFE WITH COOGI: Urban sportswear maker Coogi Australia has been bought by Norman and Bruce Weisfeld, who also invest in the Fubu and Willie Esco brands, and Jimmy Khezrie, owner of retail chain Jimmy Jazz. The partners plan to restructure the brand into a bridge-priced collection along with a lower-priced line, as well as sign licenses to create a Coogi lifestyle. The purchase price of the 33-year-old label was not disclosed.
CALLING DICK TRACY: Fossil Inc. has teamed up with Palm Pilot to create the first watch that has Palm-powered technology. The Wrist PDA, as it is called, will be sold under two brands: Fossil and Abacus, a new technology brand that will target electronics stores. The watches, which will retail for less than $300, are being introduced this week at the Comdex show in Las Vegas and are expected to be available in the U.S. and internationally by the middle of 2003.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty