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.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion