CALVIN’S PROMOTION: Calvin Klein Inc. promoted Sara Dennis to senior vice president of jeans, underwear and swimwear on Tuesday. Dennis, who had been vice president of product development for underwear and swimwear, has added jeans development...
CALVIN’S PROMOTION: Calvin Klein Inc. promoted Sara Dennis to senior vice president of jeans, underwear and swimwear on Tuesday. Dennis, who had been vice president of product development for underwear and swimwear, has added jeans development to her purview and now reports to Tom Murry, president and chief operating officer. "She has a great track record in managing our Calvin Klein products in these areas," said Murry, noting that Dennis will continue to coordinate closely with Klein’s business partners, including Warnaco and Swimwear Anywhere. Dennis joined Klein’s underwear-design division in 1996 and added product development responsibilities in 1997. She was promoted to vice president in 1998.
WOLFORD CONSOLIDATES: Karen Schneider, president of Wolford America, is leaving the company, effective Oct. 18, WWD has learned. The Bregenz, Austria-based parent company is eliminating the position. Schneider’s responsibilities will be shared by middle management, including Kevin O’ Boyle, vice president of finance and operation; Maria Basquil, national sales manager, and Jennifer Puckett, director of retail stores. Schneider, who could not be reached for comment, was with Wolford for five years, and oversaw the company’s U.S. retail expansion. There are currently 25 Wolford stores nationwide.
CFO FOUND: The Wet Seal Inc. Monday named William Langsdorf to fill its vacant chief financial officer position. Langsdorf was previously chief financial officer at home furnishings retailer House2Home Inc. "We believe that his extensive experience in retail finance will greatly contribute to our organization," said the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based teen apparel retailer’s chief executive officer Kathy Bronstein in a statement. Langsdorf replaces former Wet Seal cfo Walter Parks, who was promoted to executive vice president and chief administrative officer on March 21.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion