FACONNABLE MOVES: Façonnable SAS, the classic-style French designer brand owned by Nordstrom, has named Thierry Domarak president. In this role, Domarak will oversee the brand’s European operations and report to Mark Brashear, president of...
FACONNABLE MOVES: Façonnable SAS, the classic-style French designer brand owned by Nordstrom, has named Thierry Domarak president. In this role, Domarak will oversee the brand’s European operations and report to Mark Brashear, president of Nordstrom Product Group. Domarak, who for the last year served as the company’s director of human resources and financial director, succeeds Pierre Guerin, who left the company in February after one year.
SHOE BLUES: Stephane Kelian, the high-end maker of shoes and accessories, has filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11 proceedings. The company, based in southeastern France, blamed its financial difficulties on losses accumulated over the last two years. "The group is very fragile at a time of crisis in the luxury sector," Kelian said in a statement. The company had losses of about $1 million last year on sales of about $46 million. Besides its Stephane Kelian line, the firm also operates the low-priced Mosquitos shoe brand. Kelian employs about 550 people.
GLASSER VAULTS TO VALUE: Value City Department Stores said Tuesday that Stuart Glasser had joined the company to head the softlines merchandising operations of its department stores. Glasser, former president and chief operating officer of Casual Male Corp., succeeds Ray Blanton, who left to pursue other interests. Glasser’s previous retail experience includes positions at Bloomingdale’s, Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. and Lord & Taylor. Glasser doesn’t yet have a title, but isn’t overly concerned. "I’m not really a title person. It’s still to be determined. We’re still working on a bunch of things. Right now I’m head of softlines," said Glasser, who was reached at his Boston office. Glasser said among the issues to be determined are whether he will be permanently based in Boston and whether his responsibilities could later include merchandising at Value City’s Filene’s Basement operation.
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
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)