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.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye