NEW COATS OF PAINT: Coats PLC has put its fashion unit, which includes Jaeger and Viyella, up for sale and is planning to focus on its core business in thread for apparel, footwear and industrial use. The decision follows an attempt to revamp Jaeger...
NEW COATS OF PAINT: Coats PLC has put its fashion unit, which includes Jaeger and Viyella, up for sale and is planning to focus on its core business in thread for apparel, footwear and industrial use. The decision follows an attempt to revamp Jaeger last year. A company spokeswoman said Jaeger had problems with sizing and style for the spring 2002 season. Those issues have been resolved for fall 2002, she said, and no suspension of the collection is contemplated in anticipation of a sale, in which Coats’ fashion brands could be sold together or separately.
CONCORD’S NEW PRESIDENT: Fred Reffsin has been named president of watch firm Concord. In recent months, Reffsin consulted Concord, a division of Movado Group Inc. In this post, he will direct the brand’s worldwide sales and marketing and report to Efraim Grinberg, president and chief executive officer of Movado Group. Previously, Reffsin was ceo of Camdens Inc., and president of Montblanc and Tag Heuer in the U.S.
Madonna turns 59 today, marking another year of show-stopping, one-of-a-kind bold looks from the singer. To celebrate, we took a look at the superstar's most memorable fashion moments. Here, Madonna sits front row at Versace's spring runway show in 1995. See more exclusive photos from the #wwdarchive on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Cédric Dordevic)
WWD asked a handful of creative directors to evaluate the September covers of leading women's fashion magazines. How do they think the covers this year compare with years gone by, and what do they say about the current status of the publication? Link in bio. (GIF by @hypebreast)
"Stephen King is such a master, but I don't like being scared - there's enough that's really scary. How about the morning's news?" says Holland Taylor in an interview with WWD. See what else the actress said about starring in the TV adaptation of King's thriller "Mr. Mercedes" on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)