KELLWOOD TAPS WEISSMAN: Richard Weissman has been named president of Miss Dorby, a moderate division of Kellwood Co. Weissman, who brings more than 17 years experience to his new role, will report to Richard Golden, chief executive officer of Miss...
KELLWOOD TAPS WEISSMAN: Richard Weissman has been named president of Miss Dorby, a moderate division of Kellwood Co. Weissman, who brings more than 17 years experience to his new role, will report to Richard Golden, chief executive officer of Miss Dorby, and replaces Kathy Kulik. Most recently, Weissman was president of the dress license for Perry Ellis at Kellwood. He started his new role last month and will be based in New York. Kulik left "to pursue other interests," according to a company spokeswoman.
ARCADIA CONFIRMATION: Arcadia Group PLC chairman Adam Broadbent has recommended that shareholders accept retail magnate Philip Green’s offer of $6.12 a share for the 80 percent of Arcadia Group PLC that Green doesn’t already own, which would value the entire enterprise at about $1.28 billion. The price is 41 percent above Arcadia’s average share price in the year ending Aug. 16, the day before speculation of a Green takeover of Arcadia surfaced, an amount that Broadbent said "represents an acceptable premium, and provides certainty of value today for Arcadia shareholders." Green has also agreed to pay out a dividend of 6 cents per share for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31. Dollar figures are translated from the pound at current exchange.
SIGNED AND SETTLED: A federal judge in Delaware has approved the $243 million settlement between Donna Karan International and its former shareholders, who had protested the original terms of the company’s buyout by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton announced in December 2000. The preliminary settlement was reached in May 2001, with the approval reached on Tuesday, marking an end to the shareholder suit.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)