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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty