IN THE HOT SEAT: Bruce Quinnell has been appointed non-executive chairman of Hot Topic, succeeding Robert Jaffe who had served in that capacity for the past 10 years. Quinnell, on Hot Topic’s board since 1998, most recently was vice chairman of...
IN THE HOT SEAT: Bruce Quinnell has been appointed non-executive chairman of Hot Topic, succeeding Robert Jaffe who had served in that capacity for the past 10 years. Quinnell, on Hot Topic’s board since 1998, most recently was vice chairman of Borders Group following two years as its president and chief operating officer. He’s also been president and chief operating officer of Waldenbooks. Separately, the board of the City of Industry, Calif.-based teen specialty chain established a governance committee under the direction of Cynthia Cohen.
SOME KICKOFF: Seventh on Sixth has stuck its toe into sports promotion. The IMG division that produces Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will also stage a runway show on Sept. 5 in Times Square as part of the National Football League season kickoff celebration, featuring customized designer jerseys and apparel from Reebok’s NFL Equipment Line. Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Miguel Adrover are among the designers who will be personalizing the sports apparel for the show, which will later be auctioned online for educational funds for children of 9/11 families. Modeling in the show are Joey Fatone of ’NSync, Drew Carey and former players Jim Kelly and Marcus Allen, after which Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Eve and Alicia Keys will lead a countdown to the kickoff of the 2002 NFL season.
HSN’S HOME PARTY: Next month, Sarah Coventry, the accessories brand which started as a home party program in 1949 and peaked in the Seventies and Eighties with retail sales over $150 million, will make its comeback bid on television shopping network HSN. On Sept. 30, the channel will feature reproductions of signature Sarah Coventry styles such as the owl pendant, the floral pin and the gold and pearl lariat necklace, from $29 to $60. "[We] are looking forward to bringing the brand back into homes where the line first built its loyal following," said Kris Kulesza, HSN’s vice president of jewelry. "This line is a perfect fit for our customers since it focuses on the lucrative female baby boomer market who will cherish the return of this classic American brand."
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