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."
“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)