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."
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion