NEW TITLES AT BERGDORF: Bergdorf Goodman has promoted four of its staffers. Susan Palumbo, who was previously divisional merchandise manager of footwear, adds the title of vice president. David Asher, the dmm of fourth floor better apparel, will now...
NEW TITLES AT BERGDORF: Bergdorf Goodman has promoted four of its staffers. Susan Palumbo, who was previously divisional merchandise manager of footwear, adds the title of vice president. David Asher, the dmm of fourth floor better apparel, will now add sixth-floor sportswear to his responsibilities. Deborah Soss was named dmm of second-floor better apparel, lingerie, and third-floor American designer collections. She was previously the associate dmm of those categories. Finally, Tracy Margolies was promoted to associate dmm "on five" from senior buyer.
PRICEY ART: L’Oréal USA has acquired Artec Systems Group, a Port Washington, N.Y.-based hair care company. Terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1990 by Leland Hirsch and Michael Mazzei, Artec makes and markets hair care and hair color products for salons, including the Textureline, Purehair, Kiwi, Enamels and Spaline brands. Artec, which last year generated $38 million in sales, joins L’Oréal USA, a $3 billion company, which makes the Redken, Matrix and L’Oréal Professionnel salonbrands. L’Oréal USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the $12 billion beauty giant L’Oréal Group.
BUCKS FOR BURANI: Mariella Burani has a new investor. Banca Popolare di Lodi has bought a 2 percent stake in the company as a "financial operation," according to a spokesman for the regional bank based in northern Italy. Mariella Burani, which went public in 2000, owns Mila Schön and produces Stephen Fairchild’s line through a 50-50 joint venture. Fairchild, meanwhile, has hired New York-based agent Enrico Libanito to spearhead distribution in the U.S., marking the first time that collection will be sold in America.
TSA’S NEW AUTHORITY: The Sports Authority said Tuesday that James Tener, executive vice president and chief operating officer, left the company to pursue other interests. Marty Hanaka, chairman and chief executive officer; Elliott Kerbis, president, and George Mihalko, vice chairman will share operational oversight, while the sporting goods and apparel chain conduct a search for a successor.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews