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.
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