FISKE TO ABERCROMBIE: Abercrombie & Fitch has named John Fiske vice president of human resources, succeeding Ray Attanasio, who left the company about a month ago. Fiske was corporate vice president, human resources and organization development for...
FISKE TO ABERCROMBIE: Abercrombie & Fitch has named John Fiske vice president of human resources, succeeding Ray Attanasio, who left the company about a month ago. Fiske was corporate vice president, human resources and organization development for Kenneth Cole Productions and before that was with The Timberland Co. as senior director of human resources. A&F operates 316 Abercrombie & Fitch stores targeting 18- to 22-year- olds, 157 Abercrombie stores for ages 7 to 14, and 60 Hollister Co. stores for 14- to 18-year-olds. The company also sells online and publishes the A&F Quarterly.
U4IA FOR FIT: The Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies has received a gift of 11 U4ia workstations valued at $800,000 from Lectra Systems Inc., one of the leading suppliers of CAD/CAM systems to the sewn products industry. The donation will allow the Manhattan-based school to offer two new programs this fall: Introduction to U4ia and Intermediate U4ia, along with its current selection of CAD-related workshops. This follows Lectra’s gift in 2000 of PrimaVisions software valued at $375,000, with a $90,000 upgrade this spring. In 1998, FIT’s academic programs received a Lectra gift of $7.25 million in computer systems.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)