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.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.