H&M’S SAFETY NET: Hennes & Mauritz will host Project KidCare, a national child safety program, at 27 of its mall stores on Aug. 24 and 25. Parents or guardians who visit H&M can have children photographed and fingerprinted at no cost and will be...
H&M’S SAFETY NET: Hennes & Mauritz will host Project KidCare, a national child safety program, at 27 of its mall stores on Aug. 24 and 25. Parents or guardians who visit H&M can have children photographed and fingerprinted at no cost and will be given safety and emergency information. "As recent news indicates, missing children have become an increasingly urgent national problem," said an H&M spokeswoman. "Yetfew people know that a simple photograph can be the most important tool in the recovery of a child."
DE RIGO RISES: Eyewear maker De Rigo’s revenue rose 1.7 percent to $270.49 million from $265.95 million for the six months ended June 30. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange. Growth in wholesale and retail sales, especially at Spanish retail chain General Optica, compensated for a drop in sales at Eyewear International Distribution, its joint venture with Prada. EID, which makes eyewear for Prada brands like Miu Miu, Helmut Lang and Jil Sander, saw its sales drop 26 percent to $14.7 million from $19.7 million as De Rigo shifted distribution to use more third-party retailers, which buy the eyewear at lower prices. De Rigo said unit sales at EID were up 11 percent.
NEW EYE GUY: Gruppo Marcolin, the Longarone-based eyewear manufacturer, has named Antonio Bortuzzo general manager. In this new position, which is effective Oct. 28, Bortuzzo will supervise various strategic divisions, including the financial, administrative and sales departments. Bortuzzo, 42, will report to brothers Maurizio and Cirillo Marcolin, both group chief executive officers. Prior to joining Marcolin, Bortuzzo was a senior partner at Ernst & Young Financial Advisors, managing the strategic finance division. Marcolin’s portfolio of clients includes Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, Costume National and Replay, among others.
DELLA VALLE SCORES: Tod’s chief executive Diego Della Valle has bought control of A.C. Fiorentina, the cash-strapped Florence-based soccer team. Under previous owner media magnate Vittorio Cecchi Gori, the team was unable to come up with the funds needed to participate in the Italian league. Della Valle’s spokesman was not available for further information but sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said the company that controls the team, Fiorentina 1926 Florentia, will also sell off 20 to 30 percent of its capital by offering shares to soccer fans. In other sporting pursuits, Della Valle last week joined the board of luxury carmaker Ferrari.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)