ADIDAS MOVES INTO SOHO: Adidas is readying its third Originals store, which will open in SoHo at the end of this month, an Adidas spokesman said Thursday. The company has a New York showroom in that neighborhood on Broadway and is moving into the...
ADIDAS MOVES INTO SOHO: Adidas is readying its third Originals store, which will open in SoHo at the end of this month, an Adidas spokesman said Thursday. The company has a New York showroom in that neighborhood on Broadway and is moving into the 3,800-square-foot space previously occupied by Adhoc at 136 Wooster Street, not far from Stussy. Originals is a combination of replica products and updated versions of classic apparel, footwear and accessories. Last year, Adidas opened Originals stores in Berlin and Tokyo. To celebrate its new digs, Adidas is trying to recruit some Adidas-sponsored tennis players for the opening night bash, which will take place during the U.S. Open.
CHANGING TOMMY’S UNDERWEAR: Tommy Hilfiger will bring its men’s underwear business in-house beginning next spring. Tommy Hilfiger underwear has been licensed to Jockey International since 1993, a deal that will terminate upon expiration of the license next May 31. VF Corp. remains the women’s licensee for Hilfiger’s intimates, including underwear and bras. The new men’s in-house underwear business will be operated by Michael Spillane, a former head of Tommy underwear at Jockey until he joined the fashion firm as president of the Hilfiger children’s division in 2001. Spillane will continue to run the children’s division. The company said the transition is expected to have a "modest positive impact" on sales and earnings for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004.
CLAIBORNE PROMOTES: Liz Claiborne Inc. has added the word "senior" to two executives’ titles. Michael Scarpa, vice president, chief financial officer, is now senior vice president and cfo, and John Sullivan, vice president, chief information officer, is now senior vice president, chief information officer. In his expanded role, Scarpa will be responsible for management and execution of the company’s accounting and control, taxation, internal and external audit, financial planning and operations, treasury, investor relations and facilities management. Sullivan is in charge of information technology. Scarpa joined Liz Claiborne in 1983 as a budget manager and has since held positions of increasing responsibility at the company, while Sullivan started as vice president, information systems in 1996. Both report to Paul Charron, chairman and chief executive officer.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews