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.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)