SHOPKO RESHUFFLES: Thomas Abbott has been promoted to the new post of vice president of product development and trend services at the ShopKo division of ShopKo Stores Inc. Abbott returned to ShopKo in 1998 as manager of trend services and was promoted...
SHOPKO RESHUFFLES: Thomas Abbott has been promoted to the new post of vice president of product development and trend services at the ShopKo division of ShopKo Stores Inc. Abbott returned to ShopKo in 1998 as manager of trend services and was promoted to vice president and divisional merchandise manager of fine jewelry and intimate apparel the following year. Additionally, Kathy Friedland-Howard, vice president of advertising with responsibility for the ShopKo division’s print advertising, has assumed responsibility for all divisional advertising operations as well as consumer research and e-commerce. Both report to Kevin Easton, who was promoted to executive vice president of the company and chief merchandising officer of the ShopKo division in a reorganization of its management ranks on Jan. 17.
THE GOLDEN NET: With the worlds of fashion and entertainment drawing ever closer, it figured that at least one Web site would benefit from fashion fans dialing up the 411 on who wore what to the Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 19. And the winner, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, was Eonline.com. Surfers of the site, for the week ended Jan. 19, swelled to 860,000 — many of whom were looking to learn what E! Online’s Fashion Police had to say about the celebrities’ fashion. Those users marked a 67 percent surge over traffic the prior week, which tallied 387,000 people. "The offline tie-in with E!’s TV coverage of the Globes was the key driver," said Carolyn Clark, senior Internet analyst at Nielsen/NetRatings, in referring to E! Online’s traffic surge. "We see this effect online with many offline tie-ins," Clark added. "When BusinessWeek does its ratings of top business schools, for instance, BusinessWeek Online benefits."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty