JONES' SPECIAL MOVE: Olivia Ziegler has joined Jones Apparel Group's career collection as senior vice president of merchandising for special sizes. In this newly created position, Ziegler will report to Mark Mendelson, president of merchandising for...
JONES' SPECIAL MOVE: Olivia Ziegler has joined Jones Apparel Group's career collection as senior vice president of merchandising for special sizes. In this newly created position, Ziegler will report to Mark Mendelson, president of merchandising for Jones Career Collection. Ziegler was most recently vice president and general merchandise manager for Talbots, where she was involved in planning, merchandising and developing strategy. Peter Boneparth, president and chief executive officer, said, "The extension into special sizes is a natural progression for the Jones New York label. Olivia's appointment will allow us to target this consumer segment with fresh product."MILLA TIME: Milla Jovovich has been tapped as the new face of Celine for its fall ready-to-wear campaign. The actress/model will also appear in Celine's catalogs, which are distributed to more than 80,000 customers. Hair slicked back, Jovovich was shot by Vincent Peters. Some images are head shots showing only a collar of clothing at most. Jean-Marc Loubier, president and chief executive of Celine, said Jovovich was chosen because she's an "independent, modern and provocative woman with international acclaim."TRADE TALKS SET: European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy will return to Washington this week to discuss with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick whether progress has been made in disputes over steel and U.S. business taxes, according to EU officials. The European Commission is poised to impose retaliatory sanctions on U.S. products, including apparel, in both cases. An EU spokesman said Friday that the World Trade Organization has pushed back the date to mid-July for a decision on the amount of sanctions the EU would be entitled to impose on the U.S., which lost a dispute over tax breaks for U.S. exporters. The EU has sought WTO permission to retaliate on more than $4 billion worth of U.S. goods. Separately, the EU has drawn up a list of products valued at over $900 million on which it is poised to slap retaliatory duties against the U.S. because of punitive tariffs the U.S. placed on global steel imports in March.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews