JONES INKS ESPRIT DEAL: Jones Apparel Group has signed a letter of intent for a licensing deal with the U.S. subsidiary of Esprit Holdings Ltd. for women's handbags, luggage, small leather goods and footwear. Jones will manufacture and distribute...
JONES INKS ESPRIT DEAL: Jones Apparel Group has signed a letter of intent for a licensing deal with the U.S. subsidiary of Esprit Holdings Ltd. for women's handbags, luggage, small leather goods and footwear. Jones will manufacture and distribute Esprit, Esprit Sport, Esprit de Corp. and EDC by Esprit products through its Nine West Group division. Esprit's U.S. subsidiary previously manufactured its accessories in-house. Esprit accessories will be distributed to department and specialty stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The products will be launched for transition/early spring retailing.YSL BEAUTE KEEPS FENDI FRAGRANCE LICENSE: An arbitration panel in Rome has ruled that YSL Beaute, the beauty and fragrance division of Gucci Group, will be able to retain its Fendi fragrance license until October 2005, a Gucci spokesman said. Fendi Adele Srl had taken the case against Fendi Profumi, a division of YSL Beaute, to an arbitration court last year in an effort to win back the license. The three-member panel decided in Gucci Group's favor last month, the spokesman confirmed. Fendi fragrances have sales of approximately $14.3 million annually.NOTED TARGET: Fitch Ratings rated Target Corp.'s new $750 million debt issuance at "A" with a stable outlook. The notes, maturing in 2009, bear an interest rate of 5.375 percent. "Target's credit profile is expected to remain solid despite a continuing high level of capital expenditures to finance growth in square footage at the Target division," said Fitch analyst Philip Zahn in a statement. The Minneapolis-based retailer on Thursday also laid out plans for a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center in Topeka, Kan., initially employing approximately 650 people.
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