SEIKO TAPS PERRY: Seiko Corp. of America has named Les Perry to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. A company spokesperson said that Perry is taking over most of the responsibilities formerly held by Rick Vogler, executive...
SEIKO TAPS PERRY: Seiko Corp. of America has named Les Perry to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. A company spokesperson said that Perry is taking over most of the responsibilities formerly held by Rick Vogler, executive vice president and chief operating officer, who left the firm for personal reasons. The spokesman said the watch company has restructured its operations in the U.S. so that it no longer will have a chief operating officer. Perry most recently was general manager of Movado's ESQ brand, and has also held executive positions at Macy's East.EVERLAST'S NEW DEALS: Activewear firm Everlast Worldwide Inc. is expanding into new territories. The company has signed three licensing agreements in three separate countries. In Japan, the company inked a pact with Tomen for a line of bags, hats and socks. Tomen also markets Everlast apparel in Mexico. Everlast also signed a deal with Difusion Deportiva, a Mexico City-based company, to market and distribute Everlast socks in Mexico, while in Israel, the company signed a deal with Megamart Ltd. to market and distribute Everlast apparel in that country.JONES NAMES CFO FOR MODERATE: Amanda Bokman has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of the moderate apparel division of Jones Apparel Group. In this role, Bokman will assume the financial responsibility for all of the firm's moderate businesses, which includes Norton McNaughton, Erika, Energie, Gloria Vanderbilt, Evan-Picone, Nine & Co. and Joneswear. Bokman joined Jones in June 2001 through the acquisition of McNaughton Apparel Group, where she was vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer from 1992 through the merger.ESCALATE'S FORTUNES RISING: Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Escalate, which facilitates retail inventory management and other supply-chain services online, has secured $24.4 million in a combination of cash and convertible debt. The round of series D financing was led by Lighthouse Capital Partners and included Focus Ventures, Accel Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. The funds are slated to boost Escalate's sales, marketing and customer service efforts. Escalate also has added Neiman Marcus and Fred Meyer Jewelers to its client roster.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)