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.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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)