SAG HARBOR'S NEW LEGS: Kellwood Co. has licensed Moretz Inc. to produce a legwear collection for its growing Sag Harbor division. Moretz, based in Newton, N.C., will design, produce and market Sag Harbor trouser, casual, sport and fashion socks. "The...
SAG HARBOR'S NEW LEGS: Kellwood Co. has licensed Moretz Inc. to produce a legwear collection for its growing Sag Harbor division. Moretz, based in Newton, N.C., will design, produce and market Sag Harbor trouser, casual, sport and fashion socks. "The legwear collection will be a great complement to our increasing efforts to strengthen our casual business," said Barbara McGraw, Sag Harbor's brand manager. The legwear line will be launched at department and specialty stores next spring.HALMODE NAMES MCCOURT: Kevin McCourt has joined Kellwood Co.'s Halmode Apparel division as vice president of finance. McCourt, a 14-year veteran of the apparel industry, most recently served as vice president of financial planning at Liz Claiborne Inc. He will be based in New York and will report to Jay Diamond, president and chief executive officer of Halmode. McCourt succeeds Neil Rothfeld.YSL SHOWDOWN: Workers from Yves Saint Laurent couture vow to be out in force Tuesday when a Paris court is slated to referee the showdown between them and Francois Pinault. The French retail titan demanded the hearing since the workers' committee at YSL has stymied his plan to sell the retiring couturier's atelier to French industrialist Patrice Bouygues. The committee, representing some 150 workers, issued a statement Friday to reiterate its objections. Bouygues said he wants to remake the YSL atelier on Avenue Marceau into a multibrand operation. The transfer is slated to take place July 31. Under French law, a workers' committee has to give its opinion on a takeover, even if it cannot ultimately block it.SO LONG, FAREWELL: The cold shoulder Dillard's Inc. has long given Wall Street lost the retailer the coverage of Prudential Financial last week. Equity analyst Wayne Hood said he would stop following the firm, "preferring to spend more of our time on companies with greater access to management." A company spokeswoman said Dillard's does not comment on specific analysts.SYMS STOCK BUYBACK: Believing its stock to be undervalued, Syms Corp. said Friday that it will repurchase an aggregate of up to 20 percent, or 3.2 million, of its outstanding common shares during the next 24 months until June 7, 2004. The company may buy back the stock at its discretion from time to time in open-market transactions at prevailing prices, or through privately negotiated transactions, depending upon market conditions and other factors. Shares repurchased by the company will be held as treasury stock. Commenting on the repurchase program, chief executive officer Marcy Syms said the buyback "demonstrates [Syms'] commitment to enhancing shareholder value." As of May 31, the company had approximately 15,782,000 outstanding common shares for a market capitalization of $92.5 million."
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)