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: @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