DUNDON MOVES UP: IT Holding has promoted Lisa Dundon to vice president of its Malo wholesale division. She now manages sales and marketing for Malo's women's and men's collections, and reports to Enrico Di Muccio, chief executive officer of IT Holding...
DUNDON MOVES UP: IT Holding has promoted Lisa Dundon to vice president of its Malo wholesale division. She now manages sales and marketing for Malo's women's and men's collections, and reports to Enrico Di Muccio, chief executive officer of IT Holding USA. Dundon, who joined the company two years ago, served most recently as vice president of sales for IT's Gentryportofino line. IT Holding recently bought Gianfranco Ferre and also owns such brands as Romeo Gigli, Exte and holds the licenses for Just Cavalli, Versus, Versace Jeans Couture and Dolce & Gabbana.VIRTUAL VENTURE TEES OFF: Yahoo Japan is partnering with Itochu Corp. to offer Japan's pop-culture-crazed consumers a crack at a range of T-shirts that will change weekly. Orders placed online will be fulfilled when demand for a given design exceeds 30 shirts, which will be priced at about $23 apiece. Styles that spark substantial demand will be priced lower, with a floor $16.15 per item. (Dollars are converted from yen at current exchange rates.) First-year sales are projected to reach $1.2 million, in a setting that will display the number of T-shirts being ordered in real time and offer bulletin boards aimed at creating a sense of community.ADIDAS PLAYS BALL: Adidas signed a multi-year marketing partnership agreement with the NBA and WNBA Tuesday. As part of its drive to target female consumers, Adidas will have on-air advertising and marketing opportunities with the WNBA starting this season. Adidas will also sponsor the NBA Jam Van, a traveling expo for fans. Adidas and the leagues are still finalizing other types of programs, an Adidas spokesman said. Reebok remains the official uniform supplier with rights to produce replica merchandise and other on-court apparel. "Our deal is more peripheral," said the Adidas spokesman. "This keeps us involved in the league without putting [players in our] uniforms."STEPPING UP: Ferragamo USA has promoted Jill Siefert to director of public relations from marketing manager of the field marketing teams. In her new role, Siefert will work on special events and build brand image with help from AndosciaMoss, a New York PR firm. She reports to Jean-Marc Gallot, president and regional director of Ferragamo USA. Ferragamo also tapped Bonnie Giugliano as national merchandising manager of women's, a new post. She still handles sales of women's shoes and answers to Gail Morgillo, director of women's shoes. Giugliano also is responsible for merchandising at Ferragamo's 13 stores in the U.S.
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
The 2018 @cfda Awards nominees are out! @virgilabloh for @off____white for is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Tap link in bio for all the nominees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion ( 📷: @simonelezzi)
@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye