BAUER POSTS LOSS IN QUARTER: Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. on Tuesday posted a second-quarter loss of $42 million, or $1.40 a diluted share, for the period ended July 1 against income of $69.5 million in the same year-ago three months, which included a pretax gain of $107.6 million related to the company's emergence from bankruptcy and its required adoption of fresh-start accounting. Total revenues in the period fell by 7.4 percent to $225.7 million from $243.8 million, while same-store sales decreased by 5.9 percent. "While we are disappointed with our second-quarter performance, we are looking forward to the upcoming introduction of our new fall product line in our stores, in our catalogues and online," said Fabian Mansson, chief executive officer, in a statement.
DIAMONDS CUT: JCK Events has canceled Diamonds by JCK, a diamond-specific jewelry trade show that was launched in October. The show was set to take place at Pier 94 in Manhattan, Oct. 17 to 19. "After a careful review of the event and the market, we came to the conclusion that the industry could not support a niche event of this kind," Dave Bonaparte, vice president for JCK Events, said in a statement. JCK Events also produces JCK NYC Invitational, JCK New Delhi, and the Swiss Watch by JCK and Luxury by JCK shows in Las Vegas, as well as the flagship JCK show there.
SEARS APPOINTMENTS: Sears Holdings named two vice presidents and general merchandise managers in its Sears division: Mark Fedyk, for center core, which includes intimate apparel, accessories and fine jewelry, and Linda LaCerva, for children's and infants' apparel and baby hard lines. They will report to Dan Laughlin, senior vice president of merchandising for Sears. Fedyk has spent most of his career with Saks Inc., most recently as senior vice president and gmm for corporate cosmetics. LaCerva most recently was the chief executive at Wormser Co., a $40 million apparel manufacturer, and has 20 years' experience at various retailers, including Montgomery Ward, May Co., Target and Value City.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye