BEN SHERMAN PROMOTES: Jennifer Getlan has been promoted to executive vice president of sales at the Ben Sherman Group. In this role, Getlan is responsible for the Evisu Genes and Ben Sherman women's brands. Getlan, who has been with the company for more than four years, was previously national sales manager, overseeing Evisu Genes North American distribution, which includes sales, marketing and production. Getlan will assume the additional responsibility of Ben Sherman women's sales and marketing, replacing Maria Kosky, who left the company in December. Prior to joining Ben Sherman, Getlan held various sales posts at companies such as BCBG Max Azria, Iceberg and Block 60. Getlan reports to Paul McAdam, president of Ben Sherman. She is based at Evisu's New York showroom.
POWER SHOPPING: Hennes & Mauritz is preparing to challenge Spanish rivals Zara and Mango on Paris' Avenue des Champs-Elysées. The Swedish fast-fashion giant on Monday confirmed it signed a lease for a store on the thoroughfare, which includes tenants from Louis Vuitton to Sephora. An H&M spokesman said the unit should open in 2008 in a space formerly occupied by Club Med.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.