- BLOOMINGDALE'S PROMOTES EXECS: Bloomingdale's has promoted Charles W. Anderson, senior vice president of the West and Midwest regions, to senior vice president and director of stores, effective June 1. The position has been vacant since February, when Tony Spring was elevated to president and chief operating officer. Anderson, 45, will be responsible for the management and operations of Bloomingdale's 40 stores and will report to Spring. Jack Hruska, executive vice president of creative services, and Mark Powell, senior vice president of operations and loss prevention, continue to report to Spring. Frank Berman, vice president of marketing has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and also will report to Spring.
- DIALING DIOR: Confirming a report in WWD in December, Christian Dior said this week it would launch a signature cell phone, in partnership with Paris-based mobile specialist ModeLabs. The fashion phone will be unveiled May 21 at the Dior flagship on Avenue Montaigne.
- CASE CLOSED: Abercrombie & Fitch said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that an SEC probe into the firm's trading in shares of company stock is closed. No other details were provided.
- MORE SHOW SPACE: Real estate investment firm Vornado Realty Trust has signed on to redevelop and expand the Show Piers on Manhattan's West Side between 51st and 54th Streets. The project, which will join Piers 94 and 92, will eventually result in 355,000 square feet of show space. The $100 million project also will feature a 9,300-square-foot winter garden as well as a 60,000-square-foot logistics center. On the apparel industry end, the piers are usually occupied by ENK International's shows. Under the agreement, the developer will lease the piers for 49 years, with two 25-year extensions.
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