BON-TON PICKS TOP EXECUTIVES: The Bon-Ton Stores named Anthony J. Buccina vice chairman and president of merchandising, reporting to Byron L. Bergren, president and chief executive officer. Buccina was president and chief merchandising officer of Carson's from 1999 until Bon-Ton's acquisition of Carson's in March. Buccina joined Carson's in 1993 as senior vice president and general merchandise manager. In 1997, he became executive vice president of merchandise. Bon-Ton also named David Zant vice chairman overseeing private brands, merchandise planning and Internet marketing, reporting to Bergren. He was vice chairman and chief merchandising officer. In addition, James H. Baireuther, vice chairman and chief administrative officer, is leaving Bon-Ton on June 13.
WINNERS' CIRCLE: The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has selected winners of its annual design awards. Maria Cornejo has been singled out for Fashion Design and Nike won the Corporate Achievement award. Other winners include architect Paolo Soleri for Lifetime Achievement; the Museum of Modern Art's Paola Antonelli for Design Mind; Thom Mayne, Architecture Design; 2x4 founders Michael Rock, Susan Sellers and Georgianna Stout, Communications Design; Michael Gabellini, Interior Design; Martha Schwartz, Landscape Design; Bill Stumpf, Product Design; Miami-based real estate developer Craig Robins, Design Patron, and illustrator and conceptual designer Syd Mead, Special Jury Commendation. First Lady Laura Bush is the honorary patron for the awards and Richard Meier is chairing the gala, to be held Oct. 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.
QUEST NAMES FOUR: Fragrance supplier Quest International has made four executive appointments affecting its fine fragrance centers in New York and Paris. In the U.S., Matt Frost, who was vice president of marketing for fine fragrances in North America, has been promoted to vice president of global fine fragrance marketing, a new position. He reports to Paul Austin, Quest's vice president of global fine fragrance. Additionally, Isabel Ryan, who was director of fine fragrance development, has been named vice president of fine fragrance development for North America, also reporting to Austin. In France, Frederic Walter has been named creative director of global fine fragrances, a new post in which he reports to Frost. Also, Isabelle Fulconis has been named marketing director of fine fragrances for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a new position. She reports to Christian Dussoullier, vice president of fine fragrances for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)