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.
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