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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)