BURBERRY'S NEW RECRUIT: Burberry has named Laura Hall senior vice president, accessories and shoes. Hall, who will begin Nov. 1, replaces Pamela Harper and will report directly to Rose Marie Bravo, Burberry's chief executive officer. Harper is now the head of Burberry's newly formed infrastructure redesign program. Hall will focus on product development, production and merchandising for the Burberry London accessory and shoe collections worldwide. She spent 13 years at DFS Group Ltd. before joining Burberry, most recently as vice president, global merchandise manager, fashion. Before joining DFS, she was group vice president, women's sportswear, for I. Magnin, the former San Francisco-based specialty retailer that Bravo once headed.
TOMMY'S GO-SEE: Tommy Hilfiger is looking for fresh faces to walk the runway in his next fashion show. No, they won't "take the runway" in Bryant Park, but rather Rego Park in Queens. Young women, men and children (ages six to 20) are invited to attend an open casting call in the Tommy Hilfiger junior department at Macy's Rego Park location from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Winners will be chosen to participate in Hilfiger's all-division fashion show at Macy's-Rego Park this Saturday at 1 p.m. Jive recording artist Samantha Jade will perform at the fashion show.
CLIPPED WINGS: Wall Street punished shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. after the specialty retailer revised its third-quarter earnings-per-share forecast to 43 cents to 44 cents from 45 cents to 46 cents. The stock fell 12.1 percent to $21.89 at the market close on Tuesday. Earnings from continuing operations in the same period last year was 39 cents, the company said in a statement. "While store traffic has been inconsistent in September, overall, the month-to-date is slightly positive for the 240 stores where store traffic comp is measured," the retailer said. "Comp-store sales month-to-date through Sept. 19 are up approximately 11 percent."
OAKLEY'S NEW CEO: Scott Olivet will become chief executive officer and a director of Oakley Inc. on Oct. 10, replacing founder, chairman and current ceo Jim Jannard. Olivet, formerly Nike Inc.'s vice president of subsidiaries and new business development, helped build the athletic giant's multibranding strategy and spearheaded the management of Cole Haan, Converse, Hurley, Starter and Bauer-Nike Hockey. Jannard will stay on as chairman at Oakley, which had net sales of more than $600 million in the year ended June 30.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
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