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.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)