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.
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion