In Brief: CFO on the Go … A Femme by Any Other Name … Beauty Aid …
CFO ON THE GO: James R. Cannataro has resigned as chief financial officer of The Spiegel Group to take a similar position with an unidentified firm in another industry. The Downers Grove, Ill.-based apparel and furnishings direct merchant and owner...
CFO ON THE GO:James R. Cannataro has resigned as chief financial officer of The Spiegel Group to take a similar position with an unidentified firm in another industry. The Downers Grove, Ill.-based apparel and furnishings direct merchant and owner of Eddie Bauer said it is conducting a search to find a replacement. Cannataro, who joined the company in 1984, will finalize his new duties on Feb. 12.
A FEMME BY ANY OTHER NAME: Apparel and accessories trade show Femme has a new name: Industry 212. Marilyn Harrington, general manager at Advanstar’s East Coast Fashion Group, which produces the show, said: "What was Femme? Was it [pronounced] ‘Fem-me’ or some said ‘Fame?’ It was confusing. So we decided Industry 212 made more sense because this is a show about New York." The first show under the new name will take place May 4-6 at its usual locale — the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
BEAUTY AID: Revlon Inc. chairman Ronald Perelman’s offer of a bailout of Revlon’s finances has been approved by the company. Essentially confirming details of a plan announced in December, Perelman’s holding company, MacAndrew & Forbes, has agreed to lend Revlon $100 million and provide a line of credit of between $40 million and $65 million. Revlon on Wednesday registered an offering to distribute rights to purchase up to 21.7 million shares of its Class A common stock and said it expects to realize proceeds of about $50 million to help right the troubled company.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty