In Brief: Cheers for Bravo … Ferragamo to Atlanta … Columbia Deal Done …
CHEERS FOR BRAVO: Rose Marie Bravo, chairman and chief executive officer of Burberry, has been elected to the board of Estée Lauder Cos. Leonard A. Lauder, Lauder chairman, said in a statement: "We’re very pleased. Her extensive...
CHEERS FOR BRAVO: Rose Marie Bravo, chairman and chief executive officer of Burberry, has been elected to the board of Estée Lauder Cos. Leonard A. Lauder, Lauder chairman, said in a statement: "We’re very pleased.Her extensive experience and extraordinary accomplishments as a retail leader and a brand builder will be an asset to the company and its stockholders."Her addition brings the number of board members to 10. Bravo, 52, joined Burberry in 1997 and is a member of the board of Burberry Limited. Prior to joining Burberry,Bravo was president of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1992 to 1997. From 1974 to 1992, she held positions of increasing responsibility at R.H. Macy and Co., culminating in her 1987 to 1992 tenure as chairman and ceo of the San Francisco-based specialty store, I. Magnin.
FERRAGAMO TO ATLANTA: Salvatore Ferragamo will open a boutique in Lenox Square mall in Atlanta next Tuesday. It’s the Italian luxury firm’s first store in the market, though the company does sell to such retailers as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in the area. Designed by New York architects Janson Goldstein, the 2,000-square-foot space incorporates the new worldwide Ferragamo store concept, currently seen at Ferragamo stores in SoHo and in the Americana Manhasset shopping center. This summer, the company plans to open an American flagship on Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. The Atlanta shop will feature natural walnut and stone contrasting with high tech Corian and metal, and suspended forms and fixtures. Ferragamo has 102 freestanding stores worldwide
COLUMBIA DEAL DONE: Outdoor apparel and footwear provider Columbia Sportswear Co. completed its acquisition of Mountain Hardwear Inc. for $30 million in cash and assumption of $6 million in debt. Mountain Hardwear will maintain its name and brand and operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Columbia. Mountain Hardwear will continue to develop its presence in high-end specialty stores and will expand distribution internationally as well. The firm hopes the strategy will build sales to over $100 million in the next five years, according to ceo Tim Boyle. Based in Richmond, Calif., 10-year-old Mountain Hardwear designs and develops technology-driven equipment and apparel geared to the outdoor market. Last year, it recorded unaudited revenue of $31.4 million. On Jan. 30, Portland, Ore.-based Columbia reported 2002 revenue of $816 million.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye