In Brief: Das Hours … Walmex in Clear … Perry Ellis Appoints EVP Sales …
DAS HOURS: The German parliament approved an amendment, effective June 1, allowing stores to stay open until 8 p.m. Saturdays, as opposed to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, and 4 p.m. otherwise. Weekday closing time remains 8 p.m., except...
DAS HOURS: The German parliament approved an amendment, effective June 1, allowing stores to stay open until 8 p.m. Saturdays, as opposed to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, and 4 p.m. otherwise. Weekday closing time remains 8 p.m., except for stores in railway stations and special tourist zones. Sunday openings remain largely taboo, though local authorities may designate a maximum of four Sundays each year as "Shop Open Sundays," in which stores can now stay open until 8 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. on those Sundays.
WALMEX IN CLEAR: Mexico’s antitrust agency closed its investigation into the purchasing practices of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s south-of-the-border division Walmex, under the condition that the retailer follow a code of conduct when dealing with suppliers, said published reports. In related Wal-Mart news, the stores is in talks to acquire a significant stake in the supermarket chain Safeway PLC ahead of a ruling by the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry.
PERRY ELLIS APPOINTS EVP SALES: Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced Friday the appointment of Michael Nicklas as executive vice president of sales for Jantzen, Inc., a subsidiary of Perry Ellis. Nicklas will oversee all swimwear-related apparel and accessories for Jantzen, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger. Nicklas most recently was senior vice president and national sales manager, department stores for the Speedo division of Authentic Fitness. Nicklas will report directly to Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of Perry Ellis.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)