DESIGNER SEX CASE: Fashion designer Anand Jon, who has been accused of raping or sexually assaulting 12 aspiring models, was charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Tuesday with attacking six more victims. Jon, who is based in Los Angeles, now faces a total of 46 counts involving alleged sexual attacks on 18 individuals between the ages of 14 and 27. Jon pleaded not guilty to the original counts and has been free on $1.3 million bail. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors were asking for bail to be raised to $2.3 million. In addition, Robison said Jon is being sought in three assaults in Dallas.
KELAIN SOLD: The beleaguered French shoe brand Stephane Kélain has changed hands. French shoe company Royer, which produces the Kickers brand, last week bought Kélain for an undisclosed sum from French real estate entrepreneur Alain Dumenil, who also owns the Jean-Louis Scherrer, Francesco Smalto and Louis Féraud fashion brands. The latest transaction includes the rights to use the Kélain brand name, but does not include the handful of boutiques Kélain used to operate. A spokesman for Dumenil said those units would be transferred to other brands in the businessman's holdings.
TRUE RELIGION STOCK: True Religion chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Lubell sold 2.3 million shares of the premium denim company's common stock " valued at $42 million based on a price of $18.26, as listed in a SEC filing " on June 7. It was part of a restructuring of holdings after his divorce from wife and co-founder, Kymberly Gold-Lubell. The company said he owns 22.4 percent of True Religion's outstanding shares as the largest single stockholder. Gold-Lubell, who left True Religion in March, plans to launch a high-end jewelry label called BabaKul.
QUIKSILVER MOVE: Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., has announced the promotion of Tom Holbrook, executive vice president of sales for the Quiksilver brands, to the new position of executive vice president of strategic brand development for Quiksilver Inc. Holbrook, who has been with the company since 1978, will work with the Quiksilver and Roxy brands in sales, marketing and merchandise, and will be "the senior liaison and ambassador to key wholesale customers throughout the Quiksilver Americas' region " with an emphasis on our core surf, skate and snow specialty accounts," the company said in a statement.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews