In Brief: Donna’s Jeans Deal … Factory Shift … No Sail … Heading East …
DONNA’S JEANS DEAL: Donna Karan International and SINV have completed their previously reported license for DKNY women’s and men’s jeans in Europe, Asia, the Mideast, Australia and New Zealand, the companies said Wednesday. The...
DONNA’S JEANS DEAL: Donna Karan International and SINV have completed their previously reported license for DKNY women’s and men’s jeans in Europe, Asia, the Mideast, Australia and New Zealand, the companies said Wednesday. The five-year license is expected to commence with a collection for next fall from the Carre, Italy-based SINV. Liz Claiborne Inc. continues to hold the exclusive and long-term license to source, market and sell men’s and women’s jeans and DKNY Active collections in most countries in the Western Hemisphere.
FACTORY SHIFT: Larry Kelley, former president and chief executive officer of both Casual Male Big and Tall and One Price Clothing, has joined Factory 2-U Stores as executive vice president of merchandising and marketing. He succeeds Mary McNabb, who came out of retirement to become executive vice president and general merchandise manager, as well as Spencer Insolia, who joined the firm in June as senior vice president, marketing, and has left the firm. McNabb has resumed her retirement. Additionally, Melvin Redman has joined the San Diego-based off-price retailer in the new post of executive vice president of store operations and distribution. He previously spent 17 years with Wal-Mart Stores, culminating in his appointment as senior vice president, operations, and was the founder and president of Alliance Consulting. Both report to Bill Fields, chairman and ceo of Factory 2-U.
NO SAIL: After sinking $140 million into the project, Patrizio Bertelli’s Luna Rossa could be headed for dry dock. Since its elimination from the Louis Vuitton Cup last month, Prada’s chief executive told Italy’s Corriere della Sera that he was not planning a third venture in the sailing competition. "I’ve lost my enthusiasm," he said. "I would change my mind only if a completely new project came up." Bertelli could not be reached for comment as he was flying back to Italy from New Zealand on Wednesday, and Prada officials declined to comment.
HEADING EAST: Trussardi has signed a five-year partnership with Mitsui for the development of the fashion house’s licenses in Japan. The deal starts this month, and Trussardi said in a statement that it expected sales in Japan to reach about $46 million in 2005. Last year, the brand’s sales in that country were about $39 million. This partnership follows the termination of the joint venture with Teijin Ltd., formed in 1999 by the late Nicola Trussardi. The company said it plans to close two stores in Tokyo that were managed by Teijin and to focus investments on the core business of leather goods.
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