ELLIS TAKES BACK LICENSE: Perry Ellis International Inc. has acquired the Perry Ellis fragrance license from Parlux Fragrances Inc. for $63 million in cash. Parlux had signed a letter of intent in August to sell the Perry Ellis fragrance license to Victory International (USA) LLC for $140 million. Perry Ellis International, however, informed Parlux in October that it did not consent to the proposal. Along with the fragrance license, Perry Ellis International acquired as part of the deal Perry Ellis fragrance inventory and molds, Parlux noted in a statement.
CHARLOTTE RUSSE CFO: Young contemporary retailer Charlotte Russe said that it has started a search for a new chief financial officer after cfo Dan Carter's announcement that he plans to leave the San Diego-based company by the end of June for the private sector. "The time that I enjoyed the best here was in the early years, when we were preparing the company [to go] from private to public," Carter said. "I think there are opportunities in my lifetime to do this again." The company, which operates more than 600 mall-based units, expects to launch at least 50 new stores in fiscal 2007.
WATSON'S WADE RETIRES: Ian Wade has retired after almost 25 years at A.S. Watson Group, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.'s retailing and manufacturing division, the company announced Tuesday. He was group managing director. Wade's responsibilities have been transferred to Dominic Lai, who is executive director of Hutchison Whampoa. Lai, who has held the executive director position at Hutchison Whampoa since 2000, was managing director of the company's Harbour Plaza Hotel Management arm starting in 1998. Lai also had the post of chief operating officer and finance director of A.S. Watson, beginning in 1994.
@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)