FILA TAPS SALES EXEC: Fila USA Inc. has named Peter Holmberg, executive vice president of sales for Ashworth, as national sales manager of golf and corporate. Holmberg previously held senior sales positions with Cutter and Buck Inc., where he started its corporate division. In this new post, Holmberg will focus on increasing golf apparel distribution in specialty trade channels, as well as guiding Fila's entry into corporate sales. Holmberg will report to Jeff Clark, Fila USA director of golf. He will be based in Seattle.
TECNICA CEO CHANGE: John Stahler will step down on Oct. 1 as chairman and chief executive officer of the Tecnica Group, North America, after more than 30 years building its active winter sport portfolio, which includes Tecnica, Nordica, Rollerblade, Nitro and Blizzard. Peter Weaver, owner of Salt Lake City-based Pharmaceutical Research Organization, will replace Stahler, 66, as ceo. Weaver has served as the ceo of Marker International and president of sporting goods firm Easton Technical Products. He will be based at the Tecnica USA headquarters in West Lebanon, N.H.
A NEW CITIZEN: Citizen Watch Co. has named Mark Shell to the post of senior vice president of sales for the U.S. market. This appointment completes the management restructuring in the sales department of Citizen's U.S. watch business, following two internal promotions last March. Shell brings more than 20 years of experience in the watch industry to his new role. Most recently, he was senior vice president of the Armitron division at E. Gluck Corp. At Citizen, Shell will be responsible for the national and independent sales channels. He reports to Laurence Grunstein, president of Citizen Watch Co. of America.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews