In Brief: Hirsch Gets Promotion … Fina to Brooklyn … Rafé Revs Up in Japan …
HIRSCH GETS PROMOTION: Rebekah Hirsch, former senior director of fashion communications for Polo Ralph Lauren, has been promoted to vice president of fashion communications, a new post. Hirsch will continue to oversee all Ralph Lauren fashion...
HIRSCH GETS PROMOTION: Rebekah Hirsch, former senior director of fashion communications for Polo Ralph Lauren, has been promoted to vice president of fashion communications, a new post. Hirsch will continue to oversee all Ralph Lauren fashion communications, including women’s, men’s, children’s and celebrity public relations, and will add responsibility for European fashion communications in coordination with the European teams. She continues to report to Nancy Murray, senior vice president, p.r. and financial communications at Polo.
FINA TO BROOKLYN: Bridal jeweler Michael C. Fina plans to open a second unit at 8211 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn later this fall. The 1,800-square-foot boutique will offer a mix of engagement rings, wedding bands, gifts for the bride and the new Michael C. Fina tabletop collection. The store also will feature jewelry by Tacori, Scott Kay, Diana Classic and Primak. It is being created by Lydia Yoslow Designs and Consolidated Design Studio in light maple and black laminate, with glass shelving. Fina’s other unit is at 545 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
RAFE REVS UP IN JAPAN: Handbag brand Rafé is accelerating its expansion into the Japanese market with the opening of its third in-store shop there last month. The outlet was originally slated to open in 2005. Located in the Hankyu Department Store in the Yurako-cho section of Tokyo, the shop is 460 square feet and modeled after the company’s flagship in Manhattan’s East Village. Women’s handbags and shoes, as well as men’s accessories, are sold at the store. The two other Rafé in-store shops opened in Nagoya in September 2003 and in Yokohama earlier this year.
WAL-MART FILLS H.R. VOID: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it hired Lawrence Jackson as executive vice president of its people division, where he will oversee human resources for the company’s 1.5 million employees. Jackson resigned as president and chief operating officer of Dollar General Corp. last week to accept the position at Wal-Mart. He succeeds Coleman Peterson, who retired in April, and will join the company on Friday, reporting to chief executive officer Lee Scott. Prior to his employment at Dollar General, Jackson was vice president of supply operations at Safeway Inc. and, before that, senior vice president of worldwide operations for PepsiCo Food Systems.
@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)