HUTTON TO HILFIGER: Rodney Hutton has joined Tommy Hilfiger Corp. as senior vice president, general merchandise manager. He will manage the newly acquired Karl Lagerfeld businesses. Most recently he was with Giorgio Armani and Emporio...
HUTTON TO HILFIGER: Rodney Hutton has joined Tommy Hilfiger Corp. as senior vice president, general merchandise manager. He will manage the newly acquired Karl Lagerfeld businesses. Most recently he was with Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, where he was vice president of merchandising for men’s. Hutton reports to Ann Acierno, president of new business development at Hilfiger. Acierno also oversees the H business, which is headed by Michele Parsons, senior vice president, general merchandise manager of the women’s and men’s H line. BRIEFLY SPEAKING: Levi Strauss & Co. is building on its Signature business in Europe. The San Francisco jeans giant on Thursday said it had inked a licensing deal to introduce underwear and socks for women and men under its low-cost Signature brand. The products will be designed, produced, marketed and distributed by Delta Galil Industries Ltd., a $580-million company based in Israel that manufactures apparel for such retailers as Carrefour and Wal-Mart. The products will be distributed in France, Germany, the U.K., Switzerland and Austria starting this fall.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion