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.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim