In Brief: Jousse Quits Richemont … Brand Essence … Top Honors
JOUSSE QUITS RICHEMONT: Dominique Jousse has stepped down as group human resources director of Compagnie Financière Richemont, the Swiss luxury-goods group. The company said in a statement Wednesday that Jousse resigned for...
JOUSSE QUITS RICHEMONT: Dominique Jousse has stepped down as group human resources director of Compagnie Financière Richemont, the Swiss luxury-goods group. The company said in a statement Wednesday that Jousse resigned for personal reasons. She opted not to relocate her home from London to Geneva, where Richemont is centralizing its group services. “We appreciate the changes instituted during her tenure as group HR director, and wish her every success in her future endeavors,” said Johann Rupert, executive chairman of the company. Jousse, who joined Richemont in 2000, will step down on April 30. Richemont’s brands include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Chloé. BRAND ESSENCE: Cherokee Inc. has agreed to an exclusive licensing deal with Essence magazine. The Van Nuys, Calif.-based brand broker plans to engineer retail licensing opportunities in women’s apparel and the home goods market for the glossy that is geared to the lifestyle of the African-American woman. Magazines and their access to specific customer databases offer a synergistic licensing platform for retailers, said Anthony Damiani, Cherokee’s senior vice president of brand development. “When a retailer and magazine pair up, you get really focused marketing,” he said.TOP HONORS: Betsey Johnson will be honored by the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners with the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s Annual Signature Awards Gala at Tavern on the Green in New York on March 15. Johnson’s daughter, Lulu, will present her mother the award. The theme for the 2005 Signature Awards is Inspiring Women, Inspiring Business. “Betsey Johnson worked extraordinarily hard to get where she is, and hasn’t forgotten that it wasn’t always easy,” said Lara Kisielewska, president of NAWBO-NYC. Past Signature Award winners include Muriel Siebert, Diane von Furstenberg, Barbara Smith, Linda Ellerbee, Judy George, Eileen Fisher, Rachelle Friedman and last year’s Lifetime Achievement winner, Caroline Hirsch, founder of Caroline’s On Broadway. Tickets cost $165 for members and their first guest, and $250 for nonmembers. They can be purchased by accessing nawbonyc.org.
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