In Brief: Liz Warms Up … Chaus Taps Panitz … New HSN Strategist …
LIZ WARMS UP: Expanding its licensed presence in the home area, Liz Claiborne Inc. last week reached an agreement in principle with Berkshire Blanket Inc. for blankets and throws under the Liz Claiborne name. The brand already offers an array...
LIZ WARMS UP: Expanding its licensed presence in the home area, Liz Claiborne Inc. last week reached an agreement in principle with Berkshire Blanket Inc. for blankets and throws under the Liz Claiborne name. The brand already offers an array of home products, including bed and bath, decorative fabrics, furniture and tabletop, each produced under license. “The Liz Claiborne brand owns a unique position in the marketplace, and we are eager to take on the challenge of interpreting its signature style into designer blankets and throws,” said Rick Lotuff, president and chief executive officer of Berkshire.
CHAUS TAPS PANITZ: David G. Panitz has been appointed chief operating officer of Bernard Chaus Inc. effective immediately, according to a statement from the company. Panitz joins Chaus after having served as chief operating officer of Ecko Unlimited. Prior to that, Panitz spent five years at Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Panitz is taking over for Nicholas DiPaolo, who served as chief operating officer for four years. DiPaolo will retain his position as vice chairman of the company.
NEW HSN STRATEGIST: The Home Shopping Network, the multichannel shopping retailer, is expected to announce today that Jay Herratti has assumed the post of senior vice president of strategy and business development. Herratti is expected to help chart the network’s growth in the direct-to-consumer marketplace, which could include acquisitions. HSN is a television and internet retailer. Herratti’s previous stint was executive vice president at Gordon Brothers, where he led international expansion for the firm. His previous experience includes work for Federated Department Stores, where he focused on its online businesses, and several senior level posts at the now defunct Boo.com Group.
MAIDENFORM'S FIT: Intimate apparel manufacturers Maidenform Inc. said an ex-Toys "r" Us corporate controller, Dorvin D. Lively, has been appointed chief financial officer of the company, effective Nov. 8. Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Maidenform, said in a statement on Tuesday that Lively "brings substantial experience to our company in, among other areas, strategic operations, accounting and financial controls, and mergers and acquistions." Maidenform, which was aquired by the Los Angeles-based investmant banking firm Ares Management in May for an estimated $215 million, emerged from bankruptcy in July 1999.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion