In a move to shore up its management and drive growth, Mavi Jeans Inc. on Tuesday named David Frankel president of its U.S. operations. He reports to Ersin Akarlilar, who has been named ceo of the Istanbul-based...
In a move to shore up its management and drive growth, Mavi Jeans Inc. on Tuesday named David Frankel president of its U.S. operations. He reports to Ersin Akarlilar, who has been named ceo of the Istanbul-based company, overseeing worldwide operations. Akarlilar had been president of U.S. operations. Frankel last served as president of Urban Outfitters’ wholesale division, Free People, since May 2001. Both executives will be based in New York. Ron Gelfuso, Mavi’s U.S. executive vice president, now reports to Frankel.
LEVIN NAMED AT LAUREN:
Jo Levin has been named president of the Ralph Lauren Group at Carlson & Partners, the ad agency. In her new post, she reports to Dick Tarlow, chairman of Carlson & Partners. Most recently, Levin was Carlson & Partner’s executive vice president, account director. Levin has worked on the Polo/Ralph Lauren business since 1981 when she joined Kurtz & Tarlow as assistant account executive on the Ralph Lauren apparel and fragrances account, reporting to Tarlow and the late Sandy Carlson. Following Kurtz & Tarlow, Levin continued her partnership with Sandy Carlson on the Polo/Ralph Lauren account at Geers Gross and then Wells Rich Greene before moving with the account to Carlson & Partners in October 1989.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.