NEW ADIDAS POST: Adidas Salomon AG on Thursday named Hermann Deininger to be head of brand and creative direction for Adidas, a new post. The appointment, effective April 1, follows Wednesday's announcement that Michael Michalsky has stepped down as creative director to pursue his own lifestyle brand. Deininger, an Adidas veteran, is head of the sport heritage, sport style and global retail divisions. He will keep those responsibilities and assume management of Adidas' design and innovation teams, as well as corporate identity and corporate design. Deininger, 46, will report to Erich Stamminger, president and chief executive officer of Adidas brand. He also will oversee global trend and lifestyle marketing, as well as the Adidas licensee business.
SOTOS NAMED JONES CFO: Efthimios P. Sotos has been appointed chief financial officer at Jones Apparel Group. Wesley R. Card, who has held the dual positions of chief operating and financial officer since 2002, will continue as chief operating officer. In addition, Patrick M. Farrell has been named executive vice president, corporate controller. Sotos and Card report to ceo Peter Boneparth. Farrell reports to Sotos. Most recently, Sotos was executive vice president, treasurer, strategic and financial planning. Before September 2005, he held the posts of senior vice president and treasurer, and corporate vice president and treasurer. Sotos joined Jones in 1999 as part of the company's acquisition of Nine West Group, where he was assistant treasurer. Farrell was appointed senior vice president in September 1999. He had been vice president and corporate controller since November 1997.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)