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.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion