In Brief: Nicole’s New Jeans … Wet Exit … Bergdorf’s New Hire
NICOLE’S NEW JEANS: Nicole Miller has licensed the rights to produce women’ denim under its brand to Pacific Alliance, a company headed by chairman and chief executive officer Haim Dabah. The design house has also licensed...
NICOLE’S NEW JEANS: Nicole Miller has licensed the rights to produce women’ denim under its brand to Pacific Alliance, a company headed by chairman and chief executive officer Haim Dabah. The design house has also licensed Pacific to produce a children’s collection. The jeans are to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of this year, with children’s to follow early next year. WET EXIT: Another Wet Seal Inc. executive has left the company. The Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based specialty retailer said Tuesday that Joseph Deckop, who joined Wet Seal in August 2003, has resigned as executive vice president of central planning and allocation to pursue other interests. After former chief executive officer Peter D. Whitford resigned from Wet Seal last November, Deckop was interim ceo before current ceo Joel Waller started on Feb. 1. “I am grateful for the contributions Joe has made to The Wet Seal Inc. during a very tough period of our business,” Waller said in a statement. BERGDORF’S NEW HIRE: Ginny Hershey, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of couture at Neiman Marcus, has been named as senior vice president and general merchandise manager at Bergdorf Goodman, effective March 28. Hershey joined Neiman’s in 1988 in the executive development program and was placed as an assistant footwear buyer. She was promoted in 1990 to couture shoes buyer and in 1992 she was named buyer for couture. Hershey was promoted to her current position in 1997. She will report to Jim Gold, president and chief executive officer of Bergdorf Goodman.
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