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.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)