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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia