NOLAN HIRE: Sharilyn Niehaus has joined Charles Nolan as vice president of sales. Previously, Niehaus was a senior account executive at Anne Klein, which she joined in 2004. Nolan was the designer for the sportswear brand from 2001 to 2003. Before joining Anne Klein, Niehaus was merchandising director at Jones Apparel Group Canada. At Charles Nolan, she will manage the wholesale business and report directly to the designer.
TALBOTS PROMOTION: The Talbots Inc. promoted John Fiske 3rd to senior vice president of human resources, overseeing operations for the Talbots and J. Jill brands. Fiske, 42, held the same title at J. Jill, which Talbots acquired in May. He succeeds Stu Stolper, who is retiring. Before joining J. Jill, Fiske was vice president of human resources at Abercrombie & Fitch. Fiske also held similar positions at Kenneth Cole Productions and the Timberland Co.
SET IN STONE: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. made a $500,000 contribution to the Ellis Island Ferry Building restoration, and the company's name will appear on a permanent plaque that commemorates the completion of the project. The Ferry Building reopened to the public on April 2 after being closed for more than 50 years. The restoration project was funded by a combination of federal, Hudson County and New Jersey state funds and private financing. Emanuel Chirico, PVH's chief executive officer, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the company's Arrow brand. At the event, Save Ellis Island unveiled its first exhibition in the restored Ferry Building, "Future in the Balance: Immigrants, Public Health and Ellis Island's Hospitals." The exhibit, which opens to the public on April 24, explains the history of Ellis Island's U.S. Public Health Service hospital from the perspectives of the immigrant patients, doctors, nurses, military personnel and support staff that populated the buildings between 1901 and 1954.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion