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.
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