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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)