ON TO TOKYO: Diane von Furstenberg and her Japanese distributor, Unit & Guest, have partnered to open the company’s first freestanding store in Japan. DVF The Shop will be located in Tokyo’s hip and trendy Aoyama shopping district, where Yohji Yamamoto, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and others already have stores. When von Furstenberg’s store opens next month, it will be housed in architect Tadao Ando’s Collezione building. The store will be the designer’s 11th worldwide. The 1,460-square-foot shop will offer a full range of DVF ready-to-wear, including sportswear, eveningwear, dresses, accessories, shoes, swimwear, maternity and exclusive runway looks. New deliveries of prints and colorways will arrive monthly. The shop will also house an edited selection of the DVF beauty line.
ADLER TO DARON: Michael Adler has been named president of sales at the New York-based Daron Fashions Group, a children’s outerwear manufacturer. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to the company, Adler joins Daron from the Zero Exposure children’s division of Fleet Street Ltd. Prior to that, Adler was a principal at Debutogs, where he launched the Red Pepper children’s activewear brand and the Michael Lewis children’s outerwear label. At Daron, Adler reports to Michael Rosenberg, owner.
This story first appeared in the August 31, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.