PERRY PROMOTION: Perry Ellis International has promoted Jerry Kaye to creative director for all of its brands. Kaye was executive vice president of design for Perry Ellis sportswear and creative director for Salant, which PEI acquired...
PERRY PROMOTION: Perry Ellis International has promoted Jerry Kaye to creative director for all of its brands. Kaye was executive vice president of design for Perry Ellis sportswear and creative director for Salant, which PEI acquired in June. He reports to Oscar Feldenkreis, chief operating officer and president. Separately, PEI is looking to beef up its top line and increase margins with PerrySolutions, a software system that manages customer inventory. “PerrySolutions helps our customers steer clear of understocks and overstocks,” said Luis Paez, chief information officer of PEI. “Our sales planners manage inventory to the door/[stockkeeping unit] level based on the rate of sale, thereby increasing turns.”
ESTATE SALE: Looking to boost its stock, Hampshire Group Ltd. is considering the sale of its commercial real estate subsidiary. On Monday, the Anderson, S.C.-based sportswear maker said its board has appointed a special committee to explore a divestiture of Hampshire Investments Ltd., a subsidiary with property in the U.S., Russia, Romania and the Czech Republic. The special committee is needed because chief executive officer Ludwig Kuttner and other senior managers may have an interest in purchasing the business, the firm said. For the fiscal year ended 2002, Hampshire Investments reported an operating group loss of $2.5 million, much deeper than its prior-year loss of $450,000. Kuttner said in a statement that the company’s “current market capitalization does not reflect the true value of the apparel business” because the return from the investment business is not keeping pace with the apparel side. In fiscal 2002, Hampshire’s company-wide net income grew 53.9 percent to $17 million on a 12.2 percent improvement in net revenues to $293.3 million.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty