In Brief: Rice To Carter’s…Tarrant Adds Directors…Winning Bid
RICE TO CARTER’S: Robin Rice, former senior vice president of merchandising for The Body Shop of Americas, has joined Carter’s, the infant and children’s wear firm, as executive vice president of marketing, a new post. Before...
RICE TO CARTER’S: Robin Rice, former senior vice president of merchandising for The Body Shop of Americas, has joined Carter’s, the infant and children’s wear firm, as executive vice president of marketing, a new post. Before joining The Body Shop, Rice was senior vice president and general manager for Gap Canada, prior to which she was senior vice president of GapKids and BabyGap. She reports to Joe Pacifico, president of marketing at Carter’s.
TARRANT ADDS DIRECTORS: Los Angeles-based Tarrant Apparel Group said Stephane Farouze and Larry Russ will join the company’s board as independent members. Farouze most recently served as the global head of sales structuring at Societe Generale Asset Management following a position as BNP’s head of foreign exchanges for the Italian market. For the past 16 years, Russ has served as managing partner of the Los Angeles-based law firm, Russ, August & Kabat, building its client roster of apparel firms and its intellectual property practice. Heightening the six-member board’s transparency, the moves come after Tarrant announced it would begin leasing its Mexican production facilities and focus on design and brand collaborations with retailers. Tarrant chairman and chief executive Gerard Guez said the shift to a landlord model is expected to generate $11 million in annual revenues for six years.
WINNING BID: The Fifth Avenue Association Business Improvement District celebrated its two millionth visitor asking for help. Marie Ayoh of Ivory Coast, Africa, who has a temporary job in the American Embassy in Washington, was visiting the Big Apple Wednesday with her brother and daughter when she asked for directions to Moroccan Airlines at 666 Fifth Avenue. She was greeted by BID officials bearing all sorts of prizes. Among them, bags from Fendi and A. Testoni, lunch for two at Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier and Mikimoto pens and a $1,000 shopping spree at Hugo Boss. Since 1993, the BID has provided security, sanitation and information. The security team clicks counters each time someone requests assistance.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye