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.
“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)