SAKS APPOINTMENTS: Saks Fifth Avenue has promoted two top fashion executives. Michael Fink, senior women's fashion director, has been named vice president and fashion director of women's, and Michael Macko, senior men's fashion director, has been named vice president and fashion director for men's. Both are members of Fashion Group International, voting members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and sit on the Parsons The New School for Design's senior jury. Fink attends fashion week shows in New York, Paris, Milan, London and India and works closely with the women's buying. Macko is responsible for forecasting seasonal trends and analyzing and supporting the men's fashion and men's accessories selection. Macko is on the Families Advisory Council of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. as well as a member of the World Trade Center Memorial Advisory Council.
ANOTHER PUMA: Puma inked a deal to open its second New York City store. It plans to open in a 4,000-square-foot space at 33 Union Square West, currently home to the Union Square Wine & Spirits shop. Puma, which has had its eye on Union Square for three years, expects to open the store in six months, said Steven Greenberg, president of The Greenberg Group, which represented Puma in the deal.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)