In Brief: Unlimited Horizons … Sole Survivors … Moving In …
UNLIMITED HORIZONS: Jim Oien and Linda Eddy have left Limited Brands to take the posts of vice presidents of planning-allocation and real estate, respectively, at Pacific Sunwear of California, the 803-unit specialty chain based in Anaheim, Calif....
UNLIMITED HORIZONS: Jim Oien and Linda Eddy have left Limited Brands to take the posts of vice presidents of planning-allocation and real estate, respectively, at Pacific Sunwear of California, the 803-unit specialty chain based in Anaheim, Calif. Oien, whose post has been vacant for about eight months, reports to Tim Harmon, president and chief merchandising officer, while Eddy steps into a new post and reports to Shelley Smith, senior vice president of real estate. Oien was with Limited Brands for 18 years, most recently as vice president of distribution planning with Limited Logistics Services. Eddy is rejoining Pac Sun, where she was previously regional director of leasing, after two and half years as Limited Brands’ regional vice president of real estate.
SOLE SURVIVORS: Industrial designer Yves Béhar is trying to give Birkenstock a kick. His big departure, closed-toe designs for the 232-year-old label, will be unveiled at today’s opening of the "National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now" at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Aimed at urbanites who might not tie themselves to the brand’s earthy- crunchy roots, the new line still has such down-home touches as recyclable cork and compostable techno gels but with a sleek design. The $225 kicks hit select stores next month.
MOVING IN: Value City Department Stores has relocated its Boston buying office to 469 Seventh Avenue in New York. "Having an office in the heart of the industry saves us time, travel and expenses," said Stuart Glasser, president of softlines. "It also allows us to take advantage of opportunities that we could possibly miss." At the new offices, Glasser will be supported by David Dash, senior vice president of men’s and children’s, and Lou Virag, senior vice president of women’s apparel. Value City, based in Columbus, Ohio, operates 116 discount department stores called Value City and Schottenstein Stores, 126 DSW stores and 20 Filene’s Basements.The company maintains buying offices in Columbus and Los Angeles.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia