In Briefs: Arabov Trial Stays In Detroit… Smart Shirts Promotions
Celebrity jeweler Jacob Arabov, also known as Jacob the Jeweler, will have to stand trial in Detroit, a federal district court judge ruled following a hearing on Arabov's request to move the trial to Manhattan.
ARABOV TRIAL STAYS IN DETROIT: Celebrity jeweler Jacob Arabov, also known as Jacob the Jeweler, will have to stand trial in Detroit, a federal district court judge ruled following a hearing on Arabov's request to move the trial to Manhattan. Arabov faces federal charges for allegedly laundering more than $270 million in proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics on behalf of a Detroit organization known as the Black Mafia Family. He has pled not guilty. Judge Avern Cohn ruled that since Arabov's trial was separated from that of three other defendants facing the same charges, there was no need to change the venue. Arabov reportedly requested the change of venue so it would be more convenient for his celebrity clients to appear on his behalf. The trial date is set for Aug. 6. If convicted, he could face 20 years in prison.
SMART SHIRTS PROMOTIONS: Kellwood Co. is promoting its senior management in Smart Shirts Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary based in Hong Kong. Effective Sunday, Jesse C.P. Zee, managing director of Smart Shirts, has been promoted to chairman; Gerald Rhoads, deputy managing director, is managing director, and Michael T. Gilson, Kellwood director of special projects, is senior vice president of finance. They report to W. Lee Capps 3rd, Kellwood chief operating officer and chief financial officer, who has assumed oversight of Smart Shirts from Robert C. Skinner Jr., Kellwood chairman, president and chief executive officer.
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