KELLWOOD NAMES ENC HEAD: Kellwood Co. has promoted Penny Aschkenasy to president of its ENC division, which includes the David Meister, Sangria and Studio Ease brands.
In this newly created post, Aschkenasy reports to Arthur K. Gordon, chief executive officer of Kellwood Western Region, based in City of Industry, Calif. Before joining ENC in 1996, Aschkenasy was executive vice president and national sales manager of Laundry by Shelli Segal for more than six years. Prior to that, she led Tomboy of California as head of sales and merchandising for 18 years.
"Penny has been, and continues to be, an outstanding asset to ENC," Gordon said. "She has the product development, sales and marketing expertise to expand and develop new programs for our company. During her tenure, she has successfully developed young designers and their collections, including, for example, David Meister, and his day and eveningwear business."
FREE SEX BOOK: Kenneth Cole New York is offering customers who purchase outerwear and shoes at its stores an added perk: a free copy of Sarah Jessica Parker’s debut novel "Sex and the City ... Kiss and Tell," (Simon & Schuster, $40). While Parker is doing all the promotions for the book and wrote the introduction, the book’s entirety was actually written by Amy Sohn.
In order to receive a free copy, customers must purchase any women’s KCNY outerwear piece or shoes for more than $200 at a Kenneth Cole store — while supplies last.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)