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.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge