PVH TAKES AIM: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. said Tuesday it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Arrow brand, which it already produces under license, from Cluett American Group for about $70 million. The firm picked up the license for the...
PVH TAKES AIM: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. said Tuesday it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Arrow brand, which it already produces under license, from Cluett American Group for about $70 million. The firm picked up the license for the brand in July 2000 and produces men’s dress shirts and sportswear, while boys’ apparel is sublicensed. PVH’s chief financial officer Emanuel Chirico said licensed women’s sportswear under the brand is also sold in Europe and Asia and might be expanded. Annual revenues from the Arrow brand range from $160 million to $170 million. The deal is to close by the end of the year.
LICENSING JONES: Jones Apparel Group plans to license Nine West women’s luggage and travel accessories business to Olivet International Inc. It is produced by Jones’ Nine West Accessories division. The new luggage line will be introduced during the March accessories market and will hit stores next fall. The goods will be targeted to luggage specialty stores, retailers that carry Nine West footwear, accessories and apparel, as well as specialty stores with luggage departments. Additionally, Jones recently inked a license for Jones New York men’s dress shirts with Capital Mercury Apparel. The collection will be shown to retailers next fall.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion