SHOES AND SHOWS: Nicole Miller debuted her licensed footwear collection at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas Feb. 8-11. The deal was signed late last year with Los Angeles-based manufacturer The Fashion House, which also produces shoes for Richard Tyler.
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The line consists of about 110 styles, with the average price around $200. The stiletto-heavy group also features lots of boots, according to the designer, who recently used them in her Feb. 8 runway presentation. There is also a sport line and flats.
BUSY BEA: The Halmode division of Kellwood has promoted Bea Myerson to president. Formerly executive vice president, she will report to Halmode chief executive officer Jay Diamond. Halmode produces suits and knit and woven dresses under the brands Kathie Lee, Koret Lifestyle Dresses, Plaza South, MHM, Sag Harbor Dresses, Sag Harbor Suits and True Beauty by Emme. Myerson will be responsible for merchandising and design of all Halmode brands.
TESO COMES TO AMERICA: Vicenza, Italy-based ready-to-wear and fur designer Giuliana Teso opened her first New York showroom at 584 Broadway last month.
Daniella Baumol, formerly director of sales at Chloé, was named commercial director. Anthony Orlando joined the company from Neiman Marcus, where he was director of luxury apparel, and has been appointed director of Teso’s Luxury Division, which produces the fur and rtw collections.
They will report to Carlo Teso, president of GT USA Inc. The rtw collection wholesales for $250 and $3,000. The white label fur collection begins around $700 for a shearling vest and the higher-priced black label can run up to $60,000 for a full-length sable coat. The showroom also will sell the younger spirited line Byte, which is designed by Teso’s son, Marco, and wholesales for $400 and $3,000.