Market Basket: He-Ro Plans Meeting … Miller’s Island Invasion … the Joys of Sewing
HE-RO PLANS MEETING: The He-Ro Group will try once again to hold its annual meeting of stockholders. The company has postponed its meeting four times. According to a spokeswoman, He-Ro has planned its meeting for Thursday at 10 a.m....
HE-RO PLANS MEETING: The He-Ro Group will try once again to hold its annual meeting of stockholders. The company has postponed its meeting four times. According to a spokeswoman, He-Ro has planned its meeting for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the law firm of Lowenthal, Landau, Fisher & Bring, in Manhattan. The delays have been blamed on the death in September of the company's founder and former chairman, Herbert Rounick, and subsequent turmoil and downsizing.
MILLER'S ISLAND INVASION: Nicole Miller is taking its looks to the Caribbean. The company has signed a joint venture agreement with Little Switzerland Inc. to open in-store boutiques in three Little Switzerland stores -- two in St. Thomas and one in Aruba.
Bud Konheim, president of Nicole Miller, said the 300-square-foot shops will carry Miller merchandise such as dresses, swimsuits, accessories and ties. He projects a combined volume of $1.5 million this year for the three shops, which should open within a month.
The agreement also calls for Little Switzerland, which has 19 tourist-oriented shops in nine Caribbean islands, to have exclusive rights to market Nicole Miller merchandise in those markets. Other in-store shops could open later this year.
Konheim said the association between the two companies began this fall, when Miller's watch line was brought into the store. This was followed last month by a successful appearance and trunk show at one of the St. Thomas units, in which $70,000 worth of merchandise was sold in a three-day period.
Konheim said his son, Alex, who is also in charge of the firm's Seville, Spain store, will be overseeing the new venture.
THE JOYS OF SEWING: The Butterick Co. has produced a 13-part series for public television. "Sewing Today" has begun to air on PBS stations in the cities of Dallas, Denver, San Antonio, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minn., and in North Carolina, Vermont and Hawaii. It will be shown in the New York area on April 3 on WLIW-TV, Channel 21, at 2:30 p.m.
Hosted by Nancy Fleming, a former Miss America and an avid home sewer, the series invites viewers into private design spaces and workrooms with fashion and interior designers.Among the features are Victor Costa discussing special occasion embellishment; Todd Oldham talking about combining fabric, notion and color; Bill Blass demonstrating garment construction, and Linda Allard, designer for Ellen Tracy, teaching wardrobing techniques.
The show is produced in cooperation with WKNO/Memphis and is underwritten by Bernina of America, a sewing machine manufacturer based in Aurora, Ill.
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