REBUTTAL: Last week's story polling advertising execs on which magazines were vulnerable obviously hit a nerve. Nylon magazine took umbrage with Sam Shahid's comments that the magazine is fringe and could get hurt in the...
REBUTTAL: Last week's story polling advertising execs on which magazines were vulnerable obviously hit a nerve. Nylon magazine took umbrage with Sam Shahid's comments that the magazine is fringe and could get hurt in the current economic climate. Nylon's spokesman argued that it should have been pointed out that Shahid, in addition to owning his own advertising agency, is also creative director of Interview, and the spokesman believes that Interview and Nylon are competitors.
WWD decided to ask an unbiased third party whether Interview and Nylon were rivals. "To be real honest," said Doug Lloyd, owner of Lloyd & Co., a New York ad agency, "I don't look at Nylon that much. Interview is a much more art-based magazine that people read, where Nylon is a much more visual magazine that people look at for style cues. People read Interview for the interviews and to see who's up and coming in the art world, and it's more the art world's connection to fashion."
Caroline Miller, editor in chief of New York, weighed in to say her contract with New York magazine was recently renewed, and GQ wants everyone to know that it just closed its March "Movie Issue" and it's 229.39 pages -- an increase of 8 pages over last year. Of course, what they didn't mention was that this was off a weak February, which was down 39 percent in ad pages, according to Media Industry Newsletter.
T&L MAKES ARTSY MOVE: Artistic changes are in the works at Travel & Leisure. Luke Hayman has been named creative director, succeeding Pamela Berry, who left after six years. Most recently, Hayman served as creative director of Media Central, overseeing redesigns at Folio: Magazine and Kagan World Media. Earlier, he was design director of I.D. Magazine.
MONTHLY CANDY: Elle will introduce a new monthly column in March called Pulp Fashion, written by Dana Levy, founder of Daily Candy. In March, Levy will give a first-person account of what it's like to wear white -- what she calls the 'new black' this season -- for an entire week at New York's hot spots.CHANGES IN THE WORKS: Dente & Cristina will no longer be handling public relations and advertising for MaxMara, an account it handled for the past nine years. Instead, MaxMara will bring those responsibilities in-house and has named Kristine Westerby director of public relations and advertising for MaxMara USA. Most recently, Westerby was director of p.r. at BCBG/Max Azria.
A FLOCK OF SUPERMODELS: Fashionistas interested in attending an event with a high supermodel-to-civilian ratio might want to consider the CFDA "Fashion Party of the Year," to be held Feb.12 at the new W New York-Times Square hotel. The event will be hosted by a plethora of supermodels, including Esther Canadas, Bridget Hall, Elizabeth Jagger, Daniela Pestova, Maggie Rizer, Caroline Ribiero, Fernanda Tavares and Alek Wek. Designer and W Hotel partner Kenneth Cole will dress some of the models and has designed the staff's uniforms.
“I think what’s so interesting about the #MeToo movement and this whole new wave of feminism in general, is that women are finally seeing, ’Oh I can start my own company, oh I can lear to code, oh I can leave my nine-to-five job and do the thing I want to do,” said @brooklyndecker ahead of her @sxsw talk for @createcultivate. The former model took the stage to share wisdom about networking and female-driven entrepreneurship. #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.