Newsreel: Changes at Robby Len … New Post For Durschlag
CHANGES AT ROBBY LEN: Eric Weitz has been named president and chief executive officer of Robby Len Swimwear, New Haven, Conn. He succeeds Jay Feigenbaum, who resigned. Weitz had been the company's vice president of marketing for 11...
CHANGES AT ROBBY LEN: Eric Weitz has been named president and chief executive officer of Robby Len Swimwear, New Haven, Conn. He succeeds Jay Feigenbaum, who resigned. Weitz had been the company's vice president of marketing for 11 years.
Feigenbaum joined Robby Len in 1970 and held a variety of senior managerial, merchandising and marketing positions. He was named president and ceo in 1980 and said he is evaluating opportunities in and out of the swimwear industry.
In another development, Robby Len will ship its first vacation and resort sportswear collection this fall, according to Weitz. All of the 25 pieces in the line will be designed to be worn with swimwear, he said.
NEW POST FOR DURSCHLAG: Corky Durschlag has joined Baldanza Inc., a women's sportswear maker, as president of its Baldanza bridge sportswear and Causeway Bay private label and product development divisions. In this new post, Durschlag reports directly to Sandy Baldanza, chairman of the $20 million firm.
Prior to joining Baldanza, Durschlag was vice president of the Bern Conrad division of Sunnex Inc., a silk resource, for eight months. Before that, he had been vice president of Michii Moon, a bridge sportswear firm, for six years.
The Baldanza bridge collection and Causeway Bay divisions will be moved to 209 West 38th St., from Baldanza's offices at 214 West 39th St., which will continue to house the Due Per Due better sportswear and Baldanza Shirt better blouse divisions.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"