COTTON HIRES: Cotton Inc. has promoted Michael D. Watson to vice president of fiber quality research. In this position, he will be responsible for the overall operation of the fiber quality research department, which directs research projects,...
COTTON HIRES: Cotton Inc. has promoted Michael D. Watson to vice president of fiber quality research. In this position, he will be responsible for the overall operation of the fiber quality research department, which directs research projects, analyzes and reports crop data and identifies improvement opportunities to measure fiber quality. He was formerly senior director of fiber quality research.
In other Cotton Inc. news, Andrea Samber has assumed the role of associate director, retail marketing. Her responsibilities include building retail relationships and further exposure of the Cotton Inc. trademark on private label brands. Samber will report to Paula Rosario, senior executive, retail and fashion marketing. Samber was formerly promotions manager at Seventeen magazine.
COTTON AWARD: The National Cotton Council honored Roy Cantrell with the 2002 Cotton Genetics Research Award on Jan. 9 at the Beltwide Cotton Conference in Nashville. Cantrell formed Cotton Inc.’s Cotton Genetics and Breeding Initiative, which invests in cotton improvement programs. He also launched the Cotton Inc. Fellows Program, which trains younger cotton growers.
TEAMING WITH ATMI: The American Textile Manufacturers Institute and the North Carolina Manufacturers Association will sponsor the 2003 Environmental, Safety & Health Conference Feb. 24-25 in Greensboro, N.C.
Slated to speak are Leo Hamilton, president of U.S. & Canada Region Safety Resources at DuPont, and North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry.
The ATMI also said it plans to hold itsannual meeting April 3-5 at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews