TEFRON TAPS LIVNEH: Adi Livneh, chief executive officer of Global-Wire Ltd., a producer and marketer of electrical conductors, has been named ceo of Tefron Ltd., the Misgave, Israel-based manufacturer specializing in seamless innerwear and activewear. Livneh, who will join the firm Sept. 1, succeeds Yos Shiran, who has resigned as ceo and a director of the company. Shiran served as ceo since 2000.
From 2001 to 2007, Livneh was ceo of Kitan Textile Industries, an Israeli home textile developer and manufacturer that sells its products in North America, Europe and Asia. The company credited Livneh with helping to lead its “successful transformation to a worldwide leader in the textile industry.”
Tefron manufactures seamless intimate apparel, activewear and swimwear for such brands and firms as Victoria’s Secret, Nike, Target, The Gap, Banana Republic, J.C. Penney, Lululemon Athletica, Warnaco-Calvin Klein, Patagonia, Reebok, Dolce & Gabbana and El Corte Englese. HUG HONOREES: Betsey Johnson and Century 21 Department Stores have been selected as the honorees for the 2008 HUG Awards. Accepting on behalf of Century 21 will be executive vice president Isaac S. Gindi. Hosted by the Intimate Apparel Square Club, the annual fund-raiser is scheduled for Nov. 5 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Now in its 11th year, the event raises funds for the pediatric unit of the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. In 1999, the IASC pledged $6 million to support programs at the pediatric wing, and has raised more than $3 million. The recipients of the HUG Award, an acronym for Help Us Give, are feted for their community service and contributions to charities and the fashion apparel industry.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)