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.
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For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews