Carole Hochman is moving outside of the sleepwear category.Komar, which owns Carole Hochman, has signed a licensing agreement with Dreamwave to design, produce and distribute Carole Hochman swimwear, which will be available to preview in April and ship to retail in December. Since Komar acquired Carole Hochman in 2010, it has grown the assortment and has signed licensing deals for the production of slippers and socks.“As a brand, we look to partner with leaders in the industry to develop stylish offerings that help women embrace the Carole Hochman lifestyle,” said David Komar, principal and chief marketing officer at Komar. “This agreement with Dreamwave is another step in our successful licensing strategy to help expand our consumer appeal to a new category.Dreamwave produces private label swimwear for retailers including Target, Kohl's and J.C. Penney and holds licenses for brands including Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros. and Hawaiian Tropic.“We are excited to work with Komar, a like-minded company rooted in family values with an industry-wide reputation for excellence,” said Sion Betesh, senior vice president of brand development at Dreamwave. “The Carole Hochman brand, which stands for sophisticated comfort, is a wonderful addition to our portfolio.”In 2016, Komar relocated its headquarters to Jersey City, N.J. The company holds the sleep or intimate apparel license for brands including Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta and Lauren Ralph Lauren, and owns lines such as Cuddl Duds, Le Mystère and On Gossamer.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion