LESLIE FAY MAY LICENSE HUE: The Leslie Fay Cos. is looking into the possibility of licensing part of all its Hue hosiery division to an outside vendor.
"Since the company filed for Chapter 11, we have been analyzing all aspects of our business," said Kathryn Conners, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Leslie Fay. "We have been looking at Hue's numbers, studying the option of leaving it as a freestanding operation or licensing the name out to an outside vendor. We have been talking to several companies, including Gold Toe, but no conclusive decision have been made."
RELATING TO GREAT AMERICAN: Great American Knitting Mills, a division of Bidermann Industries Corp., New York, has formed a public relations unit to develop and expand media relations for its various hosiery labels, including Gold Toe, Perry Ellis and Arrow. Lucy Fierro, formerly public relations manager for Bidermann's Corporate Communications division, has been appointed manager of the new unit. She reports to Nathalie Roy, marketing manager, and Ray Russell, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
KEEPERS NAMES NEW PRESIDENT: Steele Davidoff had been appointed president and chief operating officer of Keepers International, where he had been vice president of administration for the past three years. He fills a position vacant since the death of Paul Greenberg in 1992.
Davidoff reports to Sid Levine, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer. He will focus on the areas of finance, administration and human resources.
In addition, Davidoff; Paul Hockley, senior vice president of manufacturing, and Sam Florence, senior vice president of sales and marketing, have been promoted to the Keepers board.
Keepers makes women's and men's socks under its Rare Footage brand name and under license for Givenchy. It also produces men's socks under the Keepers, Bugle Boy and Sasson labels.
@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