Execs & Events: Threshie to Retire from Texfi … IWS Taps Beckwith, Watson … TDA Moves Parley Site
THRESHIE TO RETIRE FROM TEXFI: John L. Threshie, executive vice president of Marion Fabrics, a gray goods division of Texfi Industries, is retiring, effective May 31. R.J. Tisdale, president of the gray fabrics division, which...
THRESHIE TO RETIRE FROM TEXFI: John L. Threshie, executive vice president of Marion Fabrics, a gray goods division of Texfi Industries, is retiring, effective May 31. R.J. Tisdale, president of the gray fabrics division, which includes Marion, will assume Threshie's duties and has relocated from Marion, Ga., to the company's New York offices.
A 44-year veteran of the textile industry, Threshie has held various management positions at Bloomsburg Mills, Burlington Industries and Berkshire Hathaway. He was vice president of Marion when it was acquired by Texfi in 1986.
IWS TAPS BECKWITH, WATSON: The International Wool Secretariat has named Roy Beckwith director of its China/Hong Kong branch, effective May 1, succeeding Helmut Schumacher, who will retire later this year after more than 30 years with the promotional arm of the Australian wool growers.
Beckwith is charged with all technical development, fashion services and Woolmark promotion in the area. He has been with the IWS since 1967, most recently as director, developing countries, a post that will be taken over by Ray Watson.
Watson will be responsible for all IWS operations for the Indian sub-continent, Turkey, Mauritius, Madagascar, North Africa and the Middle East.
TDA MOVES PARLEY SITE: After five years of holding its annual meeting at the Nevele Hotel, Ellenville, N.Y., the Textile Distributors Association is moving this year's parley to Tamiment Resort and Conference Center, Tamiment, Pa. The session is slated for June 14-17.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia