Peter Millar and G/Fore are joining forces, again.The relationship began in 2017 when the Raleigh, N.C.-based Peter Millar worked with G/Fore, which was founded by Mossimo Giannulli, on a cobranded golf shoe for the 2017 PGA Show. From there, Giannulli and Scott Mahoney, chief executive officer of Peter Millar, spoke about other ways they would work together. This led to Peter Millar, which is owned by Richemont, acquiring G/Fore.“Moss has the rare combination of experience, design vision and name recognition that will enable us to take this brand worldwide,” Mahoney said. “We believe there is unlimited potential for G/Fore, and couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Moss and his team to the Peter Millar family.”Giannulli, who is best known for starting the Mossimo brand in 1986, introduced G/Fore in 2013. His goal was to develop the brand into a lifestyle collection influenced by golf. It started with a collection of premium golf gloves and has since expanded to include golf shoes, accessories and men’s and women’s apparel. The line targets a fashion-conscious customer who enjoys golf-inspired products.“I love the game of golf, and as a designer it was obvious that the timing was perfect for a lifestyle brand that was hipper, younger and more outspoken than anything on the market,” Giannulli said.Mahoney added that the process of transitioning business components including sourcing, inventory, financing, forecasting and e-commerce to Peter Millar is under way and will be completed in the coming year. G/Fore will also have the distinction of being associated with Peter Millar parent company Richemont.
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