THOMAS WYLDE APPOINTS JENE PARK AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Thomas Wylde LLC has appointed chief operating officer Jene Park as creative director for its signature collection as well as the contemporary line Thomas Wylde Los Angeles.
Park, who has been with the Los Angeles-based brand since 2006, will oversee all brand, image, product and design teams. Prior to Thomas Wylde, Park ran her own design, development and production consulting company with clients including Vera Wang, St. John and Vince. Prior to that she worked at BCBG Max Azria Group. Park’s first signature collection will be presented at IMG’s New York Fashion Week on Sept. 16 at 11:00 a.m. The new collection will retain some of the original line’s signatures such as leather, cashmere and printed silks, as seen on Cameron Diaz in “The Counselor,” while adding lace, embroidery and high-tech fabric treatments. Park is also busy readying the brand’s new handbag and shoe collections, also debuting for spring 2016.