Yandy.com has tapped Thom Brodeur to serve as its chief executive officer.The company was founded in 2005 by Chad Horstman, who has served as the ceo for the past 10 years. Horstman is passing the baton to Brodeur to help grow the business.“As with most successful start-ups, the time comes when a business transitions into the next phase of its growth,” said Horstman. “Following 10 years of rapid growth, we are fortunate to have reached that point and couldn’t be more excited to have someone of Thom’s experience, passion and integrity leading Yandy through this next chapter.”Horstman will continue to serve on Yandy’s board and remain co-owner of the company along with the Los Angeles-based private equity firm SPK Capital.Brodeur has spent his career in the technology, digital marketing, media and e-commerce space and worked at companies including GoDaddy, Marketwired, EmpowHer and Digital Air Strike.“Yandy is an exciting business with impressive historical performance, but what lies ahead is what makes this opportunity truly intriguing,” said Brodeur. “Having helped build memorable brands, innovative products and world-class teams, I believe Yandy is primed to become a household name, and our customers — present and future — are going to be in for a remarkable ride.Yandy.com is known for selling women’s intimate apparel and sexy Halloween costumes. Last year it launched its own branded collection of bras, underwear and swimwear lines and moved into categories including activewear and loungewear.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion