Business

Ira Neimark, Retail Legend, 97

clock April 19, 2019David Moin

Beauty

The Problem With Marketing Cannabis Beauty

clock April 19, 2019Allison Collins

Eye

Terror Jr. Emerges to Tell the Truth

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New Forevermark CEO Nancy Liu

Human Resources

Forevermark Appoints Nancy Liu as Chief Executive Officer

The role is a promotion for the executive, who is stepping up from her previous role as chief operating officer of the diamond brand.

clock April 19, 2019Thomas Waller

Laetitia Hirschy, director of marketing and communications for Zenith North America

Human Resources

Zenith Watches Taps Laetitia Hirschy

The position is a first for the Swiss watch brand in the North American market.

clock April 8, 2019Thomas Waller

Hobo's founder, Koren Ray with model, Karen Elson.

Handbags

Leather Goods Brand Hobo, Model Karen Elson Partner for 4th Installment of Artisan Series

The 55-piece collection of bags uses one-of-a-kind hand-painted illustrations by artist, Costanza Theodoli-Braschi.

clock April 4, 2019Thomas Waller

Boots (L-R): Aalto, Versace, Dries Van Noten, Marco de Vincenzo

Accessory Trends

Fall 2019 Accessories Trend: Boots on the Ground

Combat, knee-high, metallic, animal prints and all-weather styles are just some of the style callouts as a boot was the polish to many of the looks on the runways this season.

clock April 2, 2019Thomas Waller

Feriel Zerouki of the De Beer's Group.

Jewelry

The Initiatives in Art and Culture to Honor the De Beers Group’s Feriel Zerouki

The executive is being honored with the IAC award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry.

clock March 29, 2019Thomas Waller

Moscot Orchard Street location in New York.

Eyewear

Moscot Eyewear Makes Its Own Path

More than a century old, the family-owned business blends its brick-and-mortar heritage with the digital world.

clock March 22, 2019Thomas Waller

Carrera’s plastic acetate and Kate Spade New York’s stainless steal frames. Haight knit maillot and Robin Piccone micro nylon and spandex.

Eyewear

Spring 2019 Eyewear Trend: Hot Stuff

That Donna Summer song perfectly captures the latest eyewear styles, which have a definite Seventies retro vibe with oversize designs, geometric shapes and colored lenses with clear frames.

clock March 22, 2019Alex Badia and Thomas Waller and Luis Campuzano

Baselworld fair

Watches

Baselworld’s Impact Felt in the Secondary Watch Market

The Swiss trade show’s product reveals can cause a run on a discontinued style or end up in the pre-owned space weeks after going on sale at retail.

clock March 21, 2019Thomas Waller

Watches

Accessories 2019 Trend: Rewind

As fashion swings to dressier, tailored looks, timepieces assume a classic polish.

clock March 21, 2019Luis Campuzano and Thomas Waller

Jeff Press

Human Resources

Luxury Optical Holdings Promotes Jeff Press to Chief Creative Officer

Press will oversee design and creative for Robert Marc NYC and Morgenthal Frederics

clock March 20, 2019Thomas Waller

Christofle chief executive officer in the Americas, Bentley Frost Hardwick

Human Resources

Christofle Names Bentley Frost Hardwick CEO

The executive brings more than two decades of experience within the luxury home and lifestyle category, notably spending much of her career at Calvin Klein Home.

clock March 12, 2019Thomas Waller

Eyewear brand Carolina Lemke is diving into the US market head first. The Israeli based brand cemented collaboration last year designed by Kim Kardashian West, and is using it to springboard into the market starting first with a campaign staring none other than Kardashian herself. Called the “Kim Kardashian West Collection for Carolina Lemke” collection, it is the first time the brand has gone the collaboration route but according to CEO Mordi Shabat, the US market has been in his sights for a while. “In Israel, we are all over.” Shabat said, of the brand which was founded in 2011 was founded in 2011 by Yossi Gabizon and his wife Carolina Lemke in Berlin, and is known for his mass market prices, all styles are under $100 retail. “And we’ve been thinking about the company’s growth potential. And the US is the right place to start” Kardashian is not only taking up design duties, but the reality tv star is also a partner in the brand, receiving an undisclosed amount for her long-term investment in the brand. Previously, Israeli model Bar Rafeail was the face of the brand, doing several commercials with “hot felon” Jeremy Meeks, and it was Rafaeli that connected Kardashian to the founders. “The story is pretty similar to Kim” Shabat said, adding that Raefeali has been a partner in the company since 2013. “The first time we put Bar on billboards it was a massive response. It helped us become the strongest eyewear company in Israel.” Now Shabat is hoping for the same type of lightening in a bottle with Kardashian in the American market. “She was involved in every detail and it was really amazing the process.” Shabat says of the design process, adding that she was inspired by cutting edge fashion “She doesn’t want it to be like other types of mass-market eyewear” I’m always looking for vintage sunglasses that no one has, so getting to create something that other people will be able to cherish as much as I do, has been fun to be a part of.” Kardashian said. “I’ve learned so many fascinating things about sunglass design.  I didn’t realize how technical it was and I’ve loved the first-hand experience at getting to see our ideas come to life.” The premiere collection begins with six styles, some of which Kardashian has been teasing on her social media channels, and ranges from oversized shields to retro oval styles and minimal sleek sporty styles with a “Carolina Lemke Kim Kardashian West” logo at the temple, priced at $90 at retail. A second “drop” of styles will launch before the middle of the year Shabat said, with more “drops” to follow to amplify the brand awareness. The campaign was shoot by fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the pair is well known in the reality star’s orbit, having shot her in magazines and putting her way into their 20-year retrospective book by Taschen. According to the CEO the digital first campaign is about Kim "in the fourth dimension,” showing Kardashian in multiples in some images as if she were cloned. “She had a large part in creative direction of the images” he said. Adding that the images take a wink at her place in the zeitgeist of popular culture. The campaign is just the first phase, with CEO relaying that brick and mortar stores are in the works, with New York and Los Angles as initial steps, but he wouldn’t disclose timing. Currently the brand operates 40 stores worldwide but plans to open 60 new stores by the end of 2019, “with a goal of 400 worldwide in the next few years” he said. The collaboration range begins pre-sale on its new US e-commerce site on March 19 and will be fulling transactional April 2.

Eyewear

EXCLUSIVE: Carolina Lemke Unveils Collaboration Campaign With Kim Kardashian West

The reality TV star uses herself as muse for the new campaign and U.S. launch.

clock March 12, 2019Thomas Waller

CABANA - KNIT SETS, NAGNATA

Fashion Trends

Top Fall 2019 Fashion Trends at New York Women’s Trade Shows

WWD checked out Coterie, Capsule, Cabana and Designers & Agents for the top fall 2019 trends.

clock March 4, 2019Andrew Shang and Emily Mercer and Thomas Waller

Backpacks from the Fūl X Steve Aoki range

Mens Accessories

Steve Aoki Collaborates With Travel Accessories Brand Fūl

The collaboration is called Fūl-Aoki, and has two distinct travel gear assortments.

clock March 4, 2019Thomas Waller

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Designer and Luxury

Fall in Full Swing at New York Women’s Trade Shows

WWD checked out Designers & Agents, Coterie, Woman, Capsule and Cabana.

clock March 1, 2019Lisa Lockwood and Rosemary Feitelberg and Emily Mercer and Andrew Shang and Thomas Waller

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