Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:17am
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Elie Tahari will launch eyewear this summer. The New York-based brand will deliver an assortment of optical designs to select retailers beginning this June. The brand has partnered with licensing firm Colors in Optics Ltd., which also produces eyewear for... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:08am
TABLEAU: Christie’s, beginning today, will meld elements of its art and jewelry departments into the first online sale of its kind. Its “Art as Jewelry” auction features wearable works by the likes of Alexander Calder and Man Ray. The auction house had previously sold artist... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:45am
LONDON – Five months after taking a majority stake its Belgian competitor, Vente-Privé has hit the acquisitions trail once again with the purchase of two Spanish and Swiss rivals. The French flash sales pioneer has purchased outright the Spanish company... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:40am
Revlon Inc. reported a slight increase in net sales for the first quarter, impacted negatively from foreign currency exchange rates. Net income for the quarter was $11 million, or 21 cents a diluted share for the quarter. For the prior-year quarter, Revlon reported a loss of $... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:41am
MILAN — Kering and the 2016 Cannes Film Festival revealed on Friday that Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are the recipients of the 2016 “Women in Motion” Awards. This is the second edition of the prize, whose goal is to support women professionals within the film industry. Last... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:01am
CRAZY FOR RIRI: The limited-edition footwear collaboration between Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik, which launched earlier this week, has caused the project’s dedicated microsite to crash several times. A limited number of 400 pairs were stocked within each of the London, New York... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:00am
BRAVO’S MAGIC WAND: Disney has turned to “Project Runway All Stars’” alum Layana Aguilar to design the ballgown for its first Latina princess, “Elena of Avalor.” The cartoon series will make its debut on the Disney channel in July, with “Young & Hungry” actress Aimee... read more
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00am
Brioni will mark its first collection designed by Justin O’Shea by holding a show in Paris on July 4 during Paris Haute Couture, opting for a see-now-buy-now distribution. Dubbed “Paris One,” the collection is meant to “pay tribute” to the brand’s “handmade prêt-a-couture... read more
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:01pm
LONDON — British label Prism has landed in East London, setting up a pop-up shop today. “We wanted to bring the brand to the crowd in east London,” creative director Anna Laub told WWD. “There is a lot going on here and our main market is the summer. I think people still like... read more
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:01pm
CARFRAE TO LEAVE LAUREN: Malcolm Carfrae has resigned his post as global head of communications, public relations and media at Ralph Lauren Corp. He has been in the role since July 2014. Carfrae said he plans to set up his own global consultancy, based in New York. His last day... read more