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14 Dec

Prabal, Aurora Vice Chairs of CFDA, Karla Welch’s Amazon

Aurora Vice Chairs

Aurora Vice Chairs

CFDA NAMES VICE CHAIRS: Aurora Vice Chairs The Council of Fashion Designers of America unanimously elected Prabal Gurung and Aurora James as vice chairs, Maria Cornejo as secretary, and Stacey Bendet Eisner as treasurer at its semiannual board meeting Tuesday.

They’ll start their roles on Jan. 1 when Thom Browne assumes his post as chairman of the CFDA.

As reported, Browne succeeds Tom Ford, who finished his three-year term on May 31. Since then, Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA, has been serving as interim chair of the CFDA.

Previously, Tracy Reese was vice chair, Vera Wang was secretary, and Stan Herman was treasurer.

Tuesday’s meeting was the primary in-person one because the outbreak of COVID-19 and was held at Veronika’s restaurant on Park Avenue South in Latest York.

As well as, Reese, Diane von Furstenberg, Norma Kamali and Reed Krakoff were reelected as CFDA board members.

There are 18 people on the CFDA’s board, who serve six-year terms.

The CFDA, which celebrated its sixtieth anniversary this yr, has 450 members, consisting of girls’s, men’s, jewelry and accessories designers. Its mission is to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the worldwide economy. — LISA LOCKWOOD

KARLA CURATES: Karla Welch is bringing her styling expertise to Amazon Style.

The celebrity fashion stylist, who works with Olivia Wilde, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailey and Justin Bieber and others, is joining forces with the e-commerce giant on its Color Me Curated pop-up on the Americana at Brand in Glendale,

California, that provides shoppers free color evaluation consultations where they determine which seasonal color palette is most flattering on them. Amazon Fashion also teamed with color expert Mariana Marques, who focuses on color evaluation, for the initiative. The pop-up runs from Tuesday to Friday.

Karla Welch

Courtesy of Karla Welch

After shoppers receive their color evaluation consultation, they’ll shop from collections Welch curated for every seasonal color palette on the pop-up.

“It’s an ideal stepping point,” Welch said about color evaluation. “I don’t think you may have to be married to [the color palette], nevertheless it’s a extremely strong and fun thing to do for individuals who feel like

‘I’m unsure if this color looks good on me.’ Like, I used to be type of shocked that these deep jewel tones really made my skin pop. There may be slightly little bit of a science to it, which I like.”

Welch curated women’s and men’s pieces for the 4 seasonal collections from brands carried by Amazon Style, including Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Levi’s, Equipment, Rebecca Taylor, Theory and plenty of others.

“I all the time wish to take into consideration what my perfect wardrobe is knowing that individuals don’t have tons of time or wish to spend tons of cash on clothes, but they wish to feel great, so I actually tried to give attention to that,”

Welch said concerning the curation process. “[The collection offers] accessibility and timelessness, but really fashion pieces and there are really fun accessories to splurge on.”

The Amazon Style pop-up comes just a few weeks before Welch gets into the thick of awards season, where she’ll be styling her clients for upcoming film and TV awards shows starting in the beginning of January with the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“I like awards season. I like celebrating individuals who make movies,” she explained. “For me, awards season is the top of a extremely long process for filmmakers. how long it takes to make a movie and never even just the filming part.

I just love celebrating the humanities and I like celebrating all the designers who I like and feel fortunate to get to put their clothes, so it’s a quick and long season if I can say that, nevertheless it’s fun.”

Welch explained she’s excited to see more risk-taking on the red carpet, naming actress Taylor Russell as one celebrity she’s excited to see. The stylist also noted she’s interested to see what male celebrities bring to the red carpet after the previous few years of men’s fashion trends becoming more daring and couture-like.

“Men were really drivers of fashion for a beat there, especially street style and that became slightly bit more couture,” Welch said. “It was this whole beautiful embrace of slightly bit more men showing up, but I like it. I also love just an exquisite, classic tuxedo, but I’m all for it. I hope to see more men in dresses and skirts. That’s my dream.” — LAYLA ILCHI

NEW TEAM: A latest global leadership team has been established for Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences’ consumer products business, formalizing the mixing between the legacy divisions: Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Discovery Consumer Products.

GBE encompasses the Global Consumer Products and Themed Entertainment businesses and the corporate’s franchise development and brand management, including “Harry Potter” and DC.

The newly combined global consumer products division will extend the corporate’s portfolio of brands and franchises from Warner Bros.’ film, TV, animation and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network, HGTV, Eurosport,

Adult Swim, amongst others, into the lives of fans across the globe and can complement the Global Brands and Experience’s Franchise Development’s efforts to maximise long-term consumer engagement with the corporate’s major franchises.

The changes were revealed by Pam Lifford, president of Warner Bros. Discovery Global brands, Franchises and Experiences, to whom the leaders report.

Pam Lifford

Pam Lifford

Tommy Garcia

“The team of best-in-class leaders brings years of experience of their respective areas and the realignment will end in a powerful give attention to our key growth areas, will further maximize our global relationships, streamline communication with global partners operating, and most significantly — bring brand latest, integrated and dynamic ways to interact fans world wide with our characters and stories.”

Under Lifford, the brand new global business team includes Julian Moon, head of EMEA Consumer Products, may even head APAC Consumer Products. He relies in London and has extensive experience maximizing the potential of key brands and franchises to create best-in-class products and programs with licensees, retailers and partners.

Robert Oberschelp will now head North America Consumer Products. He’ll proceed to oversee global brand product, franchise management and marketing. His newly combined team now supports all of North America, including a retail-facing category team that consists of Carolann Dunn, a veteran of Discovery Consumer Products,

who now leads a latest category role for the region overseeing home, food, health and sweetness; Jessica Elliot will assume a latest role leading fashion, footwear and accessories, broadening her previous role in brand product, and Catherine Bachmaier, who will proceed to steer toys and licensed publishing.

As well as, Preston Lewis will proceed as head of LATAM Consumer Products, and may even lead retail strategy and major retailer relationships for all of The Americas, partnering with Overschelp in North America. Further, Samantha Bushy will transition to move of worldwide e-commerce,

bringing her digital experience to construct out the robust direct-to-consumer e-commerce experience worldwide. She was previously with Apple, where she was head of e-commerce, global marketplaces, WW Digital Channel.

Peter van Roden will proceed to steer Global Themed Entertainment, which deals within the creation, development and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits and theme park experiences based on the most important franchises,

stories and characters from Warner Bros.’ film, TV, animation and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network and others. The legacy-Discovery experiences group will now be a part of this group. — L.L.

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