Today’s Fashion Headlines. April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Li & Fung Join Vena Cava

LF USA is building a contemporary portfolio and has now turned to Vena Cava, the American label by Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, to lead the way. The U.S. subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Limited has inked a long-term licensing and design agreement with Vena Cava. Mayock and Buhai, who started their search for a partner last year, will continue to creatively spearhead their eight-year old label with access to Li & Fung’s extensive resources and retail contacts worldwide.

“We have been beginning to build a portfolio of better and more contemporary designers here,” LF USA president Rick Darling told WWD. “What really attracted us to [Mayock and Buhai] is their very specific understanding of a new customer that is emerging, that I think is very important to all of us in the industry right now.”

McCoy Named New Avon CEO

Avon Products Inc.’s board has named Sherilyn McCoy as chief executive officer, effective April 23. She will also serve as a director on the company’s board.

McCoy joins Avon following 30 years at Johnson & Johnson, where she reached the post of vice chairman of its Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Corporate Office of Science & Technology, and Information Technology divisions. As previously announced, Andrea Jung, currently Avon’s chairman and ceo, will assume the role of executive chairman once McCoy becomes ceo. McCoy will report to the company’s board.

John Malkovich Teams with Pirelli P Zero

John Malkovich, who launched his fashion brand Technobohemian in 2009, has teamed up with Pirelli P Zero to design a shoe capsule collection. The line includes two styles, both featuring Pirelli P Zero’s signature tire-inspired soles and available in denim or in a more sophisticated laser-cut calf version.

The high-top Boholacchino is lined with multicolor fabrics and decorated with rubber details, while Bohosneaker is a sneaker featuring cowhide inserts and an insole with “Technobohemian, by John Malkovich” written on it.

The first collaboration between Pirelli P Zero and Malkovich dates back to 2005, when the American actor appeared with Naomi Campbell in “The Call,” the company’s first short film directed by Antoine Fuqua. The capsule will hit Milan’s Pirelli P Zero flagship this week and a number of selected boutiques worldwide in May with prices ranging from 220 euros, or $288 at current exchange, to 490 euros, or $642.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source & Photo: WWD

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