Style Notes: Tommy Ton Launches New Website; LVMH Hires Former Apple Exec
Your fashion-focused Wednesday update.
Tommy Ton, the famed street style photographer who documented the best (and most outrageous) fashion week looks for Style.com for the past eight years, is finally branching out on his own. Just in time for New York Fashion Week, the 31-year-old launched TommyTon.com, which currently houses over 15,000 of his best street style images and will be the home of his fashion month coverage. In addition to his street style photos, Ton will also reveal new projects, including editorials and interviews, beginning next month. [Business of Fashion]
It's all happening. Luxury company LVMH is finally getting serious about embracing our inevitable digital future, and to prove it, they hired former Apple exec Ian Rogers as the first-ever chief digital officer. In his newly created position, Rogers, who worked on Apple's music related ventures, including radio and Apple Music, will help LVMH-owned brands like Celine, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy transition their high-end products to the digital marketplace. [Quartz]
ASOS founder Nick Robertson is stepping down from his position as CEO after 15 years at the helm of the massive e-commerce retailer. He will remain with the company as a non-executive director. The seasoned businessman, who managed not only to build ASOS into one of the biggest international etailers but also survive the recession, will be succeeded by Nick Beighton, who is currently both CFO and COO. [BBC News]
Under new leadership from former chief strategy officer of Urban Outfitters Nick Kaness, Modcloth is looking to expand. In addition to building out their in-house label, the etailer will also continue to play with the idea of introducing brick-and-mortar stores. After a successful L.A. pop-up shop as well as a San Francisco "fit" shop (where customers try on garments for size but make purchases online), the retro-inspired retailer hopes to continue the forward momentum into 2016. [Fashionista]