Month: January

Tamara Mellon exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tamara Mellon exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy London-born, New York-based Tamara Mellon is off to a good start for 2016, having announced that the company has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company filed for bankruptcy in December to pay off her creditors and reorganize her business.

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Shinola to open two stores in Los Angeles

Shinola to open two stores in Los Angeles Shinola continues it rapid expansion in the US with the announcement of two Los Angeles store openings in 2016. Venice and the Los Angeles Arts District will see Shinola stores by April and mid-summer, respectively.

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Premium reveals Young Designers Award winners for A/W 16

Premium reveals Young Designers Award winners for A/W 16 Held twice a year in Berlin, International fashion trade show Premium is engaged in finding the most exciting young designers out there. To do so, it also hosts the Young Designers Award, which it has held for over a decade. The aim is to help emerging

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So… leaves Berlin and heads for New York and Paris

So… leaves Berlin and heads for New York and Paris Since So… is a concept which adapts and reinvents itself based on the needs of brands, Sophie Guyot believes the counselling agency of the associate director of Fame from Who’s Next needs to evolve its 2016 programming. Although she will not lead her first mini

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Acne Studios works with David Sims for its new advertising campaign

Acne Studios works with David Sims for its new advertising campaign It is a first for Swedish ready-to-wear apparel brand Acne Studios. Creative Director Jonny Johansson went for a top name, asking British photographer David Sims to shoot for the brand’s first advertising campaign centred on a menswear collection (Spring-Summer 2016).

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Bloomingdale’s rings in Lunar New Year

Bloomingdale’s rings in Lunar New Year Bloomingdale’s flagship locations across the country will celebrate the Year of the Monkey from January 15 through March 1, 2016 with special events and products related to the Lunar New Year. “Bloomingdale’s looks forward to honoring Chinese culture and tradition as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey,” says

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Christopher Kane announces first ever ad campaign “Crash and Repair”

Christopher Kane announces first ever ad campaign “Crash and Repair” Designer Christopher Kane announced his inaugural advertising campaign with the themes “Crash and Repair.” The campaign features UK model Alice Buckingham, and is photographed by Harley Weir and styled by Joe McKenna. In the images, some close-ups and some pulled-back, Buckingham poses dramatically in an

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Jean Paul Gaultier parties down on Paris catwalk

Jean Paul Gaultier parties down on Paris catwalk Flamboyant showman Jean Paul Gaultier showed he still knows how to party Wednesday with a fashion collection celebrating one of the French capital’s mythic hang outs. The 63-year-old designer’s latest haute collection burst onto the catwalk with models sashaying through a replica of the swinging doors of

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Tranoï moves into high gear in New York

Tranoï moves into high gear in New York Tranoï intends to expand its US tradeshow. Its next edition will take place in New York from 21-23 January. For this edition, the French organizer has recruited a communication agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has chosen an ambassador to promote the event, and

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Chanel CEO Chiquet quits over strategy

Chanel CEO Chiquet quits over strategy The chief executive of French fashion house Chanel, Maureen Chiquet, has abruptly resigned over strategic differences, the company said, just as the luxury goods industry is suffering from a severe slowdown. Chiquet had been CEO for nine years and was one of the few women at the helm of

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New partnership brings Robinsons to GCC

New partnership brings Robinsons to GCC Dubai-based business house Al-Futtaim has announced a partnership with Middle-Eastern luxury goods expert Chalhoub Group to bring 150-year old Singapore department store Robinsons to the GCC and Middle-East region.

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Forex moves boost Ferragamo’s 2015 sales despite Asia weakness

Forex moves boost Ferragamo’s 2015 sales despite Asia weakness Italian luxury goods group Salvatore Ferragamo reported a 7.4 percent rise in 2015 revenues as favourable currency moves helped to offset weakness in its biggest market, Asia, as well as in North America. Last year’s revenues at the Florentine shoemaker totalled 1.43 billion euros ($1.6 billion),

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Michal Kadar wins FGI’s 2016 Rising Star Award for Fine Jewelry

Michal Kadar wins FGI’s 2016 Rising Star Award for Fine Jewelry Michal Kadar, Founder and Creative Director of CADAR, was awarded the Fashion Group International 2016 Rising Star Award for Fine Jewelry on January 28. Her collection received accolades for its elegant blend of minimalism and elemental beauty. The Rising Star Award recognizes innovative and

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Roots named official apparel & leather goods retailer of Ottawa 2017

Roots named official apparel & leather goods retailer of Ottawa 2017 There’s nothing that says “Oh Canada” quite like dressing up in Roots winter gear. So it’s only fitting that as the country’s 150 birthday approaches, the nation’s capital is teaming up with the brand to create official Ottawa 2017 merchandise. As the official Apparel &

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Louboutin’s first freestanding store to come to Canada

Louboutin’s first freestanding store to come to Canada Canadian shoe lovers, rejoice! The infamous red-soled shoes that have long been on your shopping list are soon coming to Canada at a new location. French luxury footwear retailer, Christian Louboutin, will open its first Canadian freestanding store in Toronto’s Yorkville shopping district.  

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Coach ties up with Genesis Luxury to enter India

Coach ties up with Genesis Luxury to enter India Coach, Inc., a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, has tied up with Genesis Luxury Fashion Pvt Ltd, India’s pioneering fashion conglomerate for marketing and distribution of international luxury brands, for its entry into India.

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