Monthly Archives: April 2013

Industry News: Friday, April 26, 2013


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Alber Elbaz and Lancôme Launch Limited-Edition Makeup Collection WWD
The Lanvin Designer has Teamed Up with Lancôme to Launch Hypnôse Show, a collection of mascaras, eye palettes and false eye lashes.

Jimmy Choo’s New Creative Director Plans to Shake Things Up Telegraph
Sandra Choi is shedding the brand’s glitzy, strappy past for new designs, advertising and direction.

Rumor Mill: Is Coach Planning to Show at Fashion Week? Buzzfeed
Now that Reed Krakoff won’t be renewing his contract when it expires next year, Coach president and chief commercial officer Victor Luis may have hinted at a RTW show in the works.

Industry News: Monday, April 22, 2013


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Madonna at the 1991 Academy Awards.

Madonna at the 1991 Academy Awards.

Breaking: John Galliano to Teach at Parsons The New School for Design Lucky Magazine
The designer will teach a masterclass series, “SHOW ME EMOTION,” that will be available to senior BFA candidates studying fashion.

Macy’s and Madonna Plan Pop-Up Fashion Exhibit WWD
Madonna is loaning her iconic costumes from past appearances and performances to the Macy’s City location in Los Angeles for a one-night-only, two-hour exhibit to market her Material Girl juniors line.

Oscar de la Renta Launches New Fragrance: Something Blue Style
The new fragrance debuted at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship last Thursday where de la Renta signed bottles and took photos with consumers.

Industry News: Friday, April 19, 2013


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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Council of Fashion Designers Launches Sustainability Committee WWD
The committee’s objective is to inspire members to utilize environmentally safe methods in their work.

Thierry Mugler Named Creative Advisor at Mugler Vogue UK
Thierry Mugler, artistic director of Thierry Mugler Parfums, will now serve as a creative advisor for the brand while pursuing other projects including writing and directing theatrical shows.

Jenna Lyons and Michael Kors Make the Times 100 Most Influential People List TIME
The two are listed in the company of Jay Z, Jennifer Lawrence, and Joe Biden among other influential people of 2013 as featured in the publication.

Presenting: The Swimsuit Mash-Up


Posted on April 18, 2013 by

Now that you’ve spent the entire winter season (or a least the last few weeks) working on that hot summer bod, it’s time to shimmy into the season’s hottest swimwear trends.  No matter your shape, there’s a suit for every body and almost every style is in style right now so pick your fave and head for the sandy beaches of wherever.

For you, we’ve created a mash-up of our favorite suits for laying about, soaking it up, and splashing around.  Faherty Brand is doing their share to help on the environmental front with swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles,  American Apparel keeps the one piece current with a grid print, and Victoria’s Secret blends classy and sexy with pretty sequins.  For the bold, Topshop’s Rainbow Wolf one piece will help get your point across.

Industry News: Thursday, April 18, 2013


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Ralph Lauren Big Pony Yellow Essie Set, $45

Ralph Lauren Big Pony Yellow Essie Set, $45

Write for Prada: Prada Partners with Italian Publishing House Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore to Launch Literary Contest Vogue UK
Contestants will submit essays on the following subject: “What are the realities that our eyes give back to us? And how are these realities filtered through lenses?”

Etsy Steps Into the Wholesale Market WWD
The e-commerce marketplace is inviting vendors and buyers to participate in Etsy Wholesale, a new venture for the vintage and handmade company that will allow goods to be sold in larger quantities.

Ralph Lauren and Essie Collaborate for Limited Edition Fragrance and Polish Set Refinery 29
The brands have partnered to create four custom-blended Essie nail colors to match Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony Fragrances: Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirited, and Stylish.

Industry News: Wednesday, April 17, 2013


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A sketch of Hatsune Miku in Louis Vuitton Photo By Copyright LouisVuitton and Crypton Future Media, Inc.

A sketch of Hatsune Miku in Louis Vuitton
Photo By Copyright LouisVuitton and Crypton Future Media, Inc.

This Digital Avatar is Rocking the Latest from Louis Vuitton WWD
Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid starring in musician and artist Keiichiro Shibuya’s new opera “The End,” will be outfitted in Marc Jacobs’ latest spring-summer collection for Louis Vuitton.

Christian Lacroix to Design Capsule Collection for Schiaparelli The Business of Fashion
Although the Schiaparelli brand has yet to choose an official creative director, Lacroix will provide the first step towards bringing the name back to the runway with a 15-piece couture collection to be shown at Paris Couture Week in July.

Confirmed: Miranda Kerr to End Contract With Victoria’s Secret Daily Front Row
The Victoria’s Secret Angel denies being difficult to work with and cites a shift in priorities after the birth of her son and taking on her own personal projects.

Industry News: Tuesday, April 16, 2013


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Mulberry Oversized Willow Tote, $3,100

Mulberry Oversized Willow Tote, $3,100

Rag & Bone to Show Men’s at London Collections: Men Telegraph
Rag & Bone designers, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, are taking their men’s collection to London for the first time to show the spring/summer 2014 collection.

Pitti Uomo and Pitti W Name Guest Designers WWD
Damir Doma is confirmed as the guest designer for women’s wear at Pitti W and Junichi Abe is on board as the guest designer for men’s wear at Pitti Uomo.

Mulberry Opens First Store in Berlin, Germany Vogue UK
The new boutique is part of the brand’s plan to expand its presence in major European cities.

Industry News: Monday, April 15, 2013


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Photo: Urban Zen Foundation - Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts

Photo: Urban Zen Foundation – Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts

CFDA and Urban Zen Foundation Team Up for “Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts” Project Harper’s Bazaar
Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation has enlisted 150 CFDA members to decorate papier-mache hearts, hand-crafted by Haitian artist Magali Dresse, that will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the project.

Classes Start at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design WWD
The first 45 students will take part in the Vogue Fashion Certificate while another 45 will start in October in the year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma.

Get a Belt, or Get Fined – It’s Now Illegal to Wear Saggy Pants Huffington Post Style
Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish passed an ordinance banning residents from wearing pants that sag too far below their waists. Offenders will be fined $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $100 plus 16 hours of mandatory community service for the third offense.

Industry News: Friday, April 12, 2013


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Michael Kors BeautyMichael Kors to Launch Color Cosmetics and Body Care in August WWD
The new items will expand on the existing beauty collection with the addition of new fragrances, lip and nail colors, and bronzing powders among other beauty and body products.

Gucci Launches UK Music Fund Vogue UK
The UK Music Fund will help discover and nurture British artists in the music industry and provide access to musical training for children.

Uniqlo to Open Its Largest Global Flagship in Shanghai Fast Retailing
The new store is scheduled to open in fall 2013 with 6,600 square meters of floor space.

Industry News: Thursday, April 11, 2013


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All Saints Beverly Hills Store

France’s Richest Man, Bernard Arnault, Decided He Doesn’t Want to be Belgian After All The Business of Fashion
Arnault’s citizenship request was a controversial issue as critics assumed it was an attempt to avoid paying taxes in France.

Newly Promoted Anna Wintour is Making Moves at Condé Nast The Cut
Wintour was named artistic director of Condé Nast last month. Today, Condé Nast announced former Teen Vogue editor Eva Chen as a consultant for “various special projects” at Lucky and the Vogue communications director role is up for grabs.

All Saints Opens Stores on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills and at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto WWD
The expansion marks the retailer’s first store in Canada and the first steps in future store openings and company growth.