Monthly Archives: June 2013

Industry News: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Posted on June 18, 2013 by

3.1 Philip Lim Brandmark

3.1 Phillip Lim Brandmark

3.1 Phillip Lim Creates Brandmark for China WWD
In an effort to protect the brand, 3.1 Phillip Lim has created a dedicated trademark to be used in China to label ready-to-wear and footwear products.

Christopher Kane S/S 2014

Christopher Kane S/S 2014

 

 

 

London Collections: Men Takes Over Britain Vogue UK

Burberry Prorsum, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, Rag & Bone, JW Anderson and more show Spring/Summer 2014 Men’s Collections.

Club Monaco Footwear

Club Monaco Footwear

 

Club Monaco to Launch Footwear Marie Claire
The brand’s first shoe collection will launch this August with prices ranging from $198 to $395.

Crop Tops: Be Cool In This Hot Summer Trend. Catch My Drift?

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Posted on June 14, 2013 by

Midriff, that is. Uncovering those arms and legs might not be enough to beat the heat this summer, so why not opt for a little more exposure? Sunblock is highly recommended, of course! One of this season’s hottest trends is the crop top – a staple in anyone’s wardrobe if you’re looking for a fun, simple look that’s equal parts versatile and unique.

Crop tops are completely interchangeable with any look, and since you’re only revealing a few inches of that toned waistline you’ve been working on, you don’t have to worry about showing too much.

Pair a crop top with high-waisted shorts, combat boots and a fun hat for a funky-edgy look. For the girly look, go for a white crop top with a floral skirt, chunky necklace and metallic sandals.  These not-too-short, not-too-long tops can still have a cameo moment on a cool summer night – just layer with a light-weight cardigan or a flannel, and you’re out the door!

Crop Tops

 

Look One: Black Fedora $23; Marine Crop Top $15; High Waisted Shorts $45; Combat Boots $99

Look Two: White Bralette $15; Floral Skirt $31; Pearl Bracelet $47; Gold Sandals $33

Look Three: Red Flannel $32; Black Bustier $62; Black High Waisted Shorts $67; Converse $65

 

Zac Posen Creates a Happily Ever After with David’s Bridal

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Posted on June 13, 2013 by

From being featured as a guest judge on Project Runway to dressing beautiful woman like Portia de Rossi and Coco Rocha, Zac Posen’s name is well-known in the industry. His intricate pieces are a celeb favorite and starting February 2014, blushing brides of any budget can tie the knot in a Zac Posen wedding gown.

Zac Posen is launching Truly Zac Posen for David’s Bridal featuring six styles ranging from $850 to $1,1350. Brides-to-be can say “I Do” to Truly Zac Posen without getting cold feet about an overpriced purchase.

Posen’s designer touch is guaranteed to give every bride all the glamour, romance, and detail they desire for their dream wedding. From one-of-a-kind bridal gowns designed exclusively for celebrities, to an entire collection made available to the everyday stylish bride, Posen knows what women want on this special day. Get ready to hit the stores or the web to get your hands on your future wedding gown because this collection has “sold out” written all over it!

“When a woman wears a Zac Posen gown, I want her to feel embraced and empowered, joyous and confident.” -Zac Posen

Visit David’s Bridal for more information.

 

 

 

Industry News: Tuesday, June, 11 2013

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Posted on June 11, 2013 by

Designer Collaboration Confirmed: Isabel Marant and H&M Vogue UK
Scheduled to debut on November 14, the collection will feature clothing and accessories for men and women.

Christine Day to Leave Lululemon Athletica Inc. WWD
Day held the role of chief executive officer at the yoga apparel retailer for over five years and will remain until a successor is named.

Etsy Designers Featured in Nordstrom Wedding Suite Nordstrom
Etsy has gone mainstream via a partnership with Nordstrom offering wedding accessories from Etsy artists and designers at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com.

Paloma's Nest Ring Bearer Bowl, $48

Etsy + Nordstrom: Paloma’s Nest Ring Bearer Bowl, $48

Industry News: Monday, June 10, 2013

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Posted on June 10, 2013 by

Keeping it moving…

Hugo Boss Names Jason Wu Artistic Director, Boss Womenswear WWD
Effective June 15, Wu will take on the creative direction of all product lines for Boss Womenswear and accessories collections.

Emma Hill to Leave Mulberry WWD
During her six years with Mulberry, Hill was responsible for the brand’s rapid growth, expansion into new markets and the launch of new handbag designs including the Alexa, Del Rey, and Willow.

Coach’s List of Successors for Reed Krakoff Causes Speculation WWD
Marc Jacobs inclusion on the list suggests that his contract with Louis Vuitton may not be renewed at the end of the year or that it’s time for a Marc Jacobs initial public offering. Emma Hill, now former creative director at Mulberry, is very available. Nicolas Ghesquière, Clare Waight Keller, Derek Lam, and Phillip Lim may also have made the  list.

Industry News: Friday, June 7, 2013

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Posted on June 7, 2013 by

Givenchy to Skip Paris Couture Week, Designs Givenchy Watches WWD
Riccardo Tisci will not create a collection for the house for the second season in a row on account of his hectic schedule. The designer did have enough time to create a new collection of Givenchy watches.

'Seventeen' Watch by Givenchy

‘Seventeen’ Watch by Givenchy

May: U.S. Payroll Rises, Unemployment Rate Increases Bloomberg
Labor Department figures show increase of $175,000 in payroll and an increase in the unemployment rate from 7.5 to 7.6 percent in May.

The Inevitable: A Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Collaboration Vogue UK
Parker is launching SJP in collaboration with George Malkemus, ceo of Manolo Blahnik. The collection will feature footwear, handbags, and trench coats.

Just in Time for Independance Day: 3 Patriotic Collections

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Posted on June 4, 2013 by

If sporting red, white, and blue on the Fourth of July sounds more cliché than fashionable, these patriotic collections are sure to tempt your all-American side to come out and play.

A statement bag that gives all-American an edgy twist. Rag & Bone’s popular Pilot Bag is available at The Webster, Miami as part of a limited-edition collection. Designed exclusively for the Miami boutique, the Pilot Bag was updated in a made-for-summer palette of coral, blue and white. Available now on farfetch.com.

Rag & Bone Pilot Bag - Available at The Webster, Miami

Rag & Bone Pilot Bag – Available at The Webster, Miami

 

Look good and do good. FEED USA + Target collaborated on a 50-piece collection in almost every category imaginable and only one color story – red, white and denim. Not only will you be able to go Americana from your wardrobe to your kitchen, you’ll be helping to benefit Feeding America, a not-for-profit organization focused on hunger relief in the US. Available at Target stores and Target.com on June 30.

FEED x Target Collaboration

Jonathan Adler adds his aesthetic to TOMS Eyewear. The designer of all things stylish has partnered with TOMS on a collection of outdoor-loving sunnies featuring three different styles with matching cases. The Lobambo, Marcus and Memphis styles were designed in bold red, white and blue with the phrase “our glasses make you look smarter” embossed on the inner temple. The collection will retail for $169 to $179 as a part of TOMS’ One for One program. The matching embroidered cases were also designed by Adler and can be purchased separately for $42.  TOMS + Jonathan Adler will be available this summer.

TOMS + Jonathan Adler

Industry News: Monday, June 03, 2013

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Posted on June 3, 2013 by

President of Lancôme Worldwide Resigns WWD
Youcef Nabi, who was appointed to the role in May 2009, has resigned and a replacement has not yet been named.

Chime For Change Hits the Stage to Take a Stand for Women Vogue UK
Salma Hayek-Pinault, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and more performed and presented at London’s Twickenham Stadium on Saturday to support Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign.

Lily Cole’s Rubber Jewelry Collection Sold Out Within Moments of Launching Stylistpick
The Amazonian ‘Wild Rubber’ Collection by Lily Cole for Sky Rainforest Rescue is part of an initiative to help save one billion trees in Brazil.

Amazonian 'Wild Rubber' Collection by Lily Cole

Amazonian ‘Wild Rubber’ Collection by Lily Cole