- Category: Brands (continued)
- Bottega Veneta e-boutiquein the UK
UK fans of extravagance fashion can now get their hands on Bottega Veneta's superb wares. The Italian leather company released its e-boutique in the UK Bottega Veneta, designed to be as gracious and magnificent as a visit to their boutiques. A key feature of the redesigned site is the seamless integration of the branding and shopping experiences..
- Bottega Veneta takes plenty of risks for fall 2011
Resin, rust, alabaster and opal were just some of the colors on display at Bottega Veneta this season, the most disciplined yet experimental of any major Italian luxury brand. For fall 2011, BV's creative director Tomas Maier took plenty of risks, and when they worked it made for some truly memorable and fresh takes on modern dressing. A series..
- British fashion chain Jaeger set for sale
British fashion chain Jaeger is all set for a sale after holder Harold Tillman was approached by an amount of customers. Ready to make the most of its spoilt child, Tillman hired investment bank Rothschild & Sons to consider Jaeger’s options, including an outright sale. The clothing-store chain could be valued at as much as 100 million pounds..
- British highstreet Topshop to be available in Canada
The best of the British highstreet - Topshop - will soon be available in Canada. Arcadia-owned Topshop is reported to be branching out in North America after its successful New York debut in a franchising deal with local retail group Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). The Bay, as it affectionately called, is also Canada's leading department store group. It..
- Bryce Dallas Howard in Kate Spade spring and fall 2011 ad campaign
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no — it’s Bryce Dallas Howard for Kate Spade! The fiery haired Spider-Man actress takes center stage in the brand’s new spring and fall 2011 ad campaign — and the resulting pictures are bursting with colorful effervescence. As Kate Spade’s very first celebrity ambassador, President and Chief Creative Officer..
- Bubble London hosts new baby and childrenswear brands
Hosting baby and childrenswear brands in Islington, Bubble London will take place on 19th and 20th June at the Business Design Centre. The London located exhibition revealed it will be its biggest spring/summer occasion this season to date displaying a varied range of new-found and fashionable brands at the exhibition. Besides labels from UK like..
- Bugaboo Meets Missoni collections
Italian fashion house Missoni partnered with buggy label Bugaboo. With the teamwork, Missoni is moving more into everyday life, which seems to be the next stage following the establishments of Missoni Home and Missoni Hotels. Missoni invented two bespoke prints and a blanket, one to fit the Bugaboo Bee and the second for the Bugaboo Cameleon. The..
- Burberry brand streams catwalk show in Kensington Gardens live
Quintessentially British brand Burberry is opening up London Fashion Week to everyone. For the first time the luxury label will stream its catwalk show in Kensington Gardens live on a 32-metre screen in Piccadilly Circus on 21st February. The show will be available to view in 150 countries. Besides sharing the footage with the rest of the world,..
- Cat Footwear to collaborate with Martine Rose
For Autumn\Winter 2011, shoewear brand Cat Footwear will team up with menswear designer Martine Rose. The partnership will celebrate the heritage of the Cat Footwear work boot and the innovation of today. The joint design was unveiled on the catwalk show during London Fashion Week MAN. Martine Rose for Cat Footwear designed a signature Cat Footwear..
- Cerruti closes womenswear label
Cerruti will close its womenswear label, in a bold move to spotlight on its more triumphant men's business. The new comes following its obtain by the Li & Fung group in December, chief executive officer Florent Perrichon told WWD. “We prefer not to spread ourselves too thin in a field that is highly competitive,” he commented, adding that..
- Cervo Rosso's launch winter/spring collection
From the heart of the Swiss Alps, Cervo Rosso charge into the Performance Cycling wear market with an impressive winter / spring collection. Cervo Rosso’s launch collection beautifully captures the bygone era of European cycling by combining the simplicity and elegance of classical road cycling wear with the most technically advanced fabrics and..
- Chanel Fashion House History
At the present time Chanel Fashion Designer is one of the most widespread brands on the globe. A majority of people, wearing and using it can’t stand delighting the designer. And that is not unanticipated, as Chanel secures you chick and elegance! And it has been serving a lot of ladies to feel self-assured for more than 100 years! The brand was..
- Charles Vögele's collection will convey Til Schweiger's style
The Charles Vögele Group, one of the chief vertical fashion companies in Europe, has enlisted the worldwide renowned actor Til Schweiger as the publicity figurehead for Charles Vögele. From Spring 2011 he will be the male look of the Group-wide image campaign. His contribution will involve designing his own menswear collection under the "Biaggini..
- Chloe replaces Hannah MacGibbon by Pringle designer
British designer, Hannah MacGibbon, is to leave Paris fashion house, Chloe, and will be replaced by Claire Waight Keller who very recently left the Scottish heritage brand Pringle, recognized for its knitwear. First off, the reasons behind Hannah’s departure have been cited thusly; ‘When we came to the end of Hannah’s contract, we talked about..
- Christian Dior is not in hurry to replace disgraced John Galliano
French fashion house Christian Dior is in no hurry to replace disgraced designer John Galliano as it relies on existing teams for new collections, its head said on Thursday. Dior, one of the biggest brands within luxury goods group LVMH, sacked Galliano earlier this month following publicity over a video of him shouting abuse in a Paris bar and..
- Christian Dior luxury holding giant meets 81% net income
The Christian Dior luxury holding giant said Friday net income surged 81% in 2010 from the previous year, an "exceptional year" that has given the group fresh motion to open additional stores. Christian Dior is the holding group that controls the French luxury products giant LVMH, with interests from champagne to baggage, and of the Christian Dior..
- Christian Lacroix creates collection for Spanish fashion label Desigual
Christian Lacroix is now way near saying goodbye to his fashion design days, although his fashion house didn’t survive. Presented during Barcelona Fashion Week, Lacroix created a new collection for Spanish fashion label Desigual by the name of Monsieur Lacroix, as he is no longer authorized to use his own name post his bankruptcy. This is the..
- Christian Lacroix to launch Intimates collection for Spring/Summer 2012
Taking into consideration good estimation receiving for his menswear Spring/Summer 2012 collection, French fashion designer Christian Lacroix launched his new collection ‘Intimates’ for Spring/Summer 2012, including lingerie and beachwear ranges for women, in partnership with 80-year-old lingerie house Palmers Lejaby from France. Christian Lacroix..
- Christophe Decarnin failed to take a bow for his collection
Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin’s fiasco to appear at his own fashion show on Thursday has sparked rumors that he's checked into a mental hospital, following a drug-fueled breakdown. Isabel Wilkinson reports. John Galliano’s shocking ousting at Dior was just the beginning. Paris Fashion Week took another dramatic turn on Thursday morning..
- Christopher Kane wins Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
Christopher Kane is the winner of this year’s BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, the British Fashion Council announced. The £200,000 cash award is a boost to the brand's business development intended to achieve the designer's objectives to become a global brand over the next twelve months. Christopher Kane was chosen for this award based on a..
- Clogs: women's shoe trend
I've always felt that their name carried an unfair weighting against them. Clogs. Say it; it sounds clunky, awkward, uncomfortable. And I have to confess, as a chap, it appears that as footwear goes, clogs must be just as uncomfortable to wear as their name makes them sound; wooden soles? Make mine leather, thanks. But awkard names and the potential..
- Collaboration of American Apparel with eBay announced
Concerns may have started looking up for American Apparel fashion brand and its controversial to some extent creator, Dov Charney. A new collaboration of American Apparel with eBay was just revealed where the "hip stuff purveyor" based in Los Angeles will commence selling through the auction website from September 1st. Amusingly, regardless of..
- Confidence returns at Moda
Hosting its August 2010 edition last weekend, trade show Moda reported a record visitor attendance. The fair dedicated to fashion, footwear, and intimate apparel saw a 22% increase in attendance in comparison to 2009. For the second time, the event hosted a Lingerie & Swimwear, which debuted in February this year, alongside Moda Woman, Menswear,..
- Covent Garden opens the first Burberry Brit store
Good news for Burberry fans. Covent Garden sees the opening of its very first Burberry Brit store. It will officially be the largest Burberry Brit store worldwide and will reflect a new design concept developed by Christopher Bailey himself. The global mega brand's got more high tech stuff going on in there than our teeny brains can handle. In case..
- D&G Flower Show
Flowers framed the runway and the clothes of the girls in the D&G show – if Alberta Ferretti and Fendi have implied a revenue to the good life, the D&G group couldn’t agree more. With Hurts telling us from the speakers that we should “never give up, it’s such a wonderful life”, we saw girls in baggy hessian shorts under crossover..
- Danish artist presses charges against Louis Vuitton
French fashion brand Louis Vuitton is caught in a legal difference with Danish artist Nadia Plesner. The two parties are not agreeing on Plesners’ Darfurnica piece, a painting with the Sudanic province Darfur as topic and a modern version of Picasso's Guernica. Allegedly the work shows a bag that looks similar to Vuitton’s Audra Bag. With the..
- David Beckham teams up H&M to launch Bodywear collection for men
H&M fashion brand is collaborating with football star David Beckham for its latest celebrity designer partnership. The Swedish company will introduce the footballer's bodywear collection for men, which has been in development process for approximately one year. The Bodywear collection, which according to Vogue is not a one-off combined project..
- Debenhams long-sleeved check shirts - the significant item for the cold snap
Debenhams department store is reporting sales of the conventional long-sleeved check shirts have shot up 65% on previous year, making the piece of clothing the significant item to get through the cold snap. Time be ridiculed as the clothing of unfussy, hulking woodsmen, and lampooned by Monty Python, the lumberjack style men's shirts have shifted..
- Debenhams to meet profit estimates
Debenhams has said it is on track to meet profit estimates despite worsening conditions on the High Street. Britain's second-largest department store group announced that trading in the half-year to 26 February fell 1.5 percent. That was in line with analysts' estimates and Debenhams' shares rose, despite big falls in the wider market. But chief..
- Denimhead purchased by British trend forecaster WGSN
Denimhead, the Los Angeles–based denim and casual sportswear trend forecasting service launched by Jill Perilman in 2004, has been purchased by British trend forecaster WGSN for an unrevealed price. “We are thrilled to welcome Denimhead to WGSN,” says Susanna Kempe, WGSN’s chief executive. “Denimhead is a treasure trove of denim looks..
- Dents opens new UK manufacturing
Basic retailers have been speaking out in current weeks for British brands to get manufacturing back to the UK. One company, the luxury glove brand Dents, is putting its money where its mouth is, and have opened a new UK factory after rocketing demand from overseas customers. Dents saw its sales more than double on a like-for-like sales, and has..
- DIED debuts with Black As Night collection
Modern clothing and jewellery label DIED debuts with Black As Night collection. The contemporary handcrafted collection features stylishness with a sharp edge. Many performers from around the world worked in partnership on the black shaded premier collection. The DIED designers selected local artists from different countries to work together on..
- Diesel creates Jogg-jeans
During Bread&Butter Berlin, Italian fashion brand Diesel presented a new model called the Jogg-jeans, which is combination of a sweatpants and jeans. With this new creation Diesel wants to take the everyday comfort of casual wear to the next level by blending it with the latest technology. Diesel describes the Jogg-jeans as a 'electrifying new..
- Diesel creates worn look for its denim
Lifestyle brand Diesel announced it is making less use of the sandblasting technique to create a worn look for its denim in respect of local safety laws. The company asked its suppliers to fully respect the specific legal procedures in the production and protection of the workers in their countries. Any supplier used by Diesel is asked to hold on..
- Difficult and dramatic season for fashion
It’s been a difficult and dramatic season for fashion. With A/W 11 shows now over, if anything, the most penetrating has been the action behind the scenes. With designers in pandemonium from Galliano’s racist rant - which led to his spurious firing - to Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin who was a no show at the walk of his own collection, insiders..
- Bottega Veneta e-boutiquein the UK