- Category: Brands (continued)
- Hetty Rose extends the brand to a wider audience
Bespoke shoe designer Hetty Rose launched her opening ever Ready-to-Wear collection for London Fashion Week. The Ready-to-Wear collection is accessible to obtain from October this year. Purchasers will be able to buy shoes from www.hettyrose.co.uk, discerning boutiques in the UK and worldwide. The basic classic and top selling styles, which take..
- High heel shoes with red soles: Christian Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent
Lawyers for famous French designer Christian Louboutin asked a judge a week ago to issue an initial sanction barring Yves Saint Laurent from creating high heeled shoes with red soles. Christian Louboutin, whose shoes have graced many remarkable and famous feet, in April sued fashion rival Yves Saint Laurent in Manhattan federal court over what he..
- High-street retailer Zara expands its e-stores
High-street retailer Zara is expanding into more countries with its e-store. Zara online will launch tomorrow in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Monaco and Switzerland. The web store will also debut this year in the United States and Japan. The online prices in each country will match those in its high-street stores. Shoppers may make purchases using standard..
- History of the Gucci Brand
Have you ever looked for a bag, which you think to yourself perfect? But the great Guccio Gucci pondered for a long time. Even in his youth, when he worked as head waiter in a posh London hotel, he stared at bags and cases of guests, while at one point, he realized that he could create much more beautiful and quality stuff. It was at this end, Gucci..
- Horiyoshi the Third's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection
Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc is contented to reveal that the Company has secured retail distribution with multi-brand department store, DASLU. Established in 1996, DASLU is a posh multi-brand department store in Sao Paulo, Brazil - known as the "Fashion Mecca" of South America. The establishment houses more than 60 labels plus 30 store-in-store boutiques..
- House of Fraser from high street department store to worldwide web
House of Fraser is planning to measure the customer satisfaction of their online operations.The department store has selected Foresee Results to derive the rate of customer satisfaction across its website and determine how it can enhance its online arm and reach basic goals. The results will also act as a pointer for future web offerings. Robin..
- Hugo Boss advertising campaign Spring/Summer 2011
Diverse product of famous German brand Hugo Boss is designed for successful and keen people. Company produces a various range of fashion items such as fashion clothes, shoes, handbags, perfumes and accessories. Major manufacturing company is located in Turkey. Production of “Hugo Boss” is known throughout the globe, and luxury boutiques of the..
- Hunkemöller With PAI Strengthens its Positions
Previous last weeks sales pronouncement of sell company De Bijenkorf to Selfridges, now worldwide retail group Maxeda assured it’s selling Hunkemöller to PAI collaborators (PAI). The deal isn’t set in stone as yet, but is likely to be closing early 2011 after the trade unions advice. With PAI, Hunkemöller supposes it can reinforce its situation..
- Indian fashion touch
Design duo Falguni and Shane Peacock will bring their philosophy ‘…life’s too short to blend in’ to LFW. The Indian designers will present their SS11 collection inspired by animals facing extinction. To illustrate their inspiration they use experimental pattern cutting techniques with textural and embellishment detailing. Falguni & Shane..
- Inditex clothing retailer reports profits that beat all estimates
Inditex SA, the world's largest clothing retailer has reported profits that beat all estimates. The company which owns high street chain Zara also includes Pull and Bear, Berschka, Uterque, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, and Stradivarius. The report will undoubtly fuel expansion both in stores and online and comes on the back of the newly launched and..
- J. Crew: online outlet to encourage spending?
I find this a strange move. Consumers aren't spending, so J. Crew are taking their factory outlet online. The strategy seems straightforwards enough: if customers won't spend, give them cheaper fashion to tempt them. But aren't they just telling we the non-passionate consumers to wait? Aren't they communicating the fact that if consumers hold out..
- Jack & Jones Spring\Summer 2011 Collection
The sleeveless denim jacket with badges is a principal basic style in the Jack & Jones Spring\Summer 2011 Collection, and the look is sustained with a denim jacket and five pocket jeans, using the same badges. This season we introduce a unique fabric used for a little group of styles with both five pockets, detailed styles and a jacket. The..
- Jaeger brand opens stores in Moscow’s malls
Jaeger has launched its first two stores in Moscow, Russia. The retailer opened in Moscow’s Metropolis mega-mall and in the luxury Vremena Goda Mall, and is planning further growth in Russia and Asian markets. Chief executive Belinda Earl of the Jaeger brand says: ‘This is the right time and is a very exciting development for Jaeger.’ The..
- January Jones for Versace spring/summer 2011 ad campaign
When January Jones kicked off her Betty Draper apron and stepped onto the Emmy red carpet in a stunning blue Versace robe this summer, we knew the Mad Men star had found her fashion harmony. And now, January is kicking off all of her garments for Versace new spring/summer 2011 ad campaign, posing almost absolutely nude, covered in nothing but a well-positioned..
- Jean Paul Gaultier displays his first Haute Couture collection
Jean-Paul Gaultier turned his models into Hollywood stars on Wednesday, July 6, in a dramatic performance for his first haute couture collection, proving he has not lost anything of his taste for amusement since the acquisition of his brand from Hermes by Puig family from Spain in May. Obviously released by what was obviously an oppress last few..
- Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition
Jean Paul Gaultier is to honoured with an exhibition at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). Directed by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, the exhibition celebrates 35 influential years of the Paris-based designer, opening late Spring 2011. Called 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' will exhbit about 120 haute couture..
- Jean Paul Gaultier purchased by Puig cosmetics group
Jean Paul Gaultier has been purchased by Spanish cosmetics group Puig, who acquired a majority share. The company, which also owns Nina Ricci and Paco Rabanne, bought the 45 percent stake from Hermes and around 15 percent from its eponymous designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Gaultier did not disclose financial terms of the deal. The designer, who founded..
- Jennifer Lopez is a new face of cosmetics giant L’Oreal
Latin America diva Jennifer Lopez has signed a promotional contract with cosmetics giant L’Oreal. In the new season, a celebrity from Latin America, singer and actress will decorate the colorful posters all over the globe and the pages of glossy magazines. By the way, publicity clip with Latin America diva Jennifer Lopez will be available in January..
- Jessica Simpson is a fashion powerhouse
With her southern magic and girl-next-door appeal, it’s hard to believe that Jessica Simpson is in fact a fashion powerhouse, sitting at the helm of a nearly $1 billion empire. But with retail sales of her successful lifestyle brand totaling $750 million this year, that is accurately what her line of shoes, accessories, denim, swimwear, watches and..
- Jil Sander’s line for Uniqlo receives Brit Insurance Design Award
Jil Sander’s collaboration line for high street value retailer, Uniqlo, +J, has scooped the 2011 Design Museum’s Brit Insurance Design Award. The award which goes to luxury labels has previously been won by the likes of Christopher Kane and Christophe Decarnin but Jil Sander this year beat off stiff competition from the likes of Alber Elbaz..
- Jimmy Choo interprets its classic designs
Fashion footwear brand Jimmy Choo is going to launch a capsule collection, that will feature its most remarkable and famous designs, and some new-made styles. The Jimmy Choo capsule collection will include the feather item worn by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City and favourite pieces of Hilary Swank and Natalie Portman, which will be go together..
- Jo-Ann Stores acquired by Leonard Green & Partners
Jo-Ann Stores Inc announced that it has penetrated into a perfect settlement to be acquired by an associate of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., for a total price of approximately $1.6 billion, or $61.00 per share in cash. The offer price stands for a 34 percent premium to the closing price of Jo-Ann's shares on December 22, 2010. The board of..
- Joanna Sykes debuts at Aquascutum
Joanna Sykes is somewhat of an enigma, well-known within the industry having designer her own label and Matches' in-house brand Freda, but has never garnered the kind of press attention bestowed on the young creatives Christopher Kane, Richard Nicholl, Jonathan Saunders, and the list goes on. Sykes, as it happens designs beautiful and more importantly..
- John Lewis opens its UK online business to Europe
John Lewis is prepared to open its UK online business to the rest of Europe. The department store is expanding to receive worldwide orders from 25 European countries, enabling it to gather information on which cities could support physical department stores. Andrea O’Donnell, commercial director at John Lewis, told the Financial Times that the..
- John Lewis revealed record sales of £121m
John Lewis revealed record sales of £121m previous week (to Sat December 11th) the most it has ever taken in a week and the first time it has surpassed £120m. This is 8 per cent up on the retailer's largest week in 2009 (£112m), which until last week had been its all-time record. The figure is also 10 per cent up on the same week last year and 16.7..
- John Lewis three full days of Clearance sales
John Lewis reported a stellar start to the sale and discounting season. Commenting on the John Lewis first three full days of Clearance, Monday 27 December to end of Wednesday 29 December, Nat Wakely, Director Selling Operations for John Lewis, stated: 'We have had a fantastic start to Clearance with both 27 and 28 December beating our previous..
- John Lewis to develop women's wear department
Even amongst gloomy shopping reports, department store John Lewis is faring better than most. With weekly sales figures up by 1.4 percent, last week, and up compared to last year and online figures up 28 percent year on year, Robbie Feather, buying director, commented, ‘we look forward to our sales increasing steadily from here and we’re well placed..
- Josephine de la Baume for MANGO ad campaign
Josephine de la Baume is a really many-sided young woman. She is better known as Mark Ronson’s foxy bride, but in her motherland of gay Paree, Josephine is a favourite model, singer and actress. Her pretty face was chosen for the latest Mango campaign. Following in the footsteps of Olivia Palermo, the pocket-sized stunner looks reddish magnificent..
- Julia Restoin Roitfeld wears Tom Ford SS11 collection
Tom Ford’s womenswear line was the talk of the fashion pack running after New York Fashion Week. Now Julia Restoin Roitfeld interviewed Tom Ford for V Magazine and is captured wearing items from the Tom Ford Sping/Summer 2011 collection. Quite astonishing is that Roitfeld shot herself wearing the couturesque Tom Ford Sping/Summer 2011 collection. Roitfeld..
- Julien Macdonald - creative director of Givenchy
Julien Macdonald said his three-year stint as creative director of Givenchy was one of the hardest periods of his life, but is what made him who he is today. Julien Macdonald said becoming creative director of Givenchy is what made him who he is today. The Welsh fashion designer “who's creations have been worn by stars such as Kylie Minogue and..
- Kajal Ruia opens luxe shoe store
Manchester born Kajal Ruia made her way to New York leaving her banking job behind in the UK. She chased after her dream to open up a luxe shoe store located on Mercer Street in SoHo. The Kajal Ruia luxe shoe store by the 26-year old Ruia is set over 650 square foot and stocks a selection of European brands such as Baldan, Dibrera, Loriblu and..
- Karl Lagerfeld creates fashion line for Macys
At the same time as Britons have H&M and their multiple partnerships with an entire crowd of famous fashion designers, those blessed fashion minxes Stateside not only have the Missoni for Target collection, but also the fresh Karl Lagerfeld line for Macys. A large amount such as Karl Lagerfeld’s collaboration with H&M fashion brand in..
- Karolina Kurkova is the new face of the brand MaxMara
Karolina Kurkova became the new face of the Italian brand MaxMara. Czech model appeared in the advertising campaign spring/summer 2011. Minimalist style of promo shots and the white background focus the attention on the clothes and accessories from the brand new collection. Karolina shows the photographs trouser suits, white dress with a thin strap..
- Kate Middleton's wedding dress revealed!
After months of speculation, it is uncovered that Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is by Sarah Burton. With tens of designer names being brought into the conversation since the affirmation of Kate and William's engagement last November, we are delighted to reveal that the Kate Middleton's wedding dress is, as anticipated, by Sarah Burton. The very..
- Kate Moss announced new face of MANGO
As suggested before, Spanish fashion brand MANGO have announced that Kate Moss is the ambassador of their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, fetching models back into the get together after period from actresses Scarlett Johannsson and Penelope Cruz from Hollywood. A brief look at the video campaign shot by Monsieur Richardson showing Kate Moss dancing..
- Hetty Rose extends the brand to a wider audience