- Category: Brands (continued)
- Kenzo luxury label to refresh its image
Kenzo luxury label from Paris is about to refresh its image with the appointment of the coolest boutique designers from New York, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim from Opening Ceremony. While the brand's first Opening Ceremony has grown from a tiny, trendy boutique in Lower Manhattan, to a fully-fledged worldwide luxury brand with its peculiar collections,..
- Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner Join SKECHERS Family
SKECHERS USA, a international leader in the footwear production and the number two footwear brand in the United States, pronounced a first-time, wide-reaching, multi-platform marketing and brand collaboration for Shape-ups with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Kim and Kris will be the faces of the campaign which launches in 2011 and includes multiple..
- Kitten heels: women's shoe trend
Kitten heels are like the ugly step-sister of the heel family; they don't lengthen the legs and define the calf, or generally make you feel like a million dollar sex-bomb. Separate them from the ladylike elegance of the '50s and '60s and all you're left with is a stunted and somewhat unattractive piece of footwear. But fashion is fashion, and what..
- Kris van Assche teams up with Willy Vanderperre on film project
For the first time, Flemish born designer Kris Van Assche, Dior’s Creative Director teamed up with Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre on film project ‘The Time I Had Some Time Alone’. Korean film Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring formed the inspiration of the ‘Lessness’ collection, and ‘less is more’ speaks through both..
- Kuna Fall-Winter 2011 Men's and Women's Apparel lines
The exclusive North American distributor of the Kuna brand, Alpaca Collections, is pleased to announce the launch of the Kuna Fall-Winter 2011 Men's and Women's Apparel lines and Home line at the WWDMAGIC show in Las Vegas this weekend. The Kuna Fall-Winter 2011 Collection includes, for the first time, knitwear with various combinations of Suri..
- Labelux acquires Jimmy Choo brand
Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo from Great Britain is bought by Labelux from private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners LP from London. Both being aware with the affair said that Jimmy Choo is acquired for 500 million British pounds or $812 million. The transaction as it is expected will close by the end of June. To own Jimmy Choo, a stake..
- Lancome Proposed Julia Roberts a $50 million Contract
Julia Roberts is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. this year in January she was named as the visage of luxury beauty brand Lancome. The Lancome are building a great triumph since Julia Roberts came on the board and that’s why they suggested her a $50 million contract for following 5 years. According to professionals, Lancome made..
- Lanvin lady-like campaign trail for Fall/Winter 2011
Warm yourselves with the up-to-the-minute campaign trails for Fall/Winter 2011 and for the fashion offering on the ambitious voyage, turning to Alber Elbaz’s Spartan party. Photographed by Steven Meisel, matchy-matchy pair of Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson is giving the Three Musketeers a run for their sartorial riches by wearing sharp robes,..
- Lara Bohinc opens online luxury accessories shop
The London-based luxury accessories brand Lara Bohinc is releasing an exceptional online department store. The guest's CEO is Ernst Malmsten, the initiator of fashion ecommerce and originator of Boo.com. This is Malmsten’s first venture into online retailing after the high profile failure of Boo.com in 2000. Malmsten reveals the world of online..
- Laura Ashley meets high profits
Laura Ashley, the fashion and homewares group recognized for its floral motifs, has seen high profits and is confident about the future despite the punishing trading environment. The group, which operates 217 UK stores, reported a colourful pre-tax profit excluding exceptionals up 91 percent to £19.3m on sales 6.2 percent ahead to £285m in the..
- Leigh Lezark created new collection for H&M
Which fashion specialist will be following in the treads of H&M fashion brand’s partnership fashion monsters like Viktor&Rolf, Lanvin or Karl Lagerfeld? Music DJ and model Leigh Lezark collaborated with the retailer from Sweden, according British Vogue announcement. The New York IT-girl created the new H&M collection which was released..
- Levi's SS’11 Fashion Underwear
Levi’s® is the original and definitive American Denim brand, born in California. This season’s Underwear, Socks and Swimwear collection is inspired by the Sunshine State, the place where nothing is impossible and dreams can come true, this season Levi’s® celebrates California Dreaming. This season Levis® have taken their unbound energetic..
- Levi's works it
The creative communities love to have a little look at each other’s scene. Levi is taking this a step further and launched its Levi’s Workshops. Several events will take place in the company’s hometown San Francisco until August. The interactive workshops will be home to creative types from different disciplines and will look back on the brand’s..
- Levi’s brand sponsorship at the first-ever TEDWomen conference
Levi’s – the brand that launched the first jeans for women 75 years ago – asked 50 inspiring young women from all over the world to mark hand-crafted journals with how they’re shaping the future and who inspired them along the way. These “Traveling Journals” will be uncovered as part of a worldwide Levi’s brand sponsorship at the first-ever..
- Lily Allen releases her own collection
Singer and boutique owner Lily Allen can include designer to her CV, having revealed the release of her own collection. Allen, who previous year launched Lucy in Disguise vintage boutique and label with her sister Sarah Owen, draws her inspiration from all things vintage, which she interpreted into modern pieces. The sister duo are aided by designer..
- Lime door brand teams up with Dita Von Teese
Australian label development powerhouse, lime door brands, a boutique brand house and management consultancy boasting a portfolio of global fashion brands, has signed a worldwide deal with global burlesque superstar and fashion idol Dita Von Teese. The contract sees lime door brands and the performer becoming co-holders of an amount of brands, which..
- London New Bond Street Special Edition label
London New Bond Street turned all Italian for the appearance of the new Miu Miu flagship store. Fashion designer Miuccia Prada herself made her track to the high-end fashion street to launch the new store. Set over two floors, the new Mayfair store takes shoppers on a jewellery box tour featuring the Miu Miu collections. Besides Miuccia herself..
- London opening of The Kooples
French established fashion brand The Kooples released its first of three stores in London’s Kings Road previous week. Spread over ground and basement floors, the new 2,150 sq ft boutique is expected to bring a glamorous rebellious streak to the Kings Road with the brand’s reworked tailored menswear for both men and women – undoing the conventional..
- Louboutin and Bella Freud's capsule knitwear collection
Christian Louboutin and Bella Freud have teamed up for a capsule knitwear collection, appointed to launch this July. Louboutin, who is the godfather of Bella’s child, has come up with a range of sketches inspired by the subject of fetishism. The designs will be incorporated into merino wool sweaters created by Freud. Pieces of clothing will..
- Louis Vuitton from trunk-making to luxury fashion house
Well-known fashion house Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854. Louis Vuitton gained his reputation in creating luggage. That’s why he became a trunk-maker to the wife of Napoleon III. For some years Louis Vuitton learnt the real basis of the so called trip-friendly luggage. Then he made up his mind to deconstruct that model. He designed very light..
- Louis Vuitton's Palermo handbag for stylish women
The metropolitan handbag takes its name from the sicilian capital. Carried across the body or hand-held, it comes in soft, pleated monogram canvas and features a zippered closure with chain. This Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags Monogram Canvas Palermo take you again to feel the outlandish flavor of Sicily Island and Malian Na's legend. She has been..
- Lumieres Byzantines de Chanel Collection 2011
You just saw a sneak peek of one of Chanel's limited edition palettes for next year and you have never wanted any (make up-related) item so much. The 'Lumieres Byzantines de Chanel' is a palette of five cream highlighters, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's pre-Fall 2011 show, 'an ode to Istanbul and the rich Byzantine stonework aesthetic'. Here's..
- Luxurious, seductive and giddy glory from Gucci collection
Glamour in all its luxurious, seductive and giddy glory was the heady message of the latest Gucci collection staged in Milan Wednesday, Feb. 23, the opening day of the Italian season. Bedecked in colorful fedora hats, sporting super snazzy crocodile boots and strutting out in goat hair jackets, the models in this show represented ladies that demanded,..
- Luxury accessories brand Coach opens its first UK store
The US upmarket luxury accessories brand Coach will open its first UK store in Westfield Shopping Centre end of March. It’s the first of a 15 store UK rollout as part of the companies European global expansion plans. The 3,000 sq ft store in Westfield will be marked with exclusive designs and offers fit for the company best known for its ‘affordable..
- Luxury fashion brand Escada
ESCADA AG (Escada) is Germany's top luxury fashion brand and a leading player in the worldwide luxury clothes market. Founded in Aschheim, Germany, Escada has scaled down its variety of brands into the mid-2000s to centre particularly on its basis, high-end Escada Collection, together with the Escada haute couture line. The Escada brand also comprises..
- Luxury fashion brands invest in green strategies
With UK bodies endlessly trying to address the issues of eco friendly fashion and gain a voice amongst big, mainstream retailers, there also seems to be cost benefits to those who think in terms of sustainability. Finding ways to cut costs inside has also become increasingly significant for fashion companies as the cost of commodities like cotton rises..
- Luxury fashion houses see growth in profits
German fashion house Hugo Boss followed luxury colleagues LVMH and Burberry with a jump in sales and incomes for the beginning of 2011 as Asian demand for European luxury fashion labels continues unabated. Luxottica also posted strong profits on Thursday. Hugo Boss forecast 2011 sales up at least 12 percent and core profit up 15 percent, with increase..
- M&S announces contest for childrenswear campaign
Marks and Spencer has teamed up with ITV to find four kids to be the face of the high street retailers Autumn/Winter childrenswear promotion. M&S has worked personally with leading photographer Rankin on the campaign, which has the strap-line ‘Do Your Thing’. With a strong focus on style, the advertisements feature the range of brands across..
- M&S to shake up clothing business
M&S chief exective Marc Bolland is expected to shake up the retailer's clothing business strategy. Bolland wants to see the retailer’s clothing arm organised more around its in-house brands, the bulk of which he kept as part of his plans for the group. After ditching the Portfolio range for the older woman, Mr Bolland decided to retain sub-brands..
- Madonna faces a lawsuit against Material Girl collection name
After the release of her fashion collection Material Girl in 2010, pop superstar Madonna was suit for utilizing the same name as L.A. Triumph, Apparel manufacturer. For Fall/Winter 2010, Madonna launched the collection Material Girl at Macy’s department store with Kelly Osbourne modeling the outfits. Apparel manufacturer L.A. Triumph filed the..
- Madonna's clothing line 'underwhelming' says celebrity st
U.S. pop icon Madonna has designed a clothing line for young women - but although she is known as a music pioneer, experts said her talents as a designer left something to be desired. Celebrity stylist and author of The Shopping Diet, Phillip Bloch, who predicted that the line would be commercially successful said he was left feeling slightly "underwhelmed"..
- Maison de Urbana: International Inspiration, Made in LA
Urbana Chappa is a mom living in one of Los Angeles’ most suburban communities, Sherman Oaks, where TV’s fictional Brady Bunch made their home. But the emerging designer’s take on fashion is urbane and cosmopolitan. Chappa’s Maison de Urbana collection made its Los Angeles debut on March 15 at LAs Fashion Weekend shows at Sunset Gower Studios..
- Mango collaborates with Not Just a Label on El Botón
Mango in its fourth year is collaborating with fashion initiative Not Just a Label on its ‘El Botón’ Mango Fashion Awards. The international fashion competition is open for budding designers across the globe, and aims to promote the intercontinental projection of new fashion talent. Participants have the opportunity to present their collections..
- Mango fashion brand expands in Russia
Fashion clothing brand Mango from Spain released its new fashion line for the second time in the Russian capital, Moscow. Presented at the Moscow Centre of Innovation and Design, the collection for Autumn/Winter 2011 titled Paris was on show in Moscow as strategy of the extension in the market of vast Russia. Mango boasts 82 department stores in..
- Mango takes the online world offline with new blogger project
Keeping up with the blogosphere, Spanish retailer Mango is taking the online world offline with its new blogger project. Seven international bloggers are asked to demonstrate their styling skills at the ‘Mango loves fashion bloggers’ initiative. The new blogosphere project is divided into two stages. The first is taking place on 23rd March at..
- Kenzo luxury label to refresh its image