Posted by Dale Buss on June 15, 2012 09:01 AM
Nokia plans to cut 10,000 more jobs, or one in three staff, and sheds CMO as it loses market share to Apple and Samsung and threatens mobile aspirations of Microsoft.
Disney spends $1.1 billion to spruce up its Disney California Adventure theme park, including a brand-new 12-acre Cars Land and Avengers plan.
Microsoft takes a page from Gmail in email revamp as Gmail gets a facelift, too.
AOL wins proxy fight over its content strategy.
Abercrombie & Fitch takes credit for Carly Rae Jepsen's Justin Bieber-fueled viral smash.
Apple expands "emoji" with LGBT consumers.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 5, 2012 03:01 PM
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is preparing for the launch of his upcoming book, The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited (co-authored by Carine Roitfeld) with an exhibition in New York City featuring the iconic Chanel little black jacket photographed on numerous celebrities.
The little black jacket has long been an iconic wardrobe piece in the fashion world and Lagerfeld's show features his photographs os various celebrities — including Yoko Ono, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga — wearing Chanel's little black jacket.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 18, 2011 09:00 AM
News Corp. shares tumble as company goes on PR offensive with print apology as News International's former head Rebekah Brooks was arrested Sunday, London's police chief quits and actor Jude Law claims his phone was hacked. Prime Minister David Cameron called in Parliament to deal with the scandal, as speculation rises about possible harm to Murdoch's US empire.
ABS by Alan Schwartz balks at design copyright protection.
Amana introduces new online shopping tool.
Australia's government launches campaign for carbon tax.
Borders faces liquidation.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on November 22, 2010 05:00 PM
Apple heralds the Beatles' arrival in iTunes with new commercials, while fans geek out over iOS 4.2 arrival and Apple TV 4.1.
B&N taps Sarah Jessica Parker to tout the NookColor.
Blockbuster to launch a major we're-not-dead-yet ad campaign.
Google pushing Chrome so hard it’s buying…print ads?
MTV bets on growing Middle East audience.
Netflix finally brings streaming-only plan to U.S.Continue reading...
Posted by Suzanne Blecher on March 4, 2010 11:40 AM
The investor group that purchased Halston in 2007 will launch two men’s lines of suits and sportswear this fall. The company will also offer a secondary line, called Heritage, which will be more fashion- and sportswear-driven at lower prices.
The brand has been out of men’s wear since the early 1990's when it was primarily a licensed tailored clothing business. Halston’s 1970's aesthetic played out in the most recent women’s collection for fall 2010 with a muted palette, minimalist silhouettes and an ode to the 1978 set design of Eyes of Laura Mars with Faye Dunaway. Women’s is carried in Neiman Marcus, Harrods, Selfridges, Bloomingdale’s and Bergdorf Goodman.Continue reading...
Posted by Suzanne Blecher on February 22, 2010 06:01 PM
Gucci Group CEO Robert Polet says that the show will go on. At an annual results presentation in Paris last week that opened with a video tribute to late designer Lee Alexander McQueen, Polet reinforced his faith in the future of the brand that Gucci Group owns a 51 percent stake in. Moving forward with the business would be the best testimony to his talent, he said, although adding that Lee is irreplaceable.
Reviving a brand after the death of a flamboyant founder has been a tough task to follow. Versace has yet to garner the same praise as it did with Gianni at helm and Valentino is on their second creative director since Mr. Valentino retired in 2008. His immediate successor, creative director Alessandra Facchinetti, famously learned of her firing through the press after Mr. Valentino had allegedly complained about Facchinetti's alleged lack of respect for his brand.Continue reading...