Posted by Shirley Brady on August 10, 2012 11:03 AM
Vogue is promoting the fact that Fashion's Night Out is not just a New York event with a promo highlighting what's happening in London on FNO's Sept. 6th return. Milan will also be celebrating its fourth FNO — details below.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 18, 2012 11:52 AM
Salvatore Ferragamo has become the first fashion house to have a full-out catwalk show at the iconic Louvre museum in Paris. The honor came about after the family company from Florence sponsored the current exhibition of “La Sainte Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece,” according to the New York Times.
“Having a runway show inside the Louvre has a meaning that goes beyond the simple concept of fashion,” creative director Massimiliano Giornetti told the Times about the 2013 resort collection's esteemed showcase. “It is a statement, a continuation of a long tradition of beauty and sensibility, of passion and a love of art. It’s a very positive message. A way to reaffirm our Italian spirit and our culture.”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 Shirley Brady on May 29, 2012 02:35 PM
Burberry released the campaign for its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, starring British actress Gabriella Wilde and musician Roo Panes. The black and white campaign, shot by fashion legend Mario Testino, uses London as the backdrop. "We wanted to play with everything that’s at the heart of the Burberry world – celebrating our brand and London through imagery, film, music, weather and our iconic outerwear, all in a very poetic and British way," explained Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey.
In other fashion/luxury news today:Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 1, 2012 10:07 AM
UGG Australia boots aren’t generally the things you want to pull on when the weather outside gets frightful, but the mild winter may have hurt overall sales in the last quarter for Deckers, the boot’s manufacturer.
SeekingAlpha.com opines that even though parent company Deckers owns other brands such as Teva and Sanuk, the company is made or broken on the success of UGG.
“We think the exceptionally mild weather created a tough selling environment, which dragged down sales and hurt pricing in the first quarter,” the site notes. “We also think some pent-up demand may accumulate because consumers didn't really have the opportunity to dress for the weather as much as they might in other years.”
The good thing is that Ugg boots are positioned as a classic — they don’t change too much year-to-year so whatever didn’t sell this winter can just be trotted out again next year. As SeekingAlpha points out, “UGG boots aren't merely a fad, but rather a staple of the American female's closet.”
Of course, UGG designs for men, too, as the brand's spring campaign and Tom Brady endorsement in the U.S. points out. And the brand offers more than just its iconic sheepskin boot.
All that doesn’t help Deckers at the moment.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 26, 2012 12:31 PM
QVC is selling Titanic-branded merchandise for sinking centenary next month. "Legacy 1912 –Titanicä" perfume, anyone?
H&M is rumored to have a high-end luxury fashion line in the works, while its Conscious Collection lands on April 14th.
Converse Chuck Taylor Premium line recasts iconic high-top sneaker in luxe leather.
Move over, Ralph Lauren's Big Pony and Lacoste's Big Croc — Benetton is joining the big logo brigade:Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on January 30, 2012 10:01 AM
Plenty of “reality” competitions are filmed in New York City, but now the city is producing one of its own. To help draw more young fashion designers to the Big Apple, the city has taken a page from Project Runway and created the Project Pop-Up project.
The Big Apple is putting up $175,000 to sponsor an annual competition that will give the winner pop-up shops in Manhattan to sell his or her wares. The whole thing was dreamed up the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in partnership with a trio of fashion-industry bigwigs: designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is also president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America; Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren; and Theory CEO Andrew Rosen.Continue reading...
Posted by Jennifer Bassett on December 7, 2011 02:41 PM
This week in New York, Italian fashion icon Valentino Garavani unveiled a first-of-its-kind virtual museum at the Museum of Modern Art. An ode to the designer's iconic fashion design, it's the world's first virtual fashion museum.
The launch event was live-streamed on YouTube and featured a maniacally enthusiastic Anne Hathaway as host. Presenters included Valentino, his business partner Giancarlo Giammetti, Google Art Project’s creator Amit Sood, and Italian Vogue editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani. A sleepy-looking Hugh Jackman jumped on stage for the virtual “ribbon cutting.”
Giancarlo explained that the 3D museum was originally conceived as “an idea space." Google Art Projects, which had been working on virtual museums for the National Gallery, MoMA, Uffizi, Tate Britain, and France's Palace of Versailles, became involved after Valentino reached out with his initial ideas.Continue reading...