Paris-based fashion house Christian LaCroix has settled on a location for its first store in New York, leasing a 2,700-square-foot space at 36 E. 57th St. The two-story location, which will serve as the designer’s flagship store, has 1,900 feet on the first floor, a 900-foot second level that can serve as a mezzanine, and [...]
Kathleen Woodside and Izabel Duval the designers behind the contemporary womenâ€™s clothing line, bellekat inc. â€œWe both have some of the most insane jeans,â€ says Woodside, â€œbut we couldnâ€™t find any fresh tops to wear with them.â€ Kathleen and Izabel met while in Paris for Premiere Vision over 10 years ago. A friendship was quickly [...]
Prada is going wireless. The Italian fashion and accessories house has partnered with South Korea-based LG Electronics to develop an iconic mobile phone to be released in early 2007. The initial launch is planned for distribution starting in Europeâ€”first in Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Germanyâ€”followed by Asian locations such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, [...]
Dior Homme Creative Director Hedi Slimane is reputedly in contract negotiations with the brand. Apparently pressure is building up to conclude the talks, and relations between the negotiating parties are tense. Slimane’s failure to attend recent festivities for St. Catherine’s Day, a tradition in honor of couture workers, was looked on dimly by Dior management, [...]
Limited Edition – Win a signed McLaren Mercedes shirt! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sponsoring partnership between HUGO BOSS and Team McLaren Mercedes, Hugo Boss will be raffling off three limited-edition McLaren Mercedes team shirts, personally signed by Formula One drivers Kimi Raikkonen, Pedro de la Rosa and Garry Paffet. Have a bash [...]
“Paul Smith is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the work of celebrated Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami. Born in 1936, Tanaamiâ€™s creative work in painting, illustration and graphic design first came to the fore in the 1960s when his vibrant, colourful and psychedelic designs adorned publications as esteemed as â€˜Studio Voiceâ€™ and â€˜Ozâ€™. Tanaamiâ€™s [...]
Martin Yat Ming takes RMC jeans into unchartered waters. The Yoropiko denim collection is like nothing anyone has even imagined before. The designs are breath-taking and the quality is unrivalled. RMC by Martin Ksohoh is denim for the next generation and marks an epoch in fashion history.
Victoria Beckham is reputedly threatening to sue Rock & Republic Jeans, the brand she apparently helped build and for which she designed a number of styles. A source quoted by the Sunday Mirror said: “Victoria Beckham’s lawyers and accountants believe the range to have been far more successful than anyone imagined and Victoria is owed [...]
Skull Jeans is the brain-child of the internationally renowned designer Hiroshi Yamazaki. Yamazaki’s reputation was built on exclusive brands such as Fab Four, named after the Beatles his lifelong heroes and Alchemist, a fashion brand established upon the idea of Alchemy in which base metals turn into gold — and therefore true fashion has an [...]
Introduced by Paul Cook, former drummer of punk act The Sex Pistols, and sporting a brown T-shirt emblazoned “Gio-Goi,” rocker Pete Doherty made his debut as the new face of the new label. The 27-year-old Babyshambles frontman and reported fiancÃ©e of supermodel Kate Moss was showcasing clothes he inspired for Gio-Goi’s rock’n’roll spring/summer 2007 collection [...]
Karl Lagerfeld reputedly will soon be launching his own denim line, imaginatively entitled K; not to be confused with Special K. Parent company, Tommy Hilfiger, intends to capitalise on the global power of Lagerfeld’s name and enviable reputation by creating a stylish demi-high fashion denim collection.
Martin Yat Ming, the man behind RMC Jeans, is creating a capsule collection of ultra-exclusive selvedge denim jeans, called Yoropiko, in collaboration with Santastic. The Yoropiko capsule collection includes Martin’s unrivalled trademark embroidery and Santastic’s incredible design vision. Initial styles are rumoured to be available early 2007 through a select number of exclusive stores. Kitmeout [...]
One of Japan’s oldest, most respected and tastefully under-stated designer brands finally arrives on European shores. For decades KU has been a closely guarded Japanese secret. The brand has almost mythical status in The East. The KU style is meditative, cool and refined. The brand’s low profile has meant very few people in Europe have [...]
Puma is making a bid for the luxury market with its latest design collaboration. The German activewear company has teamed with Schedoni, the Italian leather manufacturer best known for designing custom-made luggage for Ferrari, to create a line of bespoke leather sneakers. The range, which also includes bags, is the result of a collaboration with [...]
Incredibly rare vintage levi jeans are now available from Togged. The styles include:1955 Levi 501 relaxed fit, dry selvedge denim jeans. 1947 Levi 501 relaxed fit, dry selvedge XX blue denim jeans. 1933 Levi 501 relaxed fit, Road Rash denim jeans. 1933 Levi 501 relaxed fit, dry selvedge denim jeans. 1933 Levi 501 loose fit, [...]
Nicole Richie has topped the world’s worst-dressed list according to PETA, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals charity, for wearing too much fur. It’s that time of year again, when it starts to get a little bit colder and you can spot a select few of Hollywood’s trashiest celebrities strutting around with dead animals [...]
Tommy Hilfiger Group announced today that it has signed Thierry Henry, one of the worldâ€™s most successful and iconic sportsmen, to be an international brand ambassador in an endorsement agreement for Tommy Hilfiger menâ€™s formal and underwear. Thierry Henry will feature in dedicated Tommy Hilfiger advertising and marketing campaigns in both Spring and Fall â€˜07. [...]
In an attempt to garnish some unfamiliar street credibility, Fendi hosted a hip-hop party in Tokyo, with Bape’s Fashion Guru Nigo as host, while Karl Lagerfeld stayed in the background. Interestingly, both Nigo and Lagerfeld are not that polarised when it comes to fashion; deep down they’re both serious “bling” merchants — so they’ll probably [...]
An exciting British based, British designed Premium denim label. Pieces in the collection include Japanese Red Selvedge denim, organic cotton T-shirts and Scottish Cashmere sweaters. You will know Invisible Inc from its distinctive logo, which is the signature of the designer Punky (translated from Sanskrit to English his name Pankaj means Lotus Flower). The Lotus [...]
Italian footwear brand Car Shoe has opened a flagship storeÂ in Milan. The new shop, on the fashionable Via della Spiga, is designed like the interior of a car, with green leather chairs reminisent of car seats and shiny wood panelling recalling luxury details like the dashboard. Architect Roberto Baciocchi was given approval by Patrizio Bertelli, [...]
The latest embroidered denim ball collection from Emperors of Honour includes a Gold or Jade Basketball or a Jade, Red or White American Football. Both balls are intricately embroidered and feature the Emperors of Honour painted dragon head.
Katherine E Hamnett environmentally progressive fashion continues to excite critics and consumers alike. The current collection includes an incredible collaboration with Knitwear Kings, John Smedley: “80′s re-issue original slogan t-shirts; WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR BAN NOW, CHOOSE LIFE, CLEAN UP OR DIE, and new slogans, LOVE and BRING BACK GOD. Probably the best t-shirts in the world. [...]
Levi Strauss & Co. announced it has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. In a letter to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, LS&CO. chief executive officer Phil Marineau pledged the companyâ€™s support for the Global Compactâ€™s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor rights, protection of the environment and anti-corruption. â€œOur participation in [...]