Torrid, a retailer of on-trend fashion apparel, lingerie and accessories for young, voluptuous women who wear size 12 and up, is set to ignite the women’s specialty retail industry. The brand unveiled a comprehensive rebrand that reflects its sexy, fashion-forward point of view and includes new apparel collections, branding elements and marketing campaigns. “Over the last year we have developed a compelling and well-differentiated position for the Torrid brand, in a niche market that’s underserved by the women’s fashion retail […]
In a first for the market, a new luxury retail site called VeryFirstTo has launched, offering the public the exclusive opportunity to be the first people in the world to discover, own and experience only the very latest luxury items. In spite of the recession, the luxury market has boomed, with sales of premium products at an all time high. The new luxury retail site is capitalising on this and doing it in a very unique way. Targeting a previously neglected […]
Under a shop face of twinkling lights, John Lewis has succeeded in showcasing some excellent winter clothing, accessories and gift ideas. Look at the great winter fashions, oogle at the amazing homeware window (we want it all) or pick a gift from the dedicated men’s and women’s windows. Christmas is wrapped up rather nicely here.
Every year New Yorkers look forward to the spectacle that is the unveiling of the Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas windows. This year they were not disappointed, with the legendary department store putting on a breathtaking display by transforming the front of the entire building into a giant 3D screen with sequences featuring Christmas wreaths, gifts and ice skaters. The windows themselves showcase the latest ready-to-wear collections with a little help from the Saks Christmas yeti.
Bloomingdale’s, New York City: Depicting scenes from the upcoming 3D cinematic offering by Cirque du Soleil, the windows at Bloomingdale’s on 59th and Lexington is a surreal acrobatic feast.
text by Frances Cha The Isabel Marant store in Seoul Photo By Courtesy Photo SEOUL — Isabel Marant has a new home in South Korea. The French designer feted her first standalone flagship in Seoul Thursday night. Located behind the Gucci flagship in Cheongdam-dong, one of the city’s most expensive areas, the more than 2,000-square foot store is housed in a two-story building that used to be a former restaurant. It opened to the public late last month. “It’s quite a […]
Text by Sarah Karmali MARY-KATE and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with Damien Hirst to create a range of luxury backpacks for their label, The Row. The collection stars the twins’ famous Nile crocodile rucksack throughout – but treated to 12 different Hirst makeovers. The one-off range is the first in a series of “curated artistic partnerships” spearheaded by online fashion retailer Just One Eye. The bags feature quirky prescription pill and spot motifs, with each piece having been signed by the artist himself. “We are thrilled […]
AllSaints unveils its new collaboration with Swarovski Elements. The limited edition Pascale mini-dress features a crystal-encrusted hem – which can be detatched to alter the length of the piece or alternatively worn as jewellery around the wrist – and retails at £995. The introduction of the product reflects the new design direction of the brand, under the helm of new CEO William Kim and creative director Wil Beedle. Only 100 versions of the dress have been made, which will land […]
Barneys Envisions Disney on the Runway Minnie mouse is the star of “Electric Holiday,” the animated fashion fantasy was created for Barneys holiday windows that features some of the biggest names in the industry, everyone from Alber Albaz, Glenda Bailey and Cathy Horyn to Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Campbell.
By International Visual This Christmas Harrods bring you a collection of stunning dresses, created by world-leading designers. Each dress is a unique interpretation of the 10 original Disney Princess dresses, and is displayed in a specially-created, magical-themed backdrop.
PREMIER FIFTH AVENUE LUXURY RETAILER’S LEGENDARY WINDOWS SET THE STAGE FOR SEVERAL DISTINCT ENVIRONMENTS ABOUT BERGORF GOODMAN Bergdorf Goodman, founded by master tailors Edwin Goodman and Herman Bergdorf, is located on the corner of New York’s Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, the former site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion. Bergdorf Goodman: The pinnacle of style, service, and imagination, since 1901.
In 1909, Bon Marché in Paris kick-started the trend for Christmas windows, and since then, stores the world over have celebrated the festive season with extravagant displays of fashion fantasy. Bon Marché The Bon Marché Rive Gauche is celebrating Christmas in black and gold for its 160th anniversary. The store’s huge windows in rue de Sèvres are showcasing enchanting scenes of famous Left Bank monuments, with musical birds, etc. For children, the department store has ‘Histoires de Noël’, a string […]
From department stores to designer boutiques, see pictures of the best Christmas window displays of 2012 TIFFANY & CO Tiffany & Co‘s London Bond Street store wins the prize for the most Christmassy of Christmas windows so far, with its traditional themed displays that portray romance and the idea of spending the festive holidays at home. This snowy house comes complete with a wreath adorned door in Tiffany blue and one of the store’s signature jewellery box atop the steps.Another […]
By Katharine K. Zarrella Ever since Diego Della Valle announced his plans to relaunch Schiaparelli earlier this year, the rumor mill has been spinning with supposed candidates for the house’s creative director. But who could possibly follow in the footsteps of Elsa Schiaparelli, the designer who, as illustrated in the Met’s recent “Prada and Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations” exhibition, was one of the most compelling fashion figures of the 20th century? And more importantly, will this mystery designer and Della Valle […]
By Ann Binlot Art Basel Miami Beach isn’t just about the art. Every year, a number of fashion names descend on Miami to join in the festivities. And with a plethora of well-dressed celebrities, socialites, gallerists, and models in town, it makes perfect sense. A Night of Fashion On December 5, the Art Basel Miami Beach fashion games begin when Interview magazine and Laure Heriard Dubreuil, co-founder of the hip luxe Miami boutique the Webster, host a special viewing of […]
Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book has enjoyed a solid reception on newsstands and has sold out of its initial print run of 50,000 copies — at $15 a pop, according to its publisher, Fashion Media Group LLC. Another 15,000 copies have been ordered to replenish stands and will be available before Christmas, said Stephen Gan, president of Fashion Media Group and Roitfeld’s business partner in the semiannual title. The second issue of CR Fashion Book will boost its print run […]
By Amanda Kaiser Carla Sozzani’s influential multi-brand boutique 10 Corso Como will open its first store in China in the fall of next year. The Italian retailer said Tuesday that it has inked a deal with China’s Trendy International Group to open a nearly 27,000-square-foot store in Shanghai on Nanjing West Road. “Partnering with Trendy International Group, 10 Corso Como is embarking on its first venture into the world’s second largest luxury market, Greater China. With its first store in […]
The latest trend in jewellery? Auctions of pieces where collectors compete against each other under the hammer. Heart stopping! In a world marked by continual changes,where everything is hectic and technology rules there is a growing sense of continuation,or going back to one’s roots,of retracing history. A clear example is the record making auction of Liz Taylor’s jewellery where the wedding bands of the actress made one million dollars under the auctioneer’s hammer. Not to mention the one held by […]
An ad visual for The One Desire. Photo By Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana MILAN — Procter & Gamble Co.’s Global Prestige division is launching a new Dolce & Gabbana women’s eau de parfum: The One Desire, fronted by Scarlett Johansson. “Desire is a new blockbuster fragrance. This [scent] will be one of the top initiatives of the year in the industry,” said P&G Prestige vice president Luigi Feola. Feola declined to provide an estimate, but industry sources suggested the […]
PARIS — Balenciaga will next week name Alexander Wang its new creative director, WWD has learned. According to market sources, the PPR-owned fashion house picked the buzzy New York designer to succeed Nicolas Ghesquière, who is to officially exit Balenciaga today. Balenciaga officials had no comment on Thursday. Wang officials did not respond to a request for comment. A designer in the sleek-and-modern fashion mold of Ghesquière, but with a streetwise edge and a tinge of Goth, Wang has become […]
The Australian Victoria’s Secret Angel will replace Kate Moss, who starred in Mango’s last two campaigns. The spring/summer 13 campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in New York. Previous Mango models have included Karolina Kurkova,Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell, as well as actressesScarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruzand Diane Kruger.
by Mengly Taing Photo by Vincent Huang HEART OF GOLD: Despite dense clouds overlooking the city on Thursday evening, Taipei 101 lit up the night sky as Gucci celebrated the opening of its newest flagship store in Taiwan with an intimate dinner co-chaired by newly-appointed Gucci China president Carol Shen and Taipei 101 executive vice president Ringo Chao. The 84th floor of the iconic tower was transformed into an exhibition space featuring rare jewels and minaudières from the company’s archives at […]
Written by Krystle Corpuz Globalization has become synonymous with the concept of cheap labor. Competitive fashion markets stay relevant if they can produce their goods cheap and in bulk. However, women in the developing world are bringing globalization to their level and producing clothing and accessories to help them become more sustainable and support an alternative livelihood to trafficking and slave labor. Many fashion brands have begun to take their impact on the environment into consideration. Fashion enterprises […]
H&M will launch new fashion brand & Other Stories during spring 2013 & Other Stories is a fashion brand offering women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their personal style, or story. Our creative ateliers in Paris and Stockholm design diversified fashion collections with great attention to detail and quality at an affordable price. Today, a woman with a love for fashion creates her own style. She wears things that feel right to her […]
WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will make a much anticipated debut appearance in Abu Dhabi this year and is set to become an annual fixture for the UAE capital city. WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will bring together some of the world’s leading high-end fashion brands over a four day invitation-only fashion week hosted at the spectacular Jumeirah at Etihad Towers from 25-28 November 2012. The four-day show schedule opens with two evenings of BMW Haute Couture shows, followed by two evenings […]