Juicy Co-Founders Launch New Line
After completing an 18-month non-compete agreement, the co-creative directors of Juicy Couture Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are gearing up to launch a collection named Skaist-Taylor in February for fall 2012 selling. The collection will be a complete line, with T-shirts, outerwear, pants and luxurious knits. “We’re creating pieces that we feel are standouts and that you have to have,” she said. She cited “amazing outerwear and incredible basics; that’s how we dress.” Retail prices will range from $175 for apparel to $3,000 for outerwear.
“We don’t want to talk specifically about the collection because we’re not showing until February. We will show in New York,” said Nash-Taylor.
Mulberry Opens Biggest Store
Mulberry has opened its largest U.S. store at 134 Spring Street in New York City. The store is Mulberry’s third in New York, in addition to its Madison Avenue and Bleecker Street units. The label will fete the store, and Mulberry’s 40th anniversary, with a party at Skylight Studios West during New York Fashion Week. The new space will carry Mulberry’s entire collection, from ready-to-wear and shoes to luggage and the label’s signature handbags, and will mark the first time the brand’s complete offering has been sold together in the U.S.
To mark the launch, Mulberry is introducing an exclusive version of its Clipper bag for the label’s three New York stores. “We wanted to really marry something that existed for us already, that was part of our heritage, and then give it an American twist,” said creative director Emma Hill.
John Galliano Ruling Coming
A Paris court is to rule Thursday on whether John Galliano is guilty or innocent of uttering racist and anti-Semitic insults at a Paris cafe. Presiding judge Anne-Marie Sauteraud is scheduled to deliver the verdict shortly after lunchtime, but Galliano will not be present at the hearing, according to his lawyer Aurélien Hamelle of law firm Metzner Associés. The penalty in France for insulting someone on the basis of their origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity is six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros, or $32,000 at current exchange.
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