Today’s Fashion Headlines. October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Karl Lagerfeld makes a new bottle of red, Nine West gets its first fragrance (along with shoe) and you can get Pringle of Scotland's capsule collection delivered to your airplane seat

Lagerfeld Grabs a Bottle

Karl Lagerfeld is everywhere — including in fine wine boutiques. To help mark the 350th anniversary of the Château Rauzan-Ségla vineyard, and an exceptional harvest, Chanel’s couturier has designed the label for the 2009 vintage, creating a colorful sketch of the castle in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France. Chanel acquired the prized winery in 1994.

Nine West’s First Fragrance

Nine West is stepping into the fragrance business with its first scent, Love Fury, due out in mid-January. “Like shoes, fragrance has transformative powers,” said Stacy Lastrina, chief marketing officer of Nine West. “They both tie into emotion. They are both weapons of attraction. And we also see fragrance as a finishing touch on a 33-year-old brand which has expanded into many lifestyle categories.”

“Love Fury is our first collaboration with, and signature fragrance from, Nine West,” stated Jean Madar, chairman and chief executive officer of Inter Parfums Inc., which is manufacturing and distributing the fragrance. “Love Fury is for the woman who loves the privileges of being a woman — from wearing high-heeled pumps to using fragrance’s power to seduce. The Love Fury woman is sexy and passionate, but above all, once noticed, she is not easily forgotten.”

The Love Fury launch will include a specially designed Love Fury-branded pump, a pointed-toe platform style available in black satin and an array of other colors and fabrications, said Lastrina. The shoe will retail for $89. “We wanted to illustrate the parallel synergy of footwear and fragrance,” she added.

Pringle of Scotland’s New Capsule Collection

Pringle of Scotland has unveiled a capsule collection of 10 cashmere and merino wool separates designed by Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou and aimed at frequent fliers. Called The Perfect 10 Travel Collection, it includes a kimono, a tank dress and top, a jumpsuit, and various sweaters and bottoms. “I wanted to create pieces that work on the plane and off. Wear it during your trip, put on a shoe, and you can go straight to your meeting,” said Neophitou-Apostolou, the owner and editor of 10 magazine. “These are evergreen, luxury basics and we plan to add to the collection each season,” she said.

The collection is sold at Harrods Heathrow Terminal 5 and through airlines including Emirates and Virgin Atlantic. Virgin customers can preorder their items on the airline’s Web site, and have them delivered to the airline’s lounge or their airplane seat. Prices range from 145 pounds, or $230, for a merino wool tank top to 450 pounds, or $710, for a voluminous cashmere wrap. The items come in black, charcoal and Yves Klein blue, and are vacuum packed in silvery gray Pringle branded bags.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source & Photo: WWD

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