Today’s Fashion Headlines. January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

The Miller sisters leave Twenty8Tweleve, Stacy London has a new show and The Row snags a new CEO

The Millers Drop Twenty8Twelve

Twenty8Twelve, the UK-based line launched in collaboration with Sienna and Savannah Miller in 2007, will no longer have its creative sisters that made the brand famous. When Pepe jeans started the label they hired the duo—Savannah the designer and Sienna the actress—to co-creative direct the collection.

“We’ve had a brilliant six years at Twenty8Twelve and are now looking forward to new pastures. We wish the brand the best of luck for the future,” said the Millers. The sisters were unavailable for further comment. The label takes its name from actress Sienna Miller’s birthday. Starting with the fall line, the label will read, “Twenty8Twelve London,” rather than “Twenty8Twelve by s. miller,” said Nish Soneji, managing director of Twenty8Twelve.

Stacy London Turns Attention to Plus Size

Stacy London of the long-running favorite TLC show “What Not to Wear” has a new venture: she’s producing a new TLC show focused on helping plus-size women find knockout fashion. According to the Hollywood Reporter, London will be hosting the show in conjunction with Lisa and Jim Dolan.

Just like “What Not to Wear,” the show will give women advice on how to reconfigure their wardrobes and beauty choices to look their best, but on her new show, Stacy will give three customers advice per episode, instead of just one.

The Row Gets a New CEO

François Kress has been named president and chief operating officer at The Row, a newly created post at the label designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

A starting date for Kress at The Row has not been determined. He will join from Prada USA Corp., where he currently is president and chief executive officer, a position he has held since early 2010. Before that, he was ceo and managing director of Bulgari Corp. of North America, Latin America, and Bulgari Retail USA, and, prior, held several positions at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, including that of president for Fendi North America.

“His experience and sensibility will add great value to The Row in its next phase of development,” Ashley Olsen said. Mary-Kate Olsen echoed the sentiment. “He quickly became the obvious choice for us and for the brand, having experience in multiple categories which we feel is essential for growth of The Row,” she said.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: THR; WWD
Photo: WWD

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