Shocker: Jessica Simpson Making Maternity Wear
Camuto Group, the master licensee of the Jessica Simpson Collection, has signed a deal with Destination Maternity to design, produce and distribute maternity apparel bearing Simpson’s name. The collection is designed with a vintage Seventies feel. It contains signature denim in a variety of washes and leggings, as well as vintage print tops, flowing maxis and form-fitting jersey knit dresses. Jackets, blazers and chunky relaxed sweaters and knits round out the offering. Bottoms retail from $36 to $59 for printed and sateen denim. Knit tops are $36, dresses and blouses are $59 and sweaters and capes are $69.
“I’m [pleased] to partner with Destination Maternity to design a collection of fashionable styles that make you look and feel great,” said Simpson. “You want to wear clothes that are flattering to your baby bump; you want to show your bump off.” The collection is set to hit stores this Fall.
More Blahnik to Love
Manolo Blahnik, who until recently had just one point of sale in the U.K. — a shop on a quiet street in London’s Chelsea — has inked a long-term deal with Kurt Geiger to sell the brand at Harrods and Liberty. Under the terms of the deal, Geiger will manage and create boutiques within the shoe departments at the two London department stores.
The Liberty space opened earlier this year and also carries tote bags, scarves and stationery adorned with Blahnik’s watercolor drawings. In July, a boutique will open at Harrods featuring the fall collection.
New Couple Alert?: Wu or Theyskens and Net-a-Porter?
They could have been just dancing… or this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. According to source at Page Six, Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and designer Jason Wu were seen dancing with Theory designer Olivier Theyskens at new Chelsea rooftop hot spot La Piscin this weekend. Maybe it was just beginning of the talks of a new collab? One could only dream of such a thing….(not that dancing with those guys is such a bad rap).
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: WWD; Page Six