Today’s Fashion Headlines: September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Klein Hits 30

Calvin Klein Underwear is marking its 30th anniversary in the world of sexy, cutting-edge underwear. In commemoration of the 30-year milestone, a special men’s line called Calvin Klein Modern Classic has been created, said Bob Mazzoli, chief creative officer of Calvin Klein Underwear.

The new group of cotton stretch microfiber is being launched at retail this fall and combines the classic look of the brand’s signature gray logo waistband with an updated, contemporary fit. Styles in solid shades of shark gray, red, black and dark blue with red stripes include a low-rise brief, a trunk and a boxer brief. Suggested retail is $24 for the low-rise style and $28 for the trunk and boxer brief.

“The collection is inspired by the foundation of the brand and updated with modern fabrics like cotton stretch microfiber. Who thought 30 years ago that men would be wearing so much microfiber?” asked Mazzoli. The back of the packaging for Calvin Klein Modern Classic describes the line as “Modern. Minimal. Sexy…In 1982, Calvin Klein Underwear was created and forever changed the way the world views what to wear under clothes. Today, these iconic designs are as provocative and revolutionary as ever.”

No e-Commerce for H&M

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M has delayed the launch of its anticipated online shop in the United States. The brand, which launched online shopping in Europe back in 2010, had anticipated US e-commerce for the second half of 2012—likely intending to have it in place before the crucial holiday shopping season and the brand’s upcoming collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela, which is scheduled to land on November 15. Now, H&M says it will be more like “the middle of 2013” instead of this fall. The company said it “simply needs more time to prepare that offering.”

Daphne Floods Bathtubs

A Manhattan judge has ordered beer heiress and fashion icon Daphne Guinness to pay her neighbors damages over her famously overflowing bathtub. The style icon and artist has been found liable for flooding her downstairs neighbors’ $12 million apartment at the former Stanhope Hotel. Pardus Capital president Karim and Tina Samii said their problems started when her contractors flooded their home. Once Guinness moved in, the Samiis claimed she flooded their apartment three different times when she allegedly left her bath running, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. The couple even claimed they felt “terrorized” by shy Guinness and demanded a court order barring her from bathing again. They later found that flaws in the renovation of Daphne’s stainless-steel floor bathroom had worsened the leaks, court filings claim.

Yesterday’s ruling means there will be a hearing to determine how much Guinness owes the Samiis for the repairs. The news wasn’t all bad for Guinness — the judge rejected the Samiis’ bid for $1 million in damages for “emotional distress” from her. Guinness told Page Six, “All I have ever wanted is to make amends and make this right. I’ve always been happy to pay for their damage, and have already been doing so. I would never intentionally flood their apartment. I by no means want to be a bad neighbor. I have totally waterproofed the place and now it is the safest apartment in New York.”

– Taneisha Jordan

Sources: Page Six; WWD; Business Week

Photo: Getty Images

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