H&M To Show At Paris Fashion Week
On February 27, Hennes & Mauritz plans to present 25 looks from its fall 2013 collection at the Musée Rodin during, but not as part of, Paris Fashion Week. It will be the first time in eight years that H&M shows its own designs on a runway and not part of a collaboration. The last one being in New York in April 2005. A spokesperson for H&M said, “In the past we have done fantastic and spectacular events and fashion shows with our designer collaborations and we feel it is time to celebrate our own fashion.” The retailer has aligned itself with some pretty big names — Karl Lagerfeld (2004), Comme des Garçons (2008), and the aforementioned Lanvin (2010). Overall, H&M holding fashion shows focused on their own designs will be a great thing for the company.
Tahari Names New CEO
Elie Tahari has named Bob Galvin, previously president at The Camuto Group, as his company’s new CEO. Galvin played a significant role in Camuto’s transformation into a lifestyle company. Over the past few months, the Elie Tahari company has also undergone a reorganization with several strategic hires, and Galvin’s appointment is a key one to strengthen and position it for further growth.
Tahari had been acting as chairman as well as CEO. Now he can focus his efforts on product, Galvin will spearhead wholesale, retail and international sales for both women’s and men’s collections, as well as areas such as accessories, merchandising, marketing, licensing, product development and production.
Kate Hudson Designs Capsule Collection For Ann Taylor
With the help of creative director Lisa Axelson, Hudson put together “a lineup of looks inspired by her red-carpet style, reinterpreted for everyday occasions” to be in stores come May. The collection hits stores this summer. Along with appearing in the brand’s forthcoming campaign, she’s joining the advisory council for Ann Inc.’s ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative, which helps young women become global leaders, The new spring campaign breaks in early February and was shot by Norman Jean Roy at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Items featured in the advertising will be available in 280 Ann Taylor stores and its e-commerce site next month.
KaufmanFranco To Design American Airlines Uniforms
Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco of KaufmanFranco have are going to design new uniforms for American Airlines personnel. The new uniforms, for both women and men, will be the first complete refresh in over 20 years. This is a first of its kind for the airline and entails new uniforms for flight attendants, customer service agents and premium service team members. Expect to see the new uniforms in 18 to 24 months.
We can’t wait to see their show February 11 at Lincoln Center.
– Selicia A. Walker
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