Today’s Fashion Headlines: Thursday, Febuary 7, 2013

February 7, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Net-A-Porter to Launch Magazine

Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massanet always describes her e-commerce site as a shoppable fashion magazine online. Now she’s launching digital magazine, as well as a print version later this year aimed at rivaling esteemed publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Today, the shopping website will unveil phase one of its print and digital magazine project that aims to speak to luxury fashion-focused women, in multiple languages, worldwide. Net-a-porter will launch a weekly online magazine called The Edit, which is available from the site starting today. The online magazine will have 52 themed editions yearly, and will be the sister of an as-yet-unnamed print version that will make its debut in the fall and will come out four to six times a year.

The Edit is 30 pages and features fashion shoots that allow readers to buy directly from the pages. It also includes fashion news, features, and interviews with stylish women from around the world. The bulk of the advertising is from brands that are sold by Net-a-porter, as well as brands that are not, such as Tiffany & Co., Rolex, Harry Winston, Jo Malone, Estée Lauder, and W Hotels. In addition to The Edit, Net-a-porter has created a magazine, The Collections Special, that offers a taste of the print magazine to be launched this fall.

CFDA Plots Potential Men’s Fashion Week

Could menswear have a separate New York fashion week? That’s the question being asked in meetings hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The discussions follow long-running complaints by designers, retailers, and editors that men’s shows in New York are either too short or nonexistent in February and September. With the launch last June of London Collections: Men, New York is now the only major fashion capital without a stand-alone showcase for menswear designers.

“Over the years, a number of industry people have talked to the CFDA about the value of a dedicated men’s week. In recent months, some key people with a deep and sincere interest in that idea have come together as a group to explore that possibility. We are looking at the potential of a men’s week and how that might fit into the global men’s calendar.” confirmed Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA. Kolb noted that the meetings remain in the planning stages, but the possibility exists of moving forward with a men’s fashion week either this summer or in early 2014.

Coach Launches Krink Graffiti Collection

If you’re looking for a little street cred with your Coach accessories, may find it in the new capsule collection. Marketed mainly to men, the assortment of leather goods adorned with designs by artist Craig Costello, aka Krink, has a unisex, street vibe. Known for his drip and splatter motifs, graffiti artist Costello has adorned bags, iPad sleeves, a zippered portfolio, wallets, and luggage tags that retail from $98 to $798. The collection will be available on coach.com later this month and in select Coach stores on March 1. Costello has developed a product-friendly aesthetic since making a name for himself as a street artist with the tag “KR.” He’s collaborated with dozens of brands, lending his distinct graffiti look to Modernica, Nike, G-Shock, Carhartt, Levi’s Japan, KidRobot, and InCase.

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-Claire Mykrantz

Source & Photos: WWD

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