Catherine Malandrino Creates Secondary Line
This week, Catherine Malandrino will unveil a 150-piece line at WWD Magic in Las Vegas. This fall 2013 Malandrino label is the first big move that has been made since the Catherine Malandrino label teamed up with Elie Tahari and Arthur S. Levine.
Approximately 25 to 30 individuals from Malandrino’s 100-person team are working on this particular collection. This will be the most affordable looks that the designer has created yet. Before the company joined forces with Tahari and Levine there were around 30 staffers.
“I like to work with a small team that is more like family. Of course the team will get bigger and bigger, but I want to keep the spirit around me as a family spirit with value of love, dedication, friendship and trust,” Malandrino said.
This collection will debut in department as well as specialty stores in August.
Burberry Said To Open New Location
It would appear that 2013 is a big year for many major high-end retailers. In following with this trend, Burberry is said to be opening a new flagship location in Brookfield Place, according to real estate sources.
Brookfield Place, which was formerly known as the World Financial Center is undergoing a $250 million renovation. Its goal is to have luxury brands occupy the 200,000 square foot space.
Earlier this month, it was already confirmed that Michael Kors signed a lease at the property. However, Edward Hogan, national director of retail leasing for the location wouldn’t comment on Burberry as of yet.
The luxury retailer plans to open a store for men and women at Brookfield Place. This new flagship is said to open on Sept. 14.
Karl Lagerfeld Debuts New Photo Exhibit
Karl Lagerfeld‘s exhibit, “Fire Etchings,” opened at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Saint Moritz, Switzerland. The exhibit shows off images of rapper Theophilus London and models Freja Beha Erichsen and Aymeline Valade. However, these images are anything but ordinary. They have been etched into giant glass panels with fire and acid.
This exhibit is reminiscent of a more ancient artform called portraiture, and is pure Lagerfeld, according to co-owner of the Gallery, Mathias Rastorfer.
“He’s always been very interested in how you can push the boundaries of technical possibility,” Rastorfer said.
– Jamie Wilson
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