Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Thomas Pink Channels Women’s Market

Thomas Pink, a U.K.-based brand, will reveal a new women’s wear concept. The brand, known for its men’s shirts, will  introduce its customers to this change at its retail stores in late August.  Introduced in 1992, women’s wear now encompasses one-third of the brand’s sales, but its core still remains men’s clothing. However, this 60-piece line focuses on the “white shirt but includes skirts, jackets and slacks as well.”

“When we started doing women’s wear at Thomas Pink,” said creative director Florence Torrens, “it was all about women wearing their husband’s, boyfriend’s or significant other’s shirts. They loved the looseness and ease. We went back to the original idea of a slightly oversize shirt,” she said, adding that the new collection was inspired by iconic shirt wearers such as Diana Vreeland, Katharine Hepburn and Fitzwilliam Darcy of “Pride and Prejudice” fame.

These blouses are designed to go from something as casual as jeans and loafers to, a tuxedo. Retail prices for the tailored shirts are from $160 to $250. However, Silk blouses are a bit more expensive at $250 to $500, while tailored pieces retail from $700 to $1,400.

Self Magazine Teams Up With Facebook Nemesis 

Editor in chief of Self Magazine, Lucy Danziger, has teamed up with the Winklevoss brothers. If that name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are the twins made famous by their lawsuit with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, over who created Facebook.

Hukkster, the site created by the brothers, alerts users about discounts from a variety of retail websites. Some of these affiliations include Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. Danziger, interested in the Web site, formed a collaboration with Self Magazine and Hukkster. This will be the magazine’s first experience in the e-commerce world. Beginning today, Self.com’s swimwear shopping guide, along with other beauty segments will feature a button for readers to tag items they like for discount alerts from Hukkster.

“It’s not going to be a big source of revenue for the magazine — Danziger said Self gets “a tiny” portion of the commission between Hukkster and retailers. But the draw for her was to dip her toes into e-commerce, where the magazine doesn’t have a footprint.”

Kevin Dyson Leaves Barneys

Kevin Dyson, the 22-year veteran of Barneys New York, has departed from the company and will be replaced by Tony Mauro. Mauro will assume the title of vice price of store operations. Mauro was the vice president of operations for the retailer’s Madison Avenue flagship and before that he was the vice preside of global operations at Tory Burch. He’s also worked for Gucci.

“Barneys said Dyson left the company to pursue other opportunities. Dyson took on the role of executive vice president of store operations two years ago following the departure of Michael Celestino, who is now with Elie Tahari.”

– Jamie Wilson

Source & Image: WWD

 

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