Today’s Fashion Headlines: Friday, October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Salvatore Ferragamo Launching Short Film Series

Salvatore Ferragamo will unveil “Walking Stories,” a short film directed by Luca Guadagnino, on its Web site Tuesday. The romantic, slightly surreal comedy will be released in eight biweekly episodes, each accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video. Featuring young actors Kaya Scodelario, Tom Ellis, Billy Magnussen, Nathalie Buscombe and Lee Roy Kunze, as well as Lauren Hutton, the love story journeys through Los Angeles — where the late Salvatore Ferragamo earned his nickname “shoemaker to the stars”; Shanghai, representing the future, and Florence, the brand’s headquarters. This is not the first fashion collaboration for Guadagnino, who directed “I Am Love,” and who has created short films for Giorgio Armani and Sergio Rossi, among others.

Zac Posen Releasing Eyewear With Kenmark

Zac Posen and Kenmark have inked a deal to launch luxury eyewear for the designer. Shoppers will have the option of picking up sunglasses or prescription frames from Posen.

The collection, which will launch next year, will be a first for Posen’s House of Z company, which produces a range of items under the Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, Z Spoke and Truly Zac Posen labels.

Hautelook Founder Stepping Down As CEO

HauteLook founder Adam Bernhard is stepping down as chief executive officer of the flash-sale Web site. Nordstrom Inc. purchased HauteLook in February 2011 in a stock deal valued at $270 million.

Nordstrom said the site will now be run by its president, Terry Boyle, who joined HauteLook as chief operating officer and chief financial officer in 2008 and has been instrumental in growing the business. Boyle will report to Jamie Nordstrom. No ceo will be named.

Lifetime to Premiere New Series “Million Dollar Shoppers”

“Million Dollar Shoppers” a new reality show from “Project Runway” producer The Weinstein Co. and True Entertainment, will premiere on Oct. 10 at 10:30 p.m. on Lifetime, immediately following “Project Runway,” before moving to its regular time slot at 10 p.m. on Oct. 24.

The show pairs personal shoppers with demanding and wealthy clients who are looking for wardrobes for specific high-profile events or to give themselves a new signature look or wardrobe makeover. Each week, viewers will follow the five personal shoppers to see who rakes in the most commissions and accomplishes their mission. Lifetime has ordered six hour-long episodes of the series.

– Selicia A. Walker

Source: WWD

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