Today’s Fashion Headlines: Friday, October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Karl Lagerfeld Releasing Cat-inspired Capsule Collection

Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved and now famous pet, has inspired a capsule collection that is sure to be the cat’s meow for holiday shoppers. All in signature black and white, items range from a knit cap with perky cat ears and leather whiskers for 45 euros, or $61.50 at current exchange, to 340 euros, or $465, for a large leather shopper, also with cat ears. A key chain, iPad and iPhone covers, fingerless leather gloves, a wool scarf and a cross-body bag round out the range.

The collection will be available from Nov. 12 exclusively at Karl Lagerfeld stores in Paris, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai and the newest location, Antwerp, Belgium.

Jil Sander Makes Another Exit

The revelation Thursday that Jil Sander is stepping down from her brand for the third time left behind a trail of question marks. The Milan-based firm attributed Sander’s sudden exit to personal reasons — which is often a euphemism for being fired. Well-placed sources insisted that in this case the personal reasons are truly that and involve Sander’s longtime partner. No further details could be learned.

Sander’s last collection was for spring 2014 and the fall 2014 line will be designed by the brand’s in-house team that had been assembled by the designer. Her decision to leave is momentous for the future of the brand, which is at a crossroads, according to industry sources.

Beauty Relaunches With E-Commerce founder Ron Robinson is certainly thinking big. With the goal of becoming the “Google of beauty,” Robinson’s site, which had been primarily based on social networking and blogging, will be relaunched yesterday with a host of new features, including e-commerce capabilities. According to Robinson, the site’s new e-commerce component connects consumers with personalized product recommendations through a proprietary algorithm. In addition, the more a consumer uses the site the more products and reviews will be tailored towards the user.

Beautystat will also now allow users to become members by creating personal profile pages to bookmark favorite products and articles. As far as the look goes, Robinson said it will have Pinterest-like “visual impact and less text for an easy user experience.

– Selicia A. Walker

Source: WWD

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