Gucci Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary in Japan
It has been 50 years since Gucci opened its first store in Japan and this year the brand is celebrating by releasing a limited-edition Flora collection and participating in charitable projects. Creative Director Frida Giannini will travel to Japan in October, where she will present the spring 2015 collection to editors and buyers. In addition, Giannini and president and CEO Patrizio di Marco will host a dinner honoring UNESCO. The Italian house has been linked to Japan since the Forties, when it started importing Japanese bamboo for bag handles.
Eres’ International Expansion
Swimwear and lingerie brand Eres is continuing to open boutiques around the world. The Chanel-owned company is opening stores in Munich, Hamburg and Düsseldorf, Germany. These are Eres’ first stores in the country, but it is also available in other luxury retailers. “Stores allow us to fully represent the brand and generate sales. However, our balance is on both multibrand and freestanding stores,” said Olivier Mauny, managing director. Later this year, Eres is set to open a second boutique in London. Last year, stores opened in Montreal, Turkey, Zurich, Moscow, Amsterdam, Athens, and Connecticut. There are still no plans to open a boutique in Manhattan, but Eres is looking at Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., or San Francisco as possible future locations. Eres is also available at Barneys.
Cameron Diaz for Pour La Victoire
Cameron Diaz is one busy woman lately- she is currently promoting her health guide, “The Body Book,” and has wrapped two movies. In addition, the actress will reveal her fall ’14 footwear collection for Pour La Victoire. Diaz, who last summer became artistic director of PLV Studio, said it was the most challenging and demanding job she’s done so far. She had to adjust to the fast pace of the fashion industry. Though the movie business also moves quickly, “In fashion,” Diaz said, “you have pre-fall, fall, holiday. You have all these little mini collections that you have to do. I can’t keep track of it. It’s literally not my language. But I’m trying to learn it. They are teaching me and I’m learning from them, and they are learning from me. When I first came to PLV, I saw the potential in it because it was a brand that didn’t really have its own identity. It was a little bit all over the place. I looked at it as an opportunity to help create that.” That is certainly a bold statement and I can’t wait to see the full collection when it is revealed this week.
Source: WWD & WSJ
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