Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Looks from gx by Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani, ShoeDazzle Team for Accessories

Gwen Stefani is stepping into another fashion category with a line of affordable accessories with footwear e-tailer ShoeDazzle. Priced at $69.95 to $110.95, gx by Gwen Stefani is launching Feb. 26 on ShoeDazzle.com with seven handbags and 24 footwear styles crossing pump, wedge and heeled sandal varieties. The initial collection is an ode of sorts to the many cultural touch points — pop, punk, tribal and street — that have been signatures of Stefani’s designs since she broke into fashion in 2002, with accessories in partnership with LeSportsac.

Sam Edelman to Launch Apparel

Edelman’s new sportswear collection, licensed to Kellwood Co., is aimed at the 23- to 30-year-old woman who works in a creative industry. The fashion-forward line is designed to hang near such resources as Free People, Premium Denim, Ella Moss, Splendid and Velvet. For the fall launch, Edelman has targeted such retailers as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s, as well as online sites such as Zappos, Amazon and Shopbop. Edelman’s collection wholesales from $30 to $170.

Calvin Klein Launches #mycalvins

Calvin Klein’s latest campaign is a nod to its underwear with the classic “Calvin Klein” logo waistband that amassed cult popularity in the Eighties and Nineties. The multitiered digital program “show yours. #mycalvins” was teased on social media Monday via the Instagram accounts of Miranda Kerr and Trey Songz, who each published posts with their take on #mycalvins to their 3.3 million and 1.9 million fans, respectively. Immediately after posting, the likes started accumulating on the pages. Songz had more than 116,000 likes in two hours, and Kerr had nearly 40,000 in the first half hour.

Valerie Hermann Resigns From Reed Krakoff Post

Valerie Hermann has resigned her post as president and chief executive officer of the Reed Krakoff Co., effective March 15. The board has named Reed Krakoff as CEO of the company in addition to his role as creative director. Hermann’s plans could not be learned at press time. Hermann added, “I am extremely grateful to Reed Krakoff for giving me the opportunity to come to the U.S. and develop, together with him and a wonderful team, what is certainly going to be one of the most exciting American luxury brands.

-Mehar Singh

Photo & Source: WWD

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