Today’s Fashion Headlines: Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014 • Fashion, Fashion News

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Gerard Darel’s New Look

Gerard Darel is new and improved. Since Sandrine Lilienfeld took over as chief executive officer in August 2013, she has revealed a new store concept for the French fashion firm. Lilienfeld revamped the firm’s advertising campaign and also hired creative director Brigitte Comazzi Duval to bring a new refreshing take to their ready-to-wear collections. Comazzi Duval will reveal her first line for spring 2015, and has no specific demographic in mind for it.

Fendi Opens Boutique in Munich

Fendi’s first boutique in Munich will open this week marked by Karl Lagerfeld’s photo exhibit and an exclusive baguette by Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju. Future openings of the luxury brand will include London in April on New Bond Street and a New York Maison by the end of the year. In a 19th century building the new boutique features classic monuments and architecture, combined with leather, bronze and stone. The most striking visual at the store will be The Baguette Wall, a tribute to the iconic Fendi bag, composed of approximately 30,000 bronze spikes.

Diane von Furstenberg Showing at Japan Fashion Week

Diane von Furstenberg is traveling to Tokyo next month to take part in this year’s Japan Fashion Week. On March 20, the designer will put on a show recapping her fall/winter line. Japan Fashion week hasn’t had the best luck snagging guest designers every season but past designers like Angela Missoni, Paul Smith, Jill Stuart and Vivienne Tam have presented in the past. On top of DVF showing, a new sponsor has been added to their list. Conair Japan will join Mercedes-Benz, Maybelline New York and DHL as official sponsors for the event.

–Rachel Bogo

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