Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Tiffany & Co. Opens on Champs-Élysées

Otis College of Art and Design Hosts Senior Fashion Show

Otis College of Art and Design’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show on Saturday featured runway creations from 37 fashion design seniors. The graduating class was charged with creating collections for this year’s design mentors: Amé Austin of Max Studio, Christina Kim of Dosa, David Meister, Isabel Toledo, Todd Oldham and Bobbi Garland of Western Costume. In addition to the prizes awarded to students, the school presented its Creative Vision Award to Eddie Bauer president and chief executive officer Michael Egeck, the Design Legend Award to Leon Max and the Design Innovation Award to Isabel and Ruben Toledo. 

Twitter Goes E-Tail with Amazon

Twitter Inc. signed a deal with Amazon.com Inc. to let users shop directly from posts on its microblogging service, part of a push to add e-commerce options for advertisers. When product links appear in a tweet, U.S. customers can add the items to their Amazon shopping carts by replying to the post with the hashtag #AmazonCart, the companies said today in a statement. Twitter won’t get a cut of individual sales but Amazon will increase spending on Twitter advertising products. Users must connect their accounts on the two websites to enable the service.

Tiffany & Co. Opens on Champs-Élysées

Tiffany & Co. is bringing fresh sparkle to the Champs-Élysées.The jeweler has opened a flagship at number 62, marking its most important overseas opening this year and joining Cartier as one of the most eminent jewelers on the famed thoroughfare. The new flagship, Tiffany & Co.’s fourth point of sale in the French capital, is designed to increase the jeweler’s visibility in Europe and further afield. The store unfurls as a series of spacious areas featuring floors made of Carrara marble or French oak, and wall panels carved from a single Canadian walnut tree. The story of the brand is told through an interactive screen near the entrance and framed pictures dotted throughout the space, which highlight Tiffany & Co.’s long-standing ties to Paris, where it first opened a store in 1868.

Sophia Amoruso Talks ‘#GirlBoss’

Sophia Amoruso, founder and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles-based digital darling Nasty Gal, came to town to promote her new book “#GirlBoss”  and promote it heavily  but she still managed to squeeze in a little fun.She has also started the #GirlBoss Foundation, focused on empowering the next generation of female entrepreneurs within the creative community. A portion of proceeds from the book will go toward the cause, and four times a year a grant will be awarded to a female pursing a creative role — ranging from $500 to $15,000.

May the Fourth Be With You

The pixie-sized boutique owner was flitting around her new Bond Street store in Manhattan, where a “Star Wars”-themed cocktail reception was being thrown on Sunday night — the unofficial fan-appreciation day of the film and the night before the Met ball — to toast Kate and Laura Mulleavy on their fall collection. Notables were Karolina Kurkova, Michelle Harper and Jenny Shimizu, Anya Ziourova, Irina Kravchenko, Keegan Singh, Ryan Korban and co-host Kirsten Dunst.

-Mehar Singh

Sources WWD and Bloomberg, Photo: WWD

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