Today’s Fashion Headlines: Mulberry Fall Campaign, Vince Camuto Act Two, Met Mourning Attire Exhibit

July 1, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Mulberry Fall Campaign,Tim Walker, Cara Delevingne

Mulberry Sets Fall Campaign in Scottish Highlands

Team Mulberry took to the Scottish Highlands for its fall ad campaign, which was shot by Tim Walker and features Cara Delevingne against a backdrop of mossy rocks, rolling hills, and clumps of heather — all lit by the rare Scottish sunshine.The ready-to-wear on show is inspired by traditional British cold-weather gear, and includes short kilts, argyle and Aran-inspired knits, lots of plaid and warm woolens. Accessories include slip-on brogues, Wellington boots with buckles at the side, the Tessie and Bayswater Buckle bags, as well as the Delevingne-designed backpacks.

Vince Camuto’s Second Act: An Explosion of Product

“Our motto is, ‘You can do whatever you want in this company and you can grow very quickly.’” That may sound like hubris, especially in a challenging fashion business, but the speaker is Vince Camuto, a man who’s embarked on one of the industry’s most ambitious, lucrative and successful Act Twos. Act One was the Nine West Group, which he and partner Jerome Fisher sold to the Jones Group Inc. for nearly $900 million in 1999. Act Two is Camuto’s namesake brand, launched in 2006, which today generates $1 billion in global sales across numerous classifications. He’s not done yet. Through his labels Vince Camuto, Vince Camuto Signature and Louise et Cie, Camuto is expanding at a rapid pace with new categories, stores and markets. He aims to reach the $2 billion mark within five years — and remain private in the process. Over the next five years, Camuto plans to open 100 stores in China. Also on deck: dedicated men’s stores.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit Explores Mourning

This fall, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will explore a different kind of fashion history with “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.” The exhibition will examine the impact of high fashion on mourning between 1815 and 1915, with the 30 or so garments including gowns by Queen Victoria — arguably history’s longest grieving widow — and Queen Alexandra.This marks the Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years. It will take place at the Anna Wintour Costume Center, and will be open to the public Oct. 21, 2014, through Feb. 1, 2015.

-Mehar Singh

Source & Photo: WWD

 

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