Viktor & Rolf Halt RTW
Viktor & Rolf will stop producing ready-to-wear following the fall-finter 2015 season and concentrate on couture, fragrances and licensed businesses. Disclosing the development first to WWD, Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren said the decision was made along with majority shareholder OTB Group, the holding of Italian industrialist Renzo Rosso. Rosso characterized the RTW shutdown as “a strategic decision to position the Viktor & Rolf brand in the highest luxury segment of fashion.”
A Viktor & Rolf spokeswoman said the designers would present and sell a final fall-winter 2015 women’s wear collection, but skip the runway during Paris Fashion Week, scheduled for March 3 to 11. Viktor & Rolf ships its RTW collections for men and women to more than 100 specialty stores, and operates a freestanding store on Rue Saint Honoré in Paris, which will shutter in early 2016.
YouTube & Brand Assembly Present Emerging Designers NYFW
YouTube and Brand Assembly created a venue for emerging designers and they will present at New York Fashion Week. In November, YouTube Space, a 20,000-square-foot studio located in Chelsea Market, opened as an incubator for “YouTube creators” to experiment with content and the latest audio, visual and editing equipment at no cost to them. YouTube has similar outposts in London, Los Angeles and Tokyo. With a partnership with Brand Assembly, an agency that offers business services to small designers, YouTube Space is hosting “The New Class,” a series of presentations that will be held Feb. 12 for six Brand Assembly clients: Hunter Bell, Michelle Kim, Caroline Constas, Nikki Chasin, C. Keller and Maria Dora.
Cartoonist Tiffany Cooper for Karl Lagerfeld Capsule
French cartoonist Tiffany Cooper was tapped by Karl Lagerfeld to create a capsule collection featuring her drawings of the designer and his famous pet Choupette. The offbeat effigies are to appear on a selection of apparel and accessories for spring-summer, debuting at Colette in Paris on April 1 and at Karl Lagerfeld boutiques and shops-in-shop on April 4.
– Carol Calacci
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