Rachel Zoe Presents Box of Style
Celebrity stylist and fashion designer Rachel Zoe is launching a quarterly subscription service that will deliver a box filled with five to eight fashion items each season. The service is called “Box of Style,” and is priced at $100 a season or $350 for a full year. The contents are a collection of pieces from the fashion, beauty, accessory and home markets curated by Zoe herself. Zoe revealed that the first box will contain a Miansai gold-plated screw cuff, typically priced at $200. Zoe plans to use the box to help promote emerging designers. Subscribers can sign up on The Zoe Report’s website beginning on March 9. The first box will be shipped March 31.
Max Mara Announces Resort Show
Italian fashion line Max Mara has scheduled a resort show for May 20 in London, which will coincide with the opening of its expanded boutique on Old Bond Street. Chanel and Dior also announced that they will show resort wear in Seoul and Los Angeles this year. In recent years, brands have begun to show their resort lines in the off-season in order to increase advertising and develop new markets for growth.
Patrick Albaladejo Leaves Hermès
Patrick Albaladejo, senior vice-president responsible for strategy and image at Hermès International, announced that he has left the company after nine years. He did not offer a reason for leaving nor describe his future plans. Before joining Hermès, Albaladejo was the managing director at spirits firm William Grant & Sons and held posts at Diageo and Sovedi France. Hermès, one of the strongest performers in the European luxury goods sector last year, decreased its annual sales growth target from 10 to 8 percent for 2015 in fear of unfavorable currency swings and overall industry downturn, Reuters reported.
– Kelcie McCurdy
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