Today’s Fashion Headlines: Givenchy Open to Public for NY Show, UNIQLO Chicago Opens October 23, Kering Foundation for Mutual Consent

September 1, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Givenchy Open to Public for NY Show

Givenchy is opening their doors to the public on September 11th to show Riccardo Tisci’s collection in New York! A general audience of 1200 ‘real people’ including non-celebrities as well as a plethora of fashion students and faculty members mostly from local fashion schools are racing to get tickets to this one-time wonder show. The house is allotting 820 tickets on a first-come first-served basis and are available to registrants at a Web site set up in partnership with nycgo.com, the City’s marketing office. The website address has been released this morning at 10am through NYCgo, the CFDA and KCD, and will open to potential recipients at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

UNIQLO Official Opening In Chicago

UNIQLO will open its Chicago store on Friday, October 23 at 830 N Michigan Avenue! This first Midwest is the second largest store in the nation with 60,000 square feet of retail space to house the brand’s full assortment of men’s, women’s and children’s collections and collaborations. “The Chicago store is most highly anticipated store opening since we opened the Fifth Avenue flagship back in 2012,” said Larry Meyer CEO, UNIQLO USA. “We are rolling out the red carpet for this flagship offering the largest assortment of product, digitally savvy integrations, a Starbucks in store, and local aesthetic to offer the best shopping experience for both tourists and Chicagoans alike.”

UNIQLO strongly community partneships has teamed up with the Chicago Bulls on a community program with After School Matters to host an art-related event in the Chicago Flagship store and a design contest for talented youths in the area. UNIQLO and the Bulls will also hold a series of events and activities to coincide with the UNIQLO Chicago opening with prizes including Bulls game tickets and VIP experiences. Opening weekend activities will be announced closer to the date, but stay tuned for unique store events, a free concert in the park, L train activations and events, prizes, a scavenger hunt with the Chicago Bulls, trips to Japan and special weekend sales.

Kering Foundation taps VIP’s about Mutual Consent

“If you don’t get it, you don’t get it” is the new tag line emphasizing the importance of mutual consent to help end campus sexual assault. Kering, a family-owned, French publicly traded company with a 22-label portfolio including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Puma is working toward preventing violence against women by raising awareness about the problem. Their efforts include celebrities such as Zoe Saldana, Jessica Szohr, Josh Hutcherson, Jesse Metcalfe and the Haim sisters as they push this campaign started by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden a step further.

– Jasmine Dunn

Source: WWD, Press Release

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