Escada sold almost all of its mid-price fashion business Primera to a financial investor, the group said on Tuesday 26 May, in a bid to salvage its finances after warning it could go bust within weeks.
Woodstock celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. To celebrate this historic event, emblematic of the counter-culture, Universal Music is making a foray into the fashion world by launching a line of t-shirts in the festival’s colours.
“My Adidas”, so went the lyrics by Run DMC in 1986. “Homeboy, got 50 pair", proclaimed the emblematic rap group. More than a panegyric, it was a merchandising feat which allowed Adidas to become a symbol of hip-hop culture
Last December Women’Secret launched its first “test” packs for men (underwear and boxers), but they subsequently disappeared. Now, the ladies’ undergarment specialists has truly thrown itself into the venture and created Men’ Secret, a collection which will surely seduce the discerning gentleman.
On the one hand a truly British fashion house, almost one hundred years old and a cashmere specialist. On the other, one of the most celebrated designers of his time, an artist without limits, with avant-garde designs; the two have united for a collection of “intelligent cashmere”.
From now on, Adidas and Samsonite are partners. The sporting brand and the travel bag specialist have signed an exclusive licensing agreement which stipulates that Samsonite will produce and distribute bags and accessories for Y-3, the label set up under the joint auspices of Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto.
After having unveiled its first glasses to professionals during Mido, the international optical, optometric and ophthalmological tradeshow, Energie is presenting them to the general public from this spring. Miss Sixty, owner of Energie, will offer twelve pairs of glasses and six sets of sunglasses.
Swarovski is expanding into the horological sector. Presented at an advance preview in Bale, the first collection is no half measure, consisting of forty-five models in various shapes and innovative designs. The range proves once again that Swarovski is not lacking in daring.
New ideas and new products are bursting out of the Nina Ricci fashion house. After the announcement that Peter Copping would be in charge of artistic direction, the Ricci house will be launching its first ever line of bags in May. Christened “Ondine” they will, for the moment, be available in four models.