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Apple Watch launches quietly at handful of big-city boutiques

Apple Watches are pictured under a glass display table at the company's flagship store in SydneyNEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) – The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece – but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris, Maxfield in Los Angeles and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London. Apple courted the outlets to promote the watch as a fashion item rather than just another techie gizmo. The watch has been on display in Apple stores since April 10, when it became available for preorder.


Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 10:23 pm

The Day AIDS Hit the Fashion Industry

The Day AIDS Hit the Fashion IndustryIn the 1960s and 70s, the fashion designer Chester Weinberg was a household name, usually mentioned in the same breath as Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene, and Oscar de la Renta. With his daring yet elegant clothes and outsize personality, Weinberg was the undisputed darling of the fashion press, and he was equally beloved by the industry, winning a Coty Award in 1970—the fashion equivalent of an Oscar. He worked with a who’s-who of models, photographers, and editors, and dressed socialites and celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, and Nancy Reagan. As an instructor at Parsons School of Design, he mentored the likes of Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, and Marc Jacobs.


Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 5:32 pm

May auction will be dedicated to the passions of Jean Patou

Designer Jean Patou also created fragrances.An auction of items retracing the life of designer Jean Patou (1887-1936) will take place at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on May 22, organized by auction house Pierre Bergé & Associates. The auction was entrusted to Pierre Bergé & Associates by the designer's heirs. There will be more in the spotlight at this auction than Jean Patou's work in couture and perfume. His passion for literature, and writing in general, as well as for the furniture of Süe et Mare, with whom he enjoyed a privileged relationship, will also feature prominently.


Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 3:22 pm

Shop till you drop: the latest luxury fashion concept stores opening around the world

Jitrois in New YorkCult leather label Jitrois has opened its first New York flagship store on Madison Avenue. Designed by architect Christophe Pillet, the store offers a sleek and elegant take on the French label's signature ‘salon hotel particulier' aesthetic. "New York is the greatest entry point for the whole American market for a French brand," explains Art Director Jean Claude Jitrois. Emilio Pucci opened up a new space in Miami's Design District this month, featuring the brand's famous 1966 Torre print embellishing the entire façade like an optical public artwork hanging above the sidewalk.


Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 10:14 am

Taryn Manning’s Alleged Stalker Sued by Yves Saint Laurent for Parody Tees

Looks like the ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress isn’t the only one to file a claim against Jeanine Heller.

Posted on 24 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide amid supply shortage

A customer looks over an Apple Watch in Palo AltoThe Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping months of publicity and a frenetic two weeks of pre-orders. Buyers can take the smart watch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, such as The Corner in Berlin, Maxfield in Los Angeles and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London, which Apple courted to help position the watch as a fashion item. The lack of queues at Apple stores will make it hard to judge popular demand for the Apple Watch, which comes in 38 variations with prices ranging from $349 for the Sport version to $10,000 and more for the gold Edition. Wall Street estimates of Apple Watch sales vary widely.


Posted on 23 April 2015 @ 9:09 pm

Lily-Rose Depp launches modeling career

"Introducing: Lily-Rose Depp," by Oyster MagazineLily-Rose Depp — daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis — has released an image of her first-ever fashion shoot with Oyster Magazine.


Posted on 23 April 2015 @ 3:56 pm


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Macy’s Bag of Tricks for Growth

Macy's is exploring new formats for specialty stores, outlets and Millennials.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:01 am

Accessories Trend: The Brooch is Back

The brooch is back, accessorizing fall runway collections with color, sparkle and vintage-inspired charm.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:01 am

Louis Vuitton to Show Cruise at Bob Hope Estate

The cruise showing is scheduled for May 6 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:01 am

Tech Boosts Capital Spending in Fashion

Under Armour, Nordstrom and Target are among the companies upping their capital expenditures.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:01 am

Victoria Beckham to Speak at 92Y

Now that her “Fashion Icons” book is done-and-dusted, Fern Mallis is gearing up for her June 3 Q&A with Victoria Beckham at 92Y.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 2:02 am

John Galliano to Speak at Jewish Cultural Event

John Galliano is continuing to build bridges with the Jewish community, and in May will speak at the first session of Connect, a series of events held by a number of London synagogues to explore the idea of fashion.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 1:55 am

Fall 2015 Trend: Extra, Extra

Beading, floral appliques and crystal studs add visual and tactile appeal to evening looks for fall.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 8:38 pm


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