Badgley Mischka to launch into beauty

TPR Holdings LLC announced this week that it has signed a worldwide beauty license with Badgley Mischka, and will be developing a fragrance and a line of color cosmetics for the brand. TPR president Brian Robinson remarked in a release, “Mark Badgley and James Mischka are iconic designers with a distinct style,” adding, “The sophisticated aesthetic of their brand caters to a younger, more modern couture customer. We are looking forward to creating award-winning fragrances and color cosmetics for the Badgley Mischka brand.” James Mischka described Badgley Mischka’s move into [...]

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Céline appoints Hedi Slimane as new Creative Director – to launch menwear and Couture

Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent‘s star designer, is joining LVMH‘s Celine from February 1st. Slimane will show his first collection for CELINE next September. It marks yet another major step in Slimane’s career, who built his reputation at Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007 and at Yves Saint Laurent, (which he rebranded as Saint Laurent) between 2012 and 2016. “I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the creative reins of our Céline maison,” said Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, [...]

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Woolrich opens new flagship store in Milan

Italian luxury brands Woolrich has recently opened a new store in Milan. Measures a whopping 700 sqm. and featuring a variety of settings. the italian fashion brand’s creative director Andrea Cané collaborated with acclaimed Tokyo-based practice Wonderwall to design its interior, and this resulted in a series of spaces that combine practicality and a cool aesthetic. Upon entering the store, shoppers cross a lounge-inspired space. The chosen aesthetic of the Woolrich shop is predominantly defined by light colours and simple materials, such as wood, glass and metal. furnishings comprise of wooden and steel [...]

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Louis Vuitton opens new store in Ginza, Tokyo

The new Louis Vuitton store in Ginza occupies a street level unit of a mid-rise building, measuring approx. 756 sqm. (8,138 sq.ft.) across two floors. The façade is adorned by mesh panels with geometric pattern inspired by designer Marcel Wanders’ concoctions for Louis Vuitton’s Nomad Collection which was launched late last year, and it’s also applied indoors on the ground floor. Within the store, an open space unfolds, flooded by natural light that comes in through large windows. the ground floor presents the women’s collection, featuring a palette of light hues [...]

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Hyatt makes leadership changes to put more focus on high-end traveler

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has announced plans to realign its corporate leadership team and operations to accelerate its strategy to put more focus on high-end traveler. The key changes, expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018, include the formation of a new commercial services portfolio at the executive committee level that will combine guest and customer engagement functions under a new chief commercial officer position. Further, the company is also consolidating managed and franchised hotel operations and owner relations into one portfolio, reporting to Chuck Floyd, global president [...]

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