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Aldo Maria Camillo Said Leaving Cerruti 1881

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:12
  MILAN–Designer Aldo Maria Camillo is leaving his post as artistic director of Cerruti, according to Italian media reports. Representatives at the Cerruti offices in Paris did respond to calls on Monday evening, a bank holiday in France. Camillo joined Cerruti in 2012 from the men’s wear studio of Valentino, where he was head men’s wear designer. His résumé also includes a three-year stint at Ermenegildo Zegna as senior designer of formalwear and tailoring. Cerruti in December 2010 was purchased by Chinese men’s wear giant Trinity Ltd., a division of Li & Fung.

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Denim Trends Fall 2015: Playing the Blues

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:01
Designers riffed on denim in a range of ways for fall, from oversize silhouettes to funky prints.

Accessories Best Seller: Carolyn Rosenberg’s Handmade Collars

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:00
Ikram Goldman says she can hardly keep the chic pieces in stock at her namesake Chicago boutique.

Elie Tahari Partners With Vespa Brooklyn

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:00
Memorial Day shoppers in the designer’s East Hampton, SoHo and Fifth Avenue stores will be the first to eye the scooters

Fall 2015 Trend: Block Party

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:01
For fall, designers sent an open invitation to go bold or go home, peppering collections with fresh color-blocked geometric motifs.

They Are Wearing: Spring Suits

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:01
In New York City, textured linens, bright-colored blazers, updated separates and sleek sneakers gave a dynamic new energy to the spring suit.

Heidi Klein Unveils Pop-Up Store in Southampton

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 02:00
In time for Memorial Day, London-based swimwear label Heidi Klein has opened a pop-up store in Southampton at 46 Jobs Lane. Designed to be reminiscent of a beach hut retreat, the shop features whitewashed wood adorned with palm tree leaves, bleached coral and driftwood. The 800-square-foot space is infused with a faint scent of coconut and offers bikinis, tanks, cover-ups, kaftans, hats, bags, sandals and jewelry. Having had a Lexington Avenue store a few years ago, cofounder Heidi Gosman said shoppers there routinely suggested the company set up a Hamptons location, since many of them summered there. Heidi Klein shoppers in the brand’s two London stores, who also vacation in the Hamptons, reinforced that idea, she said. Considering that American women tend to like swimwear with a fair amount of coverage, she expects the brand’s rollover classic bottom and a bandeau top with detachable straps to be among the bestsellers. “Everything is designed to be adjustable and very versatile. They can change their look whether they are going to the beach, the pool or the bar. Depending on your mood, you can change the way you look,” she said. Started as an e-commerce business 12 years ago, Gosman and her cofounder Penny Klein

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Salt Hotels Taps Wampum for Store at The Chequit

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 00:38
Salt Hotels’ David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea didn’t have to look far for someone to run the shop at The Chequit, the newly reopened historic 37-room inn on Shelter Island. The duo called on Wampum, a local skate and surf-inspired clothing company, to pitch in. The Montauk-based brothers Marley and Lennon Ficalora are in charge of the ground-floor retail space in The Cottage building. There they are selling their signature designs, and a limited-edition collection for The Chequit including two-tone baseball caps, a flamingo-printed wallet and other exclusive finds. The Ficaloras are also designing the uniforms for staffers in the property’s Red Maple Restaurant, which is slated to bow in early June with chef Richard Pims overseeing the kitchen. Around that time, The Chequit will debut its White Hill Café, geared for on-the-go guests looking for picnic-worthy homemade options, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee and freshly made pastry by Baked at Salt Hotels. In the meantime, The Chequit Raw Bar is up-and-running.

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Sports Authority and Champion Launching Champion GEAR

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:12
The 462-unit chain will sell the collection exclusively nationwide and via its e-commerce site.

Louis Vuitton Brings ‘Series 2′ to Rome

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 22:56
The French luxury brand celebrated the opening of the exhibition on Thursday at Rome's Palazzo Ruspoli.

British Designers Attend the UK Fashion & Textiles Awards

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:21
British textile companies, retailers and designers gathered to honor industry creatives at the annual UK Fashion & Textiles Awards.

Sans Sucre Swimwear Opens Pop-Up in the Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:28
The hotel, which offers a rooftop and pool, has teamed with Sans Sucre Swimwear for a pop-up shop this summer.

Missoni Installation Decks Out Malpensa Airport

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:17
The exhibit will be in place through October, when Expo 2015 ends.

Luxottica Employees Wish Leonardo Del Vecchio Happy 80th

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:53
Luxottica Group’s employees decided to wish Leonardo Del Vecchio, the company’s founder and chairman, a happy 80th birthday through a full-page advertisement in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Friday. “77,395 wishes. Happy birthday president, from the whole world of Luxottica,” read the page, which featured a sketch of a pair of glasses. Earlier this week, Del Vecchio revealed plans to distribute an aggregate maximum of 140,000 Luxottica Group shares worth about 9 million euros, or $10 million at current exchange, to all of his firm’s 8,000 employees in Italy.

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Marques’ Almeida’s Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida Win LVMH Prize

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:25
The designers receive a grant of 300,000 euros, or $333,300 at current exchange rates, plus a year of coaching.

Gap Partners With Zalando for German Re-Entry

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:29
Selected Gap collections are now available on the online shopping platform.

Brooke Shields at FIT Graduation: Talks Career, Fears and George Michael

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
Shields said that, as their careers come into focus, they should embrace four major concepts: Fear, Lineage, Expectations and Work Ethic.

LACMA Unveils Designer Collaborations With Dosa, FreeCity

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:35
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s latest Wear LACMA collaborations — with Dosa and FreeCity — debuted Wednesday night at the museum’s shop.

Burberry, Farfetch, Belstaff, John Lewis Win Fashion Futures Awards

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:23
WINNING TECH: Burberry, Farfetch, Belstaff and John Lewis were all among the winners at the inaugural Fashion Futures Awards in London Thursday night. The awards, which took place at London venue 8 Northumberland Avenue, were held by Decoded Fashion in partnership with the British Fashion Council, with the aim to “celebrate how the fashion and retail industries are evolving through tech-based ideas, solutions and tools,” the organizers said. Farfetch won the Killer Experience award, for its work enhancing its customers’ experience online and in the brick-and-mortar stores it works with, while Burberry won the Bytes and Bricks award, recognizing the firm’s omnichannel approach to its in-store experience. Belstaff won the Real-Time Innovator award, for the best use of data and analytics in fashion and retail, while retailer John Lewis won the Visionary award for its JLab project, which aims to accelerate the progress of start-up firms in the retail sector. Two designers each won a Great award, which was in partnership with the British government’s Great campaign to promote the U.K. — Craig Green for men’s wear and Claire Barrow for women’s wear. The awards followed Decoded Fashion’s two-day London summit, and the judges included Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the British

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Julia Leach Takes a Chance on Los Angeles

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:18
Julia Leach is the latest New York designer to decamp to Los Angeles. The former creative director of Kate Spade, who launched her lifestyle brand Chance in 2010, said the striped sweaters and tops, caftans and sun hats are in sync with the laid-back lifestyle of California. “I’ve been bicoastal for a while, and it feels great to finally make the move,” she said Wednesday night at Wear LACMA’s cocktail party, where she chatted with fellow New York transplant Gregory Parkinson. Leach is planning to launch a Chance Classics collection next month and has created four styles of  black and white solid tees and tanks priced from $58 to $80 that will retail exclusively in handbag designer Kendall Conrad’s three shops in Venice, Brentwood and Montecito. “We have been friends for a long time,” Leach said of Conrad, “and we both share a love for simple, unadorned classics. Kendall embodies classic American cool with a nod to Europe.” Next up: She plans to add men’s striped shirts.

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