La Perla’s $50 Million Investment Will Help Ralph & Russo Bring Its Relatable Couture To A Younger Audience

Article by Vogue Bitish couture house Ralph & Russo, which became a household-name when Meghan Markle wore the brand for her engagement portraits with Prince Harry in 2017, has received $50 million (£40 million) from La Perla Fashion Investment B.V. The new partner has taken a non-controlling minority share in the 2010-born label, which became […]

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Pharrell Shares Teaser of New Chanel Collection

Billboard News 3/23/19 Pharrell‘s new Chanel collection is on its way, and he’s hyping it up with a preview on Instagram. “Hard to believe this all started with writing it on my shoes in 2010. #CHANELPHARRELL,” he captioned the video posted Friday (March 22). The glimpse at the Pharrell/Chanel collaboration shows him wearing a “Chanel Pharrell” branded […]

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Wrangler Builds on Brand’s Legacy in Music Launching ICONS Collection at SXSW

Billboard News 3/14/19 Following a successful Freddie Mercury-inspired campaign, the latest styles will harken back to iconic rockers more broadly. After the successful launch of the Freddie Mercury-inspired “Bohemian Rhapsody” Collection in November 2018, jeans maker Wrangler is continuing the celebration of its rock star past with the introduction of the Wrangler ICONS Collection. An […]

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Louis Vuitton Menswear Artistic Director Abloh Speaks Out About Michael Jackson-Inspired Collection

Billboard News Today Virgil Abloh condemns child abuse and addresses “Leaving Neverland” allegations against the late pop star, who inspired his fall 2019 menswear line. French fashion house Louis Vuitton made headlines last year for ushering in a new era of inclusivity when they appointed Virgil Abloh as artistic director of its menswear line — […]

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Gap, Tesla and Victoria’s Secret are among the nearly 5,000 store closings already in 2019

CNBC.com Gap, Victoria’s Secret, J.C. Penney, Tesla and Abercrombie & Fitch. What do these companies have in common? They’re all closing stores this year. Already, 4,810 store closures have been announced by retailers in 2019, according to Coresight Research. And it’s only March. Last year, Coresight tracked 5,524 store closures, down more than 30 percent […]

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Prada’s Diversity Council Wants To Avoid Blackface Backlash

Forbes.com Today Italian fashion house Prada is pulling out all the stops with a new diversity council to pre-empt any blackface backlash. They’ve brought in sculptor Theaster Gates and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, both are tasked to “elevate voices of color” and advise the company as it invests in diverse talent development,” according to Prada. With […]

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Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85

Billboard News Today Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point […]

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Michael Kors And Priyanka Chopra Won NYFW

Michael Kors’s tribute to Studio 54 – complete with glitter canons, tinsel curtains and Barry Manilow singing Copacabana IRL – at New York Fashion Week paid off, quite literally. The brand amassed $7.1 million (£5.5 million) in media impact value and 2.9 million engagements via 137 posts, a study by Launchmetrics has found. Out of […]

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