Surfstitch, billed as the leading multibrand boardsports retailer in Australia, has arrived in Europe. The online retail platform has not only all of the Billabong group's brands on offer, but also products from nearly every label from the sector.
The South Korean brand Bean Pole, owned by textile giant Samsung Cheil, invited the Hermès creative director to design a menswear time capsule for fall. Dubbed Novö, the collection is now on display in the windows of Liberty London.
Twin sisters Barbara and Lucia Croce have “interrupted their collaboration” with Vionnet, the fashion house – which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year – has announced. The spring-summer 2013 collection, designed by an in-house creative team, will be presented in Paris on 28th September.
Qela, the luxury clothing and accessories label that the Qatar Luxury Group is preparing to launch, should open its first boutique in Doha by the end of 2012. It will be followed in the long term by a series of global store openings, most notably in the US and France.
A new line of more affordable lingerie called Stella was launched this summer to complete the lingerie range of the British designer. Stella is a more everyday line that offers comfort and chic all at once.
After a first attempt in 2011, PVH wants to boost Arrow in Europe but with a partner this time. Seidensticker has acquired the European license for its shirts, with France being the notable exception. In France, Ecce holds the licensing agreement which runs out in 2020.
Fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has already settled on the logo for Saint Laurent Paris, the name which Hedi Slimane’s future designs will carry. Saint Laurent Paris harks back to the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche line, created by the couturier in the 1960s, by using the same font.
Two years after launching its line of makeup (with the company Interparfums), Burberry returned to center stage with a new advertising campaign, authored by Mario Testino, and with new products. Hugues de la Chevasnerie, CEO of perfumes and makeup for the brand, provides an update.