French investor Eurazeo, which has major holdings in Moncler and Desigual, wants more fashion investments after launching Eurazeo Brands, to expand into "European and US brands with international growth potential."
Hong Kong’s Global Brands Group is to manage Juicy Couture in Europe and will kick off its new remit with a major push in the UK. Juicy is also targeting menswear growth with a capsule collection called Dirty English.
The Smiley Company has announced a major shake-up of its Greater China operations and has inked a new partnership deal with Walton Brown. The firm has become Smiley’s exclusive licensing agent in Greater China.
Juicy Couture is to exit its retail stores in the UK market, according to reports. The brand may still be a big name in Britain but owner Authentic Brands sees its future in online sales rather than its own stores.
The Vogue Arabia launch took place in the IM Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art overlooking the Persian Gulf. The magazine is primarily in English, though three issues will be bi-lingual with the back cover in Arabic.