Galeria Kaufhof  appoints Peter Herlitzius as Managing and Labor Director

Galeria Kaufhof appoints Peter Herlitzius as Managing and Labor Director

The supervisory board of Galeria Kaufhof GmbH has appointed Peter Herlitzius Managing Director and Labor Director, with effect from September 1, 2017. In this function, the 56-year-old qualified lawyer will assume responsibility for the company’s management areas of human resources and labor law.

“We are delighted to have recruited Peter Herlitzius to our company. With his extensive expertise and international experience, he will strengthen the important subjects of personnel and labor law while at the same time further developing the area of responsibility”, says Dr. Wolfgang Link, CEO HBC Europe

Peter Herlitzius is regarded as a recognized authority on human resources management. Over the years, he has held management positions at Unilever Deutschland, Reckitt Benckiser Deutschland and Tchibo. His most recent position was as HR director at Parfumerie Douglas GmbH.

BRAUN Hamburg launches French version of its online store

BRAUN Hamburg launches French version of its online store

In addition to the German and English online store, BRAUN Hamburg has now launched a French language version at www.braun-hamburg.com/fr/, thus responding to the growing demand in the French-speaking world and remains on an expansion course with over 30 delivery countries worldwide.

“We are experiencing very good growth abroad and would like to strengthen our international presence with the French online store. As a premium supplier, we want to present our online store not only as an addition to the stationary business, but rather to set new standards with it, “says Lars Braun, owner and managing director of BRAUN Hamburg.

According to the core market in Germany, Austria is the first market for BRAUN Hamburg and Switzerland is the largest market. This is followed by the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Spain and Eastern Europe. The focus now is on France, Luxembourg and Belgium; Markets in which BRAUN Hamburg already has a significant demand, but the customer is preferring the French user language.

ISKO I-SKOOL award winners

ISKO I-SKOOL award winners

Each year, the ISKO I-SKOOL contest involves the most brilliant and creative young minds from worldwide prestigious fashion and business institutions. The fashion show was held in the unusual setting of BASE, a post-industrial, multipurpose center in Milan that was perfectly in tune with the mood of this evening.

Everything was generated by a unique inspiration, denim: a journey into this versatile, evergreen style icon. The contest involved more than 60,000 students from all over the world. For the first time in ISKO I-SKOOL history, the contest invited independent students to compete, by sending their application through the official website of the competition, iskooldenim.com. Every winner will be awarded with internships with the brands that support the initiative. It’s a clear demonstration of the deep connection between the fashion talent contest and the market.

For the Denim Design Award, students were asked to create denim outfits for the season of their choice, following a daring theme, GENDERFUL, a celebration of the new and inclusive ways to conceive the many models of self expression that transcend traditional gender categories to promote new and evolving forms of identity.

The Marketing Award had students were design a strategic marketing plan and its tactical actions in order to explain and give value to one of the foremost themes in global fashion agenda today, the connection between fashion and sustainability, aesthetics and best practices.

CROCS introduces the Christopher Kane X Crocs collectionCROCS introduces the Christopher Kane X Crocs collectionCROCS introduces the Christopher Kane X Crocs collection

CROCS introduces the Christopher Kane X Crocs collection

Crocs has unveiled its latest collaboration with award-winning British designer Christopher Kane. The Christopher Kane x Crocs collection includes four colours of Classic Clogs, each featuring a tiger print and embellished with an ostrich feather, floral Jibbitz adornments and Christopher Kane’s signature “K”. The limited-edition collection is inspired by Christopher Kane’s pre-fall 2017 runway collection, which is now available.

Christopher Kane’s signature of constant innovation and rebellious femininity perfectly complements one of Crocs’ core brand values of celebrating individuality. On the heels of an innovative collaboration that shocked the fashion world last year, this new collection turns high fashion into affordable, ready-to-wear styles, starting at £64.99.

“When Christopher Kane approached us about this opportunity, we were delighted and excited to work together with such an iconic force in the fashion world,” said Michelle Poole, Senior Vice President of Global Product and Merchandising for Crocs. “Working with Christopher reinforces our belief that our iconic clog is incredibly relevant in today’s style arena. This partnership becomes a terrific vehicle for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, and elevating the everyday into desirable luxury, two of Christopher’s key design philosophies.

Herschel Supply for Keith Haring collection

Herschel Supply for Keith Haring collection

Known for his influence in the world of visual art and social activism, Keith Haring is one of the greatest pop artists of the 20th century.

As a homage to the street and pop culture of the 1980s, Herschel Supply released an exclusive collection of Keith Haring’s iconic stick figure drawings. Known for his influence in the world of visual art and social activism, Haring is one of the greatest pop artists of the 20th century.

The collection consists of bags, headwear, accessories and jackets in a striking blue-white all-over print with red accents. The Keith Haring line includes the backpack models Dawson and Winlaw, the popular Novel travel duffle, a Network Pouch as well as the practical chapter culture bag. The Sylas cap in the cotton twill as well as the Creek Bucket Hat with detachable chin, are also available in the dancing man print.

The collection is rounded off by five different models from the recently launched Apparel line. Including two jackets and a poncho from the travel voyage or a hooded jacket and a raincoat from the weather-resistant forecast collection. Key feature of the lightweight Voyage jackets is their collar-integrated pocket, which allows them to be folded and stored quickly and easily.

Colette to close Paris concept store in DecemberColette to close Paris concept store in December

Colette to close Paris concept store in December

Colette is to close its concept store in Paris. WWD reports that staff in the French capital were told the news on Wednesday morning. The store, situated on 213 rue Saint-Honoré, first opened in March 1997 and will close for the last time in December.

Colette has announced that it will be closing its concept store in Paris, after 20 years. The store located at 213 rue Saint-Honoré will be closing on the 20th of December 2017. It is speculated that the location will be taken over by Saint Laurent.

Colette was founded in 1997 by Colette Roussaux, and has been run by her daughter Sarah Andelman in the last years.

Saint Laurent to debut new couture training programme for students

Saint Laurent to debut new couture training programme for students

Saint Laurent has partnered up with two leading fashion schools in France to develop and support a brand-new couture training programme. The latter will have ‘Institut Français de la Mode and the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne’ working with Saint Laurent to offer students a chance to work at the Saint Laurent head-offices as well as following 25 days of courses at the schools. At the end of March 2018, the students will present a special project to a panel of jury consisting of school faculty and Saint Laurent team members.

The programme set to last 6-months (launching in September 2017) will focus on innovation and sustainability. The application process is still open.

Lanvin appoints Olivier Lapidus as its new Artistic Director

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Lanvin appoints Olivier Lapidus as its new Artistic Director

French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of Lanvin, taking over from Bouchra Jarrar. S/S 2018 during Paris Fashion week will be the first collection by Lapidus for Lanvin.

The appointment follows the sudden exit of Bouchra Jarrar from Lanvin, last week.

Changes in Lanvin’s Creative Department

Changes in Lanvin’s Creative Department

Just four days after separating from Bouchra Jarrar, the French fashion house of Jeanne Lanvin appoints Olivier Lapidus as the new Creative Director. He embarked on his new role immediately.
The first collection of the Paris-born designer is due to be shown as early as in September during the Paris ready-to-wear shows.
Besides his new role at chez Lavin, Lapidus will continue working on his own recently launched line, Création Olivier Lapidus, which launched this past haute couture season in Paris. He previously was at Balmain Homme before joining Maison Lapidus.
Lanvin has had a 23% fall in revenue since 2016 and hopes it can reignite the spirits former 14 year long creative director Alber Elbaz gave the brand, who left it following disagreements with its owner. Rumours have it, Lapidus wants to develop Lanvin into a French lifestyle brand, although these have not been substantiated.

Assocalzaturifici to hold teaser event in Seoul to promote Micam84

Assocalzaturifici to hold teaser event in Seoul to promote Micam84

For the MICAM84, to be held in September at the Milan Fair Centre and, to promote the forthcoming edition, Assocalzaturifici has promoted a teaser event in Seoul, in Korea to be held from 10th to 12th July at the capital’s Westin Chosun Hotel in conjunction with “La moda italiana a Seoul”, the trade fair for Italian Fashion Manufacturers organized by EMI, the Italian fashion organisation.

By accompanying a group of brands to the trade-fair, Assocalzaturifici intends to give continuity to promotional events in the Far East and consolidate the image of the MICAM in a fast-growing market by communicating the uniqueness of made-in-Italy footwear.

“South Korea represents the 13th largest market out of the various countries to which Italian footwear is exported, recording in 2016 a 16.7% increase in value with respect to the previous year – explains the president of Assocalzaturifici, Annarita Pilotti – The Asian market remains crucial for exports of made in Italy products. This is why we have decided to organise a series of promotional roadshows in the Far East with the aim of demonstrating to the world the excellence and quality of our footwear industry. The trade show in Seoul – Pilotti concludes – provides a perfect opportunity for talking about the new edition of theMICAM84 and for presenting the theme of September’s promotional campaign which is dedicated to seduction”.

Assocalzaturifici will in fact be setting up a special show entitled “The Seduction of footwear: Italian glamour” organised in collaboration with MIC the International Vigevano Shoe Museum which has selected under the supervision of the artistic director Armando Pollini, 20 pairs of stiletto heels: the leitmotiv of the exhibition is the high-heeled shoe which has been a perennial and universal symbol of secuction.