MICHEL KLEIN’S NEW LINE: Paris-based designer Michel Klein, who has a flourishing business in the Far East with his Japanese partner of 12 years, Itokin, is out to beef up his business elsewhere in the world. Klein will launch a new secondary...
MICHEL KLEIN’S NEW LINE: Paris-based designer Michel Klein, who has a flourishing business in the Far East with his Japanese partner of 12 years, Itokin, is out to beef up his business elsewhere in the world. Klein will launch a new secondary line, MK Michel Klein, this September at the Who’s Next trade show in Paris.
"It’s a collection geared to vacations and sunny weather," explained Klein. "There are a lot of colorful prints and embroidered pieces."
Wholesale prices will range from $25 for a top to $60 for a dress. Meantime, Klein’s signature collection is carried in about 50 doors, including Le Bon Marché in Paris and Barneys New York. Klein said he had $60 million in sales last year.
"In Asia, our business continues to grow, with 20 to 30 percent increases every season," added Klein. "So I told myself it’s about time to start concentrating on other markets, too."
NINA NEWS: Lynda Galayda has been appointed executive vice president of new business development at moderate dress line Nina Leonard. Galayda was most recently with Foley’s, a division of May Co. She will be involved in merchandising and marketing the Nina Leonard line.
SAO NICE: A Brazilian hospital honored the Council of Fashion Designers of America +by dedicating its ambulatory wing to the group for its Fashion Target Breast Cancer initiative.
CFDA president Stan Herman and executive director Peter Arnold, along with Tony Saffieri, FTBC executive producer, made a trip to São Paolo, Brazil, this month for the city’s fashion week and to tour the Instituto Brasileiro de Controle do Cancer, which FTBC supports. The cancer treatment facility has been expanded over the past seven years thanks to FTBC support and has raised nearly $8 million for the cause.
More than 300 cancer patients joined hospital employees in surprising Herman, Arnold and Saffieri with the dedication of the ambulatory wing during their visit. Founded in 1994, FTBC is now offered in eight countries.
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