Real estate executive and budding fashion entrepreneur Ivanka Trump has taken the next step in building her lifestyle company.
Trump has signed an exclusive licensing deal with CHF Industries to create the Ivanka Trump home collection. Under the agreement, CHF Industries will manufacture, market and distribute sheets, duvets, shams, bedding accessories, window treatments, bath accessories, bath towels and rugs bearing the Ivanka Trump name. The line will be sold in the U.S., as well as select international markets.
“As a businesswoman and mother, and grounded in the art of hotel, hospitality and design, Ivanka already has the insight necessary to build a commercial and unique collection for the home,” said Joan Karron, executive vice president of CHF Industries. “Her style has been identified as ‘warm modern,’ a combination of luxury and glamour with a modern sensibility, perfect for today’s customer.”
Trump said of CHF, “They are the market leaders in this category, and I am confident that they will execute my vision flawlessly.” Trump said they will collaborate closely to capture her design aesthetic. The bedding and bath collection will be available for distribution to upper-tier department and specialty stores in spring 2014.
CHF, a 90-year-old home textile company, produces home lines for such brands as Donna Karan, PureDKNY, Kate Spade New York, Marc Ecko and Daisy Fuentes.
Trump is also in discussions with potential home furnishings partners to launch dinnerware and glassware, silverware, giftware and a collection of furniture.
As reported, Trump signed a deal with G-III Apparel Group Ltd., to develop sportswear, dresses, suits, suit separates, sleepwear, activewear, jeanswear and intimates. The collections will be in stores in spring 2014. She has also created her first eau de parfum women’s scent in a deal with Parlux Fragrances Inc. The fragrance hit stores in December, and will be rolled out for spring. Trump, who is a principal in Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, also has deals for footwear, handbags, outerwear and sunglasses. Trump is also executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization, where she’s charged with domestic and global expansion.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion