Protea Investments’ fund parameters envision a sweet spot for the size of its investments at between $25 million and $100 million focused in the luxury sector.
The fund also plans a carefully chosen portfolio of small to midsize lifestyle fashion brands. Fashion is used loosely to mean more than just apparel and accessories, as the investment criteria for lifestyle fashion also includes both beauty and home decor. The fund recently completed its first investment in upscale home decor brand Serena & Lily that’s inspired by the California lifestyle.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)