Lucky Brand, the Southern California lifestyle denim label, has forged a licensing deal with Parigi Group to manufacture and market Lucky Kid to department and specialty stores, beginning in January. The line will also be available on luckybrand.com.“We’re excited for the launch of this line, and believe that our unique Southern California sensibility will translate well to the children’s market,” said Dave DeMattei, chief executive officer of Lucky Brand, a division of Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.Lucky Brand has done children’s wear internally for the last few years, but now aims to make it a bigger business.The Lucky Kid aesthetic will mirror that of the women’s and men’s collections and will incorporate the brand’s signature novelty details, prints and patterns. The line is comprised of T-shirts, dresses, jackets and denim, reaching children 18 months to 12 years. Sizes will go from 2 to 16 for girls and 2 to 20 for boys.RELATED STORY: Fifth & Pacific Trims Q2 Loss >>Retail prices will range from $22 to $36 for T-shirts; $49 to $69 for dresses; $59 to $110 for jackets, and $30 to $69 for denim.Lucky Kid will initially launch on luckybrand.com, and will be aimed at top doors of Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, Von Maur and Macy’s. For fall 2013, the brand will expand to infant apparel. Lucky Brand officials declined to reveal first-year projections.Parigi, founded in 1981, has an array of licensed brands, such as Puma, DKNY, Timberland, Nicole Miller, LRG and Baby Phat. Parigi, which is based in New York, also owns and operates the Hartstrings children’s brand, retail operation and e-commerce businesses.
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