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.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive