BETTING ON BURBERRY: With Burberry’s principals in the home stretch of their three-week road show, the company’s share price will be fixed on Thursday night with trading set to begin on London’s stock exchange Friday morning. London...
BETTING ON BURBERRY: With Burberry’s principals in the home stretch of their three-week road show, the company’s share price will be fixed on Thursday night with trading set to begin on London’s stock exchange Friday morning. London financial experts expect the price to fall near the bottom end of the $3.45 to $4.35 range, valuing Burberry closer to $1.73 billion than to $2.2 billion. But in the IPO game, it’s not over ‘til it’s over, and no one can say what the price will be until all of the orders are in on Thursday. Burberry chief Rose Marie Bravo will continue making her "Buy Burberry" case this week with stops scheduled in New York, Boston, and Amsterdam as well as in the U.K.
OVER THE HILL?: Toronto-based The Catherine Hill Shop Ltd. filed for bankruptcy Monday after 30 years in business. Doing business as Chez Catherine, the high-end designer boutique first opened in 1972, introducing Giorgio Armani, Valentino and Versace to the Toronto market. The Hazelton Lanes store was best known for the labels it carried exclusively, such as Christian Dior, John Galliano and Emanuel Ungaro. Chez Catherine decided to file for bankruptcy after numerous landlord changes, disruptive nearby construction and the recent expiration of its lease during the poor current retail climate. Perry Krieger & Associates has been appointed receiver manager.
AU REVOIR VANDEVELDE?: Luc Vandevelde, the chairman and chief executive of Marks and Spencer Group PLC responsible for turning around the once-ailing group, is expected to step down as chief executive on Wednesday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting. Industry sources said Vandevelde will continue as chairman and work part-time for the company. Roger Holmes, who is currently managing director of M&S’ U.K. retail operations and also instrumental in the turnaround, will replace him as chief executive, the sources said. Reports have been making the rounds since the beginning of this year that Holmes would replace Vandevelde. A company spokeswoman declined to comment.
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
The 2018 @cfda Awards nominees are out! @virgilabloh for @off____white for is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Tap link in bio for all the nominees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion ( 📷: @simonelezzi)
@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye