It’s one of the biggest lingerie brands in Australia, and now Elle Macpherson Intimates is looking eastward with a possible U.S. expansion. Launched 12 years ago together with the Bendon Group Ltd., a New...
It’s one of the biggest lingerie brands in Australia, and now Elle Macpherson Intimates is looking eastward with a possible U.S. expansion. Launched 12 years ago together with the Bendon Group Ltd., a New Zealand-based manufacturer, annual sales are now more than $30 million, according to the company. The collection features everything from silicone-filled bras to maternity models. Prices range from approximately $9 for panties to $36 for a basic push-up bra to $45 for a bra with lace detailing.
The line sells in Australia and New Zealand and launched in the U.K. last fall. It’s carried by Selfridges and House of Fraser, both U.K.-based department stores, and online at www.figleaves.com. Supermodel Macpherson, who’s based in London, weighs in on the line via e-mail, working with the design team in New Zealand.
The winter collection features the best-selling Straight Laced range with underwire bras decked with lace, net and gold-colored jewelry components. Other collections this season are themed around Parisian vintage, denim and tartan. According to Kay Cohen, Bendon’s group general manager for brands: "We have lots of plans for the obvious line extensions that relate to lifestyle concepts, and like to think we have a brand that connects with women on a holistic level."
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion