TOKYO — Fast Retailing said Wednesday that GU, the low-priced sister brand to Uniqlo, would open its first store in South Korea this fall. The store will be located in the Lotte World Mall in Jamsil, Seoul, and will have a sales floor area of 15,000 square feet. It will carry a wide range of the brand’s trend-driven styles for men, women and children.
The news is the latest in a string of announcements from Fast Retailing related to new Uniqlo openings, including its entry into India and a new flagship in the Philippines. Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Fast Retailing, has said his goal is for the company to become the world’s number-one apparel retailer.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews