Designer Jodi Arnold applied her signature arts-and-crafts style to mixable separates and sensible dresses in her first collection — for spring — at The Limited. “There are some great design elements here that The Limited customer might not have been exposed to previously,” Arnold said, pointing out a sleeveless dress decorated with bugle beads standing on end. In the same vein, paillettes added sparkle to several versatile pieces in the collection. “Jodi’s pieces mix in perfectly with our other offerings,” said Linda Heasley, chief executive officer of The Limited. “They can go from work to cocktails.” And though the color palette of subdued gray and tan was a bit calm for spring, an electric blue abstract print rounded things off nicely.
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Phoebe Philo is returning to fashion.
WWD reported yesterday that the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
Philo said the above quote in an exclusive interview when she joined @celine in 2008.
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The Hervé L. Leroux label is returning to ready-to-wear.
The revived line will be presented to buyers during Paris Fashion Week and is designed by the late couturier’s sister Jocelyne Caudroy.
"Hervé left a fantastic heritage [of sketches and unfinished works]. When the project was suggested, I thought of Virginie Viard and how she had worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld. I accepted because this way, I can preserve the way Hervé worked. To continue, when given the opportunity, is important because this heritage lives within us,” Caudroy said.
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French beauty exports grew 9% in 2019.
The sector’s sales to China rose 48 percent on-year.
Overall, France’s largest export beauty product category was skin care, which generated more than 7.3 billion euros, up 46 percent over the past five years.
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