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Hobo's founder, Koren Ray with model, Karen Elson.

Handbags

Leather Goods Brand Hobo, Model Karen Elson Partner for 4th Installment of Artisan Series

The 55-piece collection of bags uses one-of-a-kind hand-painted illustrations by artist, Costanza Theodoli-Braschi.

clock April 4, 2019Thomas Waller

Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner Launching Fragrance

Fashion Scoops

Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner Are Making a Fragrance Together

The beauty moguls discussed their fragrance collaboration on the season premiere of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Sunday night.

clock April 1, 2019Layla Ilchi

Urban Decay x 'Game of Thrones' Makeup Collection

Fashion Scoops

Urban Decay Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed Makeup Collection

The makeup collection gives a nod to iconic elements of the show, including the Iron Throne, Mother of Dragons and the Seven Kingdoms.

clock March 29, 2019Layla Ilchi

Eyewear brand Carolina Lemke is diving into the US market head first. The Israeli based brand cemented collaboration last year designed by Kim Kardashian West, and is using it to springboard into the market starting first with a campaign staring none other than Kardashian herself. Called the “Kim Kardashian West Collection for Carolina Lemke” collection, it is the first time the brand has gone the collaboration route but according to CEO Mordi Shabat, the US market has been in his sights for a while. “In Israel, we are all over.” Shabat said, of the brand which was founded in 2011 was founded in 2011 by Yossi Gabizon and his wife Carolina Lemke in Berlin, and is known for his mass market prices, all styles are under $100 retail. “And we’ve been thinking about the company’s growth potential. And the US is the right place to start” Kardashian is not only taking up design duties, but the reality tv star is also a partner in the brand, receiving an undisclosed amount for her long-term investment in the brand. Previously, Israeli model Bar Rafeail was the face of the brand, doing several commercials with “hot felon” Jeremy Meeks, and it was Rafaeli that connected Kardashian to the founders. “The story is pretty similar to Kim” Shabat said, adding that Raefeali has been a partner in the company since 2013. “The first time we put Bar on billboards it was a massive response. It helped us become the strongest eyewear company in Israel.” Now Shabat is hoping for the same type of lightening in a bottle with Kardashian in the American market. “She was involved in every detail and it was really amazing the process.” Shabat says of the design process, adding that she was inspired by cutting edge fashion “She doesn’t want it to be like other types of mass-market eyewear” I’m always looking for vintage sunglasses that no one has, so getting to create something that other people will be able to cherish as much as I do, has been fun to be a part of.” Kardashian said. “I’ve learned so many fascinating things about sunglass design.  I didn’t realize how technical it was and I’ve loved the first-hand experience at getting to see our ideas come to life.” The premiere collection begins with six styles, some of which Kardashian has been teasing on her social media channels, and ranges from oversized shields to retro oval styles and minimal sleek sporty styles with a “Carolina Lemke Kim Kardashian West” logo at the temple, priced at $90 at retail. A second “drop” of styles will launch before the middle of the year Shabat said, with more “drops” to follow to amplify the brand awareness. The campaign was shoot by fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the pair is well known in the reality star’s orbit, having shot her in magazines and putting her way into their 20-year retrospective book by Taschen. According to the CEO the digital first campaign is about Kim "in the fourth dimension,” showing Kardashian in multiples in some images as if she were cloned. “She had a large part in creative direction of the images” he said. Adding that the images take a wink at her place in the zeitgeist of popular culture. The campaign is just the first phase, with CEO relaying that brick and mortar stores are in the works, with New York and Los Angles as initial steps, but he wouldn’t disclose timing. Currently the brand operates 40 stores worldwide but plans to open 60 new stores by the end of 2019, “with a goal of 400 worldwide in the next few years” he said. The collaboration range begins pre-sale on its new US e-commerce site on March 19 and will be fulling transactional April 2.

Eyewear

EXCLUSIVE: Carolina Lemke Unveils Collaboration Campaign With Kim Kardashian West

The reality TV star uses herself as muse for the new campaign and U.S. launch.

clock March 12, 2019Thomas Waller

Fashion Scoops

Woolrich to Release Range of Collaborations for New York Store

The expanded store in SoHo is slated to open in June.

clock March 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Bella Hadid in the Kith X Versace campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Bella Hadid Fronts Kith X Versace Collection Campaign

After walking the Kith Park ready-to-wear spring 2019 show, Hadid is back as the face of the collection.

clock February 5, 2019Layla Ilchi

La La Anthony models a look from her collection for Ashley Stewart.

Denim

La La Anthony Collaborates With Ashley Stewart on Plus-Size Capsule

The capsule consists of dresses, jumpsuits, tops and bottoms, including denim, activewear and outerwear in sizes 12 to 32.

clock December 17, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Room's next "Creativity at Work" series will enlist Daniel Reynolds, a fashion print designer.

Human Resources

Creativity at Work, Room Collaborates With Tuppence Collective

Next year, Room partners with Daniel Reynolds, who’s designed patterns for Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade.

clock December 11, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Herschel x Starbucks China

Handbags

Herschel Partners With Starbucks China

The lifestyle brand has created a capsule collection based on Starbucks China’s Sumatra coffee blends.

clock December 10, 2018Aria Hughes

Jean -Yves Fillion (left), Rebecca van Bergen, Founder and Executive Director of Nest (middle), Jim Brett (right)

Markets

Bridging Craftsmanship, Collaboration and the Circular Economy

The second annual Nest Convening spurred conversation in leveraging capital and creating collaboration for the handmaker economy.

clock November 13, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Version 2.0 of Backbone will be rolled out in December.

Technology

How to Speed Up Product Development

Backbone PLM unveils version 2.0, which aims to increase clarity and collaboration in the design phase.

clock November 13, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

OVS capsule collection by Arthur Arbesser.

Fashion Scoops

OVS Releases Mickey Mouse-Themed Capsule Collection

The lineup was developed in partnership with the Arthur Arbesser, Au Jour Le Jour, Vivetta and Les Petits Joueurs labels.

clock October 15, 2018Sandra Salibian

Bally CEO Frédéric de Narp

Designer and Luxury

Frederic de Narp Talks Growth, Brand Strategy in Tokyo

The Bally chief launched a collaboration with London street artist Shok-1.

clock October 10, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Claudia Schiffer for Aquazzura.

Fashion Scoops

Aquazzura Fetes Second Collaboration With Claudia Schiffer

The Florence-based footwear label — one of Meghan Markle’s favorites — will also debut men’s styles next year.

clock September 19, 2018Sandra Salibian

Jaclyn Hill Crafts the Ultimate Highlighter

Beauty Features

Jaclyn Hill on Making a Highlighter

The influencer’s next project is an eye shadow collection with Morphe.

clock August 9, 2018Allison Collins

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