Gap Fall 2014 Campaign – Dress Normal

Gap Fall 2014 - Anjelica Huston and Michael K. Williams

Gap Fall 2014 – Anjelica Huston and Michael K. Williams

The Gap has revealed the first chapter of its new fall 2014 campaign which celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means to Dress Normal. 

Launching on September 2 across multiple global vehicles, the campaign is rooted in the same core values the brand has unapologetically stood for over the past 45 years – individualism and the liberation that comes from confidently being your most authentic self. Dress Normal boldly instructs individuals to shape their own authentic, personal style – and intentionally challenges every one of us to dress for ourselves.

Gap Fall 2014 - Elizabeth Moss

Gap Fall 2014 – Elisabeth Moss

“Finding your own version of ‘dress normal’ is an art – my normal is different from your normal, and that’s the essence of the campaign,” said Seth Farbman, Gap Global Chief Marketing Officer.  “This fall, Gap celebrates dressing for yourself and finding those perfect items – a pair of jeans, a t-shirt – that make you feel confident to be your most authentic self.”

The campaign features photography of recognizable people who are known for their own art of dressing normal, starting with Anjelica Huston, The Royal Tenenbaums; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men; Michael K. Williams,Boardwalk Empire; Jena Malone, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; and Zosia Mamet, Girls. Additional celebrity names will be released ahead of the September launch.  Gap will also be returning to television as part of the campaign, with further details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Gap Fall 2014 - Zosia Mamet

Gap Fall 2014 – Zosia Mamet

“We were inspired by the bold and honest spirit of the millennial generation; their authenticity is what makes them stand apart in today’s complex world,” said Stephen Sunnucks, Gap Global President. “Gap has always stood for individuality and being your most authentic self. By challenging the idea of what it means to dress normal, we hope to inspire confidence in everyone’s own personal style.”

The fall campaign marks the first creative execution of Dress Normal which begins its story with a classic Gap item and one of the coming season’s biggest trends – black denim – and season after season the narrative will shift to other iconic Gap staples. www.gap.com

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Lela Rose Up Next In Lane Bryant Designer Series

Lela Rose for Lane Bryant

Lela Rose for Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant has announced that well known American ready to wear designer Lela Rose will be creating a limited-edition line exclusively for the special-sized retailer. Lela Rose combines refined silhouettes with a modern whimsical twist using brilliant color and handcrafted details. She brings a fresh point of view to American fashion defining a new, modern lifestyle.

“I am thrilled to be working with Lane Bryant on this collaboration, commented Rose. Designing apparel that women can feel confident and beautiful in has been a long-standing pillar of the Lela Rose brand and we are looking forward to bringing our designs to Lane Bryant’s inspiring base of customers.”

“Lela Rose is a master of the dress – day, night, work and everything between. I am excited for her to bring her signature prints and styles to the Lane Bryant customer,” said Linda Heasley, CEO of Lane Bryant.

Lela Rose will be the third designer collaboration for Lane Bryant joining the successful Sophie Theallet and Isabel Toledo collections.

The collection is set to hit stores Summer 2015, and will be sold under the Lela Rose Exclusively for Lane Bryant label. www.lanebryant.com

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Stories… By Kelly Osbourne to Launch at HSN

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne, in collaboration with Jupi Corp, is set to launch a first ever ready-to-wear collection this September that reflects her unique Brit-influenced taste, designed for women in sizes 0 to 24 (XS – 3X). Stories… By Kelly Osbourne embodies Kelly’s personal love for fashion and women’s universal right to have access to distinctive, flattering fashion, no matter their shape and size.

“This is a line for every woman to make her own memories and tell her own stories,” said Kelly. “I realized that each garment in my closet told a story, both good and bad. There was the dress I wore on a first date, and the dress I wore that got me on every best-dressed list. I’m excited to see what incredible stories women will create with pieces from this collection!”

The line, to debut with retailer HSN will feature a selection of tops, bottoms, jackets and dresses, all constructed from quality fabrics and with impeccable fit. Available in a full range of sizes, and designed with the female body in mind, each piece uniquely flatters and accentuates the silhouette, with many pieces featuring shapewear-inspired paneling.

Chapter One T-Shirt

Chapter One T-Shirt

“Fit is the most important part of my design process. As a woman, I know that when something fits you right, it gives you the confidence to feel unstoppable. Whether or not the style is a size 0 or a size 24, all the designs create tailored and slimming silhouettes,” said Kelly.

Rather than telling the consumers how to wear her designs, Kelly lets women mix and match pieces according to their own styles, offering a wide array of tops and bottoms as well as convertible items, such as sweaters with detachable collars and skirts with detachable bows.

Kelly is set to debut the collection across all of HSN’s platforms, including TV, online and mobile.  She worked hand-in-hand with HSN’s creative team to design a custom set and distinctive show elements for the live shows in September.

Retailing from $54.90 to $169.90, Kelly will present “Stories…By Kelly Osbourne” live on HSN on September 25th at 10 PM and again on September 26th at 1 PM (all times EDT). The entire collection will also be available for purchase online at HSN.com. A month after the collection debuts on HSN, it will be sold at Bluefly.com, which ships to countries around the world, including Canada, Mexico, Australia and UAE. www.hsn.com

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Fred Segal Collective – Launches at SLS Las Vegas

Fred Segal The Collective LogoGet ready Las Vegas iconic Southern California lifestyle and premiere shopping destination Fred Segal® just announced it will open The Fred Segal Collective, an exclusive multi-store retail experience, at SLS Las Vegas as part of the hotel’s highly anticipated opening on Saturday, August 23.  Representing the first time a single brand will occupy all of the retail space in a resort, Fred Segal will be infused throughout the entire SLS experience, creating unique shopping opportunities from the pool to the casino and dining areas.

Fred Segal is renowned for defining “California cool” through its strong luxury and celebrity heritage.  At SLS Las Vegas, The Collective will encompass nearly 10,000 square feet throughout the hotel with seven individual stores, including: She, He, Jeans, Shoes, Jewels, Play and Goods.

“We are excited to partner with sbe to bring a taste of Southern California style to the SLS Las Vegas, which I believe will redefine the Vegas Strip’s north end,” said Paul Blum, CEO of Fred Segal. “The Fred Segal Collective creates an integrated and luxurious shopping experience in this exciting new destination.”

“I’ve been a loyal fan and customer of Fred Segal for years,” said Sam Nazarian, Founder, CEO and Chairman of sbe. “Partnering with them to bring one of LA’s most iconic brands to SLS Las Vegas is something I’m very proud of. Together, we’ve created a truly original retail experience for Vegas locals and visitors.”

Located at 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the property features more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites and a collection of sbe’s acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. The resort was designed by Gensler Architects in collaboration with internationally acclaimed designer Philippe Starck. www.slshotels.com/lasvegas

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NYFW Spring 2015 – Runway Tix For Charity

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that helps raise money for not-for-profit organizations, has announced that they have partnered with Oscar de la Renta and Prabal Gurung to offer once-in-a-lifetime experience packages at both of their upcoming New York Fashion Week runway shows. A portion of the proceeds will go to their selected charitable organizations of choice.

Each experience package will be for two guests and only one per show will be available for purchase, exclusively on IfOnly.com.

The Oscar de la Renta experience package includes two premium tickets to his upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 runway show as well as backstage access. After the show, the two guests will get to meet Oscar, where they will have the opportunity to take a photo and chat with the legendary designer. Proceeds from this experience benefit New Yorkers For Children (NYFC), as well as other programs that focus on the individual needs of young people in foster care.

The Prabal Gurung experience package gives guests insider access to the designer. It includes a private visit to his showroom, a preview of his upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 collection before it debuts on the runway, and an exclusive meeting with the designer himself. On the day of the show, guests will not only enjoy premier seating, but they will have access to the dress rehearsal and be able to go backstage and take a photo with Prabal. Afterwards, they’ll be invited to the exclusive after-party. Proceeds from this experience will be donated to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal, an organization dedicated to providing the best possible education to underprivileged children in Nepal. www.ifonly.com

 

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Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo Collaboration Our First Look

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Checkout our first look at the Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo shoe collaboration. It’s enough to make any shoe loving fashionista swoon!

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New York socialite and style-con Olivia Palermo, has collaborated with Italian luxury shoe label Aquazzura on a capsule collection that is sexy, feminine and oh yes affordable!

The collection, a design partnership with Aquazzura’s creative director Edgardo Osorio and Palermo will feature six styles that include – over the knee boots, one of my fav’s gladiator sandals, suede booties and a jeweled stilettos, inspired by a Victorian necklace from Palermo’s eclectic accessories collection.

 Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo

Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo

“Olivia basically has been our unofficial ambassador,” Edgardo Osorio, the brand’s designer, told WWD. “She’s always wearing the shoes. We’re friends and we were talking more than a year ago about a small capsule that would be Olivia’s eye and aesthetic but with the Aquazzura style.”

“Everything is so expensive these days and you still want to have things that you can find and have quality and the design aesthetic and…

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Billy Reid Designs Alabama Gulf Tee’s

Bill Reid Alabama Seafood - Harvest T - Shirt $56

Bill Reid Alabama Seafood – Harvest T-Shirt $56

Billy Reid – renowned Alabama-based fashion designer and former Council of Fashion Designers of America “Menswear Designer of the Year” – has again partnered with Alabama Gulf Seafood to create a special, three-design t-shirt series featuring Alabama Gulf Seafood, currently on sale to the public at BillyReid.com.

The series includes three different tees, all designed by Reid, and features images and phrases associated with fresh seafood and the Gulf. The tee’s will retail for $56 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation.

“It was easy to find inspiration from the culture and scenes of coastal Alabama for our first collaboration,” Reid said. “I am more than happy to once again celebrate the coast’s Gulf seafood industry, as well as the people and natural resources that make Alabama’s seafood the best in the world.”

Reid has historically designed t-shirts to support various causes, such as Alabama tornado relief in 2011 and flood relief in the Nashville, Tenn. area in 2010. www.billyreid.com

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Stuart Weitzman – SWxYOU: Perfect Pumps

Stuart Weitzman SWxYOU: Perfect Pumps

Stuart Weitzman SWxYOU: Perfect Pumps

Stuart Weitzman has just announced the Perfect Pumps as the next style in his SWxYOU customized shoes series. The new SWxYOU: Perfect Pump will give shoe lovers the opportunity to create the ideal pointy-toe pump ranging in height from kitten heel to high heel to towering stiletto.

You can choose from three heel heights (13/4 inches, 3 1/4 inches, and 4 1/2 inches) and 14 luxurious fall shades comprised of rich suede and crocodile embossed leather.

Retail prices range from $355–$395, with an approximate delivery date of 6–8 weeks. The limited-edition program is exclusively available at www.stuartweitzman.com for a two week period.

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Pandora Jewelry x Disney Collaboration

Pandora_logo_PO_m_freespacePANDORA Jewelry has announced a new strategic alliance with The Walt Disney Company that will give the brand a presence in Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, beginning with the sponsorship of the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida this fall.  In addition, PANDORA, in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, is creating an original collection of beautifully designed Disney-themed jewelry launching at retail locations this fall.

“To say that PANDORA is excited about our relationship with Disney is an understatement,” said Scott Burger, President, PANDORA Americas. “Having a presence in the theme parks gives the brand another opportunity to engage with families and play a significant role in both the big and small moments of their lives.

Our consumers and retail partners have been requesting Disney-themed products for years and we are thrilled to finally offer them a brilliant assortment of charms that are the perfect balance of sophistication and whimsy. Our design teams have worked to build a collection that meets the exacting quality standards of PANDORA, preserves the integrity of the Disney characters we have all come to love over the years, and gives our consumers another way to share their stories,” continued Burger.

The new collection of hand finished sterling silver and 14K gold charms will feature inspirations from some of Disney’s most beloved characters. The initial launch, expected to roll out to PANDORA stores early November 2014, will include 25 different styles; an additional 16 styles will be sold at Disney merchandise locations, including the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.  The Disney collection from PANDORA will also be available in PANDORA stores throughout Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America and the Caribbean in November. 

The new Disney products represent PANDORA Americas’ third licensed collection to launch within the past 12 months.  Starting in 2015, Pandora will become presenting sponsor of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend held annually at the Disneyland Resort. www.pandora.net/en-us

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H&M – Teams Actor Kate Mara and Stylist Johnny Wujek for NYFW Studio Launch

Kate Mara & Johnny Wujek for H&M Studio

Kate Mara & Johnny Wujek for H&M Studio

H&M announced today their collaboration with actor Kate Mara and celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek to kick off New York Fashion Week. In celebration of the launch of the H&M Studio Fall 2014 collection, Kate and Johnny will personally curate H&M windows in nine New York stores as well as rolling out their fashion picks across the U.S. in select stores and online.

Mara and Wujek’s vision for the window design will focus on their personal style and a love for New York City. The duo’s work will be unveiled with an exclusive event and panel discussion for fashion students on September 4th at H&M’s new Fifth Avenue flagship store.

The windows vignettes will echo Kate Mara’s innately chic and approachable sense of style, bringing to life her favorite pieces while showcasing the collections accessibility.  Celebrity stylist, Johnny Wujek will complement Mara’s fashion nods, weaving in his quirky, bold personality and keen eye for style to the window canvasses.

Kate Mara & Johnny Wujek for H&M Studio

Kate Mara & Johnny Wujek for H&M Studio

“I am thrilled to collaborate with H&M and bring this collection to life with the help of my best friend and inspiration Johnny Wujek. It was a no brainer for us to work together on this as we both have a true appreciation for accessible high fashion and our favorite city of New York.” says Kate Mara

“Immediately I said yes to work on this incredibly creative project with H&M and Kate. H&M is a pioneer in the field of fashion and being asked to Creative Direct their store windows for the opening of New York Fashion Week was my Mannequin dream come true – one of my favorite movies growing up. I can’t wait for people to walk by and see the beauty we make in the H&M windows,” says Johnny Wujek

H&M Studio is the new name for H&M’s key fashion looks, shown on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.  With its own dedicated design team, H&M offers limited-edition of high fashion looks and statement pieces specially curated each season. www.hm.com

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