British accessory brand Jimmy Choo is bring its international glamour and covetable shoes and bags to selected H&M stores. The collection will be available from November 14 in around 200 stores across the world.
It is the first time that H&M is collaborating with an accessories brand, and to celebrate Jimmy Choo will extend its design vision for this collection to women’s clothing to complement the accessories. The collection will not only include women's, but also a men’s collection of shoes, bags and accessories will be available.
“We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion savvy, street smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too. Jimmy Choo will bring to H&M a sophisticated, fashion forward, accessible and glamorous collection – the perfect party pieces to buy now and then wear out that night!” Tamara Mellon, Founder and President, Jimmy Choo.
Versace 2009 Resort Collection
Mr. Ferraris most recently worked as CEO of the Jil Sander Group and before taking over at Jil Sander, was managing director of the RTW division for Gucci Group.he Italian fashion house, Gianni Versace SpA, recently named Gian Giacomo Ferraris as its new chief executive. Ferraris replaces Giancarlo Di Risio who is stepping down over differences about the company's future.
The company has advised that the change in leadership is due to steering the luxury brand through the tough economic times, although there are rumors ciruculating about the friction betweenMr. Di Risio and Donatella Versace, the fashion house's creative director. The discord seems to have centered around the company's strategy, including the need to control costs.
Mr. Di Risio was brought in by the family in 2004 after a €120-million ($186-million) debt restructuring package was agreed with the banks.
The company is privately owned by members of the family of the late founder Gianni Versace. Its revenues fell 13 per cent in the first quarter of the year due largely to the insolvency of Ittierre(hmm, we may have remembered recently in the press due to the Roberto Cavalli furor), which licenses Versace jeans and sportswear and was granted bankruptcy protection in February.
Source Globe and Mail