Giorgio Armani Spring Campaign
Springs ads keep popping up! The latest is from Giorgio Armani who turned to Sølve Sundsbø to shoot the campaign. The ad features model Joséphine Le Tutour and the images include the signature Armani look along with an abstract painterly effect. The desert-like atmosphere is enhanced by Le Tutour standing barefoot on a floor of tiny pebbles or wearing a reptile coat and clutch. The campaign is bowing globally in January.
Paris Retail Fears After Attack
At one of its busiest times of year, France’s semiannual sales campaign, Paris was left reeling Wednesday from its worst terrorist attack in years. Security was raised to the highest levels across the Paris region, including at department stores, airports and other public venues.
Some of fashion’s prominent figures came out in support of free speech following the devastating attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A dozen people were murdered and numerous others injured by masked gunmen at the magazine’s offices. One suspect has surrendered and others are being sought. Fashion designers including Nicolas Ghesquière, Pierre Hardy, Yaz Bukey, Simon Porte Jacquemus, Aurélie Bidermann — along with model Caroline de Maigret and singer Lou Doillon — expressed their support for journalistic freedom on social media by posting “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie,” in English), along with the hashtag #JesuisCharlie, while Jean-Charles de Castelbajac posted a sketch on Instagram showing a masked figure toting a machine gun and another hoisting a pen.
Stuart Haselden Heads to Lululemon
Stuart Haselden is heading to Lululemon after holding the position as CEO od J. Crew Group Inc. Haselden also held additional titles such as Executive Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer at J. Crew. He will now report to Chief Executive Laurent Potdevin at Lululemon. Potdevin thinks Haselden’s experience makes him a perfect fit for the job.
Le Bon Marché Reveals New Bridal Label
First there was Tiffany. Then Cartier. Now Le Bon Marché has launched a private-label bridal jewelry section as part of their new fine jewelry line in Paris. The jewelry area features three shops-in-shop: Chaumet, Fred and Pomellato, along with an additional 24 cutting-edge brands. Rings start at $1,600 and go up to $22,400.
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