Tod’s Debuts Net-a-porter Collab
Net-a-porter.com has announced it will carry Tod’s ready-to-wear collections exclusively online for two seasons. The Tod’s women’s fall collection will launch on July 29th, and the men’s line will debut on Mr Porter.com September 8th. Before this partnership, Tod’s has only sold its ready-to-wear collections in its own brick-and-mortar boutiques. Net-a-porter and Mr Porter will also carry footwear, bags, leather goods, luggage and accessories from the brand, as they have in the past.
CFDA Announces New Members
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has added 40 members to the organization, bringing the total membership count to 508. New members include Ana Khouri, Louise Camuto, Shayne Oliver, Misha Nonoo, Nellie Partow, Rosie Assoulin, Gigi Burris, Sally LaPointe, Paul Andrew, Tanya Taylor, Siki Im, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin. “The 40 new members- the highest number joining the organization in its history- add to the diversity of the CFDA community,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. In addition, Diane von Furstenberg is now chairman.
Manolo Blahnik Launching Bag Collection
Manolo Blahnik is expanding his brand with a capsule collection of six jeweled clutches. The bags are made of satin and crepe de chine and will feature the classic Swarovski crystal buckles that are featured on some of the designer’s shoes. The bags will be available at Manolo Blahnik stores in London and Manhattan with prices ranging from $1,725 to $1,925. “Every woman needs a jewel- something very special and beautiful. There is nothing more stunning than a feminine hand holding a gemlike object,” said the designer. He also noted that a spring 2016 collection is currently in the works.
– Claire Mykrantz
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