Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:48am
SUBCULTURE SPREAD: Japanese denim manufacturer Edwin opened its first store in Germany — a monobrand boutique in Berlin’s jeans district around Hackescher Markt — on Thursday. “After Paris and London, we decided on Berlin because Germany is a big and important market. It’s also... read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:40am
Just in time for this year’s Milan design fair Salone del Mobile, Versace Home have released the extravagant La Coupe des Dieux chair. Created by the fashion house’s first lady herself, Donatella Versace, the chair is inspired by Versace’s Greek key. With a body comprised of... read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:27am
The whiz-kids over at mophie have taken the premise of their portable battery-charging juice pack to the next level, adding an extra 128GB of storage to the gadget. Dubbed the space pack, the portable device allows you to transport a ton of extra data with you and manage it... read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:00am
Enigmatic Russian-born, American designer Alexandre Plokhov has released his Fall/Winter 2015 “Lingua Franca” collection based on the connections between men’s and women’s wardrobes. The ominous lookbook is delineated by oversized outerwear pieces, sportswear styles that are... read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:46am
LONDON — Europe’s markets were on the rise in mid-morning trading on Friday, with the DAX in Frankfurt leading the way. The German market was up 0.4 percent to 12,218.41, followed by the FTSE 100 in London, 0.3 percent to 7,038.96. The CAC 40 in Paris and the FTSE MIB in Milan... read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:05am
MILAN — Carlo Capasa has been appointed president of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. The entrepreneur succeeds Mario Boselli, who has headed the Italian fashion organization for 15 years. Boselli is to be nominated honorary president of the chamber on May 14 during... read more
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:43pm
PARIS — Givaudan reported a 0.4 percent increase in first-quarter sales, crediting a strong project pipeline. Revenues at the Vernier, Switzerland-based fragrance and flavors supplier reached 1.1 billion Swiss francs, or $1.15 billion, in the three months ended March 31. On a... read more
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:39pm
PARIS — Carrefour SA surprised investors with better-than-expected first-quarter results. The French group reported a solid domestic performance as well as double-digit growth in Latin America, which was bolstered by inflation. A turnaround strategy, initiated in 2011 to make... read more
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:01pm
Pushing the boundaries of perception and partnership, Los Angeles-based luxury eyewear brand Oliver Peoples has linked with Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo to create sunglasses and fragrance inspired by the sights and sounds of L.A. The collaboration launches at Oliver... read more
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:01pm
Commodity is encouraging Sephora customers to make fragrances their way. Last month, the specialty beauty retailer rolled out so-called mix bars filled with eight of the niche fragrance brand’s scents to 35 locations, where shoppers can whip up fragrance cocktails from a... read more