BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
What was once a little-celebrated job — outfitting the characters that grace TV and film screens — is now the source of significant business opportunities for fashion brands, studios and networks, and the costume designers themselves.
NEW YORK, United States — Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., which told Men’s Wearhouse Inc. it won’t enter buyout talks, has been looking at other acquisitions including retailer Eddie Bauer, people familiar with the matter said.
Kenneth Cole to take company private (FT) “Fashion designer Kenneth Cole is taking the publicly traded company that bears his name private in a deal that values it at $279m… Mr Cole drew on a number of sources to finance the deal, according to people familiar with the company.” Brooks Brothers eyes Indian market (FT) “Brooks Brothers has formed a joint venture with Reliance Brands Limited, a part of Reliance
A New Marc Jacobs? (FT) “‘I can’t do everything, and I’m not good at everything… I feel like what I do creates some sort of direction for the company, and that’s good, and then I can leave it to other people to interpret.’” Why Givenchy is more desirable than ever (NZ Herald) “Givenchy struggled to reinvent itself for over a decade, but today – with Riccardo Tisci at the helm – the
‘We invented business casual’ (Globe and Mail) “Still serious about suits, Brooks Brothers owner says storied firm is well-positioned to succeed in an increasingly dressed-down world.” Burani Shares Halted as Auditor Cites ‘Uncertainties’ on Future (Bloomberg) Mariella Burani Fashion Group, a licensee for Vivienne Westwood “was halted in Milan trading as the luxury-goods maker’s auditor cited
Sony Electronics Partners With Emerging Designers (WSJ) In New York, to create buzz around its new Vaio laptop computer, Sony has partnered with up-and-coming designers. Page Six Magazine Going Quarterly (Gawker) New York Post’s Page Six Magazine will cut back to only four issues a year. Brooks Brothers Opens Black Fleece Store (WWD) The first Black Fleece standalone store in the West Village. (Subscription required) Drapers