Having made his name designing gem-like bars, cafes and apartments, David Collins is increasingly sought-after by some of the leading names in fashion. On the occasion of his just-announced partnership with Jimmy Choo, BoF spoke to David Collins about his journey from Dublin to the top of his profession.
Jane Shepherdson, Chief Executive Officer, Whistles (CEO Talk) “Perhaps it’s not surprising that, in her spare time, Jane Shepherdson does flying trapeze in Hoxton, smack in the heart of achingly hip East London. Right from her earliest days in the fashion industry, Shepherdson has been known for taking risks and having her finger on the pulse of what’s cool.” As Luxury Growth Slows in China, Attention Turns to Mass
Qatari royal family in talks for Valentino brand (FT) “The Qatari royal family is in advanced talks with private equity firm Permira over the sale of Valentino, the Italian luxury brand, for between €550-€600m. The sale talks come five years after Permira purchased Valentino Fashion Group in a deal worth €2.6bn. It has since been forced to write down the value of its investment heavily.” Jimmy Choo steps up its profit
LONDON, United Kingdom – By now, social media marketing has become de rigueur for luxury and fashion brands looking to engage end consumers. And indeed, more and more luxury brands are following in the footsteps of first movers and building community-oriented experiences that allow fans to upload their own content which (once carefully curated) can be shared across these sites and the wider social web, earning attention in a way
Perry Ellis Still Has Something to Say (NY Times) “For men of a certain generation, the Perry Ellis look of the early ‘80s was a classic: impeccably constructed khaki pants and a crisp white or blue cotton shirt, perhaps paired with a buttery soft trench coat, all of it conveying a kind of effortless elegance.’ When Perry Ellis was alive, no one did it better,’ Michael Bastian, the men’s wear designer, said