SALVATORE FERRAGAMO GOES VIBRANT FOR FALL 2017 CAMPAIGN

Fashion

Xiao Wen Ju stars in Salvatore Ferragamo's fall-winter 2017 campaign

Xiao Wen Ju stars in Salvatore Ferragamo's fall-winter 2017 campaign

Salvatore Ferragamo goes in a new direction with the launch of its fall-winter 2017 campaign. Photographed by Walter Pfeiffer, the images star a cast of models including Xiao Wen Ju and Aymeline Valade. Vibrant colors and prints stand out in the new advertisements.

Spotlighting the fall season's shoes and handbags, the Italian fashion brand goes for a fresh look this autumn. Suzanne Kollerstyled the shoot with Duffy on hair and Lucio Pieroni on makeup. The campaign also coincides with the hashtag #FerragamoandI, where customers are encouraged to showcase their purchases and style.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO FALL/WINTER 2017 CAMPAIGN

Aymeline Valade stars in Salvatore Ferragamo's fall-winter 2017 campaignAymeline Valade stars in Salvatore Ferragamo's fall-winter 2017 campaignSalvatore Ferragamo unveils fall-winter 2017 campaignSalvatore Ferragamo unveils fall-winter 2017 campaign

comments(0) views(25)

Kering Mislabels Chinese-Made Sunglasses as "Made in Italy" Per New Lawsuit

Fashion

THE FASHION LAW EXCLUSIVE - Your “Made in Italy” sunglasses may not be quite as Italian as you think, at least not according to a strongly-worded new lawsuit filed against Kering, the parent company of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Brioni, and Balenciaga.  

Selima Optique – which sells its own celeb-favored eyewear, as well as the designs of Kering brands, in its buzzy boutiques in New York, Santa Monica, and Paris – filed suit against the Paris-based conglomerate on Tuesday in a federal court in Manhattan. According to Selima’s lawsuit, Kering is employing a “bait-and-switch scheme” by “deliberately and falsely represent[ing] that their eyeglasses and sunglasses are ‘Made in Italy,’” when “in truth, their products, or substantially all parts of their products, are made in China, and (at best) shipped to Italy for final assembly and packaging, and then exported.” 

To be exact, Selima claims that beginning in September 2016 – shortly after Kering launched its first global sales campaign for Gucci Eyewear after bringing its eyewear production in-house two years prior – Kering began defrauding consumers by “simply replacing the ‘Made In China’ labels [that come with affixed to its eyewear] with ‘Made In Italy’ labels” before selling them to wholesalers, such as Selima, or directly to consumers.

Louis-Vuitton-Popincourt-Bag-zwart

Not mincing words, Selima further maintains that Kering’s “misleading packaging and labeling,” which is reportedly aimed at “maintaining an air of luxury” around its brands and “justifying premium prices,” not only amounts to false advertising, unfair competition, negligent representation, and fraud. It also runs afoul of the strict Italian law that states that “only products entirely made in Italy (planning, manufacturing and packaging) are allowed to use the label ‘Made In Italy.’”

In light of such widespread “falsity and deception,” Selima has asked the court to allow a huge class of others affected by Kering’s alleged wrongdoing to join the lawsuit and share in the ultimate monetary settlement. As for who might fit into that pool of potential plaintiffs: All consumers and wholesalers that purchased Kering eyewear products “within the United States at any time from September 2016 to the present” and all of Kering’s domestic eyewear competitors to the lawsuit, as well.

Selima’s counsel opted not to comment on the matter, merely stating that its position has been set forth in the court filings.

A spokesman for Kering said, “Kering Eyewear denies all allegations made by Selima Optique, Inc.” The company further maintained that all of its “luxury products are made in Italy and are labeled in compliance with all applicable law.”

A Larger Trend?

Two things make the Selima v. Kering lawsuit particularly striking. First is the position of Kering's fashion brands at the upper echelon of the fashion totem pole - where, thanks to products' price points, consumers often assume they are made in traditional "luxury" conditions (i.e., made in their entirely in brand-owned and operated workshops in France, Italy, or the like). Second is the fact that the potentially hard-hitting allegations that Selima has lodged against Kering are likely not in any way limited to Kering brands. In fact, this type of manufacture-import-relabel production ploy is probably quite pervasive, extending to many other similarly situated brands. 

After all, Selima's suit was quickly followed up by the Guardian's recent revelation that Louis Vuitton makes all but the soles of its footwear in "well-kept secret [factories], their identity closely guarded" in Transylvania, Romania before they are "finished" in Italy and France. As noted by the Guardian, Louis Vuitton claims that its Italian footwear workshops embody “ancestral savoir-faire” in a region “revered for its fine shoe craftsmanship."

While both Kering and Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH will likely point to one-off discrepancies in their supply chains to explain the allegations put forth in Selima's suit and the Guardian's report, it is difficult not to foresee a potential turning of tides when it comes to the blind adoration - and unabashed trust - for the claims put forth by luxury brands.

At the same time, however, the potentially more likely scenario is that nothing radical will change in the eyes of consumers at all. As Miuccia Prada - some of whose own label's garments and accessories bear tags that read "Made in Romania" or India or China or Peru - announced several years ago, it does not matter where things are made anymore. Or in her exact words, "'Made in Italy'? Who cares? You have to embrace the world if you want to live now.”

As Cathy Horyn wrote for the New York Times in September 2009, "Today, despite 'Made in Italy' promotions, a lot of manufacturing is done outside Italy — in China, Romania and dozens of other countries." And Luigi Maramotti, the chief executive of MaxMara, echoed this notion, saying, “It’s not a scandal if in 10 years clothes are made somewhere else — if we know how to do it. It’s very difficult to explain this to the world because it’s all about slogans.”

You may recall that in an interview with the Wall Street Journal in 2011, Ms. Prada predicted that "sooner or later, [luxury manufacturing will move en masse] because Chinese manufacturing is so good." That time might just be now. As for whether transparent labeling will follow is another matter entirely. 

comments(0) views(46)

MELANIA TRUMP’S CASUAL LOOKS ONLY APPEAR APPROACHABLE

Fashion

In 2008, after wearing a yellow J. Crew ensemble on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Michelle Obama caused a surge in sales for the mall brand and solidified herself as a stylish woman of the people. At the time, it was revealed that Sarah Palin had a $150,000 budget for her campaign wardrobe. Obama served as a stark differentiator and model Democrat, often championing well-priced wares for her appearances. Fast forward nearly 10 years later to First Lady Melania Trump. On the occasion of her move into the White House, the First Lady is finally sporting some more casual looks—but approachable they are not.

Returning from Camp David yesterday, Trump wore khaki colored jeans and a white denim button down—but she paired these with a white Celine Luggage Phantom bag (retail price is around $3,000) and Manolo Blahnik python sandals (retail is around $800).

Getty

Earlier in the weekend at Camp David, the First Lady donned a simple white shirt dress by Gabriela Hearst (retail is $1,795) paired with a Michael Kors belt and brown leather flats.

Getty

And on her first official day as a D.C inhabitant, she wore a laid-back ensemble of brown trousers and a white cotton tee—by designers Dolce & Gabbana and Bally respectively—paired with an Hermes Birkin bag (retail is around $10,000) and python Manolo Blahnik pumps.

While we’re always on board for a good designer moment, these more casual moments were a missed opportunity to show that this administration's ever-increasing wealth need not always be flaunted.

comments(0) views(51)

LILY DONALDSON WEARS THE SPRING COLLECTIONS IN ELLE CHINA

Fashion

Lily Donaldson on ELLE China May 2017 CoverLily Donaldson on ELLE China May 2017 Cover

Top model Lily Donaldson graces the May 2017 Cover of ELLE China. Lensed by Mark Pillai, the British beauty poses in an embellished jacket and dress from Burberry’s spring line. Inside the fashion glossy, the blonde wears standout looks from the designer collections. Stylist Stephanie Zhug selects chic pieces from the likes of Celine, Stella McCartney and Sonia Rykiel. For beauty, hairstylist Halley Brisker creates her tousled waves with makeup by Naoko Scintu.

COVER STORY: LILY DONALDSON STARS IN ELLE CHINA MAY 2017

Model Lily Donaldson poses in Stella McCartney shirt and pantsModel Lily Donaldson poses in Stella McCartney shirt and pantsLily Donaldson wears Sonia Rykiel shirt and skirtLily Donaldson wears Sonia Rykiel shirt and skirtWearing Burberry, Lily Donaldson poses in lace dress and printed shirtWearing Burberry, Lily Donaldson poses in lace dress and printed shirtLayering up, Lily Donaldson poses in Burberry lace dress and crisp shirtLayering up, Lily Donaldson poses in Burberry lace dress and crisp shirtStriking a pose, Lily Donaldson wears Celine dress with graphic detailStriking a pose, Lily Donaldson wears Celine dress with graphic detail

comments(0) views(103)

ARIZONA, SOPHIA & ALANNA GIVE ISLAND VIBES IN MANGO’S SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Fashion


Sophia Ahrens, Arizona Muse and Alanna Arrington star in Mango's High Summer 2017 campaign

Sophia Ahrens, Arizona Muse and Alanna Arrington star in Mango’s High Summer 2017 campaign

Top models Arizona Muse, Sophia Ahrens and Alanna Arrington soak up the sun in Mango’s High Summer 2017 campaign. Photographed by Dan Martensen, the trio pose in warm weather looks styled by Helena Tejedor. From printed swimsuits to breezy maxi dresses and lace separates, these designs are absolute winners for the new season. Check out more images from Mango’s Summer campaign below!

MANGO HIGH SUMMER MAY 2017 CAMPAIGN

Arizona Muse wears printed swimsuit in Mango's Summer 2017 campaignArizona Muse wears printed swimsuit in Mango’s Summer 2017 campaignAlanna Arrington wears one-shoulder top and sheer skirt in Mango's Summer 2017 campaignAlanna Arrington wears one-shoulder top and sheer skirt in Mango’s Summer 2017 campaignAlanna Arrington stars in Mango's Summer 2017 campaignAlanna Arrington stars in Mango’s Summer 2017 campaign
An image from Mango’s Summer 2017 campaignAn image from Mango’s Summer 2017 campaignSophia Ahrens models laced-up swimsuit from MangoSophia Ahrens models laced-up swimsuit from MangoMango's summer styles focus on a wanderlust appealMango’s summer styles focus on a wanderlust appealArizona Muse stars in Mango's Summer 2017 campaignArizona Muse stars in Mango’s Summer 2017 campaign


comments(0) views(123)

DAPHNE GROENEVELD MODELS SULTRY LOOKS FOR THE FASHIONABLE LAMPOON

Fashion

Daphne Groeneveld on The Fashionable Lampoon Issue #9 CoverDaphne Groeneveld on The Fashionable Lampoon Issue #9 Cover

Daphne Groeneveld gets her closeup on the cover of The Fashionable Lampoon Issue #9. Photographed by Zoey Grossman, the blonde beauty wears a Fendi dress with Tiffany & Co. earrings. Stylist Anna Katsanis dresses Daphne in standout looks from the spring collections. From lingerie inspired pieces to coverups, the Dutch model wears the designs of Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Dior and more. For beauty, hairstylist Riad Azar created her undone waves with Eric Polito on makeup.

COVER STORY: DAPHNE GROENEVELD STARS IN THE FASHIONABLE LAMPOON ISSUE #9

Wearing pink, Daphne Groeneveld wears Chanel necklace and dressWearing pink, Daphne Groeneveld wears Chanel necklace and dressDaphne Groeneveld models Dior embroidered dress, earring and choker necklaceDaphne Groeneveld models Dior embroidered dress, earring and choker necklaceModel Daphne Groeneveld wears Versace top and pants with Wunderkind belt and H. Stern jewelryModel Daphne Groeneveld wears Versace top and pants with Wunderkind belt and H. Stern jewelry
Daphne Groeneveld models Alexander McQueen dress and bootsDaphne Groeneveld models Alexander McQueen dress and bootsPhotographed in black and white, Daphne Groeneveld models Louis Vuitton top, bodysuit, belt, pants and bootsPhotographed in black and white, Daphne Groeneveld models Louis Vuitton top, bodysuit, belt, pants and bootsFlaunting some skin, Daphne Groeneveld models Jason Wu lace dress and Intimissimi lingerieFlaunting some skin, Daphne Groeneveld models Jason Wu lace dress and Intimissimi lingerie

comments(0) views(115)

Powered by bagsstar.online sitemap