Miu Miu first ever fragrance with Coty

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Prada’s sister company Miu Miu has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with American fragrance giant Coty for the creation, development and distribution of a fragrance under the Miu Miu brand.

Source: Fashionmag.

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Prada has already launched seven perfumes since 2004 with spanish group Puig but this is the first release for Miu Miu. The fragrance is expected to be launched in 2015.

It’s now official: Nicolas Ghesquière named Louis Vuitton creative director

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This time it’s official, LVMH unveiled the news in a press release and put an end to all the rumors after the departure of Marc Jacobs. This is the latest movement on this fashion mercato after Raf Simons at Dior and Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent. The house  just declares on twitter: ”Louis Vuitton is thrilled to welcome Nicolas Ghesquière as artistic director of the women’s collections” .

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Their First fragrances

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The Olsen twins are launching their debut perfume for lifestyle line Elizabeth and James. The duo of fragrances will be exclusively at Sephora in the United States and Canada from January.

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Nicole Kidman starring on Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014

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Nicole Kidman has appeared in a new campaign for Cruise 2014 and divulges some behind-the-scenes confessions in a video. “I have been known to be the party girl of all party girls. I’m proud of being able to go I’m up for anything and if that means diving into the ocean at midnight naked, I’ll do it,” reveals Nicole Kidman in a new behind-the-scenes video for Jimmy Choo.

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Cire Trudon Pop-up Store at Galeries Lafayette

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Historic candle makers to Louis XIV are setting up shop in Galeries Lafayette with a limited gold and silver collection for the festive season.

Source: Vogue Paris.

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Traditional French Scents Cire Trudon have been invited by Galeries Lafayette to build a pop-up store. It’s the occasion for the candlemakers expert to show their two  limited edition candles. Sold in glasses pots handmade in the town of Vinci Italy, these candles who spread their scents during 70 hours are available at Galeries Lafayette.

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Blake Lively, new face of L’Oréal Paris

Blake-M_2717963aFrom Gossip Girl to L’Oréal girl; Blake Lively becomes the beauty giant’s latest beauty ambassador.

Source: The Telegraph.

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Most known in her role as Serena on the Gossip Girl TV series, the american actress is now part of the French beauty brand’s small circle, joining Cheryl Cole, Claudia Schiffer, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and newly signed model Lara Stone.

British Fashion Awards’s nominees

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The British Fashion Council has announced the nominees for the British Fashion Awards, which will take place in London on December 2. The shortlist was drawn up and voted on by over 300 professionals from the sector.

Source: Fashionmag.

See the entire list after the jump:

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Ines de la Fressange to collaborate with Uniqlo

ines-main_2718004aThe Japanese fast-fashion player said its spring-summer collection, which will be unveiled in Paris in November, will feature a special line of women’s clothing designed in collaboration with French fashion icon and former model de la Fressange.

Source: WWD.

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Chanel muse, brand ambassador for Roger Vivier, face of L’Oréal Paris, style consultant at Schiaparelli and now designer for Uniqlo, Inès de la Fressange never stop. She will follow Jil Sander, Celia Birtwell, Orla Kiely and Lulu Guinness as Uniqlo collaborators. Uniqlo wants to increase its fashion credibility with designers such as Issey Miyake alum Takizawa as design director in 2011 and advices from Nicola Formichetti.

Nicola Formichetti designed a #DieselTribute collection

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Nicolas Formichetti, creative director of DIESEL, has designed a capsule collection looking back at the cult denim brand’s identity.

Source: Vogue Paris.

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Nicola Formichetti, new Diesel creative director since April 2013 designed a capsule collection in homage to brand’s history. He explored the Diesel archives to developped a collection composed of denim and leather, two fabrics who made the réputation of Diesel. #DIESELTRIBUTE collection will be promoted by SHOWstudio with a website created by Nick Knight.

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Jeremy Scott named Moschino Creative Director

jeremy-scottMoschino on Monday said it had appointed Jeremy Scott as its new creative director, succeeding Rossella Jardini. “This appointment respects the DNA of the brand as Jeremy Scott represents not only an eclectic and contemporary communicator, but most of all, a designer capable of reinterpreting the identity and the essence of Moschino,” the company said.

Source: WWD.

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Jeremy Scott will present his first collection for Moschino for fall 2014 in Milan. He succeeding Rossella Jardini, creative director of Moschino since 1994. Scott will continue to design for his eponymous brand. This is the first time that he assumes a creative director role at a big fashion brand.

Dion Lee launches E-Commerce and Announces a Retail Store

800x1199xdion-lee-commerce2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Muw4-zIAY4Australian designer Dion Lee is set to launch multiple retail channels; first Lee has opened an online store featuring his resort and spring collections.

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue.

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She developing a physical space and digital platform in parallel. A physical location will open during december’s month at Sydney’s Strand Arcade. Lee said that she is “extremely excited to communicate the product through our own channels”. A new step for this australian designer.

Jil Sander is leaving her Namesake Brand

elle-jil-sander-deAccording to WWD, Jil Sander announced  that she is leaving her brand for the third time for personal reasons. Spring/summer 2014 collection was the last one for her, the fall-winter 2014 will be designed by the brand’s in house team.

 

Ralph Lauren’s investment for NY Fashion

ralph-laurenRalph Lauren has given a significant boost to New York garment manufacturing.

“I was born in New York and started my business in the Garment District here,” Lauren said. “FMI serves an important role in supporting our city, our industry and gives designers the access and opportunities needed to help advance their careers while boosting manufacturing in New York. This is something I’m very proud to be a part of.”

Source: WWD.

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As “premier underwriter”  of the new Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, Lauren brought a $500,000 contribution from the Ralph Lauren Corp. to the program. This initiative was launch last year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Andrew Rosen in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corp.

Tom Ford’s grooming line for men

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Designer and movie director Tom Ford lifts the lid on his debut men’s grooming line with a short film featuring Cuban male model Juan Betancourt.

“I believe that taking care of one’s self adds quality to life, and that looking the best you can is a show of respect to those around you,” explains the designer in the video. See the video after the jump.

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Galeries Lafayette is now in China, Beijing

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Galeries Lafayette Group continues its international expansion with the inauguration Friday of a department store in Beijing, marking its return to China 15 years after the closure of its previous outpost in the country’s capital.

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Victoria Beckham to open her first store in London

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Last spring Victoria Beckham announced the search was on for her first store. Now she found has found it. According to the Daily Mail, the store is located on Dover Street in London’s exclusive Mayfair area, with an opening early next year following construction work.

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