New York – based label, Rag & Bone have announced they are to showcase their SS14 collection at the third London Collections: Men. The brand will be joining the likes of Jimmy Choo and Burberry who have recently decided to switch Milan for London. Interestingly the move marks the first defection of a US label following Tom Ford womenswear in January.
Brookfield Place has secured its second luxury tenant — Burberry, according to real estate sources.
Formerly known as the World Financial Center, Brookfield Place is in the midst of a $250 million renovation, with its eye focused on luxury brands to fill the 200,000 square feet of retail space.
Burberry plans to open a downtown store for men and women with 5,000 square feet of space at Brookfield Place, sources said. The flagship is expected to open on Sept. 14 when the entire Brookfield Place renovation is unveiled.
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]o, can you guess what our favorite part of last night’s Olympics closing ceremonies were? While there ended up being plenty of fashion-related topics to discuss from the actual games, nothing compared to this. Aside from that epic Spice Girls reunion (more on that later), we pretty much died when Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson and other Brit models appeared on floats in show-stopping custom ensembles, in what may have been the most sense-making part of the whole event.
London‘s successfully made itself into a fashion capital over the last few decades, and that’s perhaps never been made more clear than it was last night with some of the city’s strongest contributions to the fashion business–models and designers alike.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, the obvious stars of the show, wore gilded Alexander McQueen. The gold theme continued with Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane, Georgia May Jagger in Victoria Beckham, Lily Donaldson in Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole in Erdem, David Gandy in Paul Smith, Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Saunders and Stephen Jones headpiece and Karen Elson in Burberry.
There were no weird backup dancers or inexplicable singing children, just 9 supermodels shutting. it. down. And it looks like Rio de Janeiro, the home of the 2016 Olympics, may take a cue from the Brits and involve their own legendary supermodels in their future celebrations. Alessandra Ambrosio was front and center during the Brazil portion of last night’s event .
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he exclusive Burberry Black Label continues to impress with their cuts and forms fro Fall Winter 2012. Benjamin Eidem stars in the campaign that revolves around black and white city looks – some from the darker side of the streets. We recommend venturing over the lamp post side when walking through town wearing Black Label. As far as we know, this collection is Asia only but we would love to hear about stocklists in the West. Some of the best from Burberry right here.
Inter Parfums Sa stock tumbled 6.1 percent Tuesday, following news that Burberry had exercised its option to buy out the license rights for its fragrance and beauty products —effective dec. 31 — while discussions between the two companies remain ongoing.
The buyout price is 181 million euros, or $222.6 million at current exchange, exclusive of receivables, inventories and other tangible assets.
Burberry’s fragrance business generates approximately 50 percent of inter Parfums’ net sales, and makes about 2 percent of the u.K.fashion brand’s revenues and 5 to 7 percent of its earnings before interest and taxes, according to a research note from citi, which maintained Burberry’s neutral rating.
Burberry and inter Parfums Sa, the French subsidiary of inter Parfums inc., have been in talks since december 2011 about establishing a new operating structure for the Burberry beauty business. Burberry had until July 31 to determine whether it wished to buy out the unexpired portion of the license or continue the existing license, which runs through dec. 31, 2017.
“Discussions longer and more complex than expected have naturally led Burberry to exercise its option to buy out the license agreement before the July 31 deadline to ensure its ability to benefit from all possible alternatives,” stated Philippe Benacin, chairman and chief executive officer of inter Parfums Sa. “On our side, we have largely anticipated the consequences of this partnership being extended or not.”
Other potential partners for the Burberry fragrance license include P&G, L’Oréal, Puig and Shiseido’s Beauté Prestige
Cute Styles. Burberry‘s just-released ads for their Autumn-Winter 2012 childrenswear line. One word: precious.
Photo courtesy of Burberry
In Fall-Winter 2012-2013 campaign of children’s wear, you can find lots of interesting looks, like mainline collection consists of. Burberry has presented typical London’s wear designs, which is complete with rain boots, umbrellas and cool jackets. Kids having fun sporting label’s finest garments.
Photo courtesy of Burberry
Photo courtesy of Burberry
View footage from the Burberry Childrenswear Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign
Running through June 27 at Beijing’s Today Art Museum, this week the first-ever China exhibition by top fashion photographer Mario Testino launched in the Chinese capital.
Supported by longtime Testino collaborator Burberry and Mercedes-Benz, the “Private View” exhibition includes nearly 100 of Testino’s most well-known photos, and kicked off this week with an opening attended by Testino, Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey and the ubiquitous editor-in-chief of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung. As Testino said this week of his first show in the Middle Kingdom, “I wanted to show my work in China, somewhere I have never exhibited before.”
Mario Testino "Private View"
“Also, Beijing is an incredible place, full of surprises. You get a real sense of discovery there.” Added Testino.
Best enjoyed by fans of Burberry — shots featuring the brand proliferate at the exhibition, unsurprisingly, considering it’s a sponsor — the exhibition is nonetheless worth a look for anybody with an interest in fashion photography.
Introduction video of the exhibition by Christopher Bailey and Mario Testino
British luxury brand Burberry hopes to insulate itself against global economic headwinds by investing in bigger stores in major cities such as London, Chicago and Hong Kong that are popular both with tourists and the super rich.
Reporting another jump in profit on Wednesday, Burberry said it would invest up to 200 million pounds ($316 million) in the business over the coming year with about one third of it going towards larger format outlets including a relocated store on London’s Regent Street and a rebuild in Chicago.
Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts said major global cities accounted for the lion’s share of the world’s luxury goods market and that Burberry still had room to grow in them.
Luxury goods shares have wobbled in recent months over worries about Europe’s debt crisis and slowing growth in some emerging markets like China, where runaway demand for high-end goods has offset weaker trends in the United States and Europe.
Ahrendts said 156-year-old Burberry, known for its raincoats lined with the company’s distinctive camel, red and black check pattern, was not worried about the prospect of weakening Asian demand.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hursday, May 3, 2012, the British band One Night Only gave an exclusive concertin Paris to celebrate the campaign Burberry Summer 2012 Eyewear. The eveningwas held at the Burberry flagship store on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in the 8tharrondissement of Paris.
Burberry presents one night only concert
One Night Only is one of the four British bands that recorded music exclusively for the Burberry campaign. The three other groups are : The Daydream Club in Milan on May 3, Marika Hackman on May 3 in New York and Life in Film 4 May in Sydney.During the evening Paris, among the guests, Clotilde Courau, Yelle, Hande Kodja,Lucia Lucas, were all dressed in Burberry.
Burberry’s different platforms allow users to follow the launch of the Eyewear campaign on internet worldwide.
The campaign features sunglasses aviators, and timeless unisex. Available in Burberry stores worldwide and Burberry.com
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]urberry opened the doors on their newest flagship location in Taipei, Taiwan this evening which also helped launch the brands new Burberry World platform: a way their online community to connect closer with the brand.
One thing Burberry is clearly ahead of the curve over most fashion houses is in engaging the social side of online. As Christopher Bailey mentioned, “It was incredibly exciting to be able to tell our story of British heritage, weather, music and fashion in this way for the first time against the vibrant backdrop of Taipei – we can’t wait to evolve Burberry World Live further as it tours cities around the globe later this year.” Burberry World platform blurs the lines between the online and physical Burberry experiences; much of the interaction happening over on the Burberry Facebook page.