Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners has recently taken a minority stake in Opening Ceremony with plans to implementing a major growth strategy. The goal of this investment is to enhance e-commerce, develop the brand women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories collections and in the meantime, accelerate retail expansion with new locations for the multibrand plateform, as well as new stores devoted to the Opening Ceremony’s brand.
Opening Ceremony’s first runway show welcomed a crowd of editors, retailers and superstars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Discover the amazing show of the duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim after the jump.
Kenzo fall/winter 2013/2014 runway by the creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at La Samaritaine, the historic Paris department store. ”This is the first and last show here ever,” a PR rep confirmed. See the pictures of the show after the jump.
The Zannier group – long term licensing partner for Kenzo children’s wear – is launching a new line for Spring-Summer 2013, on top of its existing collection created by Zannier’s internal design studio. The new children’s collection will come straight from Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Kenzo’s design studio under the name ‘Kenzo By’.
Some news for the trendy designers from Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné. Kenzo will serve as the guest designer for the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo and Maison Kitsuné will occupy the same role at its women’s counterpart, Pitti W.