Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Next week, internationally recognized fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger cooperates with American Idol show as an image advisor for the show’s finalists. Starting Thursday March 15 on FOX, Hilfiger will guide the participants to define their performance distinctiveness and help direct their style alteration as they fight for their chance of winning in American Idol.

For more than 25 years, Tommy Hilfger has brought amazing trends into the fashion world. His lines was always defined as classic, cool, and unique. His sharp taste has offered the establishment for the growth of a global brand known by millions of people around the world. From the beginning of his career life, Hilfiger has been highly inspired by music. He started his own business, People’s Place, when he was 18 years old. He was selling denim jeans and styling his own brother’s band for local performance. As Hilfiger’s designs combined with popular culture, the company’s distinctive brand message has continued to celebrate the long connection between the brand itself and the music world. Under his namesake label, he worked with various great music legends like Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie, Britney Spears, Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

“I thought it would be exciting and challenging and different, a place where I could use all of my experience in fashion and music,” said Hilfiger. “It does give the show a different slant because none of the others have the fashion angle. If you look at what makes a star, it’s not only musical talent, it’s the complete package. And that includes image. If you look at great superstars from Michael Jackson to Madonna, and Lady Gaga and Katy Perry today, they each have a unique style and that adds to their persona. It’s the icing on the cake.”

The line will comprise great pieces such as stripped skinny jeans, graphic T-shirts and Op-Art hot pants, all with an American rock n roll style, and will be available at Kohl’s stores all over America and online from June.

Hilfiger will work will each participant in American Idol aiming to enhance their own style and develop their current look to the better, rather than entirely refit them, and he is prepared for a slight struggle.

Resources:

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http://danshamptons.com/2012/03/23/american-idol-tommy-hilfiger-p-diddy-and-billy-joel/

Tommy Hilfiger is Set to Join the Team of American Idol as the Image Advisor

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Leather Forever: Hermes Exhibition in London

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A unique Leather Forever Hermes exhibition will take place in London during spring 2012, celebrating Hermès 175th anniversary. Leather Forever” will be on view from May 8th to May 27th. The exhibition will host to some of the brand’s artisans who will generate the iconic bags in front of visitors.

The aim of the exhibition is to discover the captivation with generating luxury objects from leather, and will also bring the fabulous brand’s journey from 19th century burden and join maker to honor 21st century handbag organization.

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A vintage Hermès Constance bag.

The exhibition will be in the Royal Academy of Art’s sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens. It is a great chance for Hermès fans to be updated and close with some of the most amazing bags in the world. So with numerous different craftspeople from the workshops in Paris on position at the Leather Forever Hermès exhibition, you will be able to see exclusively how skilled they are in creating their sophisticated designs.

The exhibition will also include pieces that were ordered as gifts by Duke of Windsor from Wallis Simpson. Moreover, those exhibition attendees will have the choice to place their offers for one or all of four unique bags designed by Hermès to celebrate the exhibition, representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to be auctioned off with earnings going toward the London Academy of Arts

The entry to the exhibition will be free.

 

Resources:

http://fashion.elle.com/culture/2012/03/13/hermes-exhibit-to-open-in-london/

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/whatson/leather-forever-hermes-exhibition-london-article-11412.html

 

Marni for H&M – Spring 2012

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After the huge success followed by the H&M’s collaboration with well-known fashion brands like Comme des Garçons, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and most recently Versace, H&M will be having a limited edition collection designed by Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni. The collection will be available on the 8th of March 2012 online and in 260 stores around the world.

 “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all of our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints,” founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni said in a statement. “As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic and adding sporty utilitarian elements.”

A model wears Marni for H&M

A model wears Marni for H&M

The collection will include men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. The women’s line will be African-inspired that will basically include prints in well-built colors created to be worn together in layers that will be matching and clashing. The collection will offer full pleated skirts, dresses, pants and knits in silk and cotton, along with matching accessories, shoes, bags and scarves. Meanwhile, the menswear line will provide more delight prints used in the lining of suits or as a contrast detail for shirts.

These collaborations are a smart marketing tactic that will defiantly advance H&M’s stores. Moreover, it will bring awareness of the Marni brand into a new customer range and also a great way to advertise their latest spring collection.

Resourses:

http://www.retailgazette.co.uk/articles/03122-hm-to-offer-marni-collection-next-spring

http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2011/06/21/versace-collaborates-with-handm

http://www.fashionblogblogger.com/fashion-blogger/marni-hm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-97tKQFwuic

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/entertainment-slideshow/model-wears-marni-h-m-photo-180517955.html