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Giorgio Armani Reveals His Olympic Line, Saturdays Surf Lands In Tokyo, And More…

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Just one minute before Stella McCartney revealed her Olympic uniforms, Giorgio Armani stepped in to announce his own Olympic collaboration. The label enlisted various athletes to star in the new Emporio Armani “The Sense of Being” campaign, which features black-and-white photographs of the athletes engaging in their respective sports. Armani’s EA7 line will officially outfit the Italian Olympic team. [Telegraph]

Saturdays Surf, the ocean-meets-urban retailer, is opening its second-ever location in Tokyo this Friday. Josh Rosen, part owner of Saturdays, tells WWD that “the American vibe is very important there.” The company began with a New York location in 2009, offering surf gear before expanding with a full men’s collection. [WWD]

Tom Ford is now supporting the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Think Before You Speak campaign, an initiative to end the use of homophobic language. Ford will help judge a filmmaking competition, for which participants will create a progressive public service advertisement. [Vogue U.K.]

In other retail news, Jack Spade will open his first European store in London’s Soho neighborhood next week. The 1,200-square-foot space will house the label’s full apparel and accessories lines. The company’s VP and brand director, Cuan Hanly, says a U.K. location is the “next logical step” for the brand, WWD reports. [WWD]

Photo: Telegraph

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