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April 18 2014

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10 posts tagged "Hogan"

Karl For Hogan, Take Four

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Tonight in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his fourth collection for Tod’s Group’s Hogan label, followed by a private bash held in his honor to celebrate. Here, in this making of the Fall ’12 ad campaign video, he describes his latest efforts for the label as “elegant, young, graphic, bright.” Above, get a sneak peek at the clothes and watch Karl and his model, Saskia de Brauw, in action.

Phillip Lim’s New Handbag Collection, London Cracks Down On Fashion Intern Exploitation, Todd Selby X Hogan, And More…

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3.1 Phillip Lim, which first launched its handbag and footwear collection for Fall, is set to release its new 31 Hour bag line this Spring. The collection of four styles, including a cosmetic clutch, a portfolio, a classic tote, and a weekend, is designed for a woman “who needs more than 24 hours a day.” [WWD]

In London, over 100 fashion houses have been given a warning not to exploit interns. “The letters give fashion houses plenty of warning that they are under scrutiny. If they are not playing by the rules, now is the time to put things right,” says Michelle Wyer of HM Revenue & Customs. [Telegraph]

Avenue magazine’s editor in chief, Peter Davis, resigned from his post yesterday. Davis is already working on a new monthly magazine with Jared Kushner’s Observer Media Group. [Page Six]

Todd Selby has teamed up with the luxury footwear brand Hogan on a new film project called the Future Roots. For the first installment of the project, Selby photographed illustrator and fashion filmmaker Quentin Jones. [Dazed Digital]

Photo: Todd Selby

Hogan’s Hero

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Wherever Karl Lagerfeld goes, a crowd is sure to follow. The designer’s magnetic force attracted hundreds of fashion editors and even more hangers-on last night to a converted bank on rue du Quatre-Septembre after a long day of shows to see his new capsule collection for Hogan, watch the short movie he made to promote the collaboration, and, of course, catch a glimpse of the man himself. Asked why he recruited Lagerfeld for the project, Diego Della Valle, chairman and CEO of Tod’s Group, which owns Hogan, said, “The answer is easy: because Karl is a genius. He gave a lot of energy and the result is very good; we’re very happy.” The results in question include sporty nylon jackets in silver or black, sneakers with double ankle straps, a trainer-cowboy boot hybrid, and flat bags with multicolored geometric flaps. All of them had starring roles in the Lagerfeld-directed video alongside Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi, and Sebastien Jondeau. They arrive in stores at the end of January.

Photos: Courtesy of Hogan

Karl Konfirmed At Hogan

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Though we’re not sure how he’s got a moment left in his day after designing Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake line, Karl Lagerfeld has confirmed earlier speculation that he will design a one-off collection next spring for Tod’s Group’s Hogan label. How will the Kaiser put his spin on the Italian brand’s sporty-luxe goods? Tod’s Group chairman Diego Della Valle, for one, is confident in whatever his friend may do. “Karl is one of the creative geniuses of our century,” he said simply.

Photo: Alfred / Sipa

Thakoon Has A Fine New Job

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After the end of his contract with Hogan, Thakoon Panichgul wasn’t looking for another extracurricular activity. “The [signature] line is expanding, and I really just wanted to focus on the collection and on Addition, which is also growing really quickly,” said the designer today on the phone from his Lafayette Street studio. Still, Panichgul accepted a meeting with Toshikazu Tajima, a former LVMH executive who is now the CEO of Japanese fine jeweler Tasaki, during the mad rush of prepping his Spring 2010 show. “He had been following my career and brand for a while,” explained Panichgul. “There’s a sensibility here that he loved—feminine but subversive.” Last week, they finalized the details, making Panichgul the new creative director of Tasaki, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of pearls (it’s where Mikimoto gets theirs). “I’ve always loved fine jewelry,” said the designer. “It’s a hidden luxury. Right away when we met, I already had ideas.” Panichgul’s new role involves designing a collection for the company’s topmost tier as well as overseeing everything that comes down its pipeline. The first collection of Thakoon for Tasaki will be unveiled in February at the reopening of the company’s five-story flagship in Ginza. This is actually a pretty active news week for the designer. He’s headed tonight to Zurich as one of the six nominees for the prestigious Swiss Textiles Award ceremony on Thursday. And he made a sort of informal announcement about an expansion into menswear prompted by the launch of his men’s cardigan collaboration for Aloha Rag. For the moment, it’s a hazy notion somewhere down the line, but Panichgul did confirm that when it does happen, Thakoon men’s would be designer, not contemporary. “I think there’s room up there,” he said. “[Men] will buy when it’s quality.”