2 posts tagged "Sir Phillip Green"
In anticipation of London fashion week (it does start in one week, people), a few hotly anticipated happenings are, well, actually happening. The first? Topshop Soho has an opening date: April 2, 2009. “This has been a logistical nightmare,” Sir Philip Green declared. “America is a new territory for us and we have to get it exactly right. This store can’t be a nine out of ten when it opens; it has to be a ten out of ten.” We guess that almost makes up for the speculation, multiple delays, false start dates, and fits of hysteria (oh, was that just us?) that has been part of Topshop’s coming-to-America process. Almost. [WWD]
The second British export we’re eager to get our hands on is Love. Katie Grand’s newest title launches on the 19th, with a flower-and-not-much-else festooned Beth Ditto working her curves on the cover. We’ll cough up the $7 it costs for an issue, but the opening party at Dover Street Market on the 14th—with limited-edition knickers from Prada and Stella McCartney and (sure to be a cult favorite) Gap T-shirts printed with Love‘s naughty cover—we’ll have to miss. We think there is something going on in New York that day. [WWD]