6 posts tagged "UNICEF"
Simon Spurr Departs From His Label, More Details On Acne’s New Manhattan Outpost, TOMS Set To Launch A High-End Line, And More…
Simon Spurr has left his post as creative director of his namesake label. Spurr, who co-founded the label with Judd Nydes in 2006, tells WWD that he’s “not at liberty to say anything about what’s going on” at the moment. [WWD]
Twenty-one of the biggest names in fashion, including Valentino and Balmain, have teamed up with online retailer Luisa Via Roma and UNICEF for the “Pug Dogs for Happy Kids” campaign to raise money for disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. The designers have created one-of-a-kind stuffed pug dogs that will be auctioned on eBay for the cause. [Grazia Daily]
As reported last week on Style.com, Acne is set to open a larger New York store later this spring. The 33 Greene Street 3,000-square-foot unit will open its doors in May, and the Swedish label’s first U.S. location at 10 Greene Street will close. [WWD]
TOMS has just announced it’s set to launch TOMS+, a high-end version of its canvas originals. The collection, $100 to $140, will incorporate more premium materials than the basic TOMS and is launching in the fall. [Racked]
Designer Dolls For UNICEF, Marion Cotillard Is Lady Dior, Maison Martin Margiela Makes Moves In Asia, And More…
Fashion houses, including Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, and Christian Dior, all pitched in to create designer dolls for UNICEF, with proceeds going to help vaccinate children in Darfur. Les Frimousses, as they are called, will be on auction at Paris’ Drouot Montaigne on December 13. [WWD]
Marc Jacobs is hosting a Halloween Beaux Arts Ball in Provincetown this weekend, designed by Bryan Rafanelli, who also planned Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. All 900 tickets for the event reportedly sold out in minutes. [Page Six]
The campaign doesn’t officially break until November 14, but a few of Marion Cotillard’s new Steven Klein-lensed ad campaign images have been released already. Styled by Giovanna Battaglia, the actress is showing off a crocodile-skin Lady Dior bag as she stands in front of the Hollywood hills. [Telegraph]
Maison Martin Margiela has just opened a new store in Beijing—its largest store to date. The three-story shop has a “complete range of womenswear, menswear, and home furnishings,” and just for fun, there’s a metallic slide going from the entrance of the store to the top floor. [Hint]
Though it’s been predicted that an Obama win would get people into stores, it’s possible that many shoppers will still be spending warily. Consider Gucci’s fourth annual special holiday collection to benefit UNICEF as the perfect rationalization to manage a thrifty mindset. Every purchase from the Tattoo Heart-themed collection (including this tote bag picture here) sends a whopping 25 percent of the proceeds to children, many of them orphans, affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Gucci for UNICEF goes on sale November 19.
Gucci tote, $2,145. Available at Gucci stores nationwide, www.gucci.com