〈本周時尚快訊〉曼哈頓時尚名媛Zelda Kaplan辭世
Weekly Wrap up:Feb. 10- Feb. 17


Giorgio Armani整修後的曼哈頓旗艦店。

Giorgio Armani整修後的曼哈頓旗艦店。

»»本周的時尚界悲喜交集,Hermès與Giorgio Armani去年表現亮眼,紛紛計畫在今年擴張業務,Michael Kors股票一飛沖天,兩月以來已升值150%。悲的是高齡95歲紐約時尚名媛Zelda Kaplan在看秀時昏厥,送醫不治,在紐約夜生活中再也看不到她鮮豔的身影。

♦高齡95歲,以太陽眼鏡與鮮豔服裝聞名的紐約時尚名人Zelda Kaplan,於紐約時間2月15日(周三)觀賞Joanna Mastroianni秋冬發表會時昏厥,送醫不治。Zelda Kaplan生前致力於女性運動,白天在自己創立的基金會向非洲女性宣導健康教育概念,晚間則穿梭派對間享受夜生活。
New York socialite Zelda Kaplan died at 95 after falling unconscious at the Joanna Mastroianni show this Wednesday.

紐約時尚老太太Zelda Kaplan。

紐約時尚老太太Zelda Kaplan。

♦歐美經濟持續低迷,但Hermès銷售卻逆勢上漲,全球包款供不應求。為維持供貨無憂,Hermès宣布將在法國增設兩廠,並聘請至少600名員工。
Following strong sales number, Hermès has announced the opening of two production facilities in France, which will create at least 600 positions.

♦Michael Kors第三季財報出爐後,股票上漲27.5%,達到每股42美元之譜,足足比12月上市時成長250%。
Michael Kors shares soared to $42 per share following strong Q3 performance.

股票勁揚,讓Michael Kors笑得合不攏嘴。

股票勁揚,讓Michael Kors笑得合不攏嘴。

♦以殘奧短跑選手 Oscar Pistorius為靈感,Thierry Mugler品牌推出全新男香Amen Pure Shot。該支香水使用薄荷、杜松、胡椒、紅杉木與廣藿香等清新香氛,並將限量發售。
Inspired by Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, Thierry Mugler label has launched its latest fragrance for men, “Amen Pure Shot”.

Thierry Mugler品牌最新男香Amen Pure Shot。

Thierry Mugler品牌最新男香Amen Pure Shot。

♦Giorgio Armani紐約麥迪遜大道旗艦店在斥資1000萬美元整修三月後,終於開幕,將比以前增加2000平方呎的Shoe Salon,並擴張訂製部門。Armani集團也將同時擴張在北美的業務。
Armani revealed its Madison Avenue flagship after 3 months’ renovation, which features extended Shoe Salon and Made-to-Order departments. The brand has also announced expansion plants in the North American market.

♦Rodarte繼與Nicholas Kirkwood和Louboutin合作成功後,宣布將在下季推出自己的女鞋系列,並將交由義大利精品集團GIBO旗下的鞋履生產商Iris管銷。
Following successful collaborations with Nicholas Kirkwood and Louboutin, Rodarte has announced to launch its own footwear line next season.

♦Louis Vuitton也推保險套?喬治亞籍建築師Irakli Kiziria替2012年世界愛滋日提前設計的一款保險套,不但使用LV monogram包裝,連保險套本身都滿布LV花紋,引發熱議。
Georgian Architect Irakli Kiziria has created Louis Vuitton monogrammed condoms, which stirred up quite a bit of discussion on line.

Irakli Kiziria設計的LV保險套,以假亂真。

Irakli Kiziria設計的LV保險套,以假亂真。

 

♦繼入股台灣品牌Jorya 之後,LVMH日前買下中國服裝集團赫基國際(Trendy International Group)10%的股權,擴充在亞洲的戰略布局。赫基國際旗下品牌在中國有1,800多家店鋪,並和Miss Sixty、Energie以及Killah有授權關係。
LVMH has bought a 10% stake of Chinese retailing group Trendy International. The latter has over 1,800 retailing venues in China.

♦Swatch請來義大利平面設計師Lorenzo Petrantoni和塗鴉藝術家Fafi合作,推出兩款聯名手錶,售價分別為70與60美金(約台幣2000與1700元),將於3月1日發售。
Swatch teamed up with Italian graphic artist Lorenzo Petrantoni and graffiti artist Fafi to release two.

Lorenzo Petrantoni(左)與Fafi(右)為Swatch設計的表款。

Lorenzo Petrantoni(左)與Fafi(右)為Swatch設計的表款。

♦不知是否是設計師Christopher Bailey飲水思源,Burberry在英國皇家藝術學院(Royal College of Art)設立獎學金,將在未來十年資助共25名RCA學生,獲獎者還可以得到iPad一台以及在Burberry實習的機會。
Burberry established a scholarship at the Royal College of Art, which would fund 25 students in the next 10 year. Current Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey is an alumni of RCA.««

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