Chanel Métiers d’Art to Expand Presence at Hyères Festival

HYÈRES HYÈRES: The luxury brands have been steadily moving in on the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, and for the next edition in April 2019 expect a bigger presence from Chanel Métiers d’Art.
The festival in April featured an exhibition of Maison Lemarié creations produced in collaboration with the house’s artistic director, Christelle Kocher, who also presided over the accessories jury. But for next time, “We’re working on a project that will involve all 12 of the Chanel Métiers d’Art houses,” said festival founder Jean-Pierre Blanc, who recently opened the call for entries for 2019. Candidates have until Dec. 21 to apply. Blanc, who at the event’s last edition bemoaned the dearth of anglophone candidates, said Fabio Piras, MA fashion program course director at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, will attend the next festival.
In terms of signatures versus France’s other high-profile fashion prizes like the LVMH Prize and ANDAM, Hyères has always been about spotlighting young talents straight out of school, he said. Past Hyères festival winners include Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena, Viktor & Rolf’s Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren and Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello. Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, who since scooping the main fashion prize

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Bonobos to Expand Into Big and Tall

Bonobos is now targeting the big guy.
The Walmart-owned men’s brand today will launch an extended sizes collection that will include everything from suits, dress shirts and neckwear to sport shirts and knitwear.
Brad Andrews, copresident, said expanding into extended sizing “is a natural extension for us. We’re a brand built on better-fitting clothes and we feel this is an underserved market.”
Extended sizing has long been a challenge for most traditional brick-and-mortar retailers since it requires an investment into inventory in a wide range of sizes that may not move quickly. The biggest player in the field is Destination XL, which has more than 340 retail stores and an e-commerce site that sells branded as well as private-label goods.
“The fact that we’re e-commerce gives us an advantage as we’re able to deliver a broader size range,” Andrews said.
A dedicated landing page for the offering will launch today where Bonobos will talk about the details of the collection. It will also be marketed in all stores and store windows as well as in a catalogue that will be mailed this week.
“We spent a lot of time on the details,” Andrews said. For instance, woven shirts have a lowered neck drop, a two-piece sleeve

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Larry and Toby Milstein Expand ‘Millennial Pink Party’ Into Weekend Long Retreat

The second annual Millennial Pink Party takes to the Hamptons this weekend, and this year the concept has been expanded into a full weekend of events with the help of partners like BCBGeneration, Bloomingdale’s and The Class by Taryn Toomey.
Millennial Pink Party made its debut last year as the re-branded take on the Milstein family’s annual summer Hamptons bash. Real estate scions Larry and Toby Milstein embraced the rosy hue and moved the party to the Breakers in Montauk to lure the young Manhattan social crowd for the party, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign.
After its success, the one-night event has grown into a weekend, which begins tonight with a private beachside dinner hosted by Whispering Angel. The guest list for Friday night is made up of the Millennial Pink Founders Collective, who are categorized as “a handpicked group of 25 VIP taste makers who will serve as social ambassadors for the Millennial Pink community and provide creative direction on the event.”
Come Saturday, celebrity workout favorite Taryn Toomey will host a session of her workout The Class for guests, followed by the official party at night and a brunch to close things out on Sunday.
The event last year raised more than $ 15,000 for

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Apple Looks to Expand Advertising Business With New Network for Apps

Apple has met with Snap, Pinterest and others about participating in an Apple network that would distribute ads across apps.
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Apple Looks to Expand Advertising Business With New Network for Apps

Apple has met with Snap, Pinterest and others about participating in an Apple network that would distribute ads across apps.
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Goop Hiring to Expand Collections, Debut Home Goods

The fashion world is going to get Goop-ier this year.
The high-end, love-it-or-hate-it lifestyle brand that Gwyneth Paltrow started more than a decade ago as a list of her favorite things and places for inquiring friends is ready to expand its collection of branded merchandise beyond a small line of skin-care and wellness products and a limited run of apparel separates.
Expect more knitwear, which Goop has dabbled in with a few pieces since launching its “G. Label” about 16 months ago, but also denim, which will be a first for the label. G. Label releases a handful of pieces every month and the most recent three-piece collection features a cable knit sweater priced at $ 650 and a sweater dress priced at $ 595.
Asked about the future of the line, Blair Lawson, Goop’s chief merchandising officer, said that G. Label is set to continue in its current format of “tightly edited monthly drops” that will be sold exclusively through Goop. But she admitted the company is “building out the team and infrastructure to support broader monthly collections,” as well as an expansion of the G. Sport athleticwear line.
The company is now looking for a fashion production director, a fashion buyer and a merchandise

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Craig Green Collaborates With Grenson on Footwear Range, Plans to Expand Into Accessories

LONDON — Craig Green has teamed with the British footwear brand Grenson on a capsule range as he prepares to stride fully into the accessories space later this year.
“The basis of the new collection is molding and creating volume and excess within garments,” Green said. The designer’s theme of molding also informed his footwear design as he aimed to create shoes from metal.
“When we started working on the shoes with Grenson, it was almost the idea of attempting to make the shoes look like toy soldier shoes,” Green said.
Green wasn’t given a brief and had creative freedom to design. He said he enjoyed adding his own twist to the brand’s classic style.
“It was as if you took them out of a mold and you are left with the central ridge on the toe-line — that kind of idea,” Green said. He said he added excess fold flaps to cover the laces, which resulted in a protective and workwear aesthetic that suited the brand’s ethos. Most of his collections are based around, uniform, workwear and functionality.
Green had dabbled in shoe design in the past. As a student, he created an eight-style range for Bally of Switzerland and he also collaborated with

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Wyshynski’s Weekly Reader: When will the NHL expand internationally?

The NHL’s preseason foray into Beijing could be a harbinger of expansion. “We’re going to work to grow the game in places like China, where there isn’t a presence of hockey,” commissioner Gary Bettman told ESPN. Plus, is it OK to pile on Kris Russell?
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Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Longer tweets to be rolled out more widely as Twitter attempts to attract new users.
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J. Lindeberg to Expand E-commerce to North and South America

Swedish fashion brand J. Lindeberg plans e-commerce expansions into both North and South America in 2017, moves that could expand online revenues by more than 100 percent in 2018, the company said.
The brand recently became available in Canada. David Feiner, acting director of e-commerce, said the company believes “there is a huge opportunity to capture the Canadian market, and we see the online channel as a catalyst. We look forward to quickly expanding into these new territories.”
Jonas Andersson, president of U.S. operations, said, “We have barely scratched the surface for J.Lindeberg in the Americas, specifically online. We remain committed to fueling growth in this digital world and furthering our partnership with BestRetail.”
BestRetail is a provider of cloud-based retail platforms, and provides J. Lindeberg with the platform for its online presence.
Andersson said the company re-platformed in the summer of 2015, which has helped it double its online business in 2015. The company said it expects “similar results for fiscal 2016.”
Founded in 1996 in Stockholm, the brand is distributed in more than 35 countries. It offers active lifestyle collections in menswear, womenswear, golf and skiwear.
 

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Strellson to Expand Reach in Canada, U.S.

TORONTO, Canada — After opening a North American flagship in Toronto in 2012, Strellson, the upscale Swiss men’s wear brand, is planning a major expansion in Canada and the U.S. in a move designed to feed the Millennial businessman’s hunger for affordable work attire.
Over the next four years, the label, which targets 25- to 40-year-old professionals, will open eight to 10 freestanding stores across Canada, including one in Vancouver this fall, followed by 2016 openings in Ottawa’s Rideau Center and Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Center.
Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal are also on the rollout list, according to Mark Altow, president of Strellson North America. The stores will be 1,800-2,000 square feet, he said, but the company is not ready to reveal the exact locations.
Strellson’s ongoing retail partnership with Canadian department store Hudson’s Bay Co. will change. The retailer currently operates 19 shops-in-shop for Strellson in its HBC stores, a number that will rise to 25, Altow said.
“Frankly, we were surprised by the numbers we’ve seen within the [Hudson’s] Bay [Co. stores],” said Altow. “A year ago, for example, we opened in the Bay at Yorkdale. We thought we would see a 30 to 40 percent increase in revenue. But in one year,

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IMG, SGIA Collaborate to Expand Shenzhen Fashion Week

IMG seeks to leverage its relationships with top media, models and designers to help international designers break into China.

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