Today, the fashion conglomerate formerly known as PPR has officially become Kering. The news was announced at the company’s annual meeting. PPR stood for Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, and the company has announced that they plan to sell of their final retail business, La Redoute, by the end of the year as they become solely focused on their ownership of several fashion and lifestyle brands like Gucci and Puma.
Supermodel Lauren Hutton To Write Memoir [NYPost]
At the Film Society of Lincoln Center Lauren Hutton was spotted jotting down notes she plans to include in her upcoming book
Kering Acquires Jewelry Brand Pomellato [Vogue UK]
Formerly known as PPR, Kering will acquire the jewelry brand and its sister line Dodo
Jimmy Choo Creative Director, Sandra Choi On Her Plans For The Future [The Telegraph]
Sandra Choi talks about her new role as sole creative director at Jimmy Choo and the brand’s new direction
Meet The Present Day Punks Of New York [NYMag]
In honor of the upcoming Met Ball theme, NYMag interviewed and photographed 34 self-identified punks on the streets of New York
Details About Carine Roitfeld’s Second amfAR [Styleite]
Carine Roitfeld teams up with Naomi Campbell and designers to create 40 custom gold dresses for next month’s amfAR event
‘Tis the season for change and Versus is changing by going seasonless. A new version of the Versace diffusion line will launch online May 15th as a digitally focused, non-seasonal collection.
On Thursday night, party hoppers flocked to Canoe Studios in Manhattan to celebrate PPR’s upcoming name change to Kering on June 18. Former CNBC and CNN Live anchor Nicole Lapin was on hand to perform emcee duties while Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land provided the live beats against a backdrop of the new Kering owl logo.
In the latest issue of Style.com’s magazine, Christopher Kane and his sister Tammy (who’s also the brand’s creative director) return to their old high school in Motherwell, Scotland, for a Fall 2013 photoshoot shot by Alasdair McLellan. On location, the pair open up about signing with Kering, formerly known as PPR. “We would have survived, but would we have survived as people without the investment?” said Tammy. “I don’t have a life! That inhibits creativity. It is such a big step forward.” Later in the article, Christopher Kane admits he hasn’t had a “sleepless night since signing the deal.” It’s nice to be taken ker of.
FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault made a surprise announcement at a press conference today that the powerhouse fashion company, PPR would be changing its name to Kering, effective June 18th.
Nicholas Kirkwood just garnered another layer of industry cred to add to his glowing rep: The designer took home the Birtish Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund award in London this evening. The designer beat out a talented group of designers including Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Emilia Wickstead and Roksanda Ilincic to score the accolade. The award allows for Kirkwood to benefit from a bespoke business program and senior-level mentors that will aid his business over the next 18-months. If the past is any indication of what Kirkwood has in store, Christopher Kane, who was the second recepient to receive the award, was recently acquired by fashion behemoth PPR. Yet another step forward in Kirkwood’s rapidly growing biz and he may have some big shoes to fill in his future, if his predecessors are any indication. Bonne chance!
Christopher Kane has officially joined the ranks of PPR elites: Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Gucci. The luxury conglomerate acquired a 51 percent stake in the British brand, following rumors of an investment that initially surfaced in November 2012.