2017622(木)

Sell Directly on Amazon

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Nike Expected to Close Deal to Sell Directly on Amazon

Goldman Sachs announced on Wednesday that Nike, the world's biggest sportswear maker, is close to finalizing a deal to sell directly on Amazon, raising competition for brick-and-mortar sporting goods retailers and counterfeit sellers, alike, according to Reuters.

Nike, whose products are already readily available on Amazon by way of third-party and unlicensed dealers, "could build an additional $300 million to $500 million of revenue in the United States or 1 percent of its global sales through its expansion as a wholesale dealer on Amazon," per Goldman Sachs' report.

Through the partnership, Nike stands to weed out excess, discounted inventory available on the marketplace by way of third-party retailers and sell more full-price products through the online channel.

The move is interesting, as a number of brands have distanced themselves from Amazon for this exact reason, as opposed to partnering with the e-commerce giant. This time last year, Birkenstock announced that it would cut ties Amazon.com due to the influx of counterfeits and unauthorized selling on the online shopping site. As a result, the sandals company will no longer supply products to Amazon in the U.S. beginning January 1, 2017. Birkenstock also noted in a letter to the U.S. online giant that it will no longer authorize third-party merchants to sell on the site, either.

Similarly, high fashion brands have been vocal about their distaste for the platform, which has faced heightened scrutiny in recent years after it began allowing Chinese sellers to list goods on its marketplace. Most famously, LVMH - parent to Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Celine, and Marc Jacobs - said in a statement last year that it did not think Amazon was an appropriate platform for its luxury brands and that there was "no way" it would authorize the listing of its brands' goods on the site.

Nike, on the other hand, see the influx of fake and likely, gray market goods, on Amazon, as an opportunity. "Taking this step would give Nike direct economic exposure to a large and fast growing distribution channel, while improving the brand presentation and expanding access to millennial shoppers," Goldman analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann said.

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この記事のURL2017-06-22 16:31:14

2017620(火)

the iHeartRadio Much Music Awards

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Iggy Azalea’s Revealing Red Carpet Look & More Stars at the iHeartRadio Much Music Awards

Joe Jonas and Alessia Cara were the hosts of the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Awards in Toronto on Sunday. The two seemingly didn’t garner as much buzz for the show as last year’s host, Gigi Hadid, who also happens to be Jonas’ ex-girlfriend. At that show, Hadid changed outfits five times for her appearances on stage and wore trendy Yeezy heels and Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik boots.

The style statements definitely weren’t as dramatic as 2016, but there’s still a few worth noting. Grimes was the most on-trend star in a head-to-toe red outfit that was completed with a pair of over-the-knee red leather boots.

Iggy Azalea turned the most heads in a cut-out, lace-up pale pink gown and a pair of beaded metallic sandals. Camila Cabello and Shay Mitchell both opted for summery sheer white dresses and sandals, while Martha Hunt and Kat Graham completed their sleek black ensembles with simple black pumps.

Although she didn’t walk the red carpet, Lorde performed at the show wearing Adidas Superstar sneakers — she won International Artist of the Year.

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この記事のURL2017-06-20 16:03:39

2017616(金)

an Oversized Credit

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How Tilda Swinton Got Chanel an Oversized Credit in 'Okja'

Insiders who sat through the Okja credits at Cannes or, more recently, in New York, may be wondering why Chanel received such an oversized nod during the thank-you scroll. It's all because of the film's star, Tilda Swinton, who co-produced the Bong Joon-ho- directed Netflix film, about a girl desperate to rescue her pet pig from its fate as a corporate food product. Swinton, who plays Lucy Mirando, the villainous CEO who launches a global contest to raise the biggest pig, also hatched the Chanel plan.

"It occurred to me that Lucy might want to wear something special" to represent the winning swine's nation, South Korea, says the star. "I remembered this [hanbok from] a beautiful Korean show that Chanel did in Seoul. I asked them immediately, and they were such good sports."

Originally outfitted with a black ribbon, the millennial-pink piece from the 2015 resort collection has a green ribbon onscreen (the Mirando company's signature hue). Ahn Seo-hyun wears her own version of the look in the winner's ceremony scene, set in Manhattan.

Swinton (who has said Mirando is a mashup of Ivanka Trump, Richard Branson and Marissa Mayer) also wears Chanel in conference room scenes, said costume designer Catherine George, who worked with the star on Snowpiercer. "We thought it was a good match for someone of Lucy's stature."

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この記事のURL2017-06-16 14:50:14

2017614(水)

ballet slippers

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Givenchy dresses and ballet slippers: Audrey Hepburn's personal possessions to be auctioned at Christie's

Audrey Hepburn is part of a highly exclusive club of 20th century names who are as renowned for their extraordinary lives and talents as for their signature style. While Hitchcockian blonde Grace Kelly was all regal elegance and First Lady Jackie Kennedy blended European chic with American ease, Audrey Hepburn remains the high priestess of gamine simplicity.

Although her appeal never diminishes, Hepburn's style will be firmly back on the agenda this autumn as Christie's host a major sale of her possessions, which is being offered by her two sons.

‘We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of items from Audrey Hepburn's personal collection,’ says Adrian Hume-Sayer, Director, Private Collections at Christie's. ‘Her name is one that instantly resonates, and her appeal and relevance remain as strong today as they ever were. The sales will offer fans and collectors alike the opportunity to acquire unique personal objects which have never before been seen on the market, and which will undoubtedly offer new insights into the remarkable life of a remarkable woman.’

Amongst the pieces for sale at the 27th September auction will be items from Hepburn's wardrobe which only serve to underline further the look for which she is so well known. A pristine belted trench coat by Burberry is expected to fetch between £6000 and £8000. Hepburn's dedication to particular timeless staples is encompassed in a collection of ballet slippers in a rainbow of shades from classic black to cheery yellow and turquoise, which has an estimate of £1500.

Hepburn's look is synonymous with Hubert de Givenchy, who first met the star when he dressed her for her second film Sabrina. He went on to create many couture dresses for the actress which she wore both on and off-screen. Included in the Christie's sale is a blue satin Givenchy cocktail dress worn by Hepburn in a photo shoot with William Klein for a fashion editorial promoting Two for the Road in 1966.

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この記事のURL2017-06-14 13:18:25

2017612(月)

new menswear collection

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Martine Rose takes high fashion outdoors for new menswear collection

Martine Rose’s show at London men’s fashion week took place at a climbing wall in Tottenham on Sunday night.

It is testament to the buzz around the 37-year-old designer that the fashion crowd made the trip far out of their central London comfort zone. Rose is one of the most exciting talents in London menswear. Her label dates back to 2007, but after a hiatus she relaunched it on the catwalk in January.

That show was also presented in Tottenham, at Seven Sisters Market. With an 80s take on workwear with silky shirts, Phil Oakley haircuts and tie pins, it was a hit and demonstrated that Rose was one to watch.

She also designs for Balenciaga, a highlight of the Paris schedule. This collection continued on the theme of the everyday but moved the focus from work to leisure. The front row seats were made of crash mats, and the moulded climbing wall with colourful grips formed the backdrop. It was appropriate.

Models, male and female, wore fleeces, cargo shorts, hoodies and wide jeans – outdoorsy clothes given a high fashion edge. The workwear that Rose proposed last season was also featured, with striped shirts, wide-legged trousers and blazers. These came in oversized proportions that changed them from banker-wear to something more suited to the kind of creatives in Rose’s milieu.

“I started to look at subcultures in Toronto, Portland and Sydney – couriers and people doing outdoor sports,” Rose said at a preview of the collection.

She was open about tapping up territory not usually part of the fashion vocabulary. “I was interested in traditionally uncool things like golf,” she said. “It’s the corporate man off duty, like a tech dad.” Of course, a trip to Millets wouldn’t be sufficient here. Rose mixed rambler-wear with rave staples, like cycling shorts and oversized sportswear. This was inspired by the photography of Trevor Hughes, and his pictures of the Toronto cycling and music scene in the 80s and 90s.

Rose namechecked Steve Jobs as an inspiration and said that the corporate world she touched on previously remains fertile territory. “That bled through from last season,” she said. “I think it’s the idea of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary.”

Jeremy Corbyn – on his bicycle, wearing rainproof clothing – featured on the “save the date” for this show. The kind of items usually reserved for biking on a rainy day or for the camping backpack gained an unlikely endorsement on Sunday night but they fit into a wider trend. Identified as “gorpcore” by New York magazine in May, outdoorsy pursuits – or at least the outdoorsy wardrobe – is becoming fashionable.

Young urbanites are swapping glamour for fleeces, cagoules and hiking boots – not for practicality but as a fashion statement.

Other designers at London men’s fashion week have explored similar territory. Cottweiler’s collection, shown on Saturday, had models toting square water carriers more usually seen on a camp site. With her studio close to the climbing centre, Rose wants to keep things in her community, using a local roti restaurant as caterers.

“It’s really important to the brand,” she said. “I’m really excited to bring people to Tottenham again.”

London men’s fashion week finishes on Monday, with Craig Green and Vivienne Westwood on the schedule. Across the four-day event, a genderless, artistic and anything goes aesthetic has dominated.

Designers including Charles Jeffrey, Edward Crutchley and the duo Art School had male models wearing ornate dresses, and there have been performances from dancers on their catwalks. The focus will now shift to Florence, where Off White and JW Anderson will show collections.

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この記事のURL2017-06-12 17:25:42

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