Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weekly Fashion News (16/09-22/09)

   According to Cool Brands list, Chanel is officially ranking first as the coolest fashion brand and 13th among all others! Apple topped the chart, car brand Aston Martin took the second place, while Rolex came third and Nike fourth, Glastonbury reached number five.


   Did royal baby Prince George even had to speak a word to top the 1000 Power list? Nope. The three-month-old baby came before his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at number seven, and father, Prince William, who ranked joint-11th with Prince Harry. The queen ranks at 16.

   LVMH has acquired a stake in British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood. Exact figures of the sale have not yet been released.

   Christian Lacroix unveils his debut collection for Petit Bateau and the Paris Opera.

   Kate Moss is staring in a short film for Stuart Weitzman for the brand's autumn/winter 2013 campaign. I LOVE!

   Tod’s chief Diego Della Valle (who is now investing on the restoration of the Colosseum) and Giogio Armani are picking on each other about investment ideas. After Della Valle has urged Armani to help support the restoration of Italian historic sites, he replied, ““I restored Villa Necchi years ago for 3 billion lire with my own money, not that of shareholders — do you understand?” said Armani, pointing to the fact that the Colosseum is being restored with the help of the Tod’s Group, which is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. With a touch of irony, Tod’s has held presentations at the early 20th century Villa Necchi and its museum for years.

   Gianni Versace’s famous Miami mansion was sold to VM South Beach LLC for $41.5 million. Donald Trump was outbid by just $500,000. According to Vogue, Gianni Versace bought the mansion in 1992 for less than $3 million (£1.88 million), and spent $33 million (£21.2 million) on its renovation. The original asking price for the house was $125 million (£80.3 million), before the price was lowered to $75 million (£49 million). Bidding at the auction started at $25 million (£15.7 million).

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