Christopher Kane Archive

Kering Results Show 17% Surge at Gucci, Slip at Bottega Veneta

PARIS, France — Italian fashion brand Gucci confirmed its turnaround with a 17 percent rise in third-quarter comparable sales, helping make up for a 10.9 percent sales drop at sister brand Bottega Veneta, parent Kering said on Tuesday. Gucci, in double digit sales growth territory for the first time since 2012, accounts for more than 60 percent of Kering’s operating profit. Analysts had expected its …

Power Moves | Peter Dundas Exits Cavalli, Executive Shake-up at Condé Nast

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week. Peter Dundas Exits Roberto CavalliAfter 19 months as creative director of Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas is leaving his role in the midst of a radical and comprehensive reorganisation of the house. Cavalli has not yet named a successor to Dundas, who joined the label in March 2015. Before that, the Norwegian worked as …

New CEO Takes Reins at Christopher Kane

LONDON, United Kingdom — Nikolas Talonpoika has been appointed chief executive officer of Christopher Kane, succeeding Sarah Crook, who is leaving the Kering-owned brand after two years. Talonpoika, who will commence his new role on October 12, was previously strategic marketing and media director of Kering, and will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s group managing director. According to a statement from Kering, Talonpoika’s mission will be …

Christopher Kane Releases 10th Anniversary Sweatshirt Capsule With Archived Prints

In celebration of London-based Christopher Kane’s 10 year anniversary in the world of design and luxe fashion, the Scottish designer will be launching a special capsule of sweatshirts featuring some of his most iconic prints of the past decade. With the inclusion of Christopher Kane classics such as the SS09 chimp, AW10 florals and the SS14 botanical print, the capsule serves as a chance to re-enjoy …

Now-stalgia: why fashion is obsessed with looking back

The two most memorable shows of London fashion week had a common theme: memories. Ryan Lo’s fantasia collection of clothes (ruffles and balloon trousers in sweet-shop colours) recalled Pierrot. The rainbow wave was helped along by a triple whammy of music: A Whole New World from Aladdin, Immortality by Céline Dion and Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles. While in a mise-en-scène that included …