fashion links for 2007-02-06

  • Contemporary clothing label American Chi is introducing the next evolution in back-pocket styling. While other brands spent the last several years embroidering and studding their back pockets with diamonds and Swarovski crystals, American Chi has used tec
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Hermes “Kelly” and “Birkin” handbags are perennials, while this season Marc Jacobs “Stam” and Yves Saint Laurent “Downtown” handbags are among the ones to be seen wearing, but what exactly makes an IT bag?
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  • (openPR) – Cutting-edge online fashion magazine and progressive creative agency and think tank Societás ( launch the Iconique Societás Excellence in Fashion Photography Awards Designed to bring the international spotlig
  • From celeb-packed front rows to the most extravagant collections, take a look behind the seams as fashion’s top designers show off their fall wares.
  • IRVINE, CA, Feb 05, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — ASICS America Corporation (Irvine, California) and ASICS Corporation Japan (Kobe, Japan) announced today that a lawsuit was filed in the US District Court, Central District of California on January 26,
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Bamboo Closet

I want – I got reader Malou wrote to tell me about her online store Bamboo Closet. The store features handmade products by independent designers from the Philippines and the rest of Asia. Created in October 2006, Malou with her partners Isa and Joanna have created a company with a mission to “empower the artisans and their communities by developing a sustainable business capacity to compete in the global marketplace.” They also promote “social consumerism” by educating buyers to the origins of the items they purchase.

I particularly liked the handbags the site has to offer.
Bombshell Wristlet bag
Bamboo Closet - Bombshell Wristlet Bag

Katol Tote
Bamboo Closet - Katol Tote

In addition to handbags, the store carries a variety of handmade items like jewelery, pet accessories, home decor, art and clothing. Bamboo Closet has graciously offered I want – I got readers a 10% discount on all items. Please use the discount code IWG202710 at checkout. This offer will expire on April 1, 2007.

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  • TORONTO, February 1: The Canadian version of the hit Bravo fashion series Project Runway will premiere on the recently rebranded Slice channel this fall, via a deal between FremantleMedia Enterprises, Alliance Atlantis and Insight Production.
  • NEW YORK, Feb 01, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Liz Claiborne Inc. today announced that Tim Gunn will join the company as chief creative officer, effective March 5, 2007. In this position, Mr. Gunn will be responsible for attracting, retaining
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  • MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Feb 01, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kohl’s Corporation (KSS :
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  • An initial public offering that’s in the works from upscale retailer Barneys, according to reports Thursday, would provide a welcome brand name into 2007′s market for new issues
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 01, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Gap Inc. (GPS :
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  • John Galliano has been the creative genius behind Christian Dior for a decade now, and the plumber’s son from Streatham still can’t believe his luck. He talks to Hilary Alexander
  • SHANGHAI, Jan 31 (Reuters) – French luxury goods group LVMH (LVMH.PA: Quote, Profile , Research) said on Wednesday it is looking into a report that a Chinese man has won patent approval for the Chinese translation of the Louis Vuitton brand.
  • United States Patent and Trademark No. 1,139,254 is not much to look at: a pentagon surrounding a childlike drawing of a seagull in flight.
  • NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (JCP.N: Quote, Profile , Research) said on Thursday that it will start selling a new, exclusive line of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL.N: Quote, Profile , Research) clothing and home items in the spring of 200
  • Designer and mass-market fashion retail collaborations are THE trend in the U.S and U.K this year, so it’s good to see some brands taking the idea further afield. Target in Australia have employed Stella McCartney to produce a 42-piece collection, availab
  • IF there is one thing that no one doubts about Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, it is her power. fashion links for 2007-02-02