Tag: Kering

Parsons School of Design to Focus on Sustainable Fashion

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Parsons School of Design has a new dean of fashion, Burak Cakmak, who is known for his work as sustainability director for Kering’s Gucci and Stella McCartney, and before that, the Gap. Parsons, which is known as a leader in fashion design education, is also where famous designers such as Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, and […]

Sustainability Round-up: H&M Releases New Sustainability Report, Fascinating Findings; Kering CEO Speaks at Parsons, Shares Why Sustainability is Good for Fashion Business

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Two leaders of the sustainable fashion movement, H&M and Kering, share their latest information and knowledge this week on what they are doing to create a more sustainable future. First, H&M released their Conscious Actions Sustainability Report 2014. The progress made shows that H&M is at the forefront of sustainability. Some of the highlights are […]

Kelly Slater’s Outerknown—Why This Brand Is So Important for Fashion Right Now

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After ending a 23-year relationship with Quiksilver in April this year, Kelly Slater has moved on to create his own lifestyle fashion brand, Outerknown. As we’ve written about before, Outerknown is one of those highly anticipated new brands that’s changing the course fashion for many reasons. First, while surfing is obviously at the heart of […]

Rihanna Named Global Puma Ambassador, Creative Director

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On December 16, 2014, PUMA announced that Rihanna had signed a multi-year partnership with the brand starting in January, 2015 to be PUMA global ambassador for Women’s Training and serve as the PUMA Women’s Creative Director, bringing her styling sensibilities and innovation to PUMA’s collections. The same day, reports have surfaced that Kering, which also […]

Kelly Slater Becomes Brand Ambassador for Kering Brands

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There’s been a lot of discussion about how things are going with Kelly Slater and his new brand Outerknown which is being developed with sustainability at its core. Slater left Quiksilver in April after a 23-year relationship with the once surfing giant. And on Halloween of this year, Bob McKnight retired as the Quiksilver CEO. […]

Kelly Slater’s New Apparel Brand with Kering to be Called Outerknown—Sustainability at Its Core

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Surfing World Champion Kelly Slater has named his new apparel brand with Kering, “Outerknown.” Similar to trends we’re seeing in youth culture markets when it comes to fashion preferences, Slater is also going to bring sustainability into the brand’s DNA. After parting with Quiksilver last April and ending a 23-year-relationship, it makes sense that Slater […]

Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver After 23 Years, Will Launch Own Brand with Kering Group

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In a letter to the surfing industry and posted on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) site, legendary surfer Kelly Slater says good-bye to his long-time sponsor Quiksilver and tells of his plans to embark on his own brand with the Kering Group. The 11-time ASP World Champ will be launching his own sportswear/lifestyle apparel […]