If you happened to notice (and question why) Dorothy Perkins was trending on Twitter today, that's why. Today Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian confirmed that, from November, the high street store will be the first UK retailer to stock their line, Kardashian Kollections.
'We're looking forward to expanding our line and making Kardashian Kollection available to so many more people,' the trio told Grazia Daily. 'We pride ourselves in hvaing a line that is affordable and yet of great quality and we're excited to bring it to new territories.' According to a release, the offerings available at Dorothy Perkins will include clothing and handbags with footwear to follow in 2013 and will be available in 250 stores, as well as in concessions and online.
The Arcadia Group haven't been able to keep out of the headlines recently. After Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted having dinner with Sir Phillip Green many speculated that she's bagged herself a line for Wallis and recently Topshop have been linked to both John Galliano and Florence Welch. None of these collaborations have been confirmed but yesterday, the retail giant announced that at least one collaboration is true - Clements Ribeiro have partnered with Evans.
Couple duo Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro have signed on to produce their much celebrated designs for the high street retailer at a fraction of the price. "Style is not about size, it's about shape and creating beautiful clothes that girls and women will feel great in. It's what we've always done," Suzanne said. And this sentiment is exactly what the plus size store is pushing with their new initiative. Named 'What's Your Shape?', the new approach has seen Evans group their new fall offerings into pear, busty, apple and hourglass categories to assist customers to buy pieces that flatter their best bits.
The Clements Ribeiro collection will be available in March.
Despite being in the press recently for allegedly supporting an unhealthy body image, Topshop is in the headlines again but for a good reason this time. The high street retailer has decided to launch an evening wear line and will launch a new store in Las Vegas next March.
Named Dress Up, the line will feature a selection of cocktail dresses and occassionwear at prices ranging from $120 to $350. "There was a hole in the market for all of our customers," Sir Philip Green told WWD. "When we were figuring out something new to introduce, [we found] there was something our customer was missing, a cocktail dress at a $120 price point or a long silk gown you could wear to a wedding for $350."
All Friday Twitter was full of speculation and rumours alleging that Topshop were in talks with John Galliano about a clothing line, after Vogue UK released a piece on it. But as quickly as the rumours began they were shut down by Arcadia boss Sir Phillip Green.
"I saw John Galliano at Kate's wedding last Friday," he told British Vogue. "I did not discuss any business with him then, nor have I since." The retailers press office have also strongly denied the rumours.
Gwyneth Paltrow is not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to racking up her CV credentials. The actress has an Oscar under belt, has a successful blog, recently performed with Cee-Lo Green at the MTV Awards and is now reportedly turning her hand to design.
This week the actress was spotted having dinner with Arcadia boss, Sir Phillip Green, leading many to speculate that she has a collaboration with Wallis in the works. The move would make sense. Paltrow is a permanent fixture on best dressed lists and has already worked in design after collaborating with French label ZOEtee on a small collection inspired by her style.
Chloe Green, daughter of Topshop boss, Sir Phillip Green, has decided to follow her father's footsteps and take a step into the fashion and retail world. The 20 year-old is reprotedly designing a footwear line that will be made available in a concession in Topshop next February.
The line will be called 'CG' and the Telegrah reports that the heiress will make the soles of all shoes green to link back to her well-known surname. Although the move is a natural one considering her father's business, we're unsure whether to be excited about the collection considering Green's questionable outfit choices in the past.
What do you think of her past looks and are you excited to see the collection?
Following the announcement that founder Simon Fuller had left his company 19 Entertainment two months ago, the company's owner CKX revealed yesterday that they were in talks with One Equity Partners about a possible company buy out. Fuller sold his renowned company - which owns stakes in Storm Models, Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham - to CKX in 2005, and for the past year rumours have surfaced about his next step.
Joining forces with fashion mogul Sir Phillip Green, it was announced last June that Fuller and the Arcadia owner were to create a global entertainment company, after which more rumours circulated about the possibility of Kate Moss' involvement. It was then hinted that Fuller was to collaborate with pal Victoria Beckham to form a modelling agency based in New York, however the former Spice Girl dismissed the rumour, and it was shortly after that Fuller left his company in order to pursue a career in film and other areas of entertainment. With Fuller gone and talks of a company buy-out, the future for Storm Models, Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham remains to be seen... watch this space.