Global XXX Collection Launch, #FurlaMediterranea, Michael Kors Holdings’ New Name, and The Coach Foundation Donates $1.4M to Support the Next Generation
Ermenegildo Zegna, William Chan, and Sehun Join Forces to Launch the GLOBAL XXX COLLECTION
What do you get when an iconic luxury streetwear brand and two young pop culture icons collaborate in the fashion arena? A non-conformist, purpose-driven, self-assertive line that goes way beyond just making you look good—it elevates your attitude.
This is exactly how XXX is bound to beef up the fashion landscape, what with Ermenegildo Zegna, Chinese singer William Chan, and K-Pop star Sehun at the helm. Ermenegildo Zegna XXX, or XXX, whose universal style merges luxury and streetwear, delivers a modern wardrobe that matches the versatility of contemporary living. Now, in a new twist to elite fashion, Ermenegildo Zegna Artistic Director, Alessandro Sartori, has crafted an unconventional uniform for the modern XXX tribe; those who embrace everyday couture in their dynamic lives.
Ermenegildo Zegna is located at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Makati.
Journey with Furla to the Italian Peninsula for Spring/Summer 2019
Besides another stunning collection that will take you through true Italian heritage, Furla is also shaking things up by introducing a new format—presenting the Women’s and Men’s collections together, for the first time. It is also introducing its brand-new monogram: The initial of the company name, of the founder's surname: A stylized "F," two graphemes that dovetail into a monogram like the heraldic coats of arms of the most ancient Italian families and the ancient shields of the Italian cities.
For S/S ‘19, Furla tells, with lightness, with happiness, with elegance and Italian flair the infinite variety of Italian towns, of their craftsmanship, of their traditions. The spotlight is on the Furla Mediterranean bag, available in different styles, uniquely crafted out of jacquard ribbons, ribbons made on ancient looms, straw processing, hand-crocheting, hand-woven interlacing on the skin, with the most sophisticated laser perforations, the use of wicker like the baskets made by hand, the bags with thermo-tapes, materials reminiscent of sailing and of the depth of the sea. Enjoy Italy according to Furla—#FurlaMediterranea.
Furla is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza.
Michael Kors Acquires Versace and Will Be Renamed Capri Holdings Limited
Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) recently announced that a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Italian luxury fashion house Gianni Versace S.p.A. for a total enterprise value of Euro 1.83 billion or approximately US$2.12 billion. Versace, long recognized as one of the world’s leading luxury fashion companies, is synonymous with Italian glamour and style.
“The acquisition of Versace is an important milestone for our group. Versace was founded in 1978. For over 40 years, Versace has represented the epitome of Italian fashion luxury, a testament to the brand’s timeless heritage. We are excited to have Versace as part of our family of luxury brands, and we are committed to investing in its growth,” said John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Michael Kors Holdings Limited.
“This is a very exciting moment for Versace,” noted Donatella Versace. “It has been more than 20 years since I took over the company along with my brother Santo and daughter Allegra. I am proud that Versace remains very strong in both fashion and modern culture. Versace is not only synonymous with its iconic and unmistakable style, but with being inclusive and embracing of diversity, as well as empowering people to express themselves. Santo, Allegra, and I recognize that this next step will allow Versace to reach its full potential. We are all very excited to join a group led by John Idol, whom I have always admired as a visionary as well as a strong and passionate leader. We believe that being part of this group is essential to Versace’s long-term success. My passion has never been stronger. This is the perfect time for our company, which puts creativity and innovation at the core of all of its actions, to grow.”
Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE: CPRI) is the new name to be adopted by Michael Kors Holdings Limited upon the closing of the acquisition. Inspired by the fabled island which has long been recognized as an iconic, glamorous, and luxury destination, the island’s spectacular three rock formation is symbolic of the timeless heritage and strong foundation that is at the core of each of the three founder-led brands in the global fashion luxury group.
The Versaces will become shareholders in Capri Holdings Limited while Versace’s management team will continue to be led by Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Akeroyd.
Michael Kors is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
Selena Gomez and Michael B. Jordan Unite with Coach for Its “Dream It Real” Initiative and Partnership with The Future Project
Inspired by the unique spirit of possibility, optimism, and inclusivity embodied by New York, the city where Coach was founded, the brand recently launched its “Dream It Real” initiative grounded on their belief in the modern American Dream and the role the next generation will play in redefining it. Coach has also partnered with The Future Project, a national nonprofit organization that makes it possible for young people to discover their power and learn to build a better future. As part of the program, students work with Dream Directors to create passion-based Future Projects that bring their dreams for self, school, or society to life.
“Today, we are proud to stand behind a mission to inspire and equip young people to take steps toward finding their passion and purpose,” said Joshua Schulman, CEO and President of Coach. “Together, our employees and our associates are a community united by our shared desire to achieve our dreams—and to help others achieve theirs.”
The partnership is joined by global faces of Coach, Selena Gomez and Michael B. Jordan, who will visit The Future Project’s partner schools this year and work with students as honorary Dream Directors. In recognition and celebration of Gomez and Jordan’s commitment, the Coach Foundation has donated $1.4 million to help further The Future Project’s mission. The donation will support the work of Dream Directors in schools across America.
To launch “Dream It Real”, Coach released a film directed by artist Tyler Mitchell. Shot in Mitchell’s rich, intimate style, the film captures students from The Future Project schools in and around New York City as they reveal their thoughts on dreams, the future, and possibility.
Photographs courtesy of Coach
COACH is located at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Power Plant Mall. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.