Fashion News: Ottavio Missoni Celebrates 90th Birthday With New Campaign; Saks Fifth Avenue to Debut Flash Sale Site; & More

August 8, 2011

Ottavio Missoni Celebrates 90th Birthday With New Campaign (Huffington Post)
“Missoni’s latest campaign, dubbed “A Wonderful Life,” doubles as a tribute to the label’s founder Ottavio (a.k.a. Tai) Missoni who celebrated his 90th birthday this year. The nonagenarian smiles for Juergen Teller’s lens, clad in Missoni knitwear.”

Saks Fifth Avenue to Debut Designer Flash Sale Site (The Feast)
“Tomorrow, department retailer Saks Fifth Avenue will join the likes of membership sites Ideeli, RueLaLa, and Gilt Groupe when it debuts online-only flash sale portal”

Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry Will Live On for Two Seasons (Fashionista)
“After Amy Winehouse’s tragic passing, we wondered about the fate of her collection with Fred Perry. She told Harper’s Bazaar back in October that she and Perry had designed through fall 2012 but when we asked Perry’s PR for comment they would only say that the collection was “on hold until we speak with Amy’s family and management” and would not comment further. Perry has since spoken with Winehouse’s family and the label has announced plans to release the fall 2012 Amy Winhouse for Fred Perry collection and wholesale the spring 2012 collection”

Tavi Gevinson, Jane Pratt No Longer Working Together (Fashionologie)
” Last November, Tavi Gevinson announced that she was working with Jane Pratt on a magazine for teenage girls; now, it sounds like that is no longer the case.”

The Kardashian for sears Collection is Now Available for Pre-Order at 30% off – Would You Pay $17 for Kardashian Panties? (Racked)
“For months now, we’ve been waiting with bated breath for the launch of the Kardashian Kollection at Sears—partly out of genuine curiosity but mostly because it’s like watching a car crash played out in slow motion. Today, the big-box department store known—and in spite of a multi-million dollar “Come see the softer side of Sears” campaign in the 90s—for its kitchen and garden appliances launched the Kardashian Kollection pre-sale.”


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