E-commerce and online retail giant eBay intends to fortify its strong fashion clothes business after the company hired fashion stylist and publisher Andrea Linett as the new creative director. Linett’s role includes taking charge of the fashion, marketing and communications department of eBay’s North America operations.
eBay Fashion Vice President and General Manager Miriam Lahage said that they are excited to have hired a formidable employee such as Ms. Linett to help achieve the goals for eBay Fashion. She added that Linett has more than twenty years of experience in the fashion industry. She also co-founded the successful shopping magazine Lucky and has written bestselling shopping and fashion books. She also once served as fashion editor and writer for Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
eBay Fashion plans to further strengthen its online apparel business. The company generates more than $5 billion in gross merchandise revenues annually.
An alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) school is currently making waves in the fashion industry.
Fashion designer Kevan Hall has dressed some of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood in some very glamorous and professional outfits. This time he has gone another step further, as US First Lady Michelle Obama was seen wearing one of his creations and the photographed was seen in People Magazine.
Obama wore the dress when she gave a speech in an important event in Washington, D.C. in celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hall has dressed actresses Vanessa Williams, who stars in Ugly Betty, Katherine Heigl, Virginia Madsen and Tina Fey. He also created a dress for California Fist Lady Maria Shriver. At this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, “Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz wore an original creation by the fashion designer - a beautiful red, off-the-shoulder dress that required the intentive use of a strapless bra.
Hall received a scholarship for FIDM and after graduating, he went to Europe to pursue the career in fashion design.
After hosting one of the biggest sporting events in the world, India plays host to one of the biggest fashion week events in the world as well. The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week which features Spring/Summer 2010-2011 collection has just started. More than a hundred participating fashion designers are featured in the event which is considered the largest turnout so far in the history of this show. The Spring Summer 2011, collection ranged from breezy and easy going to structured and smartly tailored suits, showing a wide variety of business fashion for the coming year.
The venue is in itself a record breaker since it is the largest ever to host this fashion week. The area measures 11,633 square meters and covers two floors in Pragati Maidan. More than 150 stalls have been erected to accommodate the growing number of retailers and also in anticipation of the huge turnout of customers and potential buyers.
FDCI President Sunil Sethi said that this year’s event is comparable to other top fashion week event that took place in other major cities such as Milan, Paris, New York and London.
Victoria Beckham’s love for fashion is definitely obvious these days as she’s gathering more supporters by signing up to popular social networking site Twitter. In just a span of few days, the fashion icon managed to get more than a hundred thousand followers.
The news that the former Spice Girl has joined the Twitter bandwagon spread like wildfire after actress Eva Longoria tweeted “Hey everyone, my dear friend Victoria Beckham is finally on twitter! Give her a warm welcome!”
The friends were seen recently dining out in London with Longoria wearing one of Beckham’s newest designs. The wife of football star David Beckham is hard at work in trumpeting her latest designs which will be seen by public for the first time at the New York Fashion Week this month.
Both Beckham and Longoria are featured in the new American advert for LG Fashion Touch phones, adding more glamour to the business fashion world.