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FASHION

ÉTUDES STUDIO OPENS PERMANENT PROJECT SPACE

Announcements, Openings

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Études Studio, which designs and produces men's contemporary fashion, artist books and offers creative services, has announced its first permanent project space in Paris. Opening in December, the 200 sq m split-level courtyard gallery at 14 rue Debelleyme will house a private workspace and an open plan exhibition floor to display the seasonal menswear collections, exclusive collaborations and Études Studio book editions. A revolving calendar of artistic events will begin with Installation, a month long showcase by Parisian designers Perron & Freres to imagine a temporary, site-specific display case in smokey black glass.

JENNY PACKHAM OPENS FIRST ASIAN FLAGSHIP STORE

Announcements, Openings

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Hong Kong is the home for British fashion and bridalwear brand Jenny Packham's first Asian flagship store. Located on No. 32 Lyndhurst Terrace, the 80 sq m space spans two floors and caters for bridal customers, with an exclusive edit of evening wear. The minimalist and modern design concept, created by Jenny in collaboration with architects Peter Kirkness and Winnie Cheng, is a nod to the aesthetic direction that the brand plans to roll out across its international flagships.

MEDIA/INDUSTRY

PHILISTINE LAUNCHES IN THE UK AND APPOINTS UNSIGNED GROUP

Announcements, Launches/Relaunches, Account Wins, PR

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New York and Barcelona-based interiors, fashion, art and lifestyle biannual Philistine, which debuted in September, has launched in the UK. Aimed at those who 'appreciate exceptional spaces and images free from boundaries', the magazine showcases the many different views between fashion and interiors. Headed up by Editors Crista Leonard and David de Quevedo, Adele Cany is the Editor-at-Large. Catering for women and men aged between 25-55, Philistine launches with a worldwide circulation of 30,000 and is available in Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, the UK, Denmark, Mexico, Brazil, the US and Canada at stores including Dover Street Market, Colette and Opening Ceremony.

REEBOK ACQUIRES LUTA AND PARTNERS WITH FIGHT FOR PEACE

Announcements

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Sportswear brand Reebok has announced the acquisition of boxing and martial arts brand LUTA and a long-term partnership with Fight for Peace. Luke Dowdney established LUTA in May 2011 with the purpose of creating quality, high-end, socially responsible sportswear which was developed following consultations with professional athletes, industry-leading sports apparel designers and top performance fabric technicians. LUTA directly supports Fight for Peace, donating half of its sales profits to the organisation. Exact details of the partnership are not being disclosed at this time but at the beginning of 2015, a percentage of sales of selected Reebok products will support Fight for Peace. Matt O'Toole, President, Reebok, says, 'We are honoured to be able to establish this partnership with Fight for Peace and include LUTA within our sporting portfolio. The work Luke and the team have done over the years to help young people who are growing up with tremendous challenges, surrounded by drugs and violence, is remarkable and is something we are looking forward to supporting and expanding so that together we can help even more young people at risk.'

SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE TAPS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Appointments

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Michelle Tan has been appointed Editor-in-Chief for Seventeen, the teen magazine that reaches over 12 million readers on a monthly basis. She begins her role in December and will report to Joanna Coles who recently added the title of Editorial Director of Seventeen to her credentials, alongside her position as Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan (rep'd 29 September). Michelle joins from People where she most recently held the title of Special Projects Editor.