Hammond & Co watch and fragrance lines created exclusively by Savile Row’s Patrick Grant for Debenhams launch AW15

Watch and Fragrance Collection Launches AW 15

LONDON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — AW15 sees the addition of watch and fragrance lines to the hugely successful Hammond & Co range, created exclusively by Savile Row’s Patrick Grant for Debenhams.  Launched in Autumn 2013 Hammond & Co offers sartorial styling, sharp separates and luxury accessories for men with an inherent sense of style.  The range, in 80 stores now extends to offer distinctive timepieces and a signature fragrance, new for AW15 offering even more options for wearable style.

Watch collection

The Hammond &Co watch collection takes inspiration from the opulent vintage and heritage military watches of the mid-20th century.  From fine, small diameter dress watches of the era with their characteristic domed glass dials and delicate markings, to the larger scale rugged and practical timepieces employed to aid the armed forces.

Presented in a classic palette of navy, tan and black with well-worn finishes, dials are off-white. Smokey hues and printed markings soften designs giving a warm vintage feel.

Close attention to aesthetic design, movement and dial layouts make the timepieces reminiscent of the most luxurious Swiss made variants, where simplicity and practicality are key.   The finer, more prestige pieces feature padded and tapered exotic croc leather while the military models are furnished with hard wearing, thick grained slab cut leather and field practical Nato style nylon.  Practicalities are also taken care of as the water resistant wrist wear offers a choice of date function, second sub dial, dual time as well as automatic setting across the range of styles.

The 25 piece collection builds on the popularity of the Hammond &Co brand with a luxurious yet affordable range from £100 to £140.  Designer Patrick Grant says, “In the words of William Shakespeare, ‘better three hours too soon than a minute too late’. At Hammond &Co we believe punctuality should be part of every gentlemans being. I also believe that he should turn up looking the part, so my first watch collection spans the formal to the sporting, practical and stylish whatever the occasion.”

The Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant watch collection is available in 50 Debenhams stores nationwide and online from September.

Fragrance

Also new for Autumn/Winter 2015 is an exciting new Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant Eau De Toilette fragrance for men.

The fragrance is clean and crisp with a heart of cedarwood, citrus and botanicals.  Top notes include bergamot, lemon and juniper berry, underpinned by freesia, geranium, lavender and mimosa.  Musk, cedarwood and amber complement as base notes.

The range also includes Gentlemen’s grooming requisites such as ‘Clean as a Whistle’ washes and scrubs and ‘Trim and Proper’ Shave Gels.  Designer, Patrick Grant says, “I believe in good grooming; shoes polished, shirt pressed, hair brushed; and the right scent provides the finishing touch to the morning routine, it’s part of being properly dressed. The Hammond & Co fragrance is fresh and crisp with woody, spice and citrus notes making it a perfect year round gentleman’s staple.”

The collection includes;  50ml Eau De Toilette £10; 50ml Eau De Toilette and 150ml Face & Body Scrub set £15; Wash Bag with 120ml Body Wash, 120ml Shave Gel and 120ml Face & Body Lotion £18; and a Travel Bag with 120ml Face & Body Lotion and 120ml Shave Gel  £12.

Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant Fragrance collection is available in 50 Debenhams stores nationwide and online from 19th October 2015.

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Notes to Editors Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top four market share in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in childrenswear. It leads the market in premium health and beauty. Debenhams is the eleventh biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume and in March 2013 was awarded ‘International Growth Initiative of the Year’ and “The Retail Technology Initiative of the year for Endless Aisle” at the Oracle Retail Week Awards. Debenhams has been investing in British design for 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Jane Packer, Jenny Packham, Patrick Grant, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS
For more information please contact:

Caroline Cooper
Caroline.cooper@debenhams.com
0203 549 6420

Debenhams signs Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon for the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15

LONDON, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams plc, the leading international, multi-channel brand, has announced Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon as the latest names to join the ranks of their Designer offering with the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15.

In line with its strategic priorities of investing in product and customer proposition, the appointment of the two designers re-affirms the retailer’s position as the destination for Designer collections at high street prices.    In the UK, Debenhams ranks among the top 5 for womenswear market share. The Designer portfolio contributes 17 per cent of total Group sales.

Group Trading Director, Suzanne Harlow says, “The appointment of Savannah and Giles is really exciting as a large proportion of our customers choose to shop with us because of our Designer offering.  Nine by Savannah Miller is a collection that is versatile and can be worn everyday in a cool and contemporary way.

“Adding Giles to our stable of designers reinforces Debenhams’ credentials of working with cutting edge design talent and offers our customer a vast amount of choice from classic through to modern styles.”

The campaign imagery for the new ranges features aspirational faces: supermodel Carmen Kass as muse for the Nine by Savannah Miller collection, while ‘It’ girl Daisy Lowe will be the face of the Giles Deacon 26 piece range.

Savannah says, “I am delighted to become a part of the Designers at Debenhams offering with the launch of my new collection, Nine.  The range is inspired by the eclectic and bohemian, chic way that cool girls dress and comprises of relaxed, casual separates.  Naturally there is a particular emphasis on amazing knitwear which can be teamed with perfect jeans to embellished sequin skirts.”

Giles joins the current /Edition designer edit for Debenhams and says, “The woman who wears my clothes has a playful style and loves to dress up.  She is fearless yet light hearted and when she puts on a piece of clothing I want her to feel amazing as well as make heads turn. I feel like we have made a collection that is true to my signature style, and I’m excited that we have been able to deliver a luxury look and feel at high street prices.”

Both ranges will be available in selected stores and online at the end of August. Nine by Savannah Miller will launch in 65 UK stores and Debenhams international stores in territories including the Middle East, Latvia, Turkey, Iceland, Russia, Cyprus and Denmark.  Giles for Edition will be available in five UK flagship stores as well as online.

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Notes to Editors

About Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller graduated with a first class honours degree from Central Saint Martins in 2004, specialising in knitwear.   Her design credentials include working with Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson, followed by six years as Co-Creative Director at Twenty8Twelve alongside her sister, Sienna Miller. She also designed her own line for Scandinavian fashion site, Nelly.com.

The Debenhams collection is named after Savannah’s lucky number.  It also relates to her daughter’s name, Lyra, a constellation that shines most brightly at 9pm.

About Giles Deacon
Giles Deacon is best known for his playful designs and has worked in fashion houses Bottega Veneta and Gucci. He launched his first collection for GILES in 2004 and was named Best New Designer at the British Fashion Awards the same year.  In 2006 Giles was named British fashion Designer of the Year and has been credited with renewing interest in the London scene.

His mainline range is worn by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Ophelia Lovibond.

About Debenhams Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 240 stores across 27 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top five market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in children’s-wear. It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty. Debenhams has been investing in British design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS

For more information and high-res lifestyle and cut-out imagery please contact:

Debenhams Press Office
020 3549 6420 / press.office@debenhams.com

SOURCE: Debenhams Retail plc

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Debenhams signs Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon for the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15

Debenhams signs Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon for the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15