Matt Ryan, Didi Gregorius and C.J. McCollum join brand ambassador Kevin Love to form the first-ever Banana Republic Men’s Style Council

NEW STYLE AMBASSADORS MATT RYAN, DIDI GREGORIUS AND C.J. MCCOLLUM JOIN BRAND AMBASSADOR KEVIN LOVE TO SHOWCASE BANANA REPUBLIC MEN’S STYLE

NEW YORK, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Banana Republic is proud to partner with pro football quarterback and 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan, pro baseball shortstop Didi Gregorius and pro basketball guard and 2015-16 NBA Most Improved Player C.J. McCollum. Ryan, Gregorius and McCollum join pro basketball power forward and Banana Republic brand ambassador, Kevin Love, to form the first-ever Banana Republic Men’s Style Council – a specially-selected group of male athletes who will showcase the brand’s versatile, quality and performance-driven menswear collections through a series of campaigns and engaging programs, including personal appearances.

“The Men’s Style Council showcases some of the most dynamic and stylish athletes in sports today who exemplify the spirit of the men’s collections we are designing at Banana Republic,” says Lexi Tawes, Banana Republic SVP of Global Merchandising & Digital. “Our customers admire the individual style of each accomplished player on and off the field and court. We are honored to work with these celebrated athletes and extend their personal style through our men’s collections as they make each look their own.”

For the first Men’s Style Council campaign, Love, Ryan, Gregorius, and McCollum will launch Banana Republic Rapid Movement Chino – the newest innovation in men’s pants, engineered with proprietary performance technology. The Rapid Movement Chino collection will be available in Banana Republic stores globally and online in late July 2017.

Designed for continuous all-day comfort, Banana Republic Rapid Movement Chinos are crafted with a LYCRA® dualFX® technology that is carefully engineered to resist stretching out. The dynamic fabric offers unprecedented movement and recovery for optimal comfort and fit retention during wear. Each pair is crafted from soft cotton fabrics and fortified with a special stain- and water-repelling finish, bringing together a strong combination of tailoring + performance, fit and polish. Rapid Movement Chino will be available in trusted Aiden, Emerson and Fulton fits, and a new Tapered fit for $98.00.

About Banana Republic

Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics, designed for today with style that endures.  Through thoughtful design, Banana Republic provides a wardrobe of favorites to style and wear time and time again in new ways.  Banana Republic offers fragrances, clothing, eyewear, jewelry, shoes and handbags with detailed craftsmanship and luxurious materials. Founded in San Francisco, Banana Republic is located in about 750 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide.

Contact:
press@gap.com

Source: GAP Inc.

EXPRESS launches Holiday 2016 Campaign featuring brand ambassador Karlie Kloss

EXPRESS launches Holiday 2016 Campaign featuring brand ambassador Karlie Kloss
EXPRESS launches Holiday 2016 Campaign featuring brand ambassador Karlie Kloss

 

Fashion retailer celebrates holiday moments with brand ambassador Karlie Kloss and unveils unique storytelling via digital Expressionists Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — EXPRESS, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) today (Nov. 22, 2016) announces the launch of the EXPRESS Holiday 2016 Campaign featuring brand ambassador Karlie Kloss. The campaign celebrates #ExpressLife holiday moments and reveals the ‘Expressionists,’ a cast of inspiring individuals who share their tips and tricks to surviving the holiday season in style.

In the campaign, brand ambassador Karlie Kloss represents #ExpressLife and brings to life key customer mindsets of the holiday season: Arrive in Style, Get in the Spirit, Holiday Parties Every Weekend, and Snowbound all Season, while grounding each life moment in the perfect products. This new integrated marketing and advertising campaign will premiere across digital, social media, broadcast and in-store platforms this month.

As a digital layer of the campaign, EXPRESS reveals its Expressionists—fearless individuals who set out to inspire the world and build their own success story by transforming their passion into their career. From an award-winning chef to beauty and wellness experts, they are as unique as they are driven. They celebrate and express their lives in new and unexpected ways, and share their personal recommendations for hosting and toasting, beauty, gifting, and healthy holidays. They not only stand up, but stand out—one expression at a time.

The Expressionists cast includes: mixologist Elliot Clark, Founder Apartment Bartender; beauty vlogger Deepica Mutyala, Founder, Deepicam; DIY maven Erica Domesek, Founder, P.S. I Made This; wellness expert and advocate for holistic living Francheska Medina, Founder HeyFranHey and chef and environmental advocate Gabe Kennedy.

“This holiday season, we encourage our customers to embody the spirit of Karlie and the Expressionists by living their best #ExpressLife while celebrating with family and friends,” said David Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of EXPRESS. “We are thrilled to partner with inspiring individuals who will reimagine the holiday season through the EXPRESS lens. We know that real people with real purpose resonate with our customers and we are excited to share their stories.”

Customers can get in on behind-the-scenes action by following @Express on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook and @ExpressMen on Instagram.

About EXPRESS, Inc.:
EXPRESS is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women’s and men’s merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30-year-old customer. EXPRESS has more than 35 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company currently operates more than 650 retail and factory outlet stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. EXPRESS merchandise is also available at franchise locations in Latin America and the Middle East. EXPRESS also markets and sells its products through its e-commerce website, www.express.com, as well as on its mobile app.

Media Contact:

Niki Starr
PR Manager
EXPRESS
646-502-4812
nstarr@express.com

SOURCE: Express, Inc.

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Tommy Hilfiger names supermodel Gigi Hadid as the brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger women’s beginning Fall 2016

Tommy Hilfiger names supermodel Gigi Hadid as the brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger women’s beginning Fall 2016

Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger (Photo: Business Wire)

As a part of the new vision for ‘Tommy Hilfiger’ women’s, supermodel and social media star Gigi Hadid will launch her first ever capsule collection – including apparel, footwear, accessories – and fragrance in collaboration with the designer.

AMSTERDAM, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces that internationally renowned supermodel Gigi Hadid will appear as the brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger women’s beginning Fall 2016, building on the new vision and strategic expansion of the brand’s global women’s business. As part of her exclusive ambassadorship, Hadid has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to launch her first capsule collection, created in collaboration with the iconic American designer. Launching in Fall 2016, the capsule will feature women’s sportswear, footwear and accessories, including watches and sunglasses, as well as a new fragrance, which celebrate Hadid’s unique take on modern style, fused with Hilfiger’s signature “classic American cool” heritage.

“I’ve known Gigi and her family for years, and it has been amazing to watch her grow into one of the world’s top models and most-followed fashion influencers,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Gigi has walked in our runway shows and now we are thrilled to continue our collaboration with her as the new face of Tommy Hilfiger womenswear and fragrance. She is truly the definition of today’s ‘Tommy Girl’ – her magnetic personality is bright and always optimistic, and her style is confident, effortless and cool.”

Hadid’s ambassadorship reflects the company’s strategic commitment to expanding its women’s businesses globally; while already a significant contributor to global revenues, there is a strong potential for additional growth across all women’s categories. The expansion strategy encompasses design direction, store design, merchandising, presentation and communication to present a fresh new vision for Tommy Hilfiger womenswear, reinforcing the brand’s credentials as the world’s leading accessible designer brand that offers stylish classics with a playful fashion edge.

Dubbed a “social supermodel,” Hadid has been credited with reshaping the world of modeling in the 21st century, and reinventing the role of the supermodel in millennial culture. Through the incredible reach of her social media channels, she connects with fans around the world – over 10 million on Instagram alone – and offers them a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse into her lifestyle as a trend-setting style icon. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, TeenVogue, Numéro, Schön!, and CR Fashion Book, amongst others, and has also appeared in music videos and television programs around the world.

“I never thought I would be asked to design a capsule collection, so it still feels like a dream that Tommy approached me to collaborate,” said Gigi Hadid. “His company is one that I genuinely love and have been a fan of for my entire life, and Tommy is the easiest, most fun person to work with. I have always looked up to his brand, campaigns and design style. I think our collection celebrates the iconic Tommy lifestyle and mixes a bit of everything: there are styles that are really hippie-chic, styles that are sporty streetwear, and styles that are tomboy but girly; everyone’s is going to love a different part of it.”

The collection and fragrance campaigns will be photographed in early 2016 in New York City, and will break globally in Fall 2016 with dedicated print, online and out-of-home media placements worldwide. Hadid’s campaign will run alongside the brand’s seasonal advertising and dedicated men’s tailored and underwear campaign with brand ambassador Rafael Nadal. To further support the global partnership, Hadid will attend exclusive launch events in key markets around the world, including appearing in the brand’s Hilfiger Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

Tommy Hilfiger has a long history of working with inspiring pop culture icons, and Hadid joins an expanding list of influential women who have partnered with the brand. Past collaborators have included Beyoncé, Kate Hudson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Naomi Campbell,Naomi Watts and Alexa Chung, and in recent seasons, Suki and Immy Waterhouse, and Behati Prinsloo have put their own unique twist on what it means to be a “Tommy Girl” today. The brand has also garnered an impressive list of top models who have walked in its fashion shows including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Lizzy Jagger,Georgia May Jagger, Bella Hadid, Binx Walton and Stella Maxwell, among others.

The Fall ’16 Hilfiger Collection and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collections, including Hadid’s capsule and fragrance, will be available at Tommy Hilfiger stores globally, through select wholesale partners and online at tommy.com. Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TOMMYXGIGI and the handles @TommyHilfiger and @GigiHadid.

About Tommy Hilfiger
With a brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim, Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men’s tailored clothing and sportswear, women’s collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfigeroffers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, athletic apparel (golf and swim), socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men and women, accessories, and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim retail stores, leading specialty and department stores, select online retailers, and at tommy.com.

About PVH
PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein,Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York,Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps,and Ike Behar.

PVH CORP. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Forward-looking statements made in this press release, including, without limitation, statements relating to PVH Corp.’s (the “Company”) future plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy, and some of which might not be anticipated, including, without limitation (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the Company may be considered to be highly leveraged, and uses a significant portion of its cash flows to service such indebtedness, as a result of which the Company might not have sufficient funds to operate its businesses in the manner it intends or has operated in the past; (iii) the levels of sales of the Company’s apparel, footwear and related products, both to its wholesale customers and in its retail stores, and the extent of discounts and promotional pricing in which the Company and other business partners are required to engage, all of which can be affected by weather conditions, changes in the economy, fuel prices, reductions in travel, fashion trends, consolidations, repositionings and bankruptcies in the retail industries, and other factors; (iv) the Company’s plans and results of operations will be affected by the Company’s ability to manage its growth and inventory; (v) the Company’s operations and results could be affected by quota restrictions and the imposition of safeguard controls (which, among other things, could limit the Company’s ability to produce products in cost-effective countries that have the labor and technical expertise needed), the availability and cost of raw materials, the Company’s ability to adjust timely to changes in trade regulations and the migration and development of manufacturers (which can affect where the Company’s products can best be produced), changes in available factory and shipping capacity, wage and shipping cost escalation, and civil conflict, war or terrorist acts, the threat of any of the foregoing, or political and labor instability in any of the countries where the Company’s products are sold, produced or are planned to be sold or produced; (vi) disease epidemics and health related concerns, which could result in closed factories, reduced workforces, scarcity of raw materials and scrutiny or embargoing of goods produced in infected areas, as well as reduced consumer traffic and purchasing, as consumers limit or cease shopping in order to avoid exposure or become ill; and (vii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with theSecurities and Exchange Commission.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: PVH Corp.

Tommy Hilfiger
Media:
Asia Pacific:
Eric Reed, +852 3916 1336
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
eric.reed@tommy.com
or
Europe:
Kimberley Witcomb, +31 (0) 20 709 5714
Director of Communications, EMEA
Kimberley.Witcomb@tommy.com
or
Americas:
Abdel El Hamri, +1 212 548 1728
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, the Americas and SVP, Global Communications
Abdel.ElHamri@tommy.com

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