Dorothy Perkins announces UK visits for the Kardashians

The ‘Kountdown’ has started as the Kardashians are set to take over London in November. For the first time ever all three sisters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloé will be in the UK to celebrate the launch of their highly anticipated Kardashian Kollection, available exclusively in Dorothy Perkins from 8th November 2012.

Commenting on their visit Kourtney, Kim and Khloé said: “We are so excited to be coming to the UK together to show our fans the Kardashian Kollection. We are really proud of the line and how well it’s been received in the US over the last year, so we look forward to meeting our British fans at Westfield London and showing English women our designs.”

Even though Kim has made several trips in the last few years to the United Kingdom, Khloé has never been to London before and this will be the first trip for Kourtney since she was eight years old.

Their stylish tour kicks off on Thursday 8th November, where they will host a glamorous VIP cocktail party in a top London venue. It is then followed by a personal appearance in Westfield London, on Friday 9th November, for them to meet with their many fans and celebrate the launch of their UK Kardashian Kollection.

From trend led pieces to fashionably tailored looks, the Kardashian Kollection will comprise of more than 100 pieces from their ready-to-wear clothing and handbag collections. It will be available online at dorothyperkins.com and in more than 200 Dorothy Perkins stores throughout the UK, including eight shop in shops in BHS, Outfit and also sold internationally to a further 11 countries in the Middle East and Asia.

Bruno Schiavi, President Jupi Corp added: “British women are the essence of fashion, so the girls and I wanted to create a collection for the UK that embraces both UK fashion and the Kardashian style. I am so excited to see how the UK fans will react when we finally unveil the line at Dorothy Perkins and meet shoppers at Westfield London in November.”

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Dorothy Perkins Launches Kardashian Kollection in the UK

Dorothy Perkins is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Jupi Corp. to bring the Kardashian Kollection to the United Kingdom.

The Kardashian Kollection will launch in November 2012 and will comprise of more than one hundred pieces from the ready-to-wear clothing and handbag collections, with footwear to follow in early 2013.

The range will be stocked in more than 250 Dorothy Perkins stores throughout the United Kingdom, including 8 shop-in-shops within BHS, online at dorothyperkins.com and internationally to thirteen further countries via franchise stores.

From trend led pieces to fashionably tailored looks the breadth of the range will appeal to all women who love fashion. There is something for every fashionista with looks that embrace a woman’s natural curves through bold and beautiful fashion statements for all occasions.

Bruno Schiavi President of Jupi Corp said: “The A/W12 collection embraces Kim’s glamorous red carpet looks, Kourtney’s more Bohemian chic, and Khloe’s edgier style.”

Commenting on the partnership, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian added: “We’re looking forward to expanding our line and making Kardashian Kollection available to so many more people. We pride ourselves in having a line that is affordable and yet of great quality and we’re excited to bring it to new territories.”

The Kardashian Kollection features a range of stylish women’s clothes and accessories including shoes, swimwear, denim, jewellery and intimate nightwear. The collection also features items for the home including bedding, bathroom accessories including wash cloths and towels, shower curtains, lotion pumps and wastebaskets.

The collection originated in the Autumn 2011, with the Kardashians involved in creating the pieces themselves. The sisters contributed to the design process from start to finish and were able to draw on their previous experience of working on clothing lines. The collaboration was aimed at 17-35 year olds and debuted in over 400 US stores.

Since its release the Kardashian Kollection has received rave reviews, with bloggers and writers praising the range’s quality and affordability. Pieces from the collection have been featured in renowned magazines such as Cosmopolitan and InStyle. The line’s figure enhancing denim jeans have received particular praise, with three individual styles to mirror the sisters’ different styles and figures proving popular with critics and public alike.

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Wallis Launches New Collection By Print Designer Lollie Dunbar

Wallis, a premium high street women’s clothing brand, has launched a new collection by aspiring print designer Lollie Dunbar. The collection, which features a bespoke print created by the up-and-coming textile designer, first appeared online and in selected stores nationwide on 21 May 2012.

The seven-piece capsule collection features a range of garments for spring and summer. It includes three scarves, two dresses, wide-legged Palazzo trousers and a cropped kimono.

Growing up in a creative household, with an animator father and a dressmaker mother, Lollie Dunbar knew from a young age that she wanted to become a fashion designer. However, it wasn’t until college that she first discovered her love of prints and patterns. From there, she went on to study textile design at the Winchester School of Art. In addition to this latest endeavour with Wallis, she has also collaborated with the World Land Trust and Liberty London after winning a scarf print design competition.

Lollie discussed her inspiration for the collection: “I wanted to create something that was suitable for the Wallis customer, for spring/summer 2012, but also something that would be a reflection of me as a designer.

“My main inspiration for the designs were prints seen on contemporary homeware designs and I felt these would translate beautifully into a scarf collection and the other designs flowed from there.”

In addition to homeware designs, Lollie was also inspired by Egyptian Jewellery, Greek pottery and tribal tattoos. She visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in her hometown of Oxford and used its collection of world archaeology as her muse.

Lollie’s aesthetic also draws from the 1960s, as she admires the styles of Twiggy Lawson and Edie Sedgwick. She enjoys the strong yet feminine look of 60s-era shift dresses, jewellery and makeup.

In regard to the design process for her Wallis collection, Lollie said: “When I first met with the design team at Wallis to discuss the collaboration I was so excited that they very much wanted me to take my own direction.

“I worked from home and so had complete independence on the designs. Throughout the process I would meet with the team to keep them up to date on what I was working on and get their feedback on how the collection was progressing.”

Lollie is currently working on a new collection to add to her growing portfolio and looks forward to doing more projects like the one she’s done for Wallis.

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Dorothy Perkins Announces New Collection Designed By Olivia Rubin

Dorothy Perkins has revealed the launch of a new collection entitled ‘A Postcard From’ by London-based designer Olivia Rubin. The collection will appear exclusively in Dorothy Perkins’ top 25 stores and online.

‘A Postcard From’ is inspired by Olivia’s memories of her travels and aims to evoke a mood of summer fun. The new collection will include dresses, tops, swimwear and accessories, all featuring Olivia’s signature prints. In addition to its bright pink shades, the collection’s colour palette includes neutral tones of grey and pastels. With these soft colours expected to make a big splash in SS12, the collection represents a fresh, young point of view that’s very much on-trend.

Known for her distinctive prints, Olivia brings her signature patterning to the collection. It includes an array of jersey with blush-coloured shells, bikinis and beach bags with bold coral designs and chiffon maxi dresses with tropical bird prints.

Olivia’s collection also features many of her signature silhouettes, which have been seen on a range of popular female celebrities in recent years. The collection is aimed to flatter every woman, with sizes ranging from 8 to 18.

The collection is also an opportunity for fans of Olivia to wear her looks at affordable, high street prices. The accessibility of the range and the inclusion of versatile accessories is what has excited Olivia most about the collection.

Olivia commented on her collection: “I’m so excited to be working with Dorothy Perkins and to bring my designs to the high street. The collection focuses on strong yet simple silhouettes, as I always design feminine shapes with an original take, in order to create a versatile piece that can become a wardrobe staple. Also I have introduced jewelry and swimwear to the range, which will be the first time I have added accessories to one of my collections.”

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Debenhams Reveals Formula For Perfect Pair Of ‘Drop-A-Dress Size’ Shoes

Debenhams has announced its formula for how to drop a dress size in seconds. According to the retailer, if chosen carefully, a mere pair of shoes can have a dramatic slimming effect on the wearer – creating the illusion of having dropped a dress size.

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The slimming effect is so apparent that, when asked to guess the dress size of the same woman in two images, people shown the image of her wearing the slimming shoes gave an average of one dress size smaller than those shown a picture of her without the magic shoes on.

Debenhams technologists created the formula when they noticed an onslaught of celebrity women, including Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and most recently Ed Miliband’s wife Justine wearing similar nude high heels.

The formula for the perfect pair of slimming shoes is as follows: (colour + platform + height + heel width) – ankle strap = slimming, or as it is written in short-hand: (C + P + H + HW) – AS = S.

For those wanting to look slimmer in their dresses, they must first choose a nude coloured shoe which matches their skin tone. This works as an extension of the leg. Platforms should be concealed and should have at least a centimetre in depth to ensure maximum lengthening.

Heel height is critical and it is advised that women choose three-inch or higher heels. This provides added height and instantly gives a slimming effect. Heel width should also be considered. Thick heels draw the eye and break the illusion, so stiletto heels are recommended.

The final aspect of the formula is ankle straps. According to the formula, ankle straps should be avoided at all costs as they cut the leg short, making them look shorter and wider.

The formula combines a combination of tricks that give the impression of lengthened legs and tighter thighs while encouraging the torso to be pushed out, in turn flattening the stomach.

In response to the slimming formula, Natelle Baddeley, head of accessories for Debenhams, said: “It seems that performing magic tricks is no longer reserved for the likes of Dynamo and David Blaine.

“If followed to the letter, this formula gives women the chance to walk in the shoes of the famous tricksters of our time – creating a slimmer silhouette in an instant.”

Natelle Baddeley continued: “This is a diet in a shoe. Once you have found the perfect pair all you need to do is slip on your shoes to instantly transform your silhouette. It’s the perfect party cheat.”

High profilers who currently benefit from this sneaky cheat are A-listers such as Beyonce Knowles, Victoria Beckham, Alesha Dixon, Jessie J and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Quiz Unwraps Brand New Website Design

International women’s clothing retailer Quiz has launched its brand new website, designed to make it easier than ever for fashion-conscious shoppers to get their hands on the latest styles.

The company’s website has had a major makeover and along with a new sleek design, users will benefit from an intuitive navigation system which makes finding the right clothes, accessories and footwear quick and easy.

In addition, a number of new features have been added to the site including a virtual fitting room which allows shoppers to create a model from scratch, by selecting height, weight, hair colour, bra size, waist, under-bust and hip measurements. The user can then add dresses, skirts, shoes and accessories to their model to create the perfect look.

Store availability information is another new feature which has been added to the site. With just a glance visitors can now check to see whether the item of clothing they want is available in their local store in the size they require, taking the guesswork out of online shopping.

Haroun Saleemi – E-commerce Manager, at Quiz said: “We’re really delighted with the way the new website looks and hopefully customers will find it easier than ever to navigate and locate the products they want.

“The whole site has been given a makeover, but it is the new features that we’re most excited about. The virtual fitting room really gives people a true idea of how the clothes they’re interested in will look with shoes and accessories. We think it’s going to prove massively popular with online shoppers out to find that perfect outfit for a special occasion.”

Along with the new website functions that have already gone live, Quiz will be adding more services and increased functionality over the coming weeks and months. The ability to buy online and collect orders in store, and the ability to pay for goods with Quiz Credit notes are both coming soon. Quiz also plans to work with the Collect+ delivery service in the near future to make returning unwanted goods easier than ever before.

Haroun Saleemi added: “There are a number of updates to the site still to be rolled out, and you can be sure we’ll continue to search for ways to make shopping for everything from party dresses to evening dresses even more enjoyable for our loyal customers.”

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Be Quick Or You’ll Miss It – The Missguided.co.uk Autumn Sale With Up To 50% Off!!

If you’re looking for cheap dresses for the party season then look no further…online fashion boutique Missguided.co.uk’s sale kicks off this week with up to 50% discount on selected items.

Established in 2009, Missguided.co.uk is a leader in the online fast fashion sector, committed to bringing the latest catwalk and celebrity trend-inspired womens wear at affordable prices internationally. With an intuitive, editorial-style website; vast runway-inspired product range and capsule ‘Missguided Splash’ beauty collection, the website is the destination for budget-mindful fashion devotees who want an alternative to the high street.

Fashion savvy shoppers can easily avoid the high street rush by shopping sale items at Missguided from the comfort of their own living rooms. Purchasing customers can also take advantage of free UK saver delivery on all orders within the sale with no minimum value and free next day delivery on orders over £45.

Customers are invited to browse a variety of celebrity inspired trends in the Missguided autumn sale ranging from everyday casual outfits to those extra glam party pieces. The clothing selection offers solutions for every seasonal style conundrum – be it a Christmas party, casual wear or work attire. Unlike many sales filled with last season’s styles the Missguided sale is bang on trend.

Think cut out dresses, sheer blouses and quilted jackets and your spot on! You’ll find irresistible items in a range of sizes and colours so there’s a style to suit everyone. The Missguided sale also showcases the very best in cheap party shoes and accessories to complete the look and sale prices start from £10.99.

Some of our favourite bargains in the autumn sale include:

• The Dominicca cord collars and trim quilted jackets are the perfect snug addition to your winter wardrobe at £39.99.

• The Pressley gathered front jewel maxi dress, add a little spark to your evening attire in the style of Amy Childs, a must have party piece for that extra special occasion at only £19.99.

• The Nessie mesh and satin insert bodycon playsuits dress which is simply perfect for dancing the night away at the office Christmas party at only £24.99.

Don’t miss out on these fantastic must have items; whether your looking for a complete revamp or filling in the gaps in last years wardrobe grab your next fashion-fix from the Missguided sale while stocks last.

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Debenhams Becomes First High Street Retailer With Complete Mobile Package

Debenhams has announced the launch of its new mobile-enabled site, allowing customers to access the website and shop on their mobiles, as and when they need, becoming the first on the high street to offer a complete mobile package across all mobile technologies.

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This follows a clear demand from customers with traffic from the Debenhams website accessed from mobile phones increasing by a massive 225% from August 2011 compared to the same time last year.

Complementing the existing Debenhams app on the iPhone, Android and Nokia as well as an iPhone app for the Beauty Club loyalty scheme, the new Debenhams mobile site means that Debenhams is now fully mobile – with a mobile offering suitable for every handset available on the market and the first high street retailer to offer a complete range of mobile offerings – combining mobile apps and a designated mobile site.

The Debenhams mobile site was developed entirely in house and offers the full functionality of the website including store locations and opening hours when on the move. Customers can also watch Debenhams TV through YouTube as well as become a fan on Facebook through the mobile site.

Simon Forster, director for Debenhams.com said: “Mobile continues to form a large part of our digital strategy, as an area which shows no sign of slowing down. We have seen a clear demand for shopping on the go. The addition of the m-site to our mobile offering means that no customer is excluded.”

Debenhams is also championing new technology linked to smartphones, with the addition of initiatives such as Aurasma, bringing together TV and print media, and virtual shopping with the integration of QR codes into smaller stores in order to extend the range on offer.

In the first six months, the Debenhams iPhone app has been downloaded over 500,000 times and has taken over £1million in sales.

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Debenhams Launches Autumn Advertising Campaign

Debenhams has unveiled a new multi-million pound marketing campaign for Autumn/Winter 2011.

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Starring designers Julien Macdonald, Ben de Lisi, John Rocha and for the first time, Henry Holland, the autumn campaign follows the successful spring launch of Debenhams’ first brand campaign for four years.

Richard Cristofoli, Marketing Director at Debenhams said: “The spring campaign was successful – dresses featured in the advert saw sales double and our Reger by Janet Reger lingerie sales increased by 300%.

“Furthermore, the spring campaign was vital in reminding customers about the unique relationship Debenhams has with some of the biggest names in fashion. We’ve learnt from the spring ad and autumn represents the first significant evolution for the campaign.”

Now under the banner ‘Life Made Fabulous’, Debenhams has developed the concept further and is confident of a positive response to match if not exceed, the previous season.

Each advert opens with a designer in their studio, adding the finishing touches to a garment. The transition moment is a close up of the product before the scene shifts to the same item being worn and enjoyed in real life situations.

All adverts feature the campaign strap line ‘Life Made Fabulous with Designers at Debenhams’, with the voice of the campaign coming from Billie Piper of ‘Belle du Jour’ fame.

Richard continued: “Featuring big name designers that have been working with us for over ten years as well as some of the new additions like Henry Holland, this campaign tells the story of a Designer at Debenhams garment in an upbeat and beautifully shot series of adverts.

“We have secured some fantastic prime-time slots to launch the campaign, including Emmerdale and the X Factor and are excited to see the reaction from our customers.”

The new backing track for the campaign is ‘This is the Life’ by Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club. The band’s name came about after member Sam Halliday mispronounced the name of the local cinema, Tudor Cinema, and it stuck.

The ads will launch during Emmerdale and will feature Julien Macdonald, Ben de Lisi, John Rocha and, for the first time, Henry Holland.

In addition, Debenhams’ biggest selling exclusive non-designer range Red Herring will also be featured in an advert showcasing some of the brand’s most popular young fashion.

The full 40 second adverts will also run during the coveted X Factor showing following the launch.

Also supported digitally through Debenhams.com and Debenhams TV, the campaign is enhanced with exclusive interactive material such as interviews with each designer, top picks and social media activity, taking a look at how the designers work to create their collections in store each season.

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Debenhams Reports Monsters-In-Law Battle Over Wedding Spotlight

Debenhams has reported that mothers-in-law have thrown out the wedding etiquette rule book, much to the annoyance of brides.

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Thanks to increasing numbers of step-mothers-in-law now invited to nuptials, a new breed of thrusting, cougar-esque mothers-in-law have ripped up the first commandment for weddings; thou shalt not upstage the bride.

While the happy couples have cut back slightly on the big day to save cash, research for Debenhams has found spending by fashion savvy mums has soared to an average of £430. This is compared to five years ago when they paid out an average £190 – a 126% increase.*

By comparison the overall cost of getting married has risen by only 52% to £19,779**. This is a drop from an all-time high of £20,273 in 2008.

According to high street store Debenhams, the growth in sales has been driven by the increasing numbers of divorces and second marriages: when asked the reason for wanting to look extra special, 39% of mothers-of-the-bride or groom said they were competing with their ex-husband’s new wife or girlfriend.

Alain Mehada, Debenhams Personal Shopper, said: “It seems that brides are a casualty of the sartorial battle between wives past and present.

“In their determination to make an impact, mother-in-laws are regularly ignoring the main tenants of previous decades, such as do not wear white, do not wear black and do not wear anything low-cut, tight fitting, or which is likely to gain you more attention than the bride on her big day.”

Personal shoppers have dubbed it the ‘Raquel effect’ after Raquel Welch’s famous thunder-stealing behaviour at her son’s wedding.

Raquel Welch, aged 65 at the time, turned up 12 minutes late to her son Damon’s wedding, wearing a skin-tight, little black dress with cutaway frontage revealing that famous décolletage, all topped off with a huge brimmed white hat and dark glasses.

Nearly 80% of women questioned said their main goal when dressing for their child’s wedding was to look younger than their years, with 63% of women agreeing that an expensive looking outfit was imperative.

Women agreed that figure accentuating dresses were the most important part of the look with eye-catching hats or fascinators, expensive-looking high heels and immaculate hair and make-up following accordingly.

Debenhams looked at spending through its personal shopper service and found the average mother of the bride outfits bought by style conscious mothers for weddings cost £130, handbag £40, shoes £75 and hat £60 and £50 went on new cosmetics.

This adds a new level of competition to the already existing, but less brutal contest between the mother of the bride, and mother of the groom.

‘Ladette to Lady’ Social & Etiquette Expert, Liz Brewer commented: “The number one rule for mothers and stepmothers-in-law is not to do anything to draw attention away from the bride. Be as elegant as you like, but it is incredibly bad form to upstage the bride on her big day.”

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Debenhams To Launch Limited Edition Bridesmaid Dress

Debenhams has announced that it will be selling a limited edition version of Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid gown in stores later this year after being inundated by demands from customers.

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So great is the anticipated demand that the retailer has taken the unusual step of creating a ‘lady-in-waiting list’ to allow customers to reserve the departments store’s homage to Pippa Middleton’s iconic figure-hugging bridesmaid gown.

And for fans of Pippa’s style the retailer will also be selling a version of the emerald green evening gown that Kate’s sister wore to the evening ‘do’.

In addition a black lace sweetheart frock and a flower girl dress, all inspired by Kate Middleton and her breath-taking bridal party will go into stores later this year as well.

Russell Fish, Head of Occcassionwear Design at Debenhams commented: “Like everyone we were glued to our tellies for the wedding and have been huge Kate and Pippa fans ever since.

“We’ve taken the best of the dresses and added our designer twist. Now you can get the Middletons’ look at High Street prices.”

Debenhams’ slender ivory gown is a slinky, cowl neck number with a button-back detail and elegant cap sleeves.

An ivory flower girl dress will also launch in store to sit alongside the sleek adult gown. Featuring a delicate lace trim, puff sleeves and a pale gold sash tied in a sumptuous bow at the back, with retail prices varying depending on age.

An emerald green evening gown, with embellished neck detail and a full, floor length skirt perfect for dancing is the final gown which will hit Debenhams stores this autumn.

Debenhams is also launching a black mid-length evening gown, inspired by the dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day. Featuring intricate lace detail and trim, the full-skirted prom dress is a classic take on this timeless style women everywhere want to emulate since the royal wedding.

Alain Mehada, Chief Personal Shopper, Debenhams Oxford Street added: “Both men and women everywhere were instantly talking about Pippa, so naturally brides-to-be will want to emulate her classic look, both for themselves or their bridesmaids.

“We have been inundated by customers asking if we have anything similar to the dresses worn by Kate, Pippa and the flower girls, but the ivory dress worn by Pippa is the most requested by far.”

Sales boffins at the retailer predict that these dresses will follow in the footsteps of a Star by Julien Macdonald dress that sold out before even reaching stores after fashionistas heralded the design as the look of the season a couple of years ago.

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Topshop Reveals the Looks of Autumn Winter 2011

Topshop has launched four new looks for Autumn Winter 2011 with its New Mod, Prim and Polished, Glam Underground and Bavaria collections.

New Mod is an updated and feminine take on the rebellious dressing of the teddyboys of the 1960s. Modern twists elevate sleek tailoring and clean shapes; slim cigarette trousers in a sapphire jacquard come in the season’s essential ankle-skimming length and a simple t-shirt shape comes in panels of monochrome silk. Be prepared for the unexpected as hybrid garments become key; a royal blue wool crombie has soft black leather sleeves whilst the classic sweatshirt is luxurious with faux fur sleeves. Prints are bold with polka dots and window pane checks splashed across chiffons and silks, whilst colour blocking features in ‘Dad’ sweaters with the occasional punky motif. A much more hourglass silhouette takes over from that of the boyish with semi bodycon dresses celebrating the waist and skirts predominantly in pencil or mid-calf length.

Mixing elements of the laid-back 60s with a neater finish from the 40s post-war Britain, Prim and Polished is an eclectic dressing-up box of girly vintage-inspired pieces. Dresses are ladylike in pretty florals and ditsy prints, appearing in a classic tea dress or drop-waist shift shape and look newest in mid-calf length. Again, skirts are longer in length, sometimes pleated or with side slits and look prim when worn with feminine peter pan blouses buttoned to the neck. Pretty detailing such as petal cutouts around the neckline, lace inserts and contrasting panelling create interest whilst elegant beading on dainty pouch handbags finish off the look. Colour is important; tapered trousers come in jade or tangerine and bright prints appear throughout, whilst the overall silhouette is soft and feminine.

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Dorothy Perkins announces Summer Style Weekender

Dorothy Perkins is inviting the British public to celebrate the Summer Style Weekender, with four days of fashion and make-up tips, with 20% off everything.

The company has teamed up with Closer magazine and Rimmel London to bring customers a guide to their most stylish summer. Each day the Dorothy Perkins website will have a new feature, guest-edited by the Closer Fashion team, to handle all summer wardrobe dilemmas, from what to wear to a wedding to what to pack for a holiday. The Closer girls will also be taking to the blog to take part in the infamous DP Dress Up Challenge, solving a daily dilemma from a capsule holiday wardrobe of just five pieces.

Rimmel London will be blogging daily with expert advice from Kirstin Piggot, make-up artist to the stars. A range of Rimmel London products, from mascara to lipstick to nail polish, will be available from dorothyperkins.com for the first time, in a choice of colours to complement the store’s summer collection.

The first 5,000 customers will each receive a free copy of Closer magazine and a free Rimmel London nail polish with their order.

In addition, every customer will receive a 20% discount, automatically applied online and redeemable in store with a downloadable voucher.

Finally, the Summer Style Weekender competition will allow customers to win their own stylish weekend away. Dorothy Perkins have two prizes to give away for a VIP trip to London for two people on Friday 15th July. Each winner will receive two VIP tickets to see Ellie Goulding at Somerset House, a £200 shopping spree in Dorothy Perkins and makeover from Rimmel London for them and a friend, and an overnight stay at Mercure Bankside, a contemporary 4 star hotel, ideally located in central London.

To enter, and for more Summer Style Weekender activities, interested parties can visit the Dorothy Perkins Facebook page at facebook.com/dorothyperkins and follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/dorothy_perkins.

For 20% off, and a free Closer magazine and Rimmel London nail polish while stocks last, customers can visit dorothyperkins.com.

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Topshop Announces Instore Summer Campaign

Topshop has announced it will be holding a number of summer-holiday-themed instore promotions in June. The promotions will take place in the Oxford Circus, Manchester Armdale, Dublin Stephen’s Green and Liverpool stores.

The activities will include a ‘Create Your Own Postcard’ pop-up and a frozen yoghurt stand from Frae in selected stores. Dazed Digital will be also be hosting ‘Fashion Photography in the Digital Age’ workshops.

Visitors to the four stores during the promotional period* will be able to create their own ‘Wish You Were At Topshop’ postcard. Following a complimentary styling session and make-up touch-up, a photo will be taken with an iPad 2 against a summer-holiday-themed backdrop, with the option to choose one of several Instagram** filters to change the look and feel of the image.

Once the perfect image has been captured on camera, customers can then upload their image straight onto their Facebook page and Topshop’s own gallery, allowing them to share the photo with friends. There will also be the option to print out the postcard to keep. Plus, customers will be able to ‘LIKE’ Topshop on Facebook, where they’ll then have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a £1000/$1000 summer spree.

Customers will be able to grab a snack from organic frozen yoghurt brand Frae, who will be popping up for a limited period in each of the four stores.

For the true fashion photography fan, Dazed Digital will be hosting four workshops on ‘Fashion Photography in the Digital Age’ in stores. Each workshop will focus on how fashion photography has evolved from a professional art form to the democratisation of social photo sharing and image manipulation, and the effect this has had on fashion shoots and brand campaigns.

Topshop is proud to be the first in the industry to work with Instagram, giving customers a fun instore experience and a postcard they can keep forever.

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Dorothy Perkins Reveals Its New Floradita Collection

Dorothy Perkins is proud to announce this summer’s launch of Floradita, a sophisticated, boutique-inspired floral collection.

Floradita has a hint of the 1950s and a touch of modern day romance, creating a capsule collection of fabrics in simple feminine shapes.

Whether it’s a traditional wedding in the country, a refined garden party or just a stroll in the warm sunshine, Floradita has plenty to offer for everyone for every occasion.

From prim, full-skirted sundresses and floaty floral maxis, to delicately embroidered cropped jackets and peter-pan collar lace tops, this new range has a unique and eclectic feel to it and is perfect for the summer months ahead.

Many of the items in the collection have a retro or vintage look to them, with floral patterns being a strong theme throughout. This is featured quite boldly on skirts and summer dresses, and used more subtly on lace detailed tops.

A limited edition range of Floradita jewellery is also available, which complements the clothing. A chunky gold chain necklace with bold flower charms adds a quirky touch, while rose printed cameos create a more quintessentially English look, found on stud earrings, a statement ring and a pendent necklace.

The range also includes accessories, such as floral print summer wedges, bright coloured clutch bags and oversized sunglasses.

Floradita is available in selected stores nationwide and online on the Dorothy Perkins website from the beginning of June 2011.

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Topshop has launched its new party dress collection called Dress Up Topshop

This debut collection of 12 statement dresses offers irreverent fun in a range of colours, shapes and styles. The collection brings the Topshop flavour to dresses that to wear with confidence by those who know how to get noticed.

Each dress has its own character suiting any mood and any event, whether it’s for a gig or a glam function, these dresses embrace experimentation and allow for styling and an individual approach.

The collection features a black leather dress with gold studding, while ruffled sleeves and black elastic strapping reveals the back and channels an early 80’s punk influence. A black jersey dress with a sweetheart neckline and sheer sleeves is adorned in silver lightning beading, putting the rock into glam rock, and a simple grey snakeskin print halter is held at the neckline with chunky gold chain.

Other highlights include an all-over rainbow of sequins on a simple sheath dress with a black leather bowtie belt, whilst a fun fifties prom style frock in white with black polka dots has a full skirt and pale pink bodice dress has a tulle tu-tu. Candy pink and lemon dresses look like French fancy wrapping in cute cocktail dresses and flowers in pinks burst onto a sweet party dress with diamante detailing. Godess dresses feature with strong Grecian influences, and asymmetric dove grey chiffon reveals a silver studded bustier combining tough and soft elements.

Dress Up Topshop is the ultimate fix for those on the party scene with an eye for fashion and a focus on fun.

The Dress up Topshop range is available in Topshop stores nationwide with prices ranging between £45 and £180.

About Topshop:
Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.

Topshop is continually recognised as being an authority on womens fashion with a wide range of petite clothing, dresses, skirts and jeans through to maternity wear, petite clothing and make up.

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PacificPlex Dress Featured on EngagementinNews.com

PacificPlex, a premier online retailer and fashion leader specializing in prom and bridesmaid dresses, has been featured on a popular engagement website with one of their products. The first product listed in the “Featured Product” category provides a small glimpse as to what the retailer offers.

EngagementinNews.com is a popular website geared towards newly engaged individuals by assisting in locating ideal bridesmaid dresses, gifts, and all the essentials that go into a wedding ceremony. When one logs into the website on the homepage EngagementinNews.com features a categorical display of featured products that the individuals at EngagementinNews.com felt worthy of its followers to seek out further.

The first product listed is one by PacificPlex. The product is a strapless fairy pink gown. The dress may be worn as a cocktail dress to a holiday party, an eye-catching prom dress, or used as a bridesmaid gown to a modern-themed wedding. The multi-use of the dresses shows its versatility, which many may take a liking towards. The pink dress is short and flirty, yet has detailing that leaves a sophisticated and classy demeanor.

EngagmentinNews.com features a slew of products on their homepage. Amongst some of the products other than dresses are shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Thus, because of the extensive selection being featured on the webpage, as well as being listed as the first product is a true feat. Being that EngagmentinNews.com does not have any affiliation with PacificPlex, it is noteworthy that the individuals of the website found the product value worthy to be mentioned on their homepage.

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Topshop Announces New Make-up Collection for Spring and Summer

Topshop has announced the launch of its new make-up collection for SS11. Sandstorm is a capsule trend collection which will capture warm tones and neon colours.

With a palette of sorbet tones and sultry hues, Sandstorm contrasts metallic finishes with sun-bleached neons to create a versatile collection. Sandstorm captures a form of self-expression that embodies the spirit of Festival dressing. The capsule collection is a crossover of versatile products and formulas that blend and build from dusk until dawn.

Matte rose-flushed packaging with metallic flecks references sunbeams that gleam over compacts, palettes and lipstick casings. The hand-drawn sketches on the outer casing depict a desert-scape, mirroring the make-up encased within.

Lizzie Dawson, senior designer at Topshop said “Heavily influenced by the colourful and spiritual Burning Man festival based in the Nevada desert, I was very much inspired by the eclectic mix of sun-bleached neons and tarnished, dusty metallics that create the landscape of the festival. I wanted this to translate into a unique and experimental mini spin-off trend range for the make-up collection, one that embodied the essence of SS11. The end result is a collection of one-off formulas in contrasting colours and textures that encapsulate the experimental, festival vibe.”

The Sandstorm collection includes a Cheek Duo which features a two-tone palette that intertwines a sorbet flush with bronze highlights. The Cheek Duo is designed to create a subtle glow to contrast and compliment against the metallic pigments of both eyes and nails.

The collection also features Metallic Mousse Eye-shadow, Eye Duo, Eye Crayon, Liner, Lips, Gloss Stick, Nail Duo and Nails. In line with the new make-up collection launch, Topshop has created two online tutorials which will help create bespoke looks with the Sandstorm products. The ‘Grunge Rock’ look fuses smudged, smoky eyes with colour-pop lips to create a daringly different look. To get the Grunge Rock effect, use Kohl in ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Pewter’ and Crayon in ‘Plum’ for the eyes, coupled with ‘Hazard’ for the lips.

The second tutorial focuses on creating the ‘Tribal Warrior’ look, perfect for summer festivals. Face art crayon in ‘Zephyr’ is used, along with ‘Desert Sun’ bronzer, lip creme in‘Daze’ and ‘Meteoric’ eye shadow.

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Topshop Releases Fashion Film for SS11

Topshop has joined forces with up-and-coming film maker Tyrone Le Bon and stylist Beth Fenton to create a fashion film which will showcase its trends for SS11. The film features two models, Kat and Esme, as they show off this season’s hottest trends.

The film is designed to encapsulate the overriding feeling that spring is all about dressing up and having fun with fashion. It was shot on a mix of normal film and cinefilm and features an impressive soundtrack.

The video features styles that will be prominent in this season’s collection and were selected by Beth Fenton as her Spring Picks. New looks for this season include the Snake Valley, Swedish Summer, New Age Constellation and Graduation collections, which comprise pieces like flared trousers, button-up blouses, fringed kimonos and diamante frayed hot pants.

Tyrone Le Bon, film maker for the Topshop fashion film, commented: “The Topshop aesthetic is about being an individual, so we took this beyond the girls and the clothes we were showing and across into the filmmaking process too.”

About Topshop:
Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.

Topshop is continually recognised as being an authority on women’s clothing with a wide range of jeans, dresses, bags and coats through to maternity wear, petite clothing and make-up.

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Topshop Launches Christmas Fashion Film

Topshop has launched its new Christmas fashion film, which highlights the key trends for this year’s Christmas period and the party season.

The festive fashion film is directed by Angelo Pennetta and features model Ashley Smith and stylist Francesca Burns showing off the hottest pieces for the Christmas period this year.

The video helps Christmas party-goers create some beautiful looks, whether they plan to stay in with friends or head out on the town.

Some of the keys trends this season include diamante scattered fishtail gown and sequin shift dresses which create the Christmas sparkle. Any look can be toughened up with the help of lace-up boots and chunky knitwear to help keep out the chill on the cold December nights.

The Christmas period is also about tassels and textures, so the addition of leopard print or faux fur can keep any outfit right on trend. And as its Christmas, it’s important to sparkle, so anything with sequins or gems will look perfect.

The new festive fashion video shows that a variety of looks can be created from Topshop’s latest collection, no matter what style customers are going for, as there is something for everyone. Looks can differ from beaded knits, leopard print coats and capes to party frocks with huge bows and pearl encrusted heels to the grungier look of ankle socks and lace-up boots.

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Topshop Make Up Launches Heavy Duty – A Trend Led Collection For Autumn/Winter

Topshop will be launching its second limited-edition make up collection, Heavy Duty. Following the earlier festival inspired summer collection; Heavy Duty is an unapologetic homage to LA’s bohemian grunge aesthetic and pulls in Topshop’s key looks for the season.

Heavy Duty promises deep tones in never before seen formulas that will mix wet and dry textures while keeping the unique quirky packaging design as seen previously.

Top of the wish list for many is Heavy Duty’s Kohl Dust. This is designed to crumble beautifully into the eye to create that party girl ‘slept in’ chic look. Paired with the ‘bitten cherry shade of stain’ Lip Marker, this is the perfect finishing touch for the tough yet feminine winter chic look.

Lizzie Dawson, Topshop Senior Designer, commented, “On a recent cool hunting trip to LA, I was inspired by how Californian girls effortlessly mixed new brands with old American vintage. The result is an eclectic lived-in grungey glamour that embodies Heavy Duty.”

The full 14 piece collection encompasses colour for lips, eyes and nails and is driven by a unique range of shades, from aubergine tones through to pewters and inky petrols.

A beauty bag must-have comes in the form of a lacquered lip gloss in deepest Chilli Red, delivering the wettest look lip coverage. Another must-have of the collection is the eye duo palette that holds an intensely pigmented wet to dry formula in pairings of inky tones. Carbon mascara comes in raven black creating the ultimate lengthened look complementing perfectly the smokey, sultry look.

“Although Heavy Duty embodies a toughness and strength never before seen in Topshop Make Up, the playfulness of hand drawn scribbles and craft materials still embodies the creative essence that is synonymous with the brand.” Sarah Thorne, Topshop Senior Creative Designer

The collection encompasses two key trends, ‘All Laquered Up’ and ‘The Ultimate Smokey’ that draw on the key trends for autumn/winter and have been created into video podcasts to help customers create this season’s favorite looks using core pieces from the collection:

All Laquered Up – podcast 1, sees make up artist Hannah Murrey create a look that is feminine but with attitude using key collection pieces, Eyeshadow Duo Greyscale’ and Lips in ‘Beguilded’.

Whilst Podcast 2 – The Ultimate Smokey’ creates an experimental look focusing on stained lips, cascading shadows and opulent blacks creating a look that is feminine but with attitude.

Both podcasts are availiable to watch on www.youtube.com/topshoppodcasts

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Debenhams Breaks New Ground With National Disabled Model Campaign

Debenhams has become the first retailer on the British high street to launch a national window campaign featuring a disabled model in all of its 160 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The ground breaking imagery features disabled model Shannon Murray, along with additional photography, mannequins and products in a display to launch the Debenhams autumn winter womenswear.

The innovative display follows an approach by Nikki Fox and Natasha Wood, both disability campaigners and presenters of the hit TV show, How to Look Good Naked, which lead to a trial using Shannon in three stores earlier this year. The pilot resulted in the some of the most responsive and positive feedback the retailer has ever received prompting Debenhams to take new shots and roll out across all its stores.

The move comes as a natural next step for Debenhams following campaigns featuring plus size and petite models, un-airbrushed swim models and size 16 mannequins – all since the start of 2010.

Debenhams hopes the latest move will encourage other retailers to follow suit and be more versatile.

Celebrity stylist, presenter of ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and inclusivity campaigner, Gok Wan, commented: “After months and months of hard work, this is some of the best imagery I have seen on the British high street…ever.

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Topshop Announces The Arrival Of New Designers Online

Topshop has welcomed a number of collections and collaborations from new designers to be introduced online and at the company’s flagship Oxford Street store.

While new clothing projects will launch throughout the year, September sees the arrival of new collections from Ashish and Michael Van Der Ham.

Michael Van Der Ham will be creating a range of multi-coloured silk scarves which will feature trompe d’oeil patchwork and fringe detailing. This is the first time Topshop has worked with Michael Van Der Ham, and follows his recent NEWGEN sponsorship win.

Ashish will be offering a range of premium jerseys. The pieces are emblazoned with French phrases using flocking and will be available in both fitted and oversized styles. Ashish’s collections for Topshop are always desirable, with his sporty and fun aesthetic proving very popular with fashion tastemakers.

Rachael Proud, Senior Buyer and Consultant at Topshop commented: “The new collaborations were inspired by our desire to offer something new, exciting and surprising to the customer that was ever-changing instore. We hope that the customer will go into store to buy the perfect gift for a friend, but love the gift so much they have to keep it for themselves.”

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Topshop Announces Its New Autumn/Winter Collections

Topshop have just launched their autumn/winter collections, High Performance, Out of the Wild, Dark Nouveau and Outsiders.

Topshop Announces Its New Autumn/Winter Collections

Continuing on from the summer’s sportswear inspired craze, High Performance features panelling, clashing textures and high-tech fabrics. Giving sportswear a tougher feel for winter, styles are layered, worn under and over one another, while panels of aertex, mesh, lace, jersey and leather sit together to create a new look. Finishes use sportswear technology; seams are fused, while edges are bonded and laser cut for precision. Prints are also central to this look and are at once tribal and technical – a car tyre print adorns a loose-fitting chiffon trouser while graphic prints adorn dresses which feature mesh panels.

Tapping into the colours of autumn, the Out of the Wild collection is founded upon the elements. Faux fur, bondage-style strapping, dishevelled fabrics and patchwork feature heavily, making textured knitwear and mixed materials central to this trend. With pieces that are knotted, laddered, and adorned with feathers and wild trims mixed with checks and tweed, the collection has an outdoors throw on feel. Softer elements combine with tougher pieces and feature photo real-prints inspired by nature; a leaf skeleton print decorates a pleated chiffon maxi skirt that also features animal markings and looks great teamed with cable knit knee high socks and oversized, chunky knits.

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House of Fraser Introduces Mango Online

House of Fraser has announced the introduction of Mango to its online store.

House of Fraser Introduces Mango Online

Established in 1984, Mango opened its first store in Barcelona’s Paseo de Gracia. Over the years, Mango has grown from strength to strength, keeping up to date with the latest fashion and offering its customers a variety of collections inspired by this season’s catwalk trends.

The move means that customers can now find Mango’s latest womenswear collection, from casual weekend wear to something suitable for the office, through the houseoffraser website.

The new Mango clothing collection combines pureness and simplicity and takes shoppers on a visit to the Mediterranean where blues and greys are mixed with whites and neutral tones. Mango’s collection includes nautical retro style with the combination of stripes and spots. Alternatively, a modern urban look can be created by incorporating sportswear elements or wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothes that are more emphasised at the waist.

The new Mango fashion collection at housoffraser.co.uk offers comfort and functionality, contrasted with very feminine shapes resulting in gathering, draping and pleating. Equally, Mango’s collection includes timeless pieces like the safari jacket with a romantic touch, making it both functional and sexy, and it also introduces khaki as the base colour for women this season.

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Topshop And Teenage Cancer Trust Unite For Summer Bandstands Picnics Throughout The UK In June

Every day in the UK six young people are told they have cancer. Being a teenager is tough enough without having to deal with a serious illness that takes away your normal life at home, at school and with friends. Young people often feel isolated when facing a cancer diagnosis and rarely meet others going through the same experience. Teenage Cancer Trust believe that teenagers shouldn’t stop being teenagers because they have cancer and build specialist units in NHS hospitals where young people can be treated together, in an environment suited to their needs.

Topshop And Teenage Cancer Trust Unite For Summer Bandstands Picnics Throughout The UK In June

Throughout the month of June, Topshop has joined up with the Teenage Cancer Trust to help raise money through a host of special events and by selling dedicated product instores and online. The product lines consist of a bespoke print head scarf, kaftan and bag designed exclusively for Teenage Cancer Trust, as well as friendship bracelets which reflect the summer trends – a percentage of all sales goes to Teenage Cancer Trust.

The unique outdoor Bandstand Picnics will be hosted around the UK in June featuring many up-and-coming music artists such as electric trio Chew Lips, Welsh indie-popsters Los Campesinos and the hotly tipped Summer Camp, plus pop-rockers I Blame Coco.

All events will take place in the loveliest green spaces in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Birmingham and will be transformed into classic picnic style areas. To complement the picnic theme, Native Faces – a London based Face painting company – will provide festival decoration using Topshop Make Up. Sk8 House roller skates will also be available to hire, while sports day games will take place for amazing prizes. There’s a special sun-shaded area where you’ll be able to relax with sun cream on hand.

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Kate Moss Topshop Presents New Spring Summer 2010 Collection

Kate Moss Topshop presents a new collection of vintage inspired signature pieces for Spring Summer 2010. Featuring a handful of limited-edition items and an eclectic mix of eras, styles, fabrics and colour palettes, the core collection truly reflects Kate’s bohemian take on dressing and covers every occasion for the season ahead.

Kate Moss Topshop Presents New Spring Summer 2010 Collection

Topshop and Kate Moss have targeted contemporary designs throughout the range with the new collection taking its inspiration from the 1970s; vintage floral print shirts complete with corseting panels to update a classic.

Dresses dominate the collection, varying from casual summer frocks to elegant daywear through to show-stopping evening gowns. The selection of dresses uses a mix of floral print, sleeved and sleeveless, chiffon tiered as well as 1920s-inspired maxi dresses. The subtle and feminine tones combined with the contemporary approach highlights the diversity in this collection; emphasised by the ditsy print washed cotton mini dress with a maxi length graduated back – the dress of the season. Denim makes a comeback too with a larger selection of shapes and washes. Grey super skinnies, hippy-ish low rise wide leg jeans and a fitted denim blazer are key pieces within the collection.

Topshop has also published a short Kate Moss Topshop film shot by British fashion photographer and industry favourite, Nick Knight, to accompany the 98 piece collection and allow online viewers to get a first look.

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Debenhams Reports Sales Of False Lashes Soar As Ladies Up North Wear Three At A Time

Debenhams has reported seeing sales of false eyelashes increase by over 1000% during the last year, as women in parts of the UK wear three pairs of lashes at a time.

Sales staff discovered the trend after emergency stocks of Eylure and other popular brands repeatedly had to be sent to stores in regions such as Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool. Surges in sales were particularly apparent during the run up to the weekend, as the glamorous ladies of the north go all-out in their preparations for a night out on the town.

Sarah Meadows, Cosmetics Buyer at Debenhams, said, “We have had to send emergency stocks of our false lash ranges to certain stores around the country to cope with the Friday and Saturday night demand.

“It was only when sales staff reported that young women in Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester were wearing the glue-on strip eyelashes three pairs at a time that we discovered the trend.

“With celebrities such as Jordan and The Saturdays papped with glamorous, cheek-sweeping lashes, falsies have become an essential part of a night out and it seems one pair is just not enough.

“False lashes have proved such a success that we’re continually extending the range. Our customers are demanding longer and thicker styles so feather effect, diamante tipped and babydoll styles are all coming soon.”

Sarah concluded, “It seems batting bigger eyes is most definitely better but to achieve the doe-eyed ‘bambi’ look, rather than out-of-control spider legs, make sure they are secure all night”.

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Topshop Expands International Shipping Territories

Topshop.com, which launched in 2001, has expanded its international shipping to include twelve new destinations: Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. The move follows huge demand in those countries, shown by high traffic on the website as well as customer comments on Topshop’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Delivering iconic British style to over 30 markets, Topshop.com has all the looks available in the London flagship store. It offers over 300 new products a week, trend advice, editorial features, a weekly newsletter, the Inside-Out blog, and instant access to Topshop’s range of designer collaborations and concessions. Additionally Topshop Unique, the only high street collection shown at London Fashion Week is available online.

For SS10, Topshop’s mainline trends include Club Tropicana, inspired by 1980s Miami Beach and the hip hop scene; Rough Luxe, which is dark and grungey; Body Armour, sportswear with an urban twist; and Techno Traveller, perfect for this summer’s festivals.

In addition to the mainline collections, the expansion will give these countries access to the full range of Kate Moss Topshop, which relaunches in May, the brand’s designer collaborations such as Mary Katranzou, Ann-Sofie Back and Asish and also collections by Mark Fast and Meadham Kirchoff coming up in May and June.

Kate Walmsley, Head of E-Commerce, commented: “Everything Topshop can be found on
Topshop.com and so this expansion means our customers can get full access to the brand and iconic British style straight to their door from over 30 countries.”

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Debenhams First With Disabled High Street Model

Following an approach by Nikki Fox and Natasha Wood, both disability campaigners and presenters of the hit TV show ‘How to Look Good Naked’, Shannon Murray will appear in photography in the stores windows and online. Shannon, 32, has been confined to a wheelchair since breaking her neck in her teens.

Shannon will join three other models appearing in imagery to promote the recently launched Principles by Ben de Lisi range which prides itself on its inclusivity. Joining Shannon will be Kate Fullman, a size 16 model, Tess Montgomery, a petite 5’4″ model and Tokumbo Daniel, a size 10 model. The Principles clothing range starts at size 8 and goes up to size 20 with a specific petite clothing offering.

Unlike other high street stores, Debenhams is showing an increasing willingness to inject some variety into the people modelling its clothes. The campaign follows hot on the heels of the retailer using size 16 mannequins in its windows.

Michael Sharp, Debenhams’ Deputy Chief Executive said: “We cater for women of all shapes and sizes, young and old, non-disabled and disabled so we wanted our windows to reflect this choice.

“When Nikki and Natasha approached us with the idea, we didn’t have to think twice. We are proud to be the first high street retailer to deliver this. We only wished we had done it sooner,” concluded Sharp.

Nikki Fox praised the store for using Shannon in its campaign: “I am so happy and proud that Debenhams has used our disabled model for such a massive campaign.” she said. “It’s a really big deal. If seeing Shannon helps another disabled person, then we’ve done well.”

Ben de Lisi added: “Every woman deserves to look good and feel special which is why there are styles to suit, fit and flatter every body shape in the new Principles range. I think that Shannon looks amazing.”

Shannon Murray complemented the retailer for supporting disabled models: “I think this is a fabulous step forward by Debenhams and I’m proud to be part of such a big move towards positive representation of disability in high street fashion.”

Gok Wan added: “We in the UK have the best high street in the world. It’s a multi million pound industry that needs to recognise all shapes, sizes and disabilities. Filming ‘How to Look Good Naked’ has been a life changing experience for me, because I have learnt so much about a community I knew existed but have never been involved with.

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