Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

Los Angeles, 2016-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tonight (January 12th 2016), Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood and paid homage to the local music culture. Alongside the fashion launch were surprise musical performances by Dhani Harrison, New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, You + Me, a collaboration between P!nk and Dallas Green, Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, and Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson. This is the first time the designer has shown her collection in Los Angeles and the first fashion event for the iconic and largest independent record store remaining in California.

Guests that joined Stella McCartney to celebrate the evening included: Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Mary J Blige, Ringo Starr, Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, Melanie Griffith, Anjelica Huston, Chelsea Handler, Quincy Jones, Beck, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Dave Grohl, Natasha Lyonne, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Pamela Anderson, Rashida Jones, Nicole Richie, Selma Blair, Lake Bell, Emilia Clarke, Lily Collins, Elizabeth Olsen, Jemima Kirke, Lola Kirke, Stella Banderas, Riley Keough, Odeya Rush, Kiernan Shipka, Amandla Stenberg, Nana Ghana, Gia Coppola, Kim Gordon, Anthony Kiedis, Dhani Harrison, Jakob Dylan, Soko, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Estee Haim, Whitney Cummings, Demi Lovato, Ellen von Unwerth, Petra Cortright, Anthony James, Kate Upton, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Liberty Ross, Frankie Rayder, Dree Hemingway, and more.

The new collection illustrating an individual attitude in a playful style combination of sophisticated, sporty and romantic was showcased on models in fun animated vignettes within the record store. Models dressed in the Autumn 2016 looks played with vintage pin ball machines, video games, a jukebox and video screens. The designer’s signature take on masculine and feminine dressing was well represented in the collection of bold animal prints, sporty diagonal stripes, graphic shapes, and romantic silhouettes.

Accessories that complement the collection including the Falabella bag, Elyse, Binx and Odette shoes alongside the eco-friendly eyewear fabricated from bio materials were prominently displayed.Staying true the designer’s commitment to sustainability every aspect of the collection has been considered to be made in an environmentally responsible way and is consistent with the vegetarian philosophy, completely cruelty free.

To commemorate the event, a limited edition t-shirt will be available for purchase for $35 exclusively in-store at Amoeba Music. 100% of the sales of the t-shirt will be donated to No-Kill Los Angeles, an initiative of Best Friends Animal Society whose mission is to end killing dogs and cats in LA city shelters.

About Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Ms. Stella McCartney and Kering established in 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, fragrance, kids and adidas by Stella McCartney collections are available through 49 other free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris and Milan as well around 600 wholesale accounts in key cities worldwide.
For more information about Stella McCartney, please visit www.stellamccartney.com

SOURCE: Stella McCartney Ltd 

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Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

Kate Hudson’s Fashion Athletic Wear Brand Fabletics to open its first brick-and-mortar stores at five GGP locations this fall

Kate Hudson’s Fashion Athletic Wear Brand Takes Next Step in Brand Evolution

CHICAGO, 2015-7-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) today announced Fabletics, the online activewear and accessories line co-founded by award-winning actress Kate Hudson, will open its first brick-and-mortar stores at five GGP locations this fall to build off the success of its e-commerce platform. Launched in 2013, Fabletics offers premium fashion-forward activewear for women, and recently launched a versatile and high-performance athletic wear line for men, FL2.

“Adding Fabletics stores to our mall portfolio will give shoppers more access to an innovative activewear brand that is already making waves online,” said Alan Barocas, Sr. EVP of Leasing, GGP. “More and more, we are seeing pure-play retailers like Fabletics see the value of adding physical locations to enhance sales and brand visibility. In fact, 90 percent of all U.S. retail sales occur at physical stores, and when a pure-play retailer opens a physical store, they see online sales increase three to five times in the same trade area.”

GGP Fabletics locations opening this fall include: Bridgewater Commons (Bridgewater, N.J.); Christiana Mall (Wilmington, Del.); Kenwood Towne Centre (Cincinnati); The Mall in Columbia (Columbia, Md.) and Saint Louis Galleria (St. Louis). The stores will feature an assortment of amenities to provide an elevated experience for shoppers, including mobile points of sale, free shipping from warehouses for out-of-stock items, in-store fitting appointments, buy online and pick-up in store (BOPUS), as well as a virtual shopping cart to help customers complete their shopping online after their in-store visit.

“We are excited to be opening our first retail locations with GGP,” said Gregg Throgmartin, president of retail, Fabletics. “As an e-commerce leader that is expanding into brick-and-mortar retail, it was key that we partner with an innovative shopping center owner that has introduced cutting-edge retail concepts to fashion-forward and stylish customers.”

Fabletics features fashion-infused activewear that takes you way beyond the workout, from performance-enhancing pieces to high-fashion pieces to ultra-cozy loungewear. Every style is designed for working out and going out. Fabletics locations will also feature FL2, which offers a range of elite workout gear and versatile lifestyle essentials for men to work out, play, and live in. With outfits starting at $49.95 for a top and a bottom, Fabletics and FL2 offer premium activewear without the high cost.

About Fabletics and FL2 
Fabletics is an innovative, high-quality activewear and accessories line for today’s active woman, co-founded by actress Kate Hudson and the team behind JustFab. Whether it’s your sport or your passion, FL2 is designed for the athlete, the friend, the father, the weekend referee, the little league coach. FL2 was made for all men, for every lifestyle.

About GGP
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General Growth Properties, Inc. is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

CONTACTS:

GGP
Lesley Cheers
(312) 960-5529

Zeno Group
Danika Kmetz
(312) 396-9767

Fabletics
Alice Chung
(310) 683-0940