Express launches an exclusive, limited-edition collection designed by Karlie Kloss

Express launches an exclusive, limited-edition collection designed by Karlie Kloss

 

Collection to Debut at Live Fashion Show Featuring Inspiring Individuals in Brand Ambassador’s Hometown of St. Louis, Missouri

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2017-Apr-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) today (March 30, 2017) announced Express’ launch of an exclusive, limited-edition collection designed by Express Brand Ambassador and Creative Consultant Karlie Kloss and the Express design team. Karlie Kloss and Express are set to reveal the collection at a live fashion show featuring innovators, game changers, and go-getters as runway models on March 30, in Karlie Kloss’ hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The event will also feature live DJ sets by Hannah Bronfman and a special musical performance by Charli XCX.

The Karlie Kloss x Express Collection reveals the beauty and versatility of the essentials of a wardrobe. The collection is comprised of 17 styles that create more than 100 looks ranging from Karlie’s iconic tees and blazers, to quintessential maxi dresses and embellished bombers. The looks reflect the vibrant optimism of Karlie and how her collection – as her dress code – showcases the must-have fashion pieces for a busy lifestyle.

Karlie Kloss and Express selected the inspiring individuals who will appear in the runway show via a contest where applicants uploaded videos to Instagram, explaining how they live their best life and empower others to do the same. The collection and runway show tie to the retailers’ ongoing mission to inspire customers to celebrate and express their best life through fashion.

“This collection is made for everyday women—the strong, dynamic, on-the-go achievers among us,” said Karlie Kloss. “It was amazing to have Express so closely aligned in this vision to design a collection that has a fashionable staple for any occasion. I am excited for us to launch with a runway show back in my hometown of St. Louis, featuring women who live their best lives and know going after your dreams is always in style.”

“Karlie Kloss’ style reflects a life lived without limits. As a model, student, entrepreneur and philanthropist, she’s always in demand, has to be ready for anything, and is making a real difference,” said David Kornberg, Express president and CEO. “This exclusive capsule collection, built by Karlie and the Express design team, offers stylish wardrobe essentials every woman needs.”

The Karlie Kloss x Express Collection will range from $24.90 – $168.00 and will be available online at express.com the evening of March 30 following the runway show and in-stores on March 31. Customers can tune in to view the live runway show on March 30 at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT on Facebook.com/Express and express.com and see additional coverage by following @Express #Karlie4Express on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

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. 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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Yigal Azrouel launches exclusive, limited-edition collection at Macy’s

Yigal Azrouel launches exclusive, limited-edition collection at Macy’s

 

The new line of architecturally feminine blouses, dresses and jackets is available now at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com

NEW YORK, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s today (Feb. 15, 2017) announced the release of an exclusive, new collection by famed designer Yigal Azrouel. YYIGAL, an architecturally-influenced, limited-edition line, embodies the sophisticated and feminine spirit of the Yigal Azrouel brand through signature tops, blouses, faux-leather motorcycle jackets, intricate dresses and a statement jumpsuit. YYIGAL is available at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com today.

“YYigal represents the effortless style, cool confidence and modern sophistication that is at the core of my brand,” said Yigal Azrouel. “From the intricate lace detailing and architectural silhouettes, to the delicate draping that has become signature to my design; each piece was created to stand out and make the wearer feel empowered. This is my first collaboration with Macy’s, and they’ve been an incredible partner in helping bring my point-of-view to their customers.”

The dynamic line taps into the core aesthetic of Yigal Azrouel’s design DNA—as it combines delicate draping with expert construction, resulting in a collection that is fresh and modern, but also exudes the timelessness inherent in high style. Vivid prints are rendered in a refined color palette of black, white and blush, and lace embellishments, inserts and bodices are new and edgy interpretations of the traditionally hyper-romantic and feminine fabric.

“Yigal Azrouel is an iconic New York designer known for his impeccable attention to detail and designs that make women look and feel amazing,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “He is a master at drawing inspiration from his various interests in travel, architecture, and of course, New York City, and creating breathtaking clothing that speaks to the modern woman. We’re bringing this seasoned, fashion-first practical approach to every day dressing to the Macy’s customer in a new way through this collection, and she’s going to love it.”

The pieces are reflective of Azrouel’s New York roots and global vision, and thoroughly embody today’s woman and her life. The clothing is bold and powerful, yet sophisticated and continental, and clean silhouettes make for easy wearing, day-to-night dressing. The effortlessly cool collection projects confidence, style and an ultra-chic urbane flare.

The exclusive, limited-edition collection retails between $69 and $199, and is available in 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Gap celebrates the past and the present with the launch its limited-edition collection – the ‘90’s Archive Re-Issue

GAP PAYS HOMAGE TO THE PAST AND CELEBRATES EMERGING TALENT WITH RUMER WILLIS, COCO GORDON, EVAN ROSS, CHELSEA TYLER, LIZZY JAGGER, TJ MIZELL AND NAOMI CAMPBELL

NEW YORK, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the American clothing brand, announces the launch of a limited-edition collection – the ‘90’s Archive Re-Issue – for men and women featuring iconic styles from the ‘90’s including the Bodysuit, Reverse Fit and Easy Fit Denim, Pleated Khakis and the timeless Pocket Tee, available online and in select stores globally starting February 7.

To launch the collection, Gap collaborated with director Kevin Calero to create ‘Generation Gap,’ a film that is the ultimate contemporary homage to the iconic Gap ads of the ‘90’s with references to “Mellow Yellow,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” and updated with a modern twist. ‘Generation Gap’ features a roll call of emerging talent cast from the offspring of stars of the iconic Gap ‘90s ads with a special cameo from the timeless icon and Gap alumni Naomi Campbell wearing the iconic pocket tee that she modeled in 1992 for her Steven Meisel shoot. Set to an a capella version of the 1992 Billboard music #1 hit ‘All 4 Love’ by Color me Badd, ‘Generation Gap’ is a nod to the past and a celebration of the next generation as they reimagine the iconic Gap looks in their own unique style.

“The ‘90’s is having a sartorial moment and we have an archive of pieces that set the tone for that decade commercially and culturally, so it seemed right to re-issue some of those pieces and the stories that come with them,” said Craig Brommers, chief marketing officer for Gap. “‘Generation Gap’ came together in a celebration of who was with us then and who we are with now – it has, at its heart, that simple truth that we can take from the past but also celebrate our future.”

The ‘Generation Gap’ cast includes:

  • Model Lizzy Jagger, daughter of Jerry Hall, wears her take on the classic black Bodysuit that her mother flaunted in 1991.
  • “The classic look for anyone is not just a ‘90’s look. The white t-shirt and jeans look has gone through the decades and is still around, and I think of that as being really Gap,” said Jagger.
  • DJ TJ Mizell, son of Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, wears the iconic Gap Logo Sweatshirt that his father wore in the “Original Fit Jeans” commercial in 1990.
  • “I feel honored. Being part of anything Run DMC is a huge honor for me and being able to back up my father’s legacy with Gap,” said Mizell.
  • Actor Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross, wears the sleeveless Logo Tee as a tribute to his mother who wore a simple tank in her 1991 ad.
  • “Gap can transcend all eras. It still feels relevant. It looks like what we would be wearing right now… it is at the cusp of what we’re doing right now,” said Ross.
  • Singer Chelsea Tyler, daughter of Steven Tyler, wears the sleeveless Tee and Reverse Pleated Jeans channeling her dad’s “Easy Fit Jeans” commercial from 1997.
  • “Gap is taking something so classic that we all know and is so quintessential in our minds but has a new spin and current feeling to it,” said Tyler.
  • Singer Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore, wears the Cropped Denim Jacket, similar to the one her mother wore in her 1990 ad, with the Henley Bodysuit.
  • “Gap was really the first brand to come out of the box… and do different and interesting things,” said Willis.
  • Artist Coco Gordon, daughter of Kim Gordon who wore the Pocket Tee in her 1990 ad, wears the navy Icon Leather Jacket, black short-sleeve Mockneck Tee and High Rise Denim Short in the film.
  • “My mom always bought me Gap clothes… we definitely went to the Gap for my cool clothes.”
  • Model Actress & Activist Naomi Campbell, who was shot wearing the Pocket Tee in her 1992 ad by Steven Meisel, wears the Pocket Tee re-issue in the film.
  • “It’s an honor to be here, in the same outfit that I wore twenty years ago in my Gap ad,” said Campbell. “The creativity in the ‘90s is something I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of and to see and to learn from and to draw inspiration from.”

“I was a ‘Gap kid’ so when the call came through to re-interpret the legendary ‘90’s Gap campaigns, it was a dream come true,” says ‘Generation Gap’ director Kevin Calero. “The ‘90’s ads set the tone for a whole stream of fashion attitudes and moments. I don’t think many other brands could pull off this sort of film with authenticity and heart.”

For further information on the collection and to view ‘Generation Gap’ go to Gap.com.

About Gap

Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends.  Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand’s about 1,700 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women’s and Men’s apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections.  The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores.  Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. For more information, please visit http://gap.com/archivereissue

Investor information:

investor_relations@gap.com
650-952-4400

Source: Gap Inc.

Gap and Pendleton Woolen Mills celebrate American style with limited-edition collection for the whole family

NEW YORK, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For fall 2016, Gap and Pendleton Woolen Mills will celebrate American style with the introduction of a limited-edition collection featuring clothes and accessories for men, women, kids and baby. The collection brings together two classic American brands, celebrating Gap’s beloved denim and Pendleton’s signature plaids specially curated from Pendleton’s rich archive of historic patterns.

“We’re excited to bring a unique pairing of two American icons to our customers with this new collaboration combining the best of Gap and Pendleton’s signature styles,” said Jeff Kirwan, Global President, Gap. “Both brands have played an important role in shaping the American wardrobe and have won generations of fans along the way, making this the ideal collection to share with the whole family.”

“Pendleton joins Gap in saluting American Style in a collection that is rich in heritage and authenticity,” said Pendleton President, Mort Bishop III.  “With our joined legacy of design and fabric, the Gap x Pendleton limited-edition collection celebrates this exceptional collaboration of classic fashion and iconic plaids.”

The collection includes shirt dresses ($69.95), denim (jeans and jacket both $79.95), shirts ($59.95) and ponchos ($199) for women, a puffer vest ($98), shirt jackets ($199), baseball caps ($24.95) and scarves for men ($49.95), tote bags ($49.95-$64.95) and a full range of offerings for kids and babies ranging in price from $16.95 to $44.95. The collection is available in September at select global Gap stores and on gap.com.

About Gap
Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends.  Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand’s about 1,700 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women’s and Men’s apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections.  The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores.  Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About Pendleton
Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is a lifestyle brand recognized as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership since 1863, the company recently celebrated 153 years of weaving fabrics in the Pacific Northwest. Known for fabric innovation, Pendleton owns and operates two of America’s remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, home décor, and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea and Australia; Pendleton stores; company catalogs; and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website, http://www.pendleton-usa.com.

Investor information:

investor_relations@gap.com
650-952-4400

Source: Gap Inc.