H&M launches new sports collection For Every Victory

With the technical high-fashion sports collection For Every Victory, H&M celebrates the power of personal victories. The collection has been developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympic team, and the campaign is fronted by inspirational personalities who have all achieved their own victories, whether in sport or through life experiences. The collection will launch together with the campaign in stores and online at hm.com on 21st July 2016.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — “This is a collection about performance with great style and the input of the Swedish Olympic team has been invaluable in the creation process. The result is high fashion technical sports pieces for everyone to wear,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, Design and Creative Director at H&M.

The collection combines high-fashion styles with the help of technical expert knowledge, focusing on core sports and training pieces that have all been tested by the Swedish Olympic team. The athletes advised on design, performance and wearability. H&M is also proud to have designed outfits for the Swedish Olympic and Paralympic team for Rio 2016, including the opening ceremony uniform, selected competition pieces and the prize ceremony outfits.

The For Every Victory collection has a similar aesthetic to the Swedish Olympic team collection, with its own colour palette in black, grey, dusty pink and gold. It is centred on performance T-shirts, running shorts and leggings, as well as sports bras for women. The technical benefits include quick-drying, breathable materials that help to optimise performance, while recycled polyesters prove that high-function sportswear can also be conscious and more sustainable − all showing that there’s no compromise on either fashion or performance.

The For Every Victory campaign celebrates the power of sport and self-belief to transform people’s lives. Among many, the campaign features Caitlyn Jenner with her Olympic gold medal in the decathlon, who dared to stand up for her true identity; Chelsea Werner, a gymnast who has never let Down Syndrome halt her progress; surfer Mike Coots who still takes to his board even though he lost his leg in a shark attack and boxer Namibia Flores who has fought against prejudice to pursue her dreams.

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H&M launches new sports collection For Every Victory

H&M launches new sports collection For Every Victory

Macy’s and Ryan Seacrest celebrate 2016 Summer Olympic Games with the launch of new sportswear Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio

The limited-edition capsule will be available in 150 Macy’s stores and on macys.com this summer

NEW YORK, 2016-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s and Emmy-award winning TV/radio host and producerRyan Seacrest are collaborating in celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with an exclusive new fashion collection inspired by the sights and sounds of the Brazilian destination: Ryan SeacrestDistinction Rio. The 13-piece assortment features a mixture of sportswear clothing and accessories that express a stylishly casual, easy vibe. Ryan Seacrest will be traveling to Rio to host late night coverage of the Games, and the men’s sportswear capsule collection represents all the essentials needed for a summer stay in the Brazilian city, with lifestyle pieces that effortlessly take you from a day on the beach to a night on the town.

“The idea for the Rio collection was inspired by the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympic Games which I am lucky enough to be hosting live late-night on NBC,” said Ryan Seacrest. “The Rio collection is a reflection of the city’s excitement, spontaneity, vibrant culture, and of course, the liveliness of the games.”

Shimmering beaches, warm-hued sunsets, and the blue water of the sea all influenced the color palette and breezy aesthetic of the Rio collection. Linen and poplin shirts, micropique polos, and chambray shorts are breathable and offer ways to beat the heat and humidity without sacrificing style. A color-blocked baseball windbreaker and pique knitted blazer for relaxed layering, crushable fedora, canvas espadrille, and casual duffle bag channel the chic and carefree jetsetter lifestyle.

“Rio de Janeiro is an effervescent city with an incredibly rich culture steeped in music, art and the celebration of life, making it an excellent host for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games,” said Durand Guion, vice president/fashion director of men’s. “The Rio capsule collection for Ryan Seacrest Distinction embodies this joie de vivre in a coolly sophisticated way, offering a range of trend-right designs perfect for discovering everything the famed city has to offer.”

With styles that will have you equally prepared for lounging on the beaches of Ipanema to partaking in the electrifying samba throughout Copacabana, Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio embodies the spirit of summer. The limited-edition Rio sportswear collection will be exclusively sold in 150 Macy’s stores and on macys.com beginningJune 15.

Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, as well as nationally syndicated radio and local radio. His entrepreneurial interests have led to his involvement in a diverse range of media and entertainment companies, while his philanthropic efforts – focused on youth-oriented initiatives – are having a significant impact nationwide.

He is also host and executive producer of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve program, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve withRyan Seacrest.” He also has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! Networks; he is the host executive producer of E! Live the Red Carpet award shows, and he will be hosting NBC’s live late night coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Seacrest is celebrated internationally as the former host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase, “American Idol” on Fox.

On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping No. 1 nationally-syndicated L.A. morning drive-time show for iHeart Media’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.

Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. As an entrepreneur, Seacrest has investments in an array of media and entertainment companies.

His philanthropic efforts include serving as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Founded in 2009, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened 10 broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country. Dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives, Seacrest Studios allow pediatric patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, NC, Cincinnati,Dallas, Denver, Nashville, TN, Orange County, CA, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Seacrest also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 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 asMacy’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.

About Ryan Seacrest Distinction
Ryan Seacrest Distinction is a leading menswear lifestyle brand recognized for celebrating classic and iconic looks with a contemporary eye. Founded in 2014, the Distinction brand delivers premium fabrics, design, detailing and value to men’s tailored clothing and accessories. Masculine signatures, geometric shapes, proportion, texture, pattern and color are combined in unexpected ways – timelessness made modern. Using the Style Made Smart™ color matching system, jackets, pants, shirts and ties are labeled with the number of the color group they match, creating a perfectly coordinated look. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction brand offers a range of products including men’s tailored clothing, accessories, sweaters, outerwear and sportswear. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction Collection is available exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com.

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This summer, Macy’s & Ryan Seacrest launch exclusive, limited-edition collection: Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio; Color-Blocked Windbreaker, $135; Short-Sleeved Printed Shirt, $60; at select Macy’s stores and macys.com (Photo: Business Wire)

This summer, Macy’s & Ryan Seacrest launch exclusive, limited-edition collection: Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio; Color-Blocked Windbreaker, $135; Short-Sleeved Printed Shirt, $60; at select Macy’s stores and macys.com (Photo: Business Wire)

UNIQLO will continue to develop sportswear that actively incorporates Kei Nishikori’s ideas and requests

Tokyo, Japan, 2016-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today announces that it has renewed its contract with Global Brand Ambassador Kei Nishikori, the leading men’s singles tennis player in Asia, and it will continue to develop sportswear that actively incorporates the player’s ideas and requests.

UNIQLO and Kei Nishikori have built a positive relationship ever since the first Global Brand Ambassador contract came into effect at the beginning of in the 2011 season. Nishikori is continually developing his skills in an aim to become the world’s best. UNIQLO shares this attitude in seeking to be world’s top casual wear brand, which led to the recent contract renewal. At the same time, UNIQLO will continue to develop high-function wear with Nishikori help him deliver his optimal performance.

Kei Nishikori will once again wear the latest from UNIQLO when when he competes in the Australian Open Tennis Championships, this year to be held in Melbourne on January 18-31. “I am very happy to continue my relationship with Uniqlo. Over the past few years they have been a great partner and terrific part of the team. I look forward to continuing to work together and to achieve our goals to being the best.”

Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing Chairman, President & CEO, said, “It is a great pleasure and an honor for us to renew our contract with world top tennis player Kei Nishikori. Since he first became a UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador in 2011, I have been impressed at how he has continued to evolve as a player, striving to be the world’s best. His astounding advancement over the last few years has encouraged people in Japan and all over the world. We hope that he will continue to succeed in 2016.” He added, “At the same time, UNIQLO has continued to exchange thoughts with Kei Nishikori in an ongoing effort to develop highly functional wear that allows people to be comfortable while playing sports or in their everyday lives. We will continue to provide Kei Nishikori with optimal wear, and strive together to create LifeWear to help people everywhere live better lives.”

Shop performance match wear online here.

SOURCE: UNIQLO CO., LTD.

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UNIQLO will continue to develop sportswear that actively incorporates Kei Nishikori’s ideas and requests

UNIQLO will continue to develop sportswear that actively incorporates Kei Nishikori’s ideas and requests