Ben Sherman Inks Partnership With Team GB for 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

LONDON — British men’s wear brand Ben Sherman has signed a multi-year agreement as an official supporter of Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and beyond. An announcement is expected Monday.
The clothing brand, known for its slim-fitting silhouettes, will create exclusive looks to be worn by the British athletes during the official opening ceremony. It will also create an additional Olympic capsule collection for retail in May 2020. Proceeds from the sales will support British Olympians.
Mark Williams, creative director of Ben Sherman said: “The design elements will hold true to the spirit of the Olympics and Great Britain. We want the athletes to feel an immense sense of achievement and unity while representing the nation during the opening ceremony.”
Cory M. Baker, chief operating officer at Marquee Brands, parent of Ben Sherman, said: “It’s a time to come together with pride and root for the athletes and icons that represent each country. The heritage of Ben Sherman embodies the spirit of the U.K. and gives us the opportunity to celebrate Team GB with amazing designs and fashion pieces.”
Tim Ellerton, British Olympic Association commercial director said, “We are already excited about the designs they have in mind.”
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Lane Crawford Signs Strategic Partnership With Labelhood

LONDON — Labelhood, a Shanghai-based emerging designer support platform, community and fashion retailer, has entered into a strategic partnership deal with Lane Crawford for the Greater China region.
Labelhood will open pop-up corners in Lane Crawford’s stores in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, with the focus on Chinese emerging talents from the fall 2019 season.
The partnership also includes a three-season scholarship supporting the most promising Chinese designers. The retailer will support the winner’s showcase in Labelhood during Shanghai Fashion Week with a cash prize of 100,000 renminbi, or $ 14,867 each season.
The first recipient of the inaugural scholarship is the New York-based Chinese designer Caroline Hu. Educated at Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design, Hu was nominated as a finalist in the 2019 edition on LVMH Prize last month.
“I am truly grateful for the support from Labelhood and Lane Crawford,” said Hu. “The scholarship is a very big encouragement for independent designers like me, and it will play a positive role in promoting the growth of independent designers in China.”
Tasha Liu, founder of Labelhood, said “The upcoming collaboration with Lane Crawford reaffirms our positioning on continuous Chinese designer incubation. I believe the partnership will amplify the message.”
Joanna Gunn, Lane

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AllSaints Unveils Fragrance Line in Partnership With Revlon

LONDON — You can buy a leather jacket, and now you can smell like one, too.
British retail brand AllSaints is diving nose first into perfumery. The contemporary label, known for its leather biker jackets, is padding its portfolio with three debut fragrances, in partnership with Revlon.
Sunset Riot, Metal Wave and Incense City are unisex scents, and according to the brand, pay tribute to the “diversity of AllSaints.” Creative director of AllSaints Wil Beedle said the fragrances have been created with unexpected combinations, such as floral notes mixed with leather and metal ones.
“We are extending our activity beyond ready-to-wear and it made sense for us to explore the fragrance world,” Beedle said. Earlier this year, AllSaints inked a licensing agreement with Global Brands Group to expand its accessories range to include footwear, socks, costume jewelry and cold weather accessories.
By partnering with Revlon, AllSaints is hoping to strengthen its position as a global retailer. “It was immediately clear that not only does Revlon have an impeccable expertise, it also has an intuitive understanding of our brand. The Revlon team were hugely supportive and allowed us to achieve what we wanted without compromising our vision,” said Beedle.
Both companies view the partnership as a way to reach

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Martha Stewart and BloomsyBox.com Launch Floral Subscription Partnership

FLOWERS, ANYONE?: Martha Stewart is expanding her brand into the floral space. Stewart’s lifestyle brand — whose products run the gamut from cooking, entertaining and home renovating to crafting, gardening and pet supplies — has signed a floral subscription partnership with BloomsyBox.com, a startup floral subscription company founded in 2015. The floral collection will launch in December in time for the holidays and feature a monthly delivery of fresh-cut roses chosen by Stewart from sustainable flower farms around the globe.
The partnership will offer various monthly delivery options, including frequency of deliveries, bouquet sizes, and gifting preferences. Each bouquet comes directly from the farm in accordance with Stewart’s selection of seasonal favorites, along with fresh floral care tips. The subscription service will be available starting Dec. 1 on the BloomsyBox.com Web site. The price range will be $ 44.99 to $ 59.99 per month.
Next year, the partners will expand their offering to include additional floral varieties.
“Flowers play an integral role in the way I live, entertain and celebrate special occasions,” said Stewart. “I’m pleased to partner with BloomsyBox, one of the premier farm-to-table floral subscription companies, to provide consumers with a beautiful selection of flowers on a regular basis.”
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Net-a-porter, Mr Porter Extend Cartier Partnership

LONDON — Yoox Net-a-porter is continuing to invest in the growth of its fine jewelry and watch business.
The latest move is the launch of a permanent offering of Cartier watches on both Net-a-porter and Mr Porter, building on the success of the jeweler’s pop-ups on both sites.
Cartier made its online debut in May last year, with an exclusive pop-up on Net, to launch the latest iteration of its famous Panthère watch. The brand quickly resonated with the retailer’s audience: The first watch was said to have been sold out within two minutes of the launch via WhatsApp.
The Panthère will now return for the launch of the permanent collection on Wednesday, alongside other signature styles by the jeweler including Tank, Ballon Bleu and Baignoire.

The new Cartier Panthère watch. 

Prices will range from 4,000 pounds to 85,000 pounds.
Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net’s global buying director, said that the aim was to offer a variety of both styles and price points. “There is a mix of steel and gold styles as well as precious pieces, so there really is something for everyone,” she said.
She added that while the majority of the sales are generated by the site’s high-spending roster of clients, dubbed EIPs or extremely important

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Doc Johnson Unveils New Products, Partnership With FORIA at ANME

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Adidas Prematurely Ends Partnership With AC Milan Soccer Club

GAME OVER: All good things come to an end.
After 20 years of partnership, Adidas and the AC Milan soccer club are parting ways, mutually agreeing to prematurely terminate the sponsorship deal at the end of the current season.
The agreement between the two parties began on July 1998 after previous partnerships, and was scheduled to run until 2023.
AC Milan released a statement on Tuesday thanking the German company for “the consolidated relationship,” which saw Adidas’ trademark three stripes shine on the club’s signature red-and-black jerseys during 12 trophy ceremonies, including two UEFA Champions League titles; one FIFA World Club Cup; two European Super Cups; three Italian League titles; three Italian League Super Cups, and an Italian Cup.
AC Milan also said a new sponsor will be named, starting from July 2018. The club confirmed it has already signed a new deal “with a sports manufacturer for a global technical sponsorship and dual branded licensing partnership” but will disclose details only “in the coming months.”
According to the Italian press, Puma will succeed Adidas in the role. In the last couple of weeks, Under Armour was also rumored to be on the shortlist of the possible candidates to the sponsorship.
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Prince Harry Announces Mental Health Partnership With Armed Forces In Emotional Speech

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HSBC Seals Partnership With British Fashion Council Fashion Trust

MONEY TALKS: British fashion designers will now have access to financial advice from the global bank HSBC as part of a new partnership with the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust.
As part of the tie-in, HSBC will offer mentoring and financial advice to the recipients of the Fashion Trust’s annual grant, while Daniel Howlett, HSBC’S head of large corporates, U.K. and regional head of client coverage, Europe, will join the Fashion Trust’s advisory board. The existing members include Helen David, Kim Hersov, Rana Tabiat and Nicoletta Fiorucci.
The first designers to work with the bank will be the 11 labels that scooped this year’s annual grant. As reported, the 2017 winners were Edeline Lee, Eudon Choi, Fyodor Golan, Georgia Hardinge, Huishan Zhang, Isa Arfen, Marques’Almeida, Osman, Rejina Pyo, Sharon Wauchob and Teatum Jones. As well as mentoring, the winners will share a funding package that amounts to 450,000 pounds.
Previous participating designers included Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Erdem and Roksanda.
Howlett said that the bank wants to put its financial might behind British designers because of the global appeal of their business and the potential to help them grow further, given HSBC’s wide reach, which he said covers 90 percent of the world’s

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Kendrick Lamar Announces Nike Partnership

Kung Fu Kenny has officially switched (sneaker) teams. Kendrick Lamar took to Twitter to announce that he has partnered with Nike. 

The Compton rapper had previously partnered with Reebok, even dropping a Club C capsule collection earlier this year. However, lately K. Dot has been seen about town, and during his current DAMN. Tour, rocking Nike Cortez.

“Cortez. Since day one. #teamnike #TDE @nike @nikelosangeles,” he tweeted as the caption of an image of him performing in the aforementioned kicks.

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