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On the hells of its collaboration with Giambattista Valli, Swedish high-street giant H&M has announced a collaboration with Latin American designer Johanna Ortiz, favoured by none other than Michele Obama, Kerry Washington, Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Garner. The teaser — a knee-length tunic, a wrap gown and two floor-length key-hole dresses — will be available in stores and at hm.com on December 3 while the rest of the collection, a sunny line-up of colourful printed dresses, swimwear and separates, will be available in March 2020.


French luxury conglomerate LVMH and global luxury jeweller Tiffany have entered into a definitive agreement whereby LVMH will acquire Tiffany for $135 per share in cash, in a transaction with an equity value of approximately €14.7 billion or $16.2 billion. For more than 180 years, Tiffany has been synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence. The acquisition will strengthen LVMH's position in jewellery, transform its Watches And Jewellery division and further increase its presence in the United States. Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO, LVMH, commented, ''We have an immense respect and admiration for Tiffany and intend to develop this jewel with the same dedication and commitment that we have applied to each and every one of our Maisons… ensuring that Tiffany continues to thrive for centuries to come.'' While Alessandro Bogliolo, CEO, Tiffany, said: ''This transaction, which occurs at a time of internal transformation for our legendary brand, will provide further support, resources and momentum for those priorities as we evolve towards becoming The Next Generation Luxury Jeweller. As part of the LVMH group, Tiffany will reach new heights, capitalising on its remarkable internal expertise, unparalleled craftsmanship and strong cultural values.''


Diesel recently announced Aditya Roy Kapur as brand ambassador. The Bollywood actor will be seen in the brand's Holiday 2019 campaign, which will feature Nineties- inspired styles. The new collection would be available on diesel.com- select department stores and Diesel stores in India.


Jennifer Lopez is the new face of Coach. The pop icon will star in the brand's Spring 2020 leather goods, ready-to-wear and footwear campaigns, which will be shot by fashion photographer Juergen Teller. "Jennifer is so authentic. She’s determined and she’s an original who has followed her own path to do things her own way. She really embodies the attitude of Coach and our new campaign" says Coach creative director Stuart Vevers. PS This marks a full-circle moment for Lopez, who carried armfuls of Coach bags in her music video, 'All I Have.'


HYDERABAD: If you want to make a style statement in the proverbial sea of black, I have news! After the success of his stores in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, Gaurav Gupta has opened in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Architecturally, the old and new meld in a harmonious contrast… his interpretation of fantasy palatial ruins with mystical references and magical creatures. What can you expect here? The flagship will be a first-of-its-kind experiential retail space in the city unveiling the couturier's progressive bridal couture, women's haute couture and GG Man. Expressing his excitement, Gaurav Gupta says, ''I have always been enamoured by the regal opulence and history of Hyderabad along with the elegance with which people dress here even today. I am delighted to be here in this exciting market to showcase our avant-garde couture, the modern functionality of our bridal wear and occasion wear. We promote the idea that you can use your wedding outfits multiple times. I believe in becoming the brides' confidant and transform her dreams to reality. Be it customisation of the drama of cancan or adding a bustle that gives the drama and functionality, we believe in creating garments with obsessive detailing, which a bride will cherish for a lifetime...''


de Sede is upping its stake overseas. The Swiss fine leather brand has entered India with a stylish selection of handbags and accessories. A celebratory unveiling hosted at Embassy of Switzerland by Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan and Monika Walser, CEO, de Sede Switzerland also announced a collaboration with couturier Varun Bahl. The perfect fit for a capsule collection, what with de Sede's expertise in fine leather and Bahl's attention to detail and hand embroidery. That said, de Sede handbags and accessories — including totes, clutches, men's clutch, weekenders, messenger bags, diamond-studded bags and diamond clutches — will be available in India at de Sede stores, luxury boutiques and online platforms like Tata Cliq Luxury and Elitify — priced from INR 8,900 to INR 3 crores!!

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