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Creative director Simon Holloway leaves Jimmy Choo Thursday, 7th February 2013
Simon Holloway has parted ways with luxury fashion and accessories retailer Jimmy Choo Ltd, leaving co-founder Jimmy Choo’s niece Sandra Choi as its sole creative director. Holloway began working for Jimmy Choo Ltd in 2010 and had worked alongside Sandra Choi ever since co-founder Tamara Mellon left the company in November 2011.
Tamara Mellon Inc? Jimmy Choo founder could be launching own brand Tuesday, 15th November 2011
The co-founder and outgoing chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo is rumoured to be preparing to launch her own lifestyle brand. According to a report by WWD which cited industry sources in Europe, funding is already in place for a Tamara Mellon brand, but it is not known as to when a label could be launched.
Tamara Mellon to leave Jimmy Choo Monday, 14th November 2011
Tamara Mellon will leave the world-famous luxury shoe brand she founded with designer Jimmy Choo fifteen years ago. Joshua Schulman, the current chief executive will also depart from the company, which was acquired five months ago by Labelux in a deal worth over £500 million. It is understood Mellon and Schulman depart from the label on amicable terms.
Video: Jimmy Choo latest campaign Tuesday, 19th July 2011
Jimmy Choo’s Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign raises the bar for luxury labels looking to get ahead in the multichannel game.
The mini documentary shot at Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria aligns Jimmy Choo with a strong lifestyle approach, with chief creative officer Tamara Mellon at the helm of the label.
Even for a globally recognised brand such as Jimmy Choo, a behind-the-scenes take of a latest campaign is the perfect way to grab attention over Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, whilst bringing fresh insights into the names behind the label.
The video covers womens’ and mens’ designs, and is punctuated with footage from the collection’s shoot.
You can view the full video here.
Jimmy Choo’s new owners Labelux confirm Belstaff acquisition Friday, 27th May 2011
It’s been a bumper week for Austrian based Labelux Group. Not only did it succeed in acquiring Jimmy Choo for £500 million, but the group also completed its take-over of Italian luxury brand Belstaff.Reports in the Italian press claim Labelux paid over EUR 103 million to former Belstaff owners Clothing Company SpA. The final transaction is expected to take place on 7 June.Counting Robert Downey Jr, Brad Pitt and Daniel Day Louis as brand endorsers, the Belstaff brand has experienced a steady growth in popularity in the last five years.The label will now join Jimmy Choo and Bally Shoes under Labelux, which is set to become a major global player for luxury brands in the next few years as it plans to reach revenues of EUR 200 billion by 2013.
Sold: Jimmy Choo goes to Labelux for £500m Monday, 23rd May 2011
Tamara Mellon’s luxury fashion label has been sold for £500 million to Bally Shoe owner Labelux.Just 15 years old, the company has already been sold four times, with co-founder Jimmy Choo selling out his share in his eponymous label back in 2001.The latest deal announced this morning could give TowerBrook nearly three times what it paid for 83 percent of the business in 2007.'I am immensely proud of all we have achieved over the last fifteen years and delighted we are part of Labelux, a partner who I know sharesour values and passion and who seeks ambitious growth in the luxury industry.’ Tamara Mellon told press this morning.Jimmy Choo reported net sales of £150 million in 2010, over a range that now includes handbags, scarves, eyewear and fragrance, as well as its famed footwear pieces.
Jimmy Choo to donate 15% of sales to Japanese Red Cross Tuesday, 5th April 2011
The luxury brand has announced it will be contributing 15 percent of net sales from all small leather goods sold from directly operated stores and its website to the Japanese Red Cross. Founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon spoke today on Jimmy Choo’s move to support the charity:“In solidarity with the Japanese people during this challenging time, we are pleased to join with Jimmy Choo clients around the world to help support the Japanese Red Cross in their considerable effort.” The fund raising starts today and runs until the end of the month throughout the fashion house’s 72 global stores.
Jimmy Choo to raise £500m to buy back fashion house Monday, 14th March 2011
London based luxury footwear designer Jimmy Choo has appointed Daniel Stewart as advisor for a bid on the label that bears his name, although he may have to fight LVMH and Valentino in the process.Set up with a £150,000 loan in 1996, the fashion house is reported to be attracting bids from Parisian group LVMH and Valentino, whose catwalk show last week was attended by Robert Bensoussan, ex-chief executive of Jimmy Choo. Having sold off his stocks ten years ago, Choo is now reportedly looking for a backer from the private equity sector, although if a suitable buyer cannot be found the house may float the company. Tamara Mellon retains 15 per cent of the company, who still heads up promotions for new Jimmy Choo products.