US fashion label Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has launched a hosiery collaboration with Pretty Polly.
The collection will feature modern, yet “playful” pieces which reflect the personality of both brands.
“I love legwear. I feel like it’s such an important component to how we style and wear our clothes,” said Alice + Olivia CEO and creative director, Stacey Bendet.
The brand plans to have an ongoing presence in the hosiery sector, and believes it could represent over $25m at retail within three years, said company president Deanna Berkley. The collaboration with Pretty Polly is the first step in this strategic initiative.
“Our hosiery expertise and experience make Pretty Polly the perfect match for the fashion forward Alice + Olivia.
This collaboration is bound to surprise and delight a whole generation of new customers,” added Jonny Mitchell, managing director -legwear of Courtaulds Brands, Pretty Polly’s parent company.
GERBE unveils its 2013-2014 collection, which is more than ever in line with the brand’s authentic heritage and states once again this exceptional experience of refinement.
Every year, Manufacture Gerbe designs one of a kind limited edition models that reflect ever more a chic and glamour universe.
New additions to this 2013-2014 collection, such as RIVOLI, GRAND HÔTEL, TUILERIES, D’ORSAY or PALAIS ROYAL tights, are mainly inspired by Paris’ mythical places or represent throughout
different revamped styles the must coveted “French Touch”, symbolizing this essential femininity, like this pair of NEW LOOK tights or these NEW VINTAGE and FATAL stockings.
This highly graphic collection which combines traditional know how, is infused by architectural elements and historical ornaments, with contemporary modernity on a metropolitan background. The endless intertwined geometrical lines of Parisian avenues and boulevards are reflected in these meticulous knitting techniques to offer some shaping alternatives.
View the complete collection on GERBE website www.gerbe.fr
Nude is in and it’s time to celebrate your skin. Those are the driving thoughts behind a new line of top quality and affordable women’s hosiery.
Frangi Pangi owner and CEO Jocelyn Maminta says, “If I can go to a cosmetic counter and buy a shade to match my skin tone, why can’t I do that with my pantyhose?” She found she was always settling for a shade that was close, but not right; for a quality that pretty good but never good enough. “The time for settling is over,” declares Maminta, a woman of colour herself who spent several years matching skin tones and developing her breakthrough line of real nude, skin tone matched hosiery for women of every colour.
Today, there are 11 colours – 10 skin tones for the very light to the dark – plus black. All the pantyhose are capped with a comfortable control top panty sized correctly for the American market and ultra-sheer nylons that give you that wet, silky, smooth and slimming bare-legged look with a nude toe.
“Legs look best dressed,” says Maminta. “Great hosiery compliments your look and gives you a confidence and elegance, class and grace that fit who we are. Why wreck a great outfit by drawing attention away from it?”
Frangi Pangi is rooted in the tropical flower of nearly the same name and all the colours follow that exotic, spicy flavor with names like Arabica, Cacau, Caramella, Cassava, Fava, Guava, Lychee, Saffron, Satay and Sumatra that all add a special fashion touch and allure to the collection. Notice how “suntan” and “coffee” are not in the lineup.
Aside from real skin tone matching, Frangi Pangi prides itself on being 100% American made and by offering the industry’s only 4 Wear Run Free Guarantee. By launching with so many colours, Frangi Pangi really embraces the diversity and multi-ethnic blends found in America and around the globe.
Frangi Pangi is sold online atwww.myfrangipangi.com and will be available in retail shops. To help in the launch process, Frangi Pangi has teamed with George Hardy Sales and Marketing, a consulting firm with a long history in the lingerie and apparel industry. “I’m really excited to be working with a great brand and a very talented team at Frangi Pangi. Right now, there is nothing like it in the marketplace and the initial “buzz” in the industry and from buyers confirms it.” We are also looking for sales reps throughout the country to carry Frangi Pangi.
Contact Information: Gary Doyens – Gary@myfrangipangi.com
George Hardy – Georgeh4@bellsouth.netwww.georgehardysales.com