Style Notes: Karl Lagerfeld's Kids Collection is Here; Zara's Parent Company Has Already Made $1 Billion in 2015
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Karl Lagerfeld's first kids collection is here, and as one would expect, it's filled with leather jackets, gloves and ties, all in Lagerfeld's signature black. The line, which carries a range for newborns through 16-year-olds, was released today in Paris, where the Chanel creative director and his infamous kitty, Choupette, celebrated with cotton candy and games. The full collection will roll out in select retailers beginning in January, though prices for the biker tot-friendly line have not yet been disclosed. [WWD]
Inditex, parent company of Spanish retail behemoth Zara, reported a 26 percent net profit increase for the first half of 2015, topping off at over $1 billion. The company, which owns a handful of other retailers in addition to Zara, credits its growth to the international expansion of its brick-and-mortar stores as well as its ecommerce growth and the opening up of its web sales to Hong Kong and Taiwan. [Fashionista]
Michael Kors' showgoers were forced to wait for about 25 minutes for the show to begin after a model fell ill. Ondria Hardin, who is repped by DNA, was taken out of the show on a stretcher (already fully dressed in Kors' designs) just minutes before the show was scheduled to begin. Paramedics treated her onsite with an oxygen mask for what some onlookers guessed to be a seizure. She is reportedly in good condition now. [Page Six]
Kent & Curwen, a brand that generally appeals to 50-year-olds, has tapped David Beckham for an exclusive five-year menswear deal which they hope will help them appeal to the younger set. Though Beckham will not be actively designing, he will be working closely with the team to create a new aesthetic for the company's new collections. What sets this deal apart from the fashionable footballer's other partnerships, however, is that under the new contract he will not be working with any other menswear brands. [WWD]