So PPR's newest Acquisition Christopher Kane showed at LFW
PPR own 51% 'in order to develop the business in partnership with its creator'.
The PPR people were there: Francois Henri Pinault
Chairman and CEO of PPR with his wife Salma Hayek
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of PPR, commented
in January at the point of acquisition:
“Christopher is a truly great talent who has shown a real sense of modernity
in the way he mixes elegance and subtle constructions.
In just a few years he has built a very distinctive and exciting brand with a unique DNA.
I am delighted that Christopher Kane is joining PPR’s portfolio of luxury brands
and working with us to further develop his business as a global luxury brand.
Christopher Kane is already established as a luxury label and has a tremendous
intrinsic growth potential.
We thus have great ambitions for the brand and will enable it to
benefit from our expertise and know-how while providing the
space for it to further develop its own creative identity.”
Christopher Kane, Founder and Creative Director of the brand said:
“We are very excited and honoured to be partnering with PPR
for the next stage of development for our brand.
PPR have an incredible reputation for building some of the
very best luxury brands in the world.
They respect our creative vision and they have the expertise
and experience to help us build the Christopher Kane brand globally.”
PPR's other acquisitions are:
Gucci, Puma, Redcats, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen,
Balenciaga, Sergio Rossi, Saint Laurent, Boucheron, Bottega Veneta,
Volcom, Girard-Perregaux and Fnac
(known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute til May 2005)
was founded 50 years ago in 1963
and made 986 Euro million profit in 2011
Donatella Versace sitting in front row with Anna Wintour
at the Christopher Kane AW13/14 show
So here is the show:
We love the
special Kane Kamouflage
in wine, silver and blue satin.
Kane puts it with with fur and kilt fastenings,
making glamorous dresses or jackets.
A charcoal jumper becomes a luxury covetable item,
worn with kamouflage kilt.
There are velvet dresses in black, indigo and wine with loop fastenings,
ribbon lace dresses reminding us of japanese soldiers,
feathered satin dresses
in black indigo and dark red,
the most gorgeous appliqued lace flower dresses
in dark red, chocolate and deep powder blue.
We love the black framed patchwork organza,
brain prints, and finally the tinsel sparkle dresses.
This is Creativity at it's height, and with a Luxury Fashion house behind it -
A powerful combination! Xx
Kane Kamouflage and fur
we love this charcoal sweater! Xx
japenese soldier ribbon lace
black framed patchwork organza
tinsel sparkle dresses
Until next time J Xx