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New Brand Spotlight: Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang was born and raised in the Austrian Alps. At the age of 18, he began to teach himself clothing design. A few years later, he opened a made-to-measure shop in Vienna. In 1984 he closed the shop, and two years later showed his first runway collection in Paris at Centre Georges Pompidou.

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His fashion house became famous in the late 1980s for its simple but refined designs. Once Lang moved to New York, he began using unconventional materials such as rubber, feathers, and metallic fabrics to redefine the silhouette of the 1990s and early 2000s. As one of the most important designers of our time, his work left an undeniable imprint on contemporary culture and his influence continues to reverberate among the fashion community today.

Lang's apparel collection for men and women focuses on refined and elegant pieces, such as slim suits in black or white, an exquisite denim collection, and the use of high-tech fabrics. Lang is known for his minimalist, deconstructivist, and often severe yet sophisticated designs.

Breathe new life back into your look with sleek jackets and fitted blazers from the Lang Men’s Collection. Polished button-ups pair perfectly with slim and modern denim. For a more casual look, the simple and chic tees pair seamlessly with stylish sweatshirts and hoodies.

The Lang women's collection offers a fresh and versatile take on fashion for any occasion. Featuring clean lines and chic concepts, from trendy jackets and skirts to sweaters and tops made for layering, you are sure to be on trend and turning heads.

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New Brand Spotlight: Kennel & Schmenger

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Accept no compromise! Don’t be a cookie cutter image of everyone else. The recipe for an inspirational image is to step into a unique pair of Kennel & Schmenger shoes. "Accepting no compromise" is the driving force behind the quality and elegant expectations of each pair of sensational shoes, elegant high heels, flats, sneakers and breathtaking boots from the Kennel & Schmenger footwear collection.

In these times of mass production, it has become almost exceptional to encounter individuality and hand-made manufacturing. Kennel & Schmenger is an exciting exception with 95 years of shoe craftsmanship; the family-owned firm has succeeded in perfecting their products and bringing the Kennel & Schmenger footwear collection to an international level. Today the company is one of the leading German manufacturers of luxury shoes and accessories.

The passionate philosophy of the Kennel & Schmenger footwear collection is to only use products of the finest quality such as premium leather, quality craftsmanship and the designs that are the latest international trends. This is the only suitable standard for a fashion-forward, modern woman with high expectations, which is the Kennel & Schmenger customer.

Kennel & Schmenger was founded in 1918, in Pirmasens, which was then well known for its remarkable shoe industry. Kennel & Schmenger has remained a family business ever since. Klaus Kennel managed the firm for 50 years and recently retired in 2011. The firm's tradition-steeped corporate culture is carried on by the two managing directors Andreas Klautzsch and Stefan Frank. Today the company retails its products in 33 countries all over the world.

Kennel & Schmenger has created something that is nowadays rarely found: a link between high quality, authenticity, and the belief in tradition.

Accepting no compromise-it clearly pays off.

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New Brand Spotlight: Philipp Plein

Break the rules and strive beyond the standard with PHILIPP PLEIN™.
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Founded in Munich, Germany in 1998, PHILIPP PLEIN™ provides unique creations reserved for those who choose the extraordinary things in life. With outrageously original, often provocative, and always luxurious collections, PHILIPP PLEIN™ pays tribute to passionate individualists who strive to transform their inner desires into reality and to make their dreams come true.

Incorporating young rock and roll style with unsurpassed levels of impeccable quality, PHILIPP PLEIN™ breaks rules and barriers, doing the unexpected and shaking people out of their complacence, while never ignoring the main objective of having fun and enjoying life. The unusual and meticulous use of fine materials combined with original, sometimes subculture details, make every piece truly unique.

Embraced and lauded by celebrities and fashion icons alike, PHILIPP PLEIN™ has moved to the forefront of contemporary fashion brands. With unique, wild, and often unpredictable fashion shows and receptions, the brand further cements its cutting-edge style and popularity.

Today, the PHILIPP PLEIN™ brand includes apparel and footwear lines, which interpret a new contemporary and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Perfection in every detail, along with a playful and irreverent spirit, is the principal element of a new luxury and a new elegance.

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New Brand Spotlight: ALOR

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For over 35 years, California-based fine jewelry and watch brand ALOR® jewelry has been the largest global designer and manufacturer of luxury stainless steel and 18 karat gold jewelry. Known for its laid-back luxurious appeal and its signature braided chord designs, ALOR® jewelry lives by casual simplicity but employs high fashion inspiration.

Made with the contemporary woman in mind, ALOR® jewelry is constructed of the finest materials and revered attention to detail and craftsmanship. Designer and Chairman Jack Zemer and his wife, ALOR® President Sandy Zemer, have created an artful collaboration of timeless yet modern pieces in their family business devoted to women. They bring to their stylish customer a gorgeous array of rings, earrings, bracelets, fine watches, necklaces, bangles, and cuff links. ALOR® honors a commitment of honor and value to its customers through its slogan: “It's about time, it's about me™.”

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New Brand Spotlight: Zac Posen

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Posen's niche revolves around the poised and elegant figures of glamorous women with fascinating social calendars and the desire for smart ensembles in which to entertain. Posen dresses women for the red carpet and the cocktail hour, a concept quickly becoming endangered, but one that inspires his designs season after season.

Zac Posen's work has gained respect for its streamlined aesthetic of forties-inspired tailoring, shapely evening gowns, and itty-bitty cocktail frocks. The Zac Posen woman, like Posen himself, is a patron of sensational fashion; she is always dressed to the nines and believes in robing for the thrill.

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New Brand Spotlight: RED Valentino

New Brand Spotlight, Zappos Couture, RED Valentino, new couture brands, ValentinoRED Valentino tells a contemporary fairytale - one that combines freshness and classic style. Symbolizing a glamorous, romantic, and playful parallel world where anything is possible, RED revisits, through innovative visual language, the timeless beauty of Valentino.

RED Valentino dresses a modern girl who hails from a long lineage of iconic ladies, from the delicate princess of the best-loved children’s tales, to the shy, well-behaved debutante of half a century ago. Each would hardly recognize herself in her modern counterpart, yet they all undoubtedly share the same dreams, aspirations and longings of any young woman.

RED Valentino dresses a girl who is naturally feminine and confident, yet retains a delicate innocence. One who dares to be romantic, while playfully investigating her darker side. One who exudes the fragility of youth, while dramatically aware of her power to seduce. One who sees life – and style – as a game - a funny one, a serious one.

Inspired by the exciting new world unfolding around her, she borrows bits and pieces and makes them her own. RED Valentino mixes various influences, from a myriad of places and eras, allowing this girl to experiment to her heart’s content, daring her to wear couture with an edge. Textures, innovative accessories and unexpected ornaments further enrich the collection, emphasizing its fresh, feminine individuality.

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New Brand Spotlight: TW Steel

Established in 2005, TW Steel is the fastest growing watch brand in Europe. Proudly Dutch, TW Steel stands unique amongst its watch rivals concentrating exclusively on continuing to develop and lead the oversize watch market.

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TW Steel, the name meaning "The Watch in Steel," has rapidly established itself as a big, bold, lifestyle watch brand. Its watch collections are reflective of and available for all tastes and occasions without compromise to design or build. Successfully combining design and innovation across its watch collections, TW Steel offers a defined sense of individuality with style and quality assured. Put simply, wearing a TW Steel watch makes a powerful statement.

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New Brand Spotlight: Emporio Armani Intimates

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Evoke an enduring spirit of luxury and independence with Emporio Armani Intimates. Their iconic eagle symbol is emblazoned on every piece, communicating strength, power and soaring flight-- a desirable wardrobe foundation for the descerning man of style.