JEAN PAUL GAULTIER is the new Creative Director of Diet Coke, and will design a range of limited edition Diet Coke projects in 2012. The limited edition Day and Night bottle range will launch in Harvey Nichols stores in April. The designer also appears in three short films, The Night & Day Serial Designer Series, taking on different roles, from a therapist to a journalist and a private detective. Watch the video.
US. TOPSHOP has opened in Las Vegas at the Fashion Show Mall. Treats in-store include complimentary hair and beauty appointments, lucky gift cards worth up to $1,000, and when you spend $100 or moreyou’ll get a free make-up palette, while stocks last.
Log on to www.topshop.com
LANVIN is celebrating the 10 years of Alber Elbaz’ work in the book, Alber Elbaz, Lanvin. Available in a hard-bound deluxe edition featuring a handmade cover of silk grosgrain, black foil stamping, and engraved typography. Shop at Lanvin’s Paris flagship, 15 et 22 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and online at www.lanvin.com.
H&M‘s 2012 Climate Week T-shirt is designed by Katharine Hamnett. The low carbon Save The Future T-shirt is 100% certified organic cotton, and is available in men’s and women’s limited editions. Now available at selected H&M stores. 25% of the sales price (£9.99 in the UK) will go to the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) climate refugees campaign.
CHRISTIAN DIOR‘s VIII Grand Bal Haute Couture timepieces are inspired by haute couture. The Dior inversé calibre, whose functional oscillating weight is placed on the dial, reproduces the swirl of a ball gown, in five one-of-a-kind timepieces. Featuring hi-tech black or white ceramic, or white gold dials, the five designs are encased and detailed with precious gems, such as black Australian opal, black Atrina mother of pearl, amethysts, pink sapphires, white jade, diamonds and emeralds. Pictured: Dior VIII Grand Bal Haute Couture Model N°2 featuring Atrina mother-of-pearl dial set pink sapphires, and a bezel set with baguette amethysts.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG‘s childrenswear range for Gap has been unveiled. THE PULSE reported on this collection last June (see Kid’s Couture June 15), and now the collection, featuring hibiscus prints and mini wrap dresses, will be available in stores March 28. Watch the video for a preview.
MELISSA ODABASH‘s MO jewellery is now available at UK John Lewis stores. Inspired by the designer’s own style and travel experiences, the key element in the collection is the Lotus flower, which sits alongside Evil Eye charms, Hamsa hand pendants, and Buddha bracelets, all decorated with crystals.
Also available online at www.odabash.com
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