German fashion house Hugo Boss reported a jump in sales and profits for the start of 2011 and confirmed its outlook for the year on Asian demand for European luxury labels. Hugo Boss, majority-owned by private equity firm Permira [PERM.
Vans and menswear brand Ludwig Van are launching Vans Deadstock Canvas – a limited edition collection inspired by the design of the brand’s older models. Customers from London will be able to find the collection at Dover Street Market.
With Alpha Khaki, Dockers aims to offer a one-of-a-kind trouser collection for men that will place the brand in between the jeans and khaki markets. Part of the Levi Strauss group, the brand is organising a worldwide launch in September.
Spanish perfume maker Puig is the front-runner to buy control of fashion brand Jean-Paul Gaultier after China's Li & Fung walked away but Interparfums is still in the race, fashion and banking sources said.