ZANDRA RHODES SPRING/sUMMER 2007 HANDBAG COLLECTION LAUNCHES; SECOND COLLECTION READIES FOR FALL 07 PREVIEW Fashion Article Posted March 22, 2007
Beverly Hills, Calif. (March 2007) Girari Design announces a licensing agreement with Zandra Rhodes Enterprises to design, manufacture and market a collection of Zandra Rhodes Handbags to be sold in better department stores and high end boutiques. Los Angeles designer Lynne Latham is appointed Head Designer for the handbag collections. Zandra Rhodes's Spring/summer 2007 show in the fall of 2006 marked the debut of a new handbag line on the catwalk during London Fashion Week to favorable media reviews.
Many journalists claimed her vibrant designs and place in fashion is as solid now as it ever was. 2007 is a year of further expansion for Zandra who put London fashion on the map of the world during the London youth explosion of the 1960s. She designs a fur collection for Pologeorgis in New York seen in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales and her collaboration with Girari Design will bring her accessories to the market.
The work pours out fast and furiously with color and Zandra's bold prints
serving as the impetus. Common themes for the handbag collection are
derived from the apparel's mixing and layering of multiple colors and prints
combined on one profile. In fact, while the silhouettes are classic,
the look is very modern with a special Zandra Rhodes twist occasionally
linking back to Zandra's 1980s punk vibe.
Zandra Rhodes's clients
have included Princess Diana, Paris Hilton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly
Osbourne, the Olsen twins, Twiggy, Jerry Hall, and many others. The
Spring/summer 2007 handbag collection will be in limited distribution or
by special order (Verve; 338 Bleeker Street, New York, NY) with ten to twelve
profiles available for Fall 2007 delivery debuting at March 2007 markets.
For more information, product jpegs, and interview with the design team,
please contact Valentine Group Los Angeles, 323.571.8003.
Submitted by Debra Stevenson, West Coast Bureau Chief for Apparel Search. Debra tracks and comments on West Coast fashion, art and culture for Apparel Search and authors Trend Agitator, an insider's guide to lifestyle trends and market strategy. Got an insider tip or want to know how global trends can impact your business? Email us.