2009 November 13
From Otto to Willow
(NEW YORK) Representing the likes of Pucci, Marni, Thakoon, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Vionnet, Rochas, Hussein Chalayan and Victor & Rolf, Karla Otto Inc. has arguably emerged as New York's most formidable public relations firm since opening up an office here in 2007. Libby Haan, the firm's PR director who was instrumental in building the American business, has new projects on tap. As of today, Haan will leave Karla Otto to start her own yet-to-be-named PR firm.
Haan's inaugural client is Australian brand Willow, which is designed by Kit Willow Michelmore and has shown in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the last several seasons. Haan will be conducting market appointments for the line as early as next week, and will embark on a full-scale American relaunch in the coming months.
The Creative Class: Penny Martin, Editor In Chief Of The Gentlewoman [Business of Fashion] The intelligent mag has now released nine issues under the helm of this talented editrix......
Chanel is taking quite a trip for its next showing: Karl Lagerfeld's latest Cruise collection will be trotted out in Dubai on May 13. The show will be staged on an island off the city...
Meaghan Murphy, formerly deputy editor at Self, has been named executive editor at Good Housekeeping...John Brodie, formerly executive editor at Hachette Book Group, has been named...