2012 December 7
Proenza Schouler Inks Footwear Deal With Iris SpA
FirstView View Gallery
(NEW YORK) Proenza Schouler is kicking it up a notch with a new licensing deal. Italy-based Iris SpA has signed on to manufacture and distribute the brand's footwear in an effort to relaunch and expand the company's shoe branch. Prior to the agreement, Proenza Schouler's toe-steppers were produced with the help of shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti's company, Vicini SpA, which has a client roster that includes Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Balmain, Thakoon, Christopher Kane, and Delfina Delettrez. Iris SpA has the portfolio to rival Zanotti's luxury conglomerate with an equally strong client list comprised of Rodarte, Chloè, See by Chloè, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Rochas, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, and Veronique Branquinho.
In 2008, Proenza's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough debuted their shoe collection with a soft launch for Resort 2009 featuring a line-up of ballet slippers, loafers, and lace-up sandals that retailed between $300 and $3,000. The official footwear launch took place the following season for Spring/Summer 2009.
Luxury's heavy hitters, revealed! Today, WPP and Millward Brown released this year's BrandZ Top 100 List, naming the most valuable brands worldwide. Who topped the list for luxury ...
Robert Vignola is out and John Van Glahn is in as president of Calvin Klein Collection. The top tier shift comes three months after parent company PVH Corp. completed its $2.9 billion...
Get in the know on the underpinnings front, with chicly saucy new lingerie brand NOE Undergarments. Designed by twin sisters Bonnie Rae Boyes and Shelah Jean Adubo, the collection ...