DALLAS, Apr 4, 2008 / FW/ — The revolving doors for fashion designers continues with Giles Deacon resigning from Daks after only three seasons. According to the announcement, Daks is “refocusing its efforts on growing and developing the high quality RTW collections.”
That statement translates to Daks abandoning the luxury ready-to-wear that was developed by Deacon. But there are no hard feelings between the two parties. Both Deacon and Daks iterated in the official announcement of the split of “how much they enjoyed working with each other.”
Meanwhile, world’s most desirable luxury brand Gucci launched its first-ever mobile phone web site in Japan. On guccijoy.jp, users take a picture of the high-tech code, designed to look like a Gucci Joy handbag, which then links the user directly to the URL.
If you’re wondering why Gucci launched its m-commerce site exclusively in Japan, it’s because the country of the Rising Sun preferred mode on surfing the net is via mobile phones.
Speaking of Japan, famed Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, the founder and head designer for Comme de Garcons, is collaborating with H&M to create a women’s and men’s collection for Fall 2008. Accessories and an exclusive unisex fragrance will also be included in the collection.
“I have always been interested in the balance between creation and business. It is a dilemma, although for me creation has always been the first priority. It is a fascinating challenge to work with H&M since it is a chance to take the dilemma to its extreme, and try to solve it”, commented Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons in a statement.