Posts Tagged ‘Michael Kors’

Michael Kors has been working in fashion for decades, celebrating his label’s 30-year anniversary this year. That is an incredible feat for any business, and particularly astonishing considered the comings and goings of designer labels. Known for making womenswear and sportswear, his brand has expanded to include menswear, accessories, jewelry (everyone’s seen a Kors watch), and pretty much everything under the sun. Kors also seamlessly made the transition into reality television with his place on “Project Runway” judge’s panel.

Now, Kors is going public. The company will be under the KORS name on the New York Stock Exchange and intends to sell 48 million shares. The company’s overall value will be around $3.62 billion. There are few publicly exchanged fashion brands on the stock market, and usually for good reason. Most have not established their businesses enough to take the risk. The Kors business has been strong for decades and is constantly growing and expanding into new markets. This looks like a good move.

Another company planning on entering the NYSE in 2013 is Tory Burch. Similarly to Kors, Burch has had a strong growing business for many years. Undoubtedly, investors will jump at the opportunity to grab shares of this approximately $2 billion brand.

– Nadjma Sako

Just when I thought I was not going to be able to experience anything special during my senior year, I received a surprising email that I had been accepted to the Teen Vogue Fashion University program. It was something that I first saw on Facebook on the sidebar where all the advertisements are featured. I clicked on it, thinking it might be a very fun and amazing opportunity for me since I love fashion. Then I find out that the blogging internship I work for is also affiliated with the program and was encouraging all of us to apply.

I was shocked when I got my acceptance letter because, honestly, I just applied for fun. It is an extremely huge event and the application was open to anyone around the world. There are so many more fashionable, talented and dedicated people out there, so I definitely did not think this was a chance I would get. I was so nervous the day before my trip to New York City for the program because while I was packing, all I kept thinking was, “How I am supposed to bring my A-game with the clothes I have now? Everyone there is going to be so flawless and glamorous.”

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Rag & Bone Fall 2011

New York, London, Milan and Paris. The four major fashion capitals of the world are each hosts to one of the major fashion weeks. It makes you wonder, what’s the difference? Is London Fashion Week only for British designers, or New York just for American designers? Well, that’s not the case. Designers often choose to show outside of their country.

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