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Splendid Names Holly Shapiro Creative Director

Splendid, a division of Delta Galil Industries Ltd., has named Holly Shapiro creative director. Shapiro, a 20-year veteran of design, previously served as creative director of private brands for the Gilt Groupe. Earlier, she held design positions at Calypso St. Barth, Haute Hippie, Roller Rabbit, Martin + Osa, Liz Claiborne, Laundry by Shelli Segal and Dana Buchman. “Holly is both a creative designer and proven leader who will bring fresh, new product strategies and perspective to modernize the Splendid brand,” said Tim Baxter, chief executive officer of Delta Galil Premium Brands, which includes Splendid and Seven For All Mankind. “Her expertise in curating product from her time at Gilt, building a brand from her time at Calypso St. Barth and working with cross-functional partners at Roller Rabbit will be instrumental in repositioning Splendid to accelerate growth.” Holly Shapiro  In a recent WWD interview, Baxter said, “Splendid was founded on really luxurious, great quality soft knit pieces. We had somewhat walked away from that. We are back to that being a solid foundation and have relaunched an entire program on the classics.” “I have long admired the brand for its premium soft Ts and strong loyal base,” Shapiro said. “While leveraging both, I see significant potential to expand

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Interest in Chanel Spikes on News of Karl Lagerfeld’s Death

Chanel products for sale on Depop on Wednesday included a black-and-white photograph of Karl Lagerfeld wearing his trademark sunglasses, priced at $999. A note from the seller, jessejawnz, read, “Thanks for inspiring so many generations of young designers and for forging a legacy like only you could. You will be dearly missed. RIP Monsieur Karl.” With such engaged fans, it should come as no surprise that Depop searches for Karl Lagerfeld increased 1,351 percent following the designer’s death on Tuesday. “Chanel was also in the top 10 searches globally, but Karl was number one,” a spokeswoman said. “I’ve definitely noticed more interest in Chanel,” said Brandon Veloria, cofounder of Manhattan vintage and contemporary preowned retailer James Veloria. “There’s definitely been more people asking for it.” Clients are mostly looking for Nineties-era designs, including skirt suits in pastel colors and, of course, Chanel accessories, Veloria said, adding, “It was a really iconic time in fashion. A lot of those colorways and interesting knits and fabrications have been popular with more contemporary designers. Versace was doing something similar.” As far as Chanel products appreciating, Veloria said, “Oh yeah, prices will definitely go up. As with anything, there will suddenly be a lot of interest in Chanel, and

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