COLETTE NEWS APRIL ’11

COLETTEText: Guillaume Salmon from colette

Guillaume Salmon is PR for colette since more than 7 years, enjoying to be in the middle of different culture and microcosms… From the west coast of France, he is a Parisian since ever and for ever for one reason, because Paris is Magic!!! He will be proud and glad to relate to the colette way of life and here, lists his favorite finds from colette month after month.

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colette loves Japan
colette loves Japan. To raise funds for rebuilding the country, many designers are mobilizing: Olympia Le Tan pins, Kuntzel + Deygas badges, original drawings from Fafi, Aurélie Biderman bracelets, Pierre Hardy sneakers, Kitsuné Rescue Jacket, Lanai (Hawaii) bags, dressed up bears by Vika Gazinskaya (Moscow), Eiko Maekawa rabbits, iPhone cases by Case Scenario, and many more to come. All proceeds from these products will go to the JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY.
We advise you to follow the website Save Japan by Simone Inc, Too Much Magazine, the Minimix charity event “100 masks for Japan“: and to come to Hope and Love for Japan the 30th April and May 1st.

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We love Japan podcast
In solidarity with our Japanese friends the podcast this month is bilingual French-Japanese. Eiko Maekawa and Clement will present the new music this month, Nihonjin Ganbatte!

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The Away Project from March 28th to April 9th
With its Away jersey, Nike reinterprets the sailor shirt, a French classic, by combining it with their latest innovations in performance, comfort and environmental friendliness. For the occasion, colette invites Chanel, Colorware, Comme des Garçons, Hermès, Ladurée, Longchamp, Montblanc, Swatch, Trousselier and Yves Saint Laurent to dress their iconic products with the famous blue and white stripes.
These collectible products, in limited editions, are available exclusively at colette, along with a selection of other sailor products such as the Atelier Ruby helmet, the Merci Gustave Eiffel Tower, the Perigot bag, the fish box, and a 4-color Bic.

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Loreak Mendian
Loreak Mendian launchs a mini-collection using the particular fabric mahón (an indigo blue type of nankeen cloth). This fabric comes from Tavex, a company founded more than 175 years ago. Based on Vergara (a village in the Basque Country), Tavex supplies this fabric for the manufacturing of work clothes to companies all over the world.

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Super
Inspired by a passion to feed hungry skins, Dr. Nicholas Perricone presents SUPER, an appetizing and nourishing skincare line for the face and body made from fruits and plants. Strong antioxidants that interact for young and beautiful skin, and each one smells more “yummy” than the next!

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Breizh Cola
Without closing themselves off, but reacting so as not to lose their identity, this Brittany company decided to produce a universally known beverage … cola! And they’re owning it! Without complex, they made the decision to produce and market it in Brittany and now at colette, Breizh Cola, cola from the Phare Ouest!

Text: Guillaume Salmon from colette

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