Cole Haan Announces Global Flagship Store Opening At Westfield World Trade Center

Cole Haan Joins the World Trade Center Community with a New Design Concept Store

Cole Haan, the American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, announces the opening of its newest global flagship at Westfield World Trade Center. Located at the World Trade Center‘s Oculus (located at 185 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10007), the store features a series of rooms, which is inspired by a residential layout that showcases the brand’s new innovative lifestyle products. This marks the first Northeast location to open with the new Cole Haan store design concept, second in North America following Dallas NorthPark

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Cole Haan Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Cole Haan)

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The Oculus of the World Trade Center is the 21st Century Grand Central Station,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan. “To be a part of a space that holds significant meaning to New Yorkers and the world is incredible for Cole Haan.

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Cole Haan at Westfield World Trade (PRNewsFoto/Cole Haan)

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Cole Haan at Westfield World Trade (PRNewsFoto/Cole Haan)

Natural light will filter throughout the space, creating an inviting shopping experience only to be matched by the décor. Each room will have unique finishes of black, white, grey, with hints of navy, brass and hot-rolled steel. A neutral color palette incorporates a blend of traditional and modern design aesthetic with a large scale marble mosaic pattern in the front foyer and herringbone wood floors and paneling throughout. The rooms will also feature custom lighting, millwork and fixtures to highlight the full expression of merchandise including men’s and women’s footwear, apparel, handbags and accessories.

The Oculus is modeled after an image of a child releasing a dove,” explains David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development at Cole Haan. “For us to be able to have a place that is so infused with meaning in the lives of every single human being in this city is an honor beyond imagination,” he continued.

To coincide with the opening, Cole Haan will make Uber easily available via the Cole Haan store locator page. With this feature, customers can request an Uber to take them directly to the store by simply pressing the Uber button on the store page. There will also be an option to utilize UberRUSH to deliver products purchased from the store to anywhere in New York City. Customers can receive delivery alerts and track their package in real time. Additionally, the store will execute more than half of all transactions on Mobile POS, which will assist with making the checkout process seamless and expeditious.

Cole Haan continues to expand its store fleet globally,” added Michael Prince, Cole Haan President and Chief Operating Officer. “This location will be our most prominent new global flagship and will serve as a calling card to the rest of the world. As we continue our global expansion, this store will introduce millions to the Cole Haan brand and lifestyle. It will be our most technically advanced store to-date. With the added convenience of UberRUSH and the elimination of a traditional cash wrap, our team is able to focus solely on our customers’ experience,” he concluded. Continue reading

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Lexus Taps Fashion Designer Zang Toi For Couture Auto Show Apparel

Lexus Product Specialists to Wear Custom Couture Wardrobe from the “Zang Toi Collection for Lexus” during the 2016/2017 Auto Show Season.

Today Lexus announced the Zang Toi Collection for Lexus, a partnership with globally renowned fashion designer Zang Toi, who will be creating an all-new wardrobe for Lexus auto show product specialists. The Collection will blend the worlds of high-fashion and luxury vehicles, drawing on the attention to detail and craftsmanship that is a signature of both the fashion designer and the car brand.

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Fashion designer, Zang Toi, with the final look of his Fall 2016 Collection. (PRNewsFoto/Lexus)

The couture apparel will be debuted in September at the Miami Auto Show, with the press day looks debuting in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

Mr. Toi’s collection will feature four custom looks, making Lexus the only brand on the auto show floor with a wardrobe created and handmade for each product specialist for a perfect look and fit. Refined craftsmanship will be conveyed through details such as hand pick stitching on jacket lapels, hand beading and embroidery on each garment.

The Lexus brand stands for unrivaled luxury and an unrelenting approach to perfection and craftsmanship,” said Mr. Toi. “I wanted to instill a sense of haute-couture that is unique to fashion but is a natural complement to the style and expressiveness already embodied by Lexus vehicles. To have the opportunity to create fashion in a traditionally automotive space was an exhilarating challenge.

Mr. Toi has personally fit the team members. Items, all of which will be made in New York, will include a hand loomed knit dress with handmade lace from Lyon, France, and a knit “alphabet” sweater with the Lexus “L” hand beaded and embroidered. The collection will be rounded out with classic styles, such as a sharply cut jacket with contrast grey sleeves and standup lapel accents.

We admire Zang Toi’s inspired approach to unique and visionary details,” said Brian Bolain, General Manager of Marketing at Lexus. “We are thrilled to be bringing his style, which so perfectly fits with the refinement of our vehicles, to the North American auto show circuit.”

For more information visit http://www.lexus.com

Sixteenth Annual Tribeca Film Festival, Presented By AT&T, Announces Call For Submissions And 2017 Dates, April 19 – April 30

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced that the sixteenth edition will be held April 19– April 30, 2017 in New York City. Additionally, the Festival will also expand its areas of submissions from feature films, short films, and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) program, to include submissions across all of the programming areas of the Festival. Creators can submit work to debut at the Festival’s industry leading Virtual Arcade (virtual reality, 360 films, and augmented reality), the highly successful television section (episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres, and independent pilots), and N.O.W. program (new online work, stories created specifically for the online space).Tribeca Film Festival 2017 dates main image

The Festival will also continue its Tribeca X Award, launched last year, with a call for submissions for branded storytelling, looking for the best creative collaborations at the intersection of entertainment and brands.

“Tribeca is a forward thinking storytelling festival and we have been supporting work that goes beyond the big screen for many years. As the technology and tools proliferate in the creative community and new distribution models emerge we feel it is the right time to expand and support artists on these growing platforms in a broader way,” said Festival Director Genna Terranova.

As one of the premiere festivals supporting female storytelling Tribeca will continue to encourage female filmmakers through The Nora Ephron Prize which began four years ago and annually awards $25,000 to a female filmmaker whose work embodies the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron.

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Also announced was the promotion of Cara Cusumano to Director of Programming who began working at Tribeca in 2008. In her new role she will be responsible for spearheading the feature film and TV programming. She will work alongside EVP Paula Weinstein, Festival Director Genna Terranova, Artistic Director Frederic Boyer, and VP of shorts Sharon Badal, and the programming team: Liza Domnitz (features and online work), Loren Hammonds (virtual reality and features), Ian Hollander (features), Ben Thompson (shorts), and Tribeca Film Institute’s Ingrid Kopp (Storyscapes) and Opeyemi Olukemi (interactive).

Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

  • September 6, 2016: SUBMISSIONS OPEN.
  • October 19, 2016: EARLY DEADLINE for feature and short films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work.
  • November 23, 2016: OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE A for feature films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work.
  • December 2, 2016: OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE B for short films and all experiential storytelling.
  • December 14, 2016: LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for feature length world-premiere films only and TV and episodic work.
  • January 13, 2017: EARLY DEADLINE for Tribeca X award.
  • February 15, 2017: OFFICIAL DEADLINE for Tribeca X award.

Submissions rules and regulations and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are now available at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or by calling 212-941-2305.Tribeca Film Festival 2017 VR instagram