Apparel Licensing Celebrity Licensing Collaborations Lifestyle Retail 

H&M collaborates with Sabyasachi to launch first Indian designer collection

After collaborating with the likes of French luxury fashion house Balmain and Italian luxury fashion company Versace, Swedish fast-fashion retailer, and since its first released designer collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld in 2004, it has put out a series of projects with top designers plucked mostly from the runways of Europe’s fashion weeks. Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Tuesday announced its first Indian collaboration with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The designer, under his label Sabyasachi, is known for the use of Indian textiles in the construction of modern silhouettes. The new line…

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Brand & Lifestyle Collaborations Sports Licensing 

NFL LAUNCHES APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES COLLABORATION WITH H&M

The National Football League (NFL) has announced a new collaboration with global fashion retailer H&M to launch men’s, women’s and children’s NFL-branded apparel and accessories, in a deal brokered by IMG. The products will be sold in more than 20 countries outside of the U.S, including the UK, China, Japan, Colombia, Germany, India, Mexico, South Korea and the Middle East.   The first capsule collection of men’s jackets, tops and loungewear is available in stores and online now, with women’s, children’s and accessories lines to follow next season. The collaboration…

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Character Licensing Fashion & Accessories 

High-street retail chain H&M launches Pink Panther collection

A line of Pink Panther fashion and accessories has launched at high-street retail chain H&M. The deal was brokered by CPLG on behalf of Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The collection will feature the classic character on a range of products for children and adults. “We’re really excited to launch the first Pink Panther collection at H&M worldwide and we look forward to seeing the reaction,” said Jenny Strehle, commercial director, CPLG Nordics. The girls wear styles include a short sleeve t-shirt and shorts set featuring a Pink Panther placement print and…

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Retail 

H&M plans to hire 800 in India this year, seeks to open new stores

As a part of expansion plans, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) plans to hire 800 people, according to a report in the Business Today. “We have 3,500 people working for the retail company and we would hire 800 more this year,” H&M India Country Manager Janne Einola was quoted as saying. The hiring will be for the new stores that are expected to open soon. However, no exact number of stores have been disclosed. “Last year, we have opened 17 stores and I would continue the same pace…

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