Village represents Yunus & Eliza
London-based jewellery brand Yunus & Eliza has appointed Village to manage its global press and publicity. Launched in 2009 by Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom, the label offers a main line collection and is regularly commissioned to create bespoke jewellery and interior pieces for the film, music and fashion industries. International stockists include Dover Street Market, Luisaviaroma.com, I.T and VFILES, as well as Net-a-Porter.com from May.
Hearst Empowering Women launches
Hearst Magazines UK has announced the launch of a new editorial brand Hearst Empowering Women, in partnership with UK charity Theirworld. The online platform aims to celebrate the lives, aspirations and achievements of British women, and will feature digital talks from influential women, offering tips for success and advice on issues affecting women such as confidence and career development. In collaboration with Sarah Brown’s charity for women and children, Hearst Empowering Women will host live events, workshops, master classes and roadshows alongside a series of projects with Theirworld providing inspiration and mentoring to girls and women across the UK. The launch site presents profiles of women, including Hearst UK editors, revealing what empowerment means to them.
Ella Dror PR handles Devon Halfnight Leflufy
Menswear brand Devon Halfnight Leflufy has appointed Ella Dror PR to handle its press and publicity. The autumn/winter 2014 collection Coconut Water follows the Canadian-Belgian designer’s debut last season after graduating from The Royal Academy of Antwerp and launching his namesake brand with retailers internationally. With the aim to stylistically bridge the gap between Antwerp and London with a fresh interpretation of men’s luxury clothing, the brand combines eclectic referencing and contemporary streetwear as well as textile development, popular culture, handwork, a rich visual vocabulary and a love of youth culture and fashion history.