Today's Headlines

February 02, 2011 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Levi's x OC: Preview pics of the latest Opening Ceremony x Levi's collaboration, shot by Terry Richardson, starring Anais Pouliot and actor PJ Ransone are out now. The collection will hit stores next week. (OC)

Compass Kicks Off: 75 of the best footwear brands out there will debut their AW11 collections at the Compass Show today. We will be live blogging, as will be TheShoeBuff. Check this space for reports from the show and first looks at some great collections. (Compass)

Band of Outsiders Makes Moves: The label leaves The News to open its own NY showroom, is planning its first runway show for NY Fashion Week, inks a Japanese distro deal and is planning retail stores in Japan. The company last year rang up sales of $8 million and is planning 2011 revenues to grow 50 percent to $12 million. Much of that growth is expected to come from the contemporary Girl line, which has doubled in size to about 60 styles for fall. (WWD)

Gilt group uses Apps to expand in Japan: The online retailer is pressing for major expansion in Japan. But much of the growth will come from greater social media outreach, starting with the Japanese version of Gilts apps for the iPad and iPhone that were launched earlier this week. (WSJ)

Kane takes prize: Scottish designer Christopher Kane has won this years British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. (Drapers)