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Alexander McQueen x Puma Clothing

‘Alexander McQueen x Puma ClothingAlexander McQueen and Puma, who have already teamed up on footwear, have joined forces again to create a sports-inspired clothing and accessories line.

Alexander McQueen is the quintessential bad boy made good. He has brains and brawn, having survived over ten years as a solo designer and being brought into the Gucci Group stable, which bought a 51 per cent stake in his company 2002. In 2008, he not only turned a profit but was also opening new stores from LA to Beirut.

• Alexander McQueen was in 1970 in the East End of London – the son of a taxi driver
• He trained on Savile Row at Gieves & Hawkes, where he once embroidered a suit for the Prince of Wales with the words “I am a c**t” (in the lining)
• In 1991 his entire degree show was bought by influential stylist Isabella Blow, whose later suicide in 2007 led to him dedicating his entire spring/summer 2008 collection to her memory.

Puma Trainers + Puma Clothing = PPR

Puma Trainers + Puma Clothing = PPR Puma Trainers to cross the German/French border? PPR announced that it has taken a 27% stake in German sportswear retailer Puma. The French luxury goods group confirmed that it planned to take over the rest of the company for €5.3 billion. With the sale of their stake to PPR, siblings Gunther and Daniela Herz, until now Puma’s largest shareholders, have relinquished all control of Puma.

“The Puma Board of Management unanimously believes that PPR’s engagement is in the best interests of the company and that the announced offer price per share of €330 for the voluntary public take-over offer is fair,” said Jochen Zeitz, chairman and chief executive of Puma. “Going forward Puma can utilize PPR’s premium segment design and sourcing expertise, contributing to the further improvement of Puma’s product offering. Additionally, PPR’s experience in worldwide retail, wholesale and multi-brand management will provide valuable support to Puma’s brand expansion plans.”