FIRST LOOK AT FASHION LUNCHEON WITH HARPERS BAZAAR
On April 11, 2014, ESCADA hosted in New York City the 3rd annual ‘First Look At Fashion Luncheon,’ in partnership with Harper’s Bazaar USA and the Lincoln Center Women’s Leadership Council. Guest speakers, Glenda Bailey (Harper’s Bazaar Editor-In-Chief) and Avril Graham (Harper’s Bazaar Executive Fashion Editor) presented the most important trends from the ESCADA Fall/Winter 2014 collection to more than 200 female executives from all industries.
PALM BEACH YACHT EVENT TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
ESCADA, in partnership with Burgess Yachts, hosted an exclusive evening of shopping and celebration aboard a luxury vessel on March 21st during the 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show. Hosted by ESCADA’s Fashion Director, Daniel Wingate, guests enjoyed curated music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while shopping for a cause. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the American Heart Association and their work within the Palm Beach community.
GRAND OPENING PARTY ESCADA FLAGSHIP STORE HONG KONG
On March 20, 2014 ESCADA celebrated the Grand Opening Ceremony of the ESCADA flagship store at the street level of the Standard Chartered Bank Building in central Hong Kong. At noon, actress Michelle Reis was invited to be the guest of honor for the opening ceremony with the top management. The Chairman of ESCADA Megha Mittal and CEO Dr. Bruno Sälzer joined the historical moment of ESCADA’s new flagship store opening. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a traditional lion dance performance. At night, singer Karen Mok was invited to present at the opening cocktail party. Karen Mok, well-known actress Annie Liu and top model Gaile Lai as well as many other famous attendees were dressed in ESCADA’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection and showed great appreciation for the chic yet relaxed atmosphere of the store.
BOOK READING EVENT IN COOPERATION WITH HARPER’S BAZAAR UK
On December 11, 2013, ESCADA hosted a book reading event in cooperation with Harper’s Bazaar UK at ESCADA’s Sloane Street store in London. Some 100 exclusive guests were invited by Megha Mittal (Chairman of ESCADA) and Sacha Bonsor (Harper's Bazaar Digital and Development Editor). On this occasion Fatima Bhutto, poet and writer, read from her debut novel “The Shadow of the Crescent Moon”. A Q&A session followed afterwards. During the event, guests were also invited to discover the new ESCADA Resort collection 2014. The collection is inspired by the small towns of Portofino to Monte Carlo lining the Mediterranean coastline.Together with champagne and small delicacies the guests of ESCADA and Harper’s Bazaar, had the possibility to experience an exclusive evening of shopping and culture.
CHRISTMAS GALA PARTY TOKYO
On December 6, 2013 ESCADA celebrated a Christmas Gala Party and presented the new ESCADA Spring/Summer 2014 collection in a fashion show at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo. Some 200 exclusive guests from fashion, society and press visited the Christmas Gala Party . Amongst these were Uno Kanda (TV talent), Noriko Maeda (Model), Yu Hayami (Singer), Ahn Mika (Model), Nanae Ubukata (Model) and Don Konishi (Fashion Commentator). The fashion show featured the new ESCADA Spring/Summer 2014 collection which is inspired by this season´s collection theme, cruising from the Provence to the Cote d’Azur. As a special appearance famous pop singer Crystal Kay presented two looks of the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection. A live concert by Crystal Kay and a luxurious dinner followed after the fashion show.
GRAND OPENING PARTY ESCADA FLAGSHIP STORE FRANKFURT
On November 6, 2013 ESCADA celebrated the Grand Opening Party of the ESCADA flagship store at Goetheplatz 5-7 in Frankfurt. The 260 sqm store is located at the newly designed ONE Goetheplaza and offers the current ESCADA and ESCADA SPORT collections within the new store concept of ESCADA. Some 250 national and international guests from fashion, society and press were welcomed to celebrate the Grand Opening Party, in addition ESCADA launched its worldwide first official ESCADA Instagram account@escadaofficial represented by a live coverage of the Grand Opening Event by selected fashion bloggers. The highlight of the evening was a raffle with the motto ‘ESCADA Escapes’ for the benefit of DKMS Life and their program for cancer patients.
SAKS LUNCHEON TO BENEFIT NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN WITH CHAIRMAN MEGHA MITTAL
On November 5, 2013 ESCADA Chairman Megha Mittal joined with Saks Fifth Avenue to host a luncheon benefitting New Yorkers For Children, a charity organisation working in partnership with the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) to improve the prospects of children supported by the child welfare system and to engage New Yorkers in that effort. Event guests were treated to a fashion presentation of the ESCADA Resort 2014 collection, followed by an intimate lunch and personal shopping experience. Notable guests included Jennifer Creel, Chele Chiavacci, Lise Evans, Lydia Fenet, Marisa Arredondo, Susan Magazine, Laurel Nuzzo, Susan Shin, and Sonia Nassery Cole.
ESCADA AT ATHENS XCLUSIVE DESIGNER WEEK 2013
On October 21, 2013, ESCADA presented the new ESCADA Spring/Summer 2014 collection within the 14. Athens Xclusive Designer Week. The ESCADA show was the closing show of the 14. Athens Xclusive Designer Week. About 400 guests visited the presentation of the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection which is inspired by this season’s collection theme, cruising from the Provence to the Cote d’Azur. ESCADA has been present in Greece since more than 20 years and currently has 6 points of sale thereof five in a multi-brand environment and one franchise store.
ESCADA and W Magazine Party in Beverly Hills
On September 26, 2013 ESCADA and W Magazine, in partnership with Suzanne and Jennifer Todd, hosted an exclusive evening of shopping and celebration to benefit Cool Earth Organization at the ESCADA West Coast flagship store in Beverly Hills. Among the guests of the night were actresses Andie MacDowell, Julianne Hough, Sasha Alexander, Sara Rue and Zoey Deutch.
EXCELLENCE LIFE EVENT AT HOSTAL LA GAVINA
ESCADA joined the Excellence Life Event on 30th and 31th August at Hostal La Gavina Hotel, a unique luxury fair with the most exclusive products and services. The Hostal de La Gavina, located in S'Agaró, in the heart of the Costa Brava, is an architectural complex of great beauty, with a unique history. Guests were greeted by a gallery of Fall/Winter 2013 ESCADA gowns, and scented fragrance bracelets featuring ESPECIALLY ESCADA Eau de Toilette. The ESCADA Fall/Winter 2013 collection was presented during a fashion show on Saturday 31st, held at the pool area overlooking the sea and with a stunning view. A sweepstake to win an ESCADA bag after the fashion show was held, too.
Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon
ESCADA and the New York Racing Association hosted The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) on Wednesday, August 14th 2013. The Luncheon's program was hosted by WNYT anchor Benita Zahn. Luncheon guests were invited to shop the ESCADA pop-up store located at the rail pavillon. A portion of proceeds was donated to the BCRF.
Bridgehampton Polo Club Opening
Portofino black-and-white was the color scheme of choice for the Brigehampton Polo Challenge on July 22nd, 2013 New York. Hosted by ESCADA, the match drew in notables such as Kelly Bensimon, Amanda Hearst, Tatiana Platt, Samantha Yanks, and model Natasha Barnard – all dressed in ESCADA. A sea of ESCADA sun-brellas scattered the field as guests shaded themselves from the day’s heat, while the scent on ESPECIALLY ESCADA filled the air.
Fashion Show Roppongi Hills Tokyo
On April 14, 2013 ESCADA presented the ESCADA Spring/Summer 2013 collection in the courtyard of the shopping mall Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The event also coincided with the 10th anniversary of the mall. 300 exclusive guests attended the event, amongst these were VIP customers, fashion bloggers, stylists, the Japanese models Noriko Maeda, Reiko Takagaki, MAIKO, Azusa Yoshikawa, Yumiko Takaoka, Miyako Miyazaki, Kelly and Emi Renata, as well as fashion commentator Don Konishi. The fashion show featured 42 looks of the new ESCADA Spring/Summer 2013 collection. As a special appearance, the famous Japanese singer and model Sumire presented three looks of the new collection together with Mr. Japan Takayuki Suzuki and also held a performance before the fashion show.
ESCADA and De Rigo Vision Cocktail Event
On April 11, 2013 ESCADA and De Rigo Vision invited some 200 guests from fashion, culture, economy and society to present the winning style of the ESCADA Eyewar Design contest and winner Fedora Mednard (23), fashion design student from Hamburg at the ESCADA Flagship Store in Munich. Bruno Saelzer (CEO ESCADA SE), Daniel Wingate (Fashion Director ESCADA und ESCADA SPORT) and Paolo Zardini (Eyewear Designer De Rigo Vision Vision) were hosts of the evening.
Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue together with VOGUE
On March 21, 2013 the famous premium department store Saks Fifth Avenue NY, the fashion magazine VOGUE and ESCADA invited some 100 guests from fashion, culture, economy and society to a presentation of the ESCADA Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. Daniel Wingate, ESCADA Fashion Director attended this unique fashion cocktail. Proceeds of the evening benefitted The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
ESCADA Grand Opening Berlin
On 19.03.2013 ESCADA celebrated the Grand Opening Party of the ESCADA flagship store at Kurfürstendamm 195 in Berlin as well as the launch of the world’s first ESCADA E-Store. Megha Mittal (Chairman ESCADA SE) and Bruno Sälzer (CEO ESCADA SE) welcomed some 500 guests. Amongst others the international actresses Bérénice Marlohe and Stacy Keibler, as well as the German models Franziska Knuppe and Sara Nuru, the German actresses Mina Tander, Dennenesch Zoudé, Julia Malik and Stefanie Stappenbeck celebrated this special occasion. Highlight of the evening was a vintage auction in cooperation with the auction house NEUMEISTER. 16 selected auction items of the 35-year history of ESCADA were acquired live at the event, as well as online on ESCADA.com. The proceeds of the auction of 20,000 Euros will be donated to the non-profit organization DKMS LIFE and their program for cancer patients.
FASHION SHOW SPRING/SUMMER 2013 IN MIAMI
On March 13, 2013 the famous Raleigh hotel’s penthouse was restaged to host an ESCADA spring/summer 2013 fashion show. As this collection is inspired by Miami’s architecture and modern art scene, the location has turned out to be the perfect fit. ESCADA Fashion Director Daniel Wingate welcomed some 65 guests from three neighboring Neiman Marcus stores to a unique presentation of the latest collection.
CHRISTMAS GALA PARTY IN TOKYO
On December 07, 2012 ESCADA held a Christmas Gala Party and presented the new ESCADA Spring/Summer 2013 collection in a fashion show at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo. Amongst the 200 exclusive guests Bruno Sälzer (CEO ESCADA SE) was happy to welcome VIP customers, fashion press and stylists as well as celebrities. Amongst these were Rino Katase (Actress), Noriko Maeda (Model), Kelly (Model), Yu Hayami (Singer), Toru Kazama (Actor) and Don Konishi (Fashion Commentator). As a special appearance famous model Ahn Mika presented two looks of the new Spring/Summer 2013 collection. After the fashion show the guests were able to enjoy champagne, a walking dinner and gospel songs by famous singer team VOJA.
INSTALLATION OF ESCADA COUTURE GOWNS AT THE FRANCISCO GODIA FOUNDATION IN BARCELONA
On October 16, 2012 on the occasion of the first anniversary of Lo m+s Barcelona Magazine, more than 350 guests attended an exclusive cocktail to discover an ephemeral installation of spectacular ESCADA couture dresses among the artworks of Francisco Godia Foundation. For this event, ESCADA featured an installation with mannequins showcasing fifteen exceptional gowns, from vintage, current season and even prototypes for 2013.
ESCADA RE-OPENING PARTY AT CHUNGDAM FLAGSHIP STORE
On September 19, 2012 ESCADA celebrated the re-opening of its ESCADA flagship store with a Grand Opening Party at Chungdam in Seoul, South Korea. Megha Mittal (Chairman ESCADA SE) and Bruno Sälzer (CEO ESCADA SE) welcomed about 300 exclusive guests including Hee Sun Kim, one of the most famous actresses in Asia. Special highlight of the event was an exhibition of some of ESCADA’s most luxurious archive dresses from the last 30 years. The 300 sqm ESCADA store is located in one of the city’s most popular streets, which showcases important international and local luxury brands.The outstanding building with its modern architecture is a true highlight of Chung-dam Street.
ESCADA Summer Cocktail at KaDeWe Berlin
From July 3 to August 11, 2012 ESCADA presented the extraordinary window and in-store installation “The World of ESCADA” at KaDeWe Berlin. To start “The World of ESCADA” Ursula Vierkötter (Managing Director KaDeWe), Megha Mittal (Chairman ESCADA SE) and Bruno Sälzer (CEO ESCADA SE) welcomed around 300 national and international guests from fashion, press, economy and society to a summery cocktail at KaDeWe on July 3, 2012.
Summer Cocktail by Oberpollinger Munich, COVER and ESCADA
On July 25, 2012 the famous premium department store Oberpollinger, the lifestyle magazine COVER and ESCADA invited some 250 guests from fashion, culture, economy and society to a Summer Cocktail on the roof top terrace of the department store in the heart of the city of Munich. With this event ESCADA and Oberpollinger celebrated their longtime partnership. On this occasion Cover Fashion Director Carola Niemann put together five „ESCADA selected by COVER for Oberpollinger“ looks of the current ESCADA Fall/Winter 2012 collection, representing the modern elegance, sensual femininity and the cool glamour of the brand.
ESCADA SPORT S/S 2013 FASHION SHOW MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN
On July 4, 2012 the ESCADA SPORT Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show officially opened Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin. The ESCADA SPORT Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show presented simply a sublime celebration of color. In search of a real color kick, inspired by a road trip through California past the southern border, across Mexico and arrives in Guatemala - ¡Viva Colores! Some 700 invited guests visited the official tent at Siegessäule. Amongst them numerous national and international celebrities. Along with world-famous rock star Bryan Adams, actress and author Jessica Joffe and the international blogger Hanneli Mustaparta, Franziska Knuppe, Julia Malik, Judith Rakers, Mina Tander, as well as Dennenesch Zoudé attended the show.
ESCADA PRE-FALL 2012 COLLECTION PRESENTATION IN HONG KONG
On July 04, 2012 ESCADA showcased the new ESCADA Pre-Fall 2012 collection at the ESCADA store at IFC mall in Hong Kong. Morten Christensen, Managing Director ESCADA Asia Pacific, Alexandra Biron von Curland, Senior Designer ESCADA, and Markus Franzen, Brand Manager ESCADA SPORT, welcomed around 100 exclusive guests to an intimate cocktail party, serving the finest champagne and canapés. Amongst the guests were Vivian Chow, Gaile Lai, Prudence Lau, Bernice Liu, Janice Man, Mikki Yao, Candice Yu, Jocelyn Luko, Carrie Lam and Eydie Tai. The special highlight of the event was a fashion show in a relaxed yet intimate manner, with the latest ESCADA Pre-Fall 2012 looks.