Karla Otto is an international public relations and brand strategy agency for luxury, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art and design industry leaders. The company’s unparalleled network of offices spans seven cities worldwide: Milan, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing. With 30 years of experience in shaping and communicating the unique visions of our clients, we have a deep understanding of the dynamic cultural landscape, combined with an intuition that anticipates industry innovation. Our global position and local insight creates a compelling dialogue between brands and their target audiences that is integrated across print, broadcast and digital media. Powerful relationships with style leaders and tastemakers amplify our influence.
Karla Otto’s brand strategy and image consulting service concentrates 30 years of experience in luxury communications to advise our clients—be it on a niche initiative or a comprehensive global vision for a brand. Bringing together principal talents across all departments, Karla Otto offers a 360° consultancy that delivers insights and identifies opportunities to innovate and elevate a client’s presence in the public sphere. Starting with a thorough knowledge of the brand, we work closely with in-house commercial and marketing teams to determine immediate and long-term goals. From creative consulting to development of communication strategies, our repertoire of expertise is reinforced by influential connections within the industry, bringing bold ideas to life.
Karla Otto is an expert in all aspects of public relations for luxury fashion, beauty, art and design leaders. Highly specialised teams deliver creative and focused press strategies that leverage our network of style influencers and agenda-setting contacts in print, broadcast and digital media. Karla Otto plays a sustained and pivotal role in launching and crafting the image of iconic and niche luxury brands. Combining peerless industry experience with cultural insight we cultivate targeted public awareness of our clients across global and local markets. Experienced PR teams handle everything from collection management and product placement to editorial features development and creative collaborations. Working with a brand’s unique assets we build authentic connections across cultural industries, establishing a powerful image for each client that is both current and enduring.
Karla Otto produces and manages fashion shows and special events for the most discerning luxury brands and cultural organizations. Our approach to every production is highly imaginative and bespoke, with events designed to realize the creative vision of our clients alongside their business goals. From private dinners during international art and design fairs to luxury boutique openings, new collection launches, runway shows and fashion week parties, we create stylish events that leave a lasting impression. Guest lists are curated from our coveted database of celebrity, VIP and media contacts to ensure the optimal balance of exclusivity and prestige with high-quality editorial event coverage.
Karla Otto’s VIP department dresses A-list celebrities for high-profile events watched by millions worldwide, from Hollywood awards shows to exclusive fashion galas. A network of international connections within the entertainment industry and strong relationships with celebrities allow our VIP team to handpick global style influencers to dress, in strategic alignment with a clients needs. Karla Otto pioneers an innovative approach to celebrity endorsement, identifying unexpected and original moments for product placement and sponsorship that gives their clients’ instant brand recognition. The VIP department works closely with Karla Otto’s events team to bring our guest lists unrivalled star power.
Karla Otto develops digital strategies that amplify brand awareness and drive business impact online. Elegantly crafting a client’s online presence and audience engagement initiatives, we create authentic luxury brand experiences integrated across web, mobile and social platforms. Karla Otto’s digital team has in-depth experience working with digital influencers: from bloggers and online editors to the photographers, filmmakers and developers pioneering new modes of expression in the online realm. Through the use of prestige technology and creative partnerships we enhance a brand’s exclusivity and cutting-edge appeal.
Karla Otto’s network is a definitive asset of the company. With offices based in seven cities worldwide—Milan, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing—and strong ties to cultural tastemakers in each, our international position is built on authoritative local expertise. All the offices share a common work practice and database that ensures consistency and effectiveness of communication strategies on a global scale.
Karla Otto represents over 70 high-profile clients worldwide. Our expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of industries that includes fashion, luxury, beauty, art, design, lifestyle and charitable organizations. Several of the companies we work with are represented globally by the agency. We excel with a cross-expertise and international approach that allows for focused consulting on local markets as well as the capacity to initiate collaborations between brands, across industries and locations. The relationships we build are long lasting. We have been working with many of our clients for more than 10 years, and some ever since the agency was founded in 1982. Each office keeps spacious showrooms for presenting our clients’ collections to leading editors, stylists and VIPs, ensuring the highest visibility for a brand.
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To enquire about career opportunities with Karla Otto please send your resumé and an introduction to the email address below.
To enquire about career opportunities with Karla Otto please send your resumé and an introduction to the email address below.
Berluti, Miami, December 10th 2013
The Italian fashion house held a dinner and party at this year’s Miami Art Basel. The event was hosted by LVMH executive Pietro Beccari to celebrate the furniture pieces created by Maarten Baas for Berluti.
DSquared2, Los Angeles, November 24th 2013
Dean and Dan Caten hosted an intimate night of dinner and cocktails to honour Jennifer Lopez.
Baccarat, London, November 20th 2013
In light of the launch of ‘Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty Years’, Baccarat celebrated with a cocktail reception in London’s Claridge’s.
J.Mendel, New York, November 18th 2013
J.Mendel opened the doors of their Madison Avenue flagship store marking the occasion with an exclusive collaboration with Enoc Perez.
Mary Katrantzou, London, November 18th 2013
Charlotte Dellal and Sarah Mower joined Mary Katrantzou at London’s 34 Calgery Avansino to celebrate the launch of her e-commerce site.
Erdem, Los Angeles, November 14th 2013
Camilla Belle and Jessica Pare joined Vogue’s Lisa Love in honoring Erdem Moralioglu with an intimate dinner at Chateau Marmont.
La Perla, Worldwide, November 7th 2013
Karla Otto is pleased to announce La Perla as a new PR client.
Tag Heuer, Paris, November 6th 2013
Tag Heuer celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic Carrera line of racing inspired watches with a cocktail reception at their flagship store in Paris Opera.
Gieves and Hawkes, Hong Kong, November 1st 2013
To mark the launch of their Ice House Street store in Hong Kong, Gieves and Hawkes hosted an intimate dinner at Duddles.
Cos, London, November 1st 2013
Cos raised the shutters to unveil their latest London store in Canary Wharf.
Mulberry, New York, October 28th 2013
Mulberry hosted an exclusive shopping event and cocktail reception to benefit New York’s Henry Street Settlement.
Moncler, Hong Kong, October 23rd 2013
Moncler collaborated with Gilles and Boissier to create the interiors for their Hong Kong flagship located in Lee Gardens.
Micol Sabbadini, New York, October 22nd 2013
Micol Sabbadini launched his photographic exhibition, ‘An Inside Look at FAI Estates’ with a one night auction at Christies.
Maison Martin Margiela, Worldwide, October 18th 2013
The Margiela atelier have created the stage costumes for Kanye West’s Yeezus tour.
COS, London, October 18th 2013
During London’s Frieze festival, COS hosted a breakfast at the The Serpentine Gallery’s Sackler building where guests previewed Adrian Villar Rojas’ concrete sculptures.
Berluti, London, October 14th 2013
Sarah Mower and Jonathan Newhouse joined Berluti in revealing their specially commissioned pieces designed by Vincent Dubourg with a cocktail reception at their Mayfair store.
Nike, London, October 11th 2013
Nike’s 1984 space saw the worlds of science and art collide during an installation and a series of workshops inspired by the Nike Free Hyperfeel running trainers.
Bally, Hong Kong, October 11th 2013
Godfrey Gao joined Bally in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Everest Ascent with dinner and cocktails at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
Martell Cognac, Los Angeles, October 10th 2013
Martell Cognac marked the launch of their Caratère brandy with live music from Lou Doillon at the historic Paramour Mansion. Guests included Liz Goldwyn and Kate Mara.
Replay, Paris, October 10th 2013
Replay and Vice Magazine hosted the launch of Replay’s capsule collection, Laserblast Club at Bataclan in Paris.
Agent Provocateur, October 9th 2013
L’Agent designers Monica and Penelope Cruz joined Net-a-Porter to host an intimate dinner at London’s Sibyl Colefox and John Fowler. Guests included Amber Le Bon and Imogen Poots.
Emilio Pucci, Rome, October 9th 2013
Emilio Pucci opened the doors of its Rome Flagship store in the Piazza di Spagna, celebrating with a cocktail reception in the enchanting Galleria del Cembalo.
Zadig & Voltaire, Paris, October 2nd 2013
PFW: The Spring-Summer 2014 collection from Zadig & Voltaire featured relaxed tailoring with biker references.
Moncler Gamme Rouge, Paris, October 2nd 2013
PFW: Giambattista Valli channeled the eccentric energy of Africa into athletic sportswear detailed with couture treatments for Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring-Summer 2014.
Vionnet, Paris, October 2nd 2013
PFW: Goga Ashkenazi’s presented pretty pastels and variations of the classic shirtdress for her outing for Vionnet.
Valentino, Paris, October 1st 2013
For their fifth anniversary under the creative direction of Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli hosted an intimate book signing for Valentino: Objects of Couture.
Valentino, Paris, October 1st 2013
PFW: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli looked towards Roman opera workshops to create a dark and mysterious woman dressed in lace gowns embellished with rich coral and green accents.
Iris Van Herpen, Paris, October 1st 2013
PFW: 3-dimensional pressed silicone and musical sensors shaped the futuristic Spring-Summer 2014 collection by Iris Van Herpen.
Delfina Delettrez, Paris, September 30th 2013
PFW: Haider Ackermann and Natalia Vodianova watched Delfina Delettrez’s optical illusions for Spring-Summer 2014.
Giambattista Valli, Paris, September 30th 2013
Karla Otto hosted an intimate book signing to mark to mark the launch of Giambattista Valli’s self-titled book published by Rizzoli.
Aquazzura, Paris, September 30th 2013
PFW: Aquazzura teamed up with Shoescribe.com to create an exclusive capsule collection defined by suede forms and a delicate silhouette.
Loewe, Paris, September 30th 2013
PFW: Simple shapes cut from fine leathers and printed skins adorned Loewe’s accessories for Spring-Summer 2014.
Giambattista Valli, Paris, September 30th 2013
PFW: Giambattista Valli showed an opulent collection with seductive fluidity, sculptural forms and sheer overlays.
Givenchy, Paris, September 29th 2013
PFW: Riccardo Tisci merged Japanese and African culture to present the muted sensuality of femininity in draped jersey gowns and kimono influenced suits.
Celine, Paris, September 29th 2013
Phoebe Philo grappled with the impulses of youth expressions to create a powerful woman in abstract prints and generous proportions.
John Galliano, Paris, September 29th 2013
PFW: Bill Gaytten played with postmodernist themes to present a vibrant collection in punchy hues and laser cut neoprene pieces.
Emilio Pucci, Paris, September 28th 2013
Peter Dundas and Laudomia Pucci celebrated the opening of Pucci’s Avenue Montaigne store with cocktails and a special performance by Solange Knowles. Guests included Poppy Delevigne, Iggy Azalea and Giovanna Battaglia.
Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris, September 28th 2013
PFW: Taking cues from ballroom dancing, Jean Paul Gaultier presented a negotiation between hard and soft.
Viktor & Rolf, Paris, September 28th 2013
PFW: With their Spring-Summer 2014 collection, Victor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren re-conceptualised school uniforms through innovate pleat constructions and dynamic crested blazers.
Neil Barrett, Paris, September 28th 2013
PFW: Inspired by Californian minimalism, Neil Barrett presented paired down sportswear with a rich mix of texture.
Vogue Italia, Paris, September 27th 2013
Valentino Garavani and Miuccia Prada joined Conde Nast in celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Vogue Italia under the direction of Franca Sozzoni.
Francesco Russo, Paris, September 27th 2013
PFW: Francesco Russo’s debut collection references the beauty and seduction of a woman in meticulously crafted shoes cut from soft leathers and exotic skins.
Charlotte Olympia, Milan, September 27th 2013
Charlotte Dellah presented her sea inspired Spring-Summer 2014 collection to editors and bloggers in Milan.
W Magazine, Paris, September 27th 2013
W Magazine hosted a cocktail reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of Craig McDean’s new book, Amber, Guinevere and Kate photographed by Craig McDean: 1993-2005.
Sonia Rykiel, Paris, September 27th 2013
PFW: Geraldo da Conceicao revealed a collection of lurex knits built for the evening and vivacious furs over dresses wrapped around the body.
Jay Ahr, Paris, September 27th 2013
PFW: Webbed skirts and sheer sweatshirts inspired by global architecture were seen on the runway at Jay Ahr Spring-Summer 2014.
Maison Martin Margiela, Paris, September 27th 2013
PFW: Taking inspiration from the circus, the Maison Martin Margiela atelier presented a balancing act between masculine tailoring and feminine harlequin sequins.
Moncler, Paris, September 26th 2013
Mary Katrantzou and Pharrell Williams joined Moncler in celebrating the launch of their new Paris flagship store.
Paco Rabanne, Paris, September 26th 2013
PFW: For Spring-Summer 2014, Julien Dossena moulded plastic into micro-mini skirts and sleek sportswear for Paco Rabanne Spring-Summer 2014.
Irfe, Paris, September 26th 2013
PFW: Jamie Hince and Mark Ronson watched Olgar Sorokina presented a curious mixture of flirtation and dominance for Irfe Spring-Summer 2014.
Gareth Pugh, Paris, September 25th 2013
PFW: Ostrich-feathered hoods, stiff collared cocktail dresses and close-fitting gowns gave an enigmatic essence to Gareth Pugh’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection.
Rochas, Paris, September 25th 2013
PFW: Marco Zanini took notes from the writings of Tennessee Williams to highlight female sensuality in a streamlined silhouette with a whimsical twist.
Haute Performance by André, Paris, September 24th 2013
André Saraiva took center stage at Galeries Lafayette to perform an exclusive piece that closed with a surprise performance by Citizens.
Mila Schön, Milan, September 23rd 2013
MFW: Romantic cocktail dresses adorned in abstract prints were given an edge with leather inserts during Mila Schön’s Spring-Summer 2014 offering.
Marco de Vincenzo, Milan, September 22nd 2013
MFW: Marco de Vincenzo experimented with texture to present a 70′s retro silhouette with sportswear references.
Marni, Milan, September 22nd 2013
MFW: Generous proportions with an emphasis on the waist saw Consuelo Costiglioni take notes from oriental customs for Marni.
Bulgari, Milan, September 21st 2013
Rosario Dawson and Freida Pinto joined Bulgari in celebrating the launch of their Spring-Summer 2014 collection at the Bulgari hotel in Milan.
Bulgari, Milan, September 21st 2013
MFW: Inky blues and aqua greens told tales of a Mediterranean journey in Bulgari’s glamorous yet traditional homage to Southern Europe.
Emilio Pucci, Milan, September 21st 2013
MFW: Dressing Rita Ora and Beyoncé inspired Peter Dundas to reimagine sportswear in silk running shorts and slouchy, cropped leather hoodies for Emilio Pucci Spring-Summer 2014.
Jil Sander, Milan, September 21st 2013
MFW: Spring-Summer 2014 is clinical and controlled for Jil Sander who presented a series of crisp cut separates with metallic accents.
Santoni, Milan, September 20th 2013
MFW: Exotic skins and rich leathers elevated the refined silhouette of Santoni’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection.
Giada, Milan, September 20th 2013
MFW: Giada enlisted Claudio Silvestrin to create stone and leather interiors for their debut European store located in Milan’s Via Montenapoleone.
Ojour, Milan, September 20th 2013
MFW: Giorgia Caovilla took inspiration from her garden to present an exotic Spring-Summer 2014 collection for Ojour.
P&G Prestige, Milan, September 19th 2013
P&G’s Joanne Crewes and Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani welcomed guests including Cate Blanchett and Blake Lively into Casa degli Atellani for the launch of the Beauty in Wonderland exhibition.
Stuart Weitzman, Milan, September 19th 2013
Working in collaboration with architect Zaha Hadid, Stuart Weitzman opened his flagship international store in Milan.
Delvaux, Milan, September 18th 2013
Delvaux opened the doors of their pop-store store in Milan’s 10 Corso Como during fashion week.
DSquared2, Milan, September 18th 2013
MFW: Dean and Dan Canter found inspiration in the curves of 1950′s pin-up girls to forecast a hot summer with abstract prints and hour-glassed shaped bustiers.
Casadei, Milan, September 18th 2013
MFW: For Spring-Summer 2014, Cesare Casadei took inspiration from Moroccan Berbers to present handsome shoes with gold accents on the heel.
MAC, Milan, September 17th 2013
Pat Cleveland joined photographer Antonio Lopez for a cocktail to celebrate the release of his collaboration with MAC cosmetics during Fashion’s Night Out.
Simone Rocha, London, September 17th 2013
LFW: The rebellion of Irish schoolgirls influenced Simone Rocha to glamourise punk in voluminous skirts and sheer blouses.
AnOther, London, September 16th 2013
Kate Moss and Sienna Miller joined AnOther magazine in celebrating the launch of their latest issue at Lou Lou’s in Mayfair.
Erdem, London, September 16th 2013
LFW: Borrowing from the uniforms of Eton, Erdem gently injected the masculine into the feminine for Spring-Summer 2014.
Moncler, Hong Kong, September 16th 2013
Moncler M displayed the kaleidoscopic prints and spectacular volumes of their collaboration with Mary Katrantzou in Hong Kong’s International Finance District.
Smythson, London, September 15th 2013
LFW: Surrealist artist, Quentin Jones collaborated with Smythson to present a collage of Panama diaries at their Bond Street store from celebrities and designers including Erdem Moralioglu, Kylie Minogue and Dita Von Teese.
Mary Katrantzou, London, September 15th 2013
LFW: Trainers, mules and oxford wing tips were emblazoned across scuba dresses and sleeveless bikers for Mary Katrantzou’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection.
Agent Provocateur, Beijing, September 15th 2013
Continuing its debut across Asia, Agent Provocateur hosted a party at their Beijing store on Parkview Green.
Estée Lauder, New York, September 13th 2013
The confidence, style and creativity of a woman inspired Estée Lauder’s latest fragrance, Modern Muse. To celebrate its launch, Karla Otto hosted a party at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum.
Fohr Card, London, September 13th 2013
Online blog database, Fohr Card celebrate their UK launch today at Spring Studios with a party hosted by Karla Otto London.
Calvin Klein, New York, September 13th 2013
NYFW: For Spring-Summer 2014, Francisco Costa looked towards Calvin Klein’s modernist codes to present architectural shapes in hand-crafted fabrics.
J. Mendel, New York, September 13th 2013
NYFW: Gilles Mendel looked towards Serge Gainsbourg songs for inspiration this season, showing delicate organza evening gowns and lace separates at J. Mendel for Spring-Summer 2014.
Mademoiselle C, New York, September 11th 2013
Carine Roitfeld celebrated the launch of her documentary Mademoiselle C with cocktails at the Four Seasons. Guests included Terry Richardson, Kanye West and Lily Donaldson.
KISUA, London and New York, September 11th 2013
To mark the launch of African e-commerce site KISUA, Karla Otto hosted intimate presentations in London and New York.
Stuart Weitzman, Milan, September 10th 2013
Stuart Weitzman debuts today an innovative retail concept designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid with the opening of an international flagship store on the iconic Via Sant’Andrea.
Diane Von Furstenberg, New York, September 9th 2013
NYFW: For Spring-Summer 2014, Diane Von Furstenberg enlisted Naomi Campbell and Karen Elson to demonstrate her ability to reimagine classics in 70s tailoring and exotic skins.
The Naked Heart Foundation, Monte Carlo, July 30th 2013
Natalia Vodianova held her legendary charity fundraiser, the Love Ball, at the Opera de Monte Carlo under the high patronage of the principality of Monaco. Guests included Karl Lagerfeld, Novak Djokovoc, Bono and Mario Testino.
Jay Ahr, New York, July 25th 2013
Karla Otto New York is pleased to announce a new client, Jay Ahr.
Bulgari, Saint Tropez, July 17th 2013
Celebrities Hilary Swank, Jeremy Irons, and Isabella Ferrari attended the opening of Bulgari’s new boutique in Saint-Tropez.
Diane von Furstenberg, Connecticut, July 16th 2013
Natalie Joos has teamed up with DVF to provide the first-ever insight into the designer’s extensive personal archive in a film featuring Tali Lennox, Lisa Love and Elizabeth Gilpin.
Viktor and Rolf, Paris, July 3rd 2013
After thirteen years of absence, Viktor and Rolf presented their Haute Couture collection at Couture week in Paris in honor of their label’s twentieth anniversary.
COS, Paris, July 3rd 2013
To celebrate Marseille being named this year’s European Capital of Culture, COS has worked with Austrian-based design studio chmara.rosinke to create a mobile popup store.
World of Venyx, Paris, July 3rd 2013
Eugenie Niarchos hosted the launch of her debut jewellery collection Venyx with a cocktail party at the traditional Parisian restaurants Minim’s.
Elie Saab, Paris, July 3rd 2013
PFW: Elie Saab presented long mermaid evening gowns in precious stone colours such as ruby, emerald and sapphire and covered with precious Swarovski crystals.
Maison Martin Margiela, Paris, July 3rd 2013
PFW: Maison Martin Margiela’s Haute Couture featured the recycling of vintage garments, re-assembled and transformed into one-of-a-kind pieces.
Alber Elbaz for Lancome, Paris, July 2nd 2013
A carnival-themed celebration was the setting for Lancome’s highly anticipated collaboration with Lanvin’s creative director, Alber Elbaz, which took place at the Trianon Theatre, Paris.
Bulgari, Paris, July 2nd 2013
Bulgari unveiled its Diva Collection at a star-studded event during Paris Haute Couture Week held at the Hotel Potocki.
M·A·C and Andre Leon Talley, Paris, July 2nd 2013
M·A·C Cosmetics hosted the opening of André Leon Talley’s Little Black Dress exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris.
Valentino, Paris, July 2nd 2013
PFW: Skirts adorned in feathers, dresses decorated in shells and coral branches: it was extravagant with Medieval and Baroque references at Valentino Haute Couture AW13.
Viktor and Rolf, Paris, July 1st 2013
PFW: Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren opted for a very conceptual collection featuring 20 looks in tech silk—all rigorously black.
Giambattista Valli, Paris, July 1st 2013
PFW: Delicate tulle micro-dresses featuring embroidered garlands and organza flowers were seen on the runway for Giambattista Valli AW13 couture collection.
Iris Van Herpen, Paris, July 1st 2013
PFW: Iris Van Herpen sent out metallic, shell-like structures that engulfed the upper body resembling walking sculptures.
DSquared2, Milan, June 28th 2013
MFW: Dean and Dan Caten looked to the Jazz Age for inspiration this season, showing slinky full length gowns alongside mannish, double-breasted tailoring.
John Galliano, Paris, June 28th 2013
PFW: Bill Gaytten revealed a collection of shattered geometric and arrow-print caban coats in techno fabrics with a sportswear edge.
Givenchy, Paris, June 28th 2013
PFW: The prints were based on the technology of sound, dissected and reconfigured as tribal patterns at Riccardo Tisci’s menswear show.
Maison Martin Margiela, Paris, June 28th 2013
PFW: The atelier-team played with optical effects, by adding an ‘inside out’ theme to their menswear collection for Spring 2014.
Umit Benan, Milan, June 27th 2013
With his Spring Summer 2014 show Umit Benan celebrated elegance as a naturally masculine quality, delving into his Turkish past, and the promise of the future.
Valentino, Milan, June 26th 2013
MFW: Pierpaolo Piccoli and Maria Grazia Chiuri showed a collection of uniforms – school uniforms, army uniforms, workers’ uniforms – for menswear Spring 2014.
DSquared2, Milan, June 25th 2013
MFW: Dan and Dean Caten presented an ‘urban explorer’ mood through their iconic denim at the menswear show.
Neil Barrett, Milan, June 25th 2013
MFW: Streetwear is redefined with clean cuts and precious textures for Neil Barrett’s menswear Spring 2014 collection.
Berluti, London, June 23rd 2013
Berluti celebrated the opening of their inaugural Maison on Conduit street with a cocktails by legendary barman Colin Field of the Ritz, Paris. Dinner courtesy of chef Valentine Warner followed at Blain Southern Gallery.
Smythson, Hong Kong & Beijing, June 14th 2013
The Hong Kong and Beijing offices of Karla Otto are pleased to announce luxury accessories and stationary brand Smythson as a client.
& Other Stories, Milan, June 12th 2013
Continuing its debut across Europe, & Other Stories hosted a party at the first Italian store on Milan’s Corso Vittorio Emanuele, with Barbarella providing the soundtrack for the night.
Emilio Pucci, Worldwide, June 11th 2013
Peter Dundas, Emilio Pucci Creative Director, has created exclusive designs for Beyoncé Knowles’ “Mrs Carter Show” world tour.
Marni, Milan, June 9th 2013
At the their new space at Viale Umbria, 42, Marni presented the 2013 edition of the 100 Chairs Project, alongside ABI-TANTI: a project of the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.
La Rinascente, Milan, June 7th 2013
During Salone del Mobile, La Rinascente hosted Afrofuture: 4 days of events and performances exploring the crossroads of creativity and technology in African design.
& Other Stories, Paris, June 5th 2013
The new fashion concept from the H&M group celebrated its inaugural French store on Paris’s Rue Saint-Honoré with Misty Rabbit DJ-ing and POP champagne in plentiful supply.
Agent Provocateur, London & Milan, June 5th 2013
Karla Otto London and Milan are pleased to announce a new client
Berluti, Paris, June 5th 2013
PFW: Alessandro Sartori presented a collection of rich-hued cotton suits inspired by vintage Italian movies, for Berluti’s menswear 2014 show.
Avenue 32, London, June 4th 2013
Luxury online fashion retailer Avenue 32 has appointed Karla Otto to handle all PR and communications activity in the UK and Australia.
& Other Stories, London, June 3rd 2013
& Other Stories, The new brand from the H&M Group, celebrated the opening of their first ever store on London’s Regent Street. Guests shopped the new collection and enjoyed DJ sets from Misty Rabbit and Natasha Khan.
CR Fashion Book & Mercedes-Benz, Paris, June 1st 2013
PFW: Carine Roitfeld launched the second issue of CR Fashion Book with a black-tie party at the Shangri-La Hotel, in association with Mercedes-Benz.
Damiani, Cannes, May 28th 2013
Celebrities including Eva Longoria, Milla Jovovich, Dita Von Teese and Yi Zhou wore fine jewellery from Damiani to the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Moncler Gamme Rouge, Paris, May 28th 2013
PFW: The enchanting show, which starred models alongside wolves and bears, presented stylish performance outerwear in technical fabrics trimmed lavishly with fur.
Casadei, Cannes, May 25th 2013
Casadei dressed celebrities including Isla Fisher, Jessica Hart and Clotilde Courau during the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival.
Vionnet, Paris, May 25th 2013
PFW: The Vionnet Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection featured precisely draped dresses alongside tailored leather and luscious furs.
Vionnet, Cannes, May 23rd 2013
Vionnet dressed celebrities including Carey Mulligan, Paz Vega and Solange Knowles at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
M.A.C Cosmetics, Rome, May 23rd 2013
M·A·C Cosmetics celebrated the opening of its largest Italian flagship store in Rome with a cocktail party attended by top Italian celebrities and featuring a DJ set by Elizabeth Jagger.
LoveGold, Cannes, May 23rd 2013
The presenting sponsor of the 20th amfAR benefit gala at Cannes, LoveGold exclusively live streamed the Ultimate Gold Fashion Show via LoveGold.com
Hakaan, Paris, May 23rd 2013
PFW: Hakaan Yildirim sent out a strong collection of body skimming designs in black, red and white.
Calvin Klein, Cannes, May 21st 2013
Calvin Klein & the IFP celebrated women in film at a special event during the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
Zadig & Voltaire, Paris, May 21st 2013
PFW: David Bowie was the muse for the French label’s first ever runway show.
Valentino, Paris, May 19th 2013
PFW: Portraits by the Dutch masters inspired Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for this season’s austere, exquisite collection.
Giambattista Valli, Paris, May 17th 2013
PFW: Giambattista Valli showed an effortlessly sophisticated collection that incorporated dressed-down sportswear elements alongside the designer’s signature cocktail dresses.
John Galliano, Paris, May 17th 2013
PFW: Bill Gaytten’s outing for John Galliano this season featured stark, monochromatic layering and powerful silhouettes.
Céline, Paris, May 17th 2013
PFW: Phoebe Philo presented a pared-back, softly elegant collection for Céline Autumn-Winter 2013-14.
Loewe, Rome, May 16th 2013
Loewe opens its first Italian standalone store in Rome, situated on the Piazza di Spagna in the heart of Rome’s fashion district.
Loewe, Paris, May 16th 2013
PFW: The Loewe woman is a sensual, filmic heroine this Autumn-Winter 2013-14 season, and the label’s current collaborator, Penelope Cruz, sat front row at the show.
Calvin Klein, New Orleans, May 15th 2013
Calvin Klein Underwear unveiled its Spring 2013 global advertising campaign, featuring model Matthew Terry, during the Super Bowl.
Valentino, Paris, May 15th 2013
Valentino teamed up with celebrated Chinese artist Liu Bolen to launch its new menswear camouflage collection
Maison Martin Margiela, Paris, May 14th 2013
PFW: The Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection from Maison Martin Margiela featured tailoring with exaggerated proportions alongside long dresses and fur coats.
H&M, Paris, May 13th 2013
H&M staged their first fashion show in Paris inside an elaborately decorated tent in the grounds of the Musée Rodin. Attended by top editors and celebrity starlets, the lively show was followed by an after-party.
Gareth Pugh, Paris, May 12th 2013
PFW: Gareth Pugh presented a darkly romantic Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection in the salons of the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild.
Charlotte Olympia, Paris, May 11th 2013
Karla Otto is pleased to announce its appointment as PR & Communications agency for Charlotte Olympia in France.
Rochas, Paris, May 9th 2013
PFW: Creative director Marco Zanini presented a collection perfectly balanced between classic and eccentric, featuring the designer’s signature mid-century silhouettes.
Marni, Milan, May 8th 2013
MFW: Consuelo Castiglioni presented an “austere but romantic” Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection for Marni that contrasted precise, dark silhouettes with luscious, tactile fur.
Emilio Pucci, Los Angeles, May 7th 2013
Naomi Watts and Solange Knowles wear Emilio Pucci to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter.
Trussardi, Milan, May 5th 2013
MFW: The Trussardi Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection was a coolly sophisticated, modern interpretation of classic pieces in pony skin, shiny leather and wool.
Emilio Pucci, Milan, May 4th 2013
MFW: Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas looked to muses of the 60s and 70s: Anita Pallenberg, Britt Ekland and Angie Bowie, to inspire his Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection.
Jil Sander, Milan, May 3rd 2013
MFW: Jil Sander presented a hallmark Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection that showcased her skill for design that is at once minimal, luxurious and innovative.
System, Paris, April 30th 2013
Alexia Niedzielski, Elizabeth von Guttman, Jonathan Wingfield and Thomas Lenthal celebrated the launch of SYSTEM magazine with a private dinner at Monsieur Bleu, in honour of Nicolas Ghesquière and Marie-Amélie Sauvé.
Simone Rocha, London, April 28th 2013
LFW: Simone Rocha presented her Autumn-Winter 2013-14 show at the Tate Modern. A tribute to her grandmothers, the collection featured kooky-but-prim pieces in pepto-bismol pink, lemon tweed, crochet and faux fur.
AnOther Magazine and Dazed & Confused, London, April 19th 2013
LFW: Karla Otto supported an intimate cocktail dinner and ‘House Ball’ hosted by Jefferson Hack at the recently re-opened Café Royal. Guests included Rita Ora, Will.I.Am and Mark Ronson.
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, New York, April 15th 2013
NYFW: The Margiela design studio presented the latest MM6 collection, which was inspired by the 1952 Winter Olympic Games.
Jil Sander, Milan, April 15th 2013
Jil Sander Men’s Fall Winter 2013/14 collection fashion show took place in Milan. The colourful collection featured bright monochrome suiting and pinstripe.
Jil Sander, Milan, April 15th 2013
MFW: Jil Sander presented a sophisticated, monochrome collection with splashes of orange for menswear Spring 2014.
Giambattista Valli, Los Angeles, April 14th 2013
Anne Hathaway wore a black tulle Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown to the 2013 SAG Awards.
Diane Von Furstenberg, New York, April 12th 2013
NYFW: Diane Von Furstenberg presented a glam rock Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection featuring the brand’s signature wrap dresses in soft suede alongside seventies tailoring.
COS, Milan, April 11th 2013
COS launched a specially commissioned installation designed by French duo Remy Clémente and Morgan Maccari to celebrate the internationally renowned Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Renault and Ross Lovegrove, Milan, April 10th 2013
Ross Lovegrove unveiled his Twin’Z concept car for Renault at the Triennale of Milano.
Thakoon, New York, April 10th 2013
NYFW: Designer Thakoon Panichgul’s Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection featured wistful prints and soft shades inspired by a longing for summertime.
Vionnet, Los Angeles, April 7th 2013
Juliette Lewis wears a Vionnet gown from the Spring-Summer 2013 Demi-Couture collection to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, hosted by Graydon Carter.
Edun, New York, April 6th 2013
NYFW: Edun’s Autumn-Winter 2013-14 collection, by designers Sharon Wauchob and Ricky Hendry, referenced stylish subcultures for a cool, eclectic look.
Skaist-Taylor, New York, April 6th 2013
NYFW: The third collection from designer duo Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy displayed many of the label’s recurring motifs including military-inspired detailing and modern-vintage styles.
Maison Martin Margiela, New York, April 5th 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a strapless column gown from the Spring-Summer Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal collection to the annual AmfAR gala.
Smythson of Bond Street, London, April 3rd 2013
Smythson celebrated the opening of their new store on Sloane Street with an intimate afternoon tea hosted by Samantha Cameron and Calgary Avansino.
Casadei, Worldwide, March 28th 2013
Beyoncé wore custom-made Casadei red lace-up thigh high boots with the iconic “Blade” heel in the new music video directed by Jonas Akerlund, promoting her 2013 World Tour.
Stuart Weitzman, London, Paris & Milan, March 23rd 2013
Karla Otto is pleased to announce a new client: Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear. Karla Otto will be in charge of the communication for the Italian, French and UK markets.
& Other Stories, Milan, Paris & London, March 23rd 2013
Karla Otto hosted press days at its show rooms in London, Paris and Milan for the launch of the first collection of & Other Stories, the new brand of the H&M Group.
Casadei, Milan, March 22nd 2013
Casadei launches its online boutique, featuring an exclusive video with creative director Cesare Casadei.
Emilio Pucci, London, March 19th 2013
Emilio Pucci has created the stage wardrobe for Rita Ora’s “Radioactive Tour” which starts on January 28th in Manchester.
Zadig & Voltaire, Paris, March 16th 2013
Pesentation of the jewellery capsule collection “Cœur Sauvage Pamela Love” by Zadig&Voltaire at the Meurice Hotel, followed by a private dinner at Le Stresa.
Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris, March 14th 2013
Couture time! The Gaultier Paris Spring Summer 2013 show took place in a magical Indian atmosphere.
Emilio Pucci, Washington D. C, March 13th 2013
Beyoncé wore an Emilio Pucci black velvet and chiffon gown from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection to perform at the Presidential inauguration ceremony.
Giambattista Valli, Paris, March 13th 2013
Giambattista Valli presented his Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture Collection
Givenchy, Paris, March 11th 2013
The Givenchy men’s Fall-Winter 2013 fashion show took place at Halle Freyssinet, 55, boulevard Vincent Auriol
Berluti, Paris, March 10th 2013
Designer Alessandro Sartori presented an Autumn-Winter collection for Berluti that blends sporty elements with technologically advanced, highly luxurious fabrics.
Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris, March 10th 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier presented the Men’s Fall-Winter 2013-14 collection in a titillating atmosphere, with neon light boxes and models ready to undress.
Hugo Boss, Berlin, March 9th 2013
Presentation of the Fall-Winter 2013 fashion show and after party at Opernwerkstatten, Berlin.
Marni and KaDeWe, Berlin, March 7th 2013
Exclusive party hosted during Berlin Fashion Week to unveil Marni’s new fragrance at the capitals department store KaDeWe
Les Hommes, Milan, February 22nd 2013
The Autumn-Winter 2013-14 fashion show was held at Palazzo Serbelloni.
& Other Stories, Europe, February 17th 2013
Karla Otto is pleased to announce its new client & Other Stories, launching in Spring in selected European countries.
Trussardi, Milan, February 15th 2013
Trussardi Men’s Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection fashion show took place in Milan.
Phillips, London, February 14th 2013
Karla Otto is pleased to announce a new PR client, esteemed auction house Phillips.
Mercedes-Benz, Berlin, February 7th 2013
Mercedes-Benz unveils the new key visual collaboration for Autumn-Winter 2013-14 Key and taps photographer Ryan McGinley, model Karlie Kloss and creative director Jefferson Hack for the campaign.
Marni, Berlin, January 16th 2013
Marni hosted a party with a performance by Jesse Jo Stark at KaDeWe during Berlin Fashion Week, to celebrate the launch of their inaugural fragrance.
Valentino, Paris, January 15th 2013
Valentino has announced plans for new menswear-only boutiques, starting with Paris, followed by London then Milan.
Santoni, Milan, January 14th 2013
Santoni presented their Men’s Autumn-Winter 2013-14 Collection at the show room in Milan.
Erdem, Los Angeles, January 14th 2013
Sienna Miller wears a pastel floral applique dress by British designer Erdem to the Golden Globes.
CASADEI, Los Angeles, January 11th 2013
On occasion of the Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles, Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Zooey Deschanel, Eva Longoria and Hayden Panettiere wore Casadei shoes.
Emilio Pucci, Florence, January 9th 2013
During the 83rd edition of Pitti Uomo, the spectacular Palazzo Pucci in Florence hosted the Italian launch of the book written by Cameron Silver “Decades: A Century of Fashion”.