Diamonds by Kathy Ireland launches in select retail stores

June 2, 2017

Kathy Ireland wearing Diamonds by Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland wearing Diamonds by Kathy Ireland (Photo courtesy by Paul Raps New York)

The following is a press release from Paul Raps New York:

Diamonds by Kathy Ireland in association with Paul Raps New York, Yaron Turgeman of Taly Diamonds, and designer of fine jewels, Roland Krainz of Krainz Creations, will premiere at the 2017 Luxury and JCK shows.  The partners are each renowned, esteemed and celebrated in their respective fields.

Each product in the Diamonds by Kathy Ireland collection is handmade from the finest materials, the top quality diamonds, and the patented setting intensifies the natural beauty, radiance and apparent size of each stone.  Diamonds by Kathy Ireland is a collection of sixty-five jewelry pieces which include engagement rings, wedding bands, and patent-pending earrings, bracelets and pendants.

Diamonds by Kathy Ireland will be available through select fine retailers with price points starting at $2,000.  Each jewelry piece is laser inscribed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which guarantees labor and quality of the design.

“From mines to the finger, clients can rest assured that each stone is sourced with the utmost integrity and our manufacturing process is an exquisite work of art. My mentor in the world of fine jewelry will always be the incredible Elizabeth Taylor. It is my hope, dream, wish and prayer that Elizabeth would celebrate the beauty of this collection.  Paul, Roland, and Yaron are incredible partners.  It has taken many years to collaborate with this dream team,” says Kathy Ireland.

Also making an appearance at the shows will be multi-million dollar pieces from the couture diamond collection, Kathleen Marie by Paul Raps New York.  Kathy is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Luxury Show on Friday, June 2 at 8:30 a.m. PST.

“Kathy and our team share the same values,” says Paul Raps.  “We are thrilled and honored to be in this venture together.  Kathy is an extraordinary lady and we have an extraordinary brand,” he adds.

Diamonds by Kathy Ireland will be showing at the Luxury Show at Exhibit 1716.

Kathy Ireland Worldwide teams with Larson-Juhl and the Buffalo Works for branded art and wall decor

April 20, 2017

Photographed among the collection of a Kathy Ireland Worldwide design studio. (Photo courtesy of Larson-Juhl)
Photographed among the collection of a Kathy Ireland Worldwide design studio. (Photo courtesy of Larson-Juhl)

The following is a press release from Larson-Juhl:

Kathy Ireland Worldwide  (KIWW) has inked an agreement to design a wide-ranging collection of branded art and wall decor for the home with Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works.  The Buffalo Works will work with KIWW to curate, develop and market the art program, partnering with Larson-Juhl as the exclusive supplier for the branded program.

Larson-Juhl CEO Drew Van Pelt says, “We are honored to partner with Kathy Ireland Worldwide and bring Kathy’s new line of art and wall decor products to life.  Larson-Juhl’s history of fine craftsmanship and dedication to innovative design pair well with the classic, trend-forward style the Kathy Ireland Home brand represents.  We look forward to bringing these tasteful, distinctive artworks to market for the Kathy Ireland Home client.”

“The Buffalo Works is thrilled to be appointed, in partnership with Larson-Juhl, as a brand partner to extend the Kathy Ireland brand into a full-scale licensed art program.  Kathy’s brand is synonymous with fashionable design solutions for the home and we look forward to curating and marketing an art program with her exceptionally talented and creative team, that customers will enjoy throughout every room in their home,” says Joanne Olds, President of The Buffalo Works.

“This is a great and exciting pleasure for our entire team at Kathy Ireland Worldwide,” says Kathy Ireland, KIWW’s Chair, CEO and Chief Designer, whose firm was ranked this week at #26 in License Global’s 2017 Top 150 Global Licensors. “Our creative department is inspired by these great works of art every season.  To finally join forces with Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works is a dream come true for many reasons.  Larson-Juhl is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway business family.  We began our kathy ireland® Home collection with a Berkshire Hathaway flooring company.  Our first retail client was Irv Blumkin and Nebraska Furniture Mart, still clients and dear friends, all these years later.  To join Larson-Juhl and The Buffalo Works means we are collaborating with some of the Berkshire Hathaway best!  We will celebrate together at the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting where our new artwork will be on display,” she adds.

Kathy Ireland extends deals for products for children and pets

January 27, 2017

Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland reads to young people from her Bendon collection. (Photo courtesy of Bendon)

Kathy Ireland Worldwide and Bendon, a leading designer and producer of children’s coloring and activity products in the U.S., extended their partnership through 2023. The deal includes storybooks, coloring activity and creative play items and more products in development.

In December 2016, Kathy Ireland Worldwide and pet product company Worldwise have extended their partnership for the Kathy Ireland Loved Ones collection, which includes bedding, scratchers and toys for cats and dogs. New items from the collection will debut throughout 2017 and are available at pet specialty, mass market and online retailers.

Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Ireland Worldwide)

Kathy Ireland extends partnerships for intimate apparel, sleepwear and lighting

December 15, 2016

Kathy Ireland Worldwide and PPI Apparel Group have extended their partnership for Kathy Ireland Intimates & Sleepwear through 2023.  The upcoming collections will have expansion in girls’ apparel and the launch of an underwear line for men called I’M1.  PPI Apparel Group and Kathy Ireland Worldwide first debuted Kathy Ireland Intimates & Sleepwear in spring 2012. The two companies recently celebrated a milestone of $100 million in sales.

In addition, Kathy Ireland Worldwide has expanded and extended its partnership through 2022 with Pacific Coast Lighting, one of the largest decorative lighting manufacturers in the United States. The two companies are sell Kathy Ireland-branded lamps and lighting fixtures.

Kathy Ireland and Clark Linstone
Kathy Ireland Worldwide chair/CEO/chief designer Kathy Ireland and Pacific Coast Lighting president Clark Linstone. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Coast Lighting)
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