London 11th January 2013 - L.K.Bennett, the leading British accessible luxury brand , announce actress Rosamund Pike as the face of their Spring / Summer 2013 mainline and Black Ribbon campaigns.
Rosamund’s English charm and celebrated career make her the ideal ambassador for the brand’s latest collection. Shot by renowned photographer Mariano Vivanco & styled by Cathy Kasterine, the shoot took place in Belgravia over-looking Buckingham Palace Gardens, a fitting quintessentially British location for the London born and based actress.
“I think that L.K.Bennett is the perfect brand for the working woman because it gives you that ability to feel dressed and polished without feeling overdone and I think that is the key to making you feel good and giving you confidence. It gives you freedom to play and that’s what makes clothes exciting.”
“The Spring Summer 2013 collection further cements L.K.Bennett as a modern British, affordable luxury brand and we are very excited to have Rosamund Pike front the campaign. Her beauty and intelligence in the roles she has played on film are captivating. The energy and life she brings to the images perfectly encapsulate the L.K.Bennett woman.”
Didier Drouet, CEO L.K.Bennett
Each portrait illustrates her unquestionable femininity, refined beauty and effervescent personality, striking a natural balance with the collection’s relaxed tailoring and modern classics.
Rosamund is currently starring alongside Tom Cruise in the recently released Jack Reacher and has just finished filming British comedy, The World’s End, co-starring with Simon Pegg and due for release later this year.
The Spring/Summer 2013 collections are available in-store and at www.lkbennett.com from January 2013.
For more information and images please contact Isa Lavahun or Hannah Foster on behalf L.K.Bennett online:
Note to Editors:
L.K.Bennett: L.K.Bennett is a British accessible luxury brand that reflects its unmistakable heritage; a modern blend of femininity, colour and style. Its collections of shoes, ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories, appeal to women who want a wardrobe perfect for any occasion. Founded by Linda Bennett in London in 1990 and renowned for her signature kitten heel shoes favoured by celebrities and stylish women alike, L.K.Bennett rapidly became the ultimate destination for feminine footwear. Ready-to-wear collections were introduced in 1998 establishing the company as a leading fashion house.
July 2008 saw an important step in L.K.Bennett’s expansion as Robert Bensoussan, co-founder of Sirius Equity, together with Phoenix Equity Partners invested in the brand as majority shareholders. In September 2012, Didier Drouet joined the company as Chief Executive Officer, taking up the post from Robert Bensoussan who remains as L.K.Bennett’s Executive Chairman.
A design-driven label with a luxury twist, the distinctive handwriting stays strong thanks to a dedicated in-house design team creating looks that appeal to an expanding customer base. The Group has significant retail and wholesale presence in key international markets including North America, Europe and the Middle East and is now operating through close to 160 branded locations around the world including 108 in the UK and online at lkbennett.com.
L.K.Bennett Spring Summer 2013 Collection:
Ice-cream shades of lavender, lemon and blush are just some of the colours which radiate the new ready- to-wear collection. With a dynamic mix of energy and elegance this season’s attire embodies sophistication and practicality. The versatility of the collection is delicate yet influential, with an array of sumptuous fabrics and charismatic prints; offering the perfect balance of on trend pieces with time-honoured classics. Black Ribbon features a luxury capsule collection driven by ultra-chic tailoring, superfine wool, soft Scottish cashmere and sleek stretch leather. Now in it’s third season, footwear and bags have been launched for SS 13 with key pieces including chic stiletto courts and strappy sandals in metallic patent and an oversized clutch, completing the Black Ribbon attitude.
L.K.Bennett London by Caroline Issa:
Launching on 19th February 2013, L.K.Bennett by Caroline Issa is a limited edition collaborative project which will feature 6 shoe designs and two clutch-bags designed by style icon and Fashion Director of Tank Magazine, Caroline Issa. The eye-catching collection features hot neon embroidery and colourful pom-poms, inspired by Caroline’s love of Thailand.
Hailed as ‘Queen of the Kitten Heel’ L.K.Bennett first became recognisable for the elegant little heels back in the 1990’s and they have become the brand’s trademark style over the years. As part of Spring Summer 2013, L.K.Bennett will introduce a limited edition vintage inspired line comprising of three styles including a kitten heel, a pump and a sandal each available in a choice of blush or navy floral print; derived from the L.K.Bennett archive.
Rosamund Pike: Rosamund Pike has quickly emerged as a contemporary and multifaceted actress having earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles. Pike has just finished production on Edgar Wright's comedy, The World's End where she will star alongside Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman. This film follows in the footsteps of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and is due for release in Fall 2013.
Pike can currently be seen in Paramount Pictures' Jack Reacher in which she plays defence attorney Helen Rodin, opposite Tom Cruise.
Most recently her film roles have merged drama and comedy, notably Johnny English Reborn, opposite Rowan Atkinson and The Big Year, where she starred alongside Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin.
In 2010 Pike starred in Barney’s Version opposite Paul Giamatti. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and Pike received great critical acclaim for her portrayal of Miriam Grant, the love of Barney's life over 30 years. In the same year Pike was seen in Made in Dagenham based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant.
Pike starred in Lone Scherfig’s Academy Award® Nominated film, An Education, opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. Received well at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, An Education garnered critical acclaim with Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Film Critics nominations, and a win for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. Pike was nominated several times for her witty performance as Helen.
Pike has been recognised for her work in leading British films. Her portrayal of Jane Bennett in Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice was loved by fans and critics alike, and garnered her several award nominations. That same year, she worked on Laurence Dunmore’s film version of The Libertine opposite Johnny Depp, playing the wife of the Earl of Rochester (Depp). Pike was recognized for her extraordinary performance, receiving the 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2007, Pike played opposite Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins in the legal thriller, Fracture. She also starred in Jeremy Podeswa’s independent film, Fugitive Pieces, which opened the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. She played opposite Bruce Willis in the Disney film Surrogates and then segued to another independent film, Burning Palms, directed by Christopher Landon, a black comedy about life in Los Angeles.
Cast in her first major film as an iconic Bond girl at the age of 21, Pike starred opposite Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan as Miranda Frost in Die Another Day.
With starring roles in cinema, throughout her career, Pike continues to return to her roots in theatre on the London stage. She has starred in Gaslight at the Old Vic Theatre in Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller, The Wyndham Theatre’s production of Madame de Sade opposite Dame Judi Dench, and The Royal Court Theatre production of Hitchcock Blonde, directed by Terry Johnson. With its enormous success, the play was moved to the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End. Pike also began 2010 by starring as the title role of the UK touring production of Hedda Gabbler for which she received rave reviews for her performance. She lives in London and in April 2012 she gave birth to her son, Solo.
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