MIZIZI’s Paakow Essandoh and Kenneth Obeng on bringing Black Panther and Coming to America into streetwear

We caught up with MIZIZI Founder Paakow Essadoh and Designer Kenneth Obeng to learn more about the origins of the company, how it approaches designing for brands and what fuels their creativity.

Mattel and Mission Control Media team up for Barbie Fashion Battle reality design show

Barbie Fashion Battle is the latest project in a slate of more than 25 shows being developed by Mattel Television.

Lacoste debuts Polaroid apparel collection

The collection is inspired by Polaroid’s famous rainbow logo and centres around the brand’s distinctive blue, green, yellow, orange and red rainbow colours.

Cubles to expand its Little House on the Praire paper toys range

“It’s wonderful to see Little House on the Prairie still inspiring licensees,” said Carole Postal, President of Spotlight Licensing and Brand Management.

Anjar and Becker Associates to develop brand extensions for Wham-O’s portfolio, including Slip ‘N Slide, Frisbee and Hacky Sack

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to create a licensing program to extend Wham-O and their iconic brands, which have a special place in people’s hearts throughout the world,” said Patti Becker, CEO of Becker Associates.

Toy designer David Vonner on Evel Knievel, Marvel and the classic stories that fuel new brands

We caught up with David to find out more about his approach to toy design – and what a brand needs to be successful in the action figure space.

Jack Daniel’s debuts fashion collaborations to mark the launch of its Classic Remix initiative

The Classic Remix initiative will see Jack Daniel’s match 100% of sales of the two launches to create two grants that will go to aspiring fashion designers.

Atari hotels coming to Dubai, Gilbraltor and Spain will boast gaming playgrounds, bars and cinemas

With a ‘sophisticated style and modern twists’, the hotels will look to immerse visitors into the Atari brand.

Mattel celebrates Ken’s 60th anniversary with Berluti collaboration

Three unique Berluti Ken dolls will be auctioned in May, with proceeds supporting the children’s charity, Make-A-Wish.

Bésame’s Gabriela Hernandez on the detective work that goes into bringing brands like Mary Poppins into cosmetics

Gabriela tells us about the happy accident that led Bésame into licensing, and we delve into the creative process behind her licensed cosmetics lines.

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