Hunter teams with TV’s Killing Eve for capsule collection

Launching in February 2022, Hunter is introducing a new capsule collection in collaboration with BBC AMERICA’s and Sid Gentle Films’ BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television series Killing Eve, in a partnership facilitated by IMG.

The limited-edition capsule is inspired by the spirit of the show and its iconic style moments, and features two new designs for the brand. The Hunting is a mid-calf style boot available in Black and Olive and The Chasing is a knee-high style, available in Black, Olive and Camel colourways.

According to Hunter, the new designs aim to marry style with functionality and have been crafted to embrace the outdoors and exploration of the unknown – “reinterpreting the tough, daring and bold themes of the show to create something that could be worn in its cinematic world”.

Protection, innovation and intricate details are at the heart of the capsule, with each design made from waterproof Stetson leather, light natural rubber and recycled ballistic nylon with a recycled vegan shearling lining. The shorter Hunting Boot has a leather foot with a nylon upper and features a removable ankle strap and pouch, perfectly sized for essential items. Both styles are finished with Hunter’s new chunky high-grip sole made from FSC-certified rubber.

The collection will launch exclusively with SSENSE and globally on in early February before being available with selected stores including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and Liberty.

Paolo Porta, Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Boots, says: “We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with the cultural phenomenon that is Killing Eve, marrying our utilitarian heritage with the award-winning television series renowned for its empowered fashion moments. These innovative boots, incorporating recycled materials, strongly express the fusion of function and style, for which all Hunter iconic products are known.”


Coco de Mer releases Killing Eve lingerie collection

Luxury lingerie brand and Home of Pleasure Coco de Mer has joined forces with BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning television series Killing Eve to create a limited-edition collection, in a deal brokered by the show’s licensing agency IMG.

The Killing Eve by Coco de Mer collection features exclusive designs inspired by the synonymous style and locations showcased in the global hit show, produced in the UK by Sid Gentle Films for BBC America and BBC iPlayer. It comprises five luxurious ranges, each influenced by one of the fashionable cities forming the backdrop throughout the series: Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Vienna and London.

Available exclusively at Coco de Mer and Net-a-Porter, the collection will feature two SS22 drops, with Berlin and Moscow launching in December 2021 for the holiday season, followed by Paris, Vienna and London for Valentine’s Day in February 2022.

Designed by women, for women, the 10-piece collection includes a luxurious red silk kimono, a daring emerald bodysuit and an eye-catching black and gold intertwined cut-out bra set.

Lucy Litwack, Coco de Mer CEO, comments: “Not only does this partnership encapsulate the unapologetic female empowerment deeply ingrained in Killing Eve, it highlights the power a woman can feel when wearing Coco de Mer’s lingerie. It has been such a joy to bring to life the iconic award-winning series and we hope the collection inspires all women to feel their best, strongest self.”

Killing Eve by Coco de Mer will launch exclusively with two ranges (Berlin and Moscow) in-store at Coco de Mer’s Monmouth Street boutique in London and online at www.coco-de-mer.comas well as through Net-a-Porter from 6 December. The remaining ranges will launch on 3 February 2022.

Prices range from £115 for a thong to £595 for a kimono.

Killing Eve spies licensing opportunities with IMG and AMC Networks

AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films have appointed IMG as the exclusive worldwide licensing representative for Killing Eve, in a move that will bring the hit spy thriller show’s first consumer products to market through selective brand partnerships.

Produced by Sid Gentle Films and distributed by IMG’s partner company Endeavor Content, Killing Eve follows Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a smart British intelligence operative tasked with capturing the talented assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer). The hunt results in a mutual obsession between the two and one heck of a game of cat and mouse.

The show’s notable storyline, contrasting female characters, and enviable fashion and style credentials have contributed to its global popularity and numerous Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA award wins and nominations since its premiere on BBC America in April 2018. It recently racked up eight Emmy nominations for 2020 and is shown in more than 140 countries.

The new multi-year licensing partnership will see IMG, Sid Gentle Films and AMC Networks build a robust licensing programme of products, experiences and collaborations focused around themes fans love most about the show, including fashion, beauty, travel and games.

Sally Woodward Gentle, Killing Eve executive producer, Sid Gentle Films, said: “In Killing Eve, the sharpness of the dialogue, and the quality of the performances has always been matched by a strong aesthetic that informs every aspect of the series from the music to costume and production design.  We look forward collaborating with partners who understand the style and ethos of the series.”

Dario Di Zanni, head of franchise, AMC Networks, commented: “At AMC Networks, we’re very proud of the stories we tell and the relationships we develop with fans through those stories. We also believe fan affinity can be served and fostered through consumer end-points, both physical and virtual, that create spaces for personal expression and representation.

Killing Eve is both a brilliant inspiration and canvas for all types of fan affinity, and we are excited to partner with Sid Gentle Films and IMG to expand the reach and success of such a pop culturally relevant and defining show.”

Sherikay Chaffee, vice president of licensing, IMG, added: “Killing Eve hits on multiple notes and nuances of human behavior that naturally translate into licensing. Aside from being one of the most popular and loved shows on TV, it’s also one of the most clever and stylish.

“The dual aspect and opposing nature between its two lead characters can be used to tell a story about a product. For example, the unconventional and the conventional, the good and the bad, and every degree in between.”

The merchandise and licensing rights for Killing Eve are owned by AMC Networks in North America and Sid Gentle Films for the rest of world.