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Fashion in the news: Brexit, industry challenges & fashion week stress - Every Friday, FashionUnited selects the most interesting reads about the fashion industry published across US and international news outlets. Here’s what you may have missed this week: What’s next for Brexit? This week has been chaotic for UK politics, to say the least. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan suffered an historic defeat in Parliament on Tuesday, leaving many to wonder what her plan B will be c...
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French actress Deneuve to auction personal YSL clothing next week - French screen legend Catherine Deneuve's personal clothing collection designed by her friend Yves Saint Laurent will be auctioned in Paris next week. Deneuve, 75, is auctioning her clothing by the late fashion icon after selling her country home in northern France where she kept a wardrobe full of Saint Laurent items. "These are the designs of such a talented man who designed only to make women more beautiful," Deneuve said...
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Chanel to stage cruise show in Paris - While many of their competitors, like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, are globetrotting for their cruise collection shows, Chanel has decided to stick to their own backyard and show in Paris on May 3. The show will take place at the Grand Palais, which was the exact location of last year's show. The news was first reported by WWD. France's antigovernment protests, which originally started off being about a fuel tax, but have since evolved into a movement for ...
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When trademark infringement becomes a force for good - INTERVIEW The NYU Costume Institute’s new exhibit “Gray Area; Authenticity, Value and Subversion in Fashion” raises big questions in an industry now trembling under the beady eyes of Diet Prada. While the accepted thinking is that bootlegs, riffs and counterfeits should bring shame, and possible financial ruin, on any opportunist encroaching on the intellectual copyright of our most beloved brands, the definition of authenticity begins ...
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Nike introduces sneaker with self-lacing technology - Nike has developed a smartphone for feet. The footwear brand’s latest innovation, called the Nike Adapt BB, is a smart shoe with electronics and memory suitable for a phone that can tie themselves. The sneaker, which was revealed in the Nike New York offices this week, features the capability to tighten or loosen from the touch of a button. Once the shoe is on, its wearer can use buttons on either side of the shoe, or an app, to adjust f...
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Rihanna sues her father for use of his Fenty name - Rihanna is suing her father for his name. The pop singer, who named her well-known beauty and fashion lines under the name Fenty, claims her father is using the name fraudulently to make money. The issue, however, is that Rihanna inherited the name from him. According to the singer, father Ronald Fenty and his business partner Moses Perkins launched production and talent company Fenty Entertainment in 2017, therefore falsely representing t...
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Puma and Maybelline New York launch collaborative makeup collection - Puma is venturing into makeup. The sportswear brand has teamed up with Maybelline New York to launch a 12-piece makeup collection featuring a smudge-proof mascara, a metallic highlighter, matte long-lasting lipsticks, metallic and matte eye sticks, and gloss face sticks. The duo did not specify when the collection will be launched, but said the availability both in-store and online will vary per country. Customers are adv...
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Interview: The/Studio, making small batch production easier - CEO INTERVIEWAmazon, Alibaba, Shopify and even Instagram have made it easier for starters to launch a niche fashion brand online. However, the “first mile” of the supply chain hasn’t changed much: the majority of fashion manufacturers still operate according to the traditional model, in which collections are planned up to 1 year in advance and ordered in large quantities. As a result, these new brands often struggle to find a man...
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Reformation to launch pop-up in Holland via Fashion for Good - Reformation, the eco-friendly fashion label from Los Angeles with over 1 million followers on Instagram, has taken one step further in its plans to go global. Its products will be offered for Dutch consumers for the very first time at a pop-up store inside Fashion for Good’s Museum for Sustainable Fashion in Amsterdam. Over the next four weeks, the museum will showcase fashion labels that have made “transparency and traceability...
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Rihanna said to be in talks with LVMH to launch luxury house under her name - It looks like Rihanna is reaching for even greater heights in the fashion industry. The pop star is in “secret talks” with luxury conglomerate LVMH to launch a luxury house under her name, says fashion publication WWD quoting “multiple sources” familiar with the negotiations. If the rumors are true, Rihanna’s label would be the first to be launched from scratch by LVMH since Christian Lacroix, founded over 30 year...
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