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Industry News – August 10th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, August 10th, 2016…

A RESURGENT COACH TO TRIM DEPARTMENT STORE DISTRIBUTION – RetailingToday
“The luxury handbag and accessories retailer also said it plans to reduce its presence in the wholesale channel (which for Coach is mostly department stores), where its sales continue to fall. Coach sales at North American department stores in the fourth quarter declined at a mid-teens rate versus prior year on a 13-week basis, while net sales into department stores declined high single digits.”

IS THIS START-UP CREATING THE FUTURE OF FASHION WITH ZIKA VIRUS-PROOF APPAREL? – Forbes
“It’s unlikely that you’ll see a flowing, Zika-resistant dinner gown parading down the fashion runways of Paris or Milan within the next year, but NOBITECH, a 4-month old start-up founded by 33-year old former Shark Tank contestant Ben Wood, may just be cutting a new frontier into the fashion world with it’s just launched Zika-proof fitness apparel line.”

REBECCA DAMAVANDI JOINS BUSCEMI – PRNewswire
“American based design house BUSCEMI is proud to announce the appointment of Rebecca Damavandi as Chief Executive Officer. Damavandi comes to BUSCEMI with 20 years of brand building and executive leadership experience with a special focus on the wholesale, retail and global merchandising sectors.”

HERE’S WHAT ANTONIO BANDERAS’S FIRST MENSWEAR COLLECTION LOOKS LIKE – GQ
“Starting August 10, the award-winning actor-turned-fashion student’s first menswear collection will be available through a collaboration with Selected Homme, the Scandinavian clothing company whose wares can be found everywhere from ASOS to Urban Outfitters.”

THE REAL PROBLEM WITH FAST FASHION: CODES OF CONDUCT -TheFashionLaw
“Of significant concern to those with an eye on liability issues is the standard industry practice (a term which does not indicate either a legally or morally correct one) of retailers implementing a home country ‘Code of Conduct’ stating that overseas suppliers must be in compliance with their local country health, safety, environmental and labour laws while being fully aware that many suppliers simply are not.”

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