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Industry News – August 19th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, August 19th, 2016…

WHAT IS ACTUALLY DRIVING THE SUCCESSFUL REVAMP OF GUCCI? – TFL
“The fashion industry is rife with creative director house-swaps and corresponding revamps.”

VICTORIA’S SECRET AND AMERICAN EAGLE BATTLE FOR THE BRALETTE BUSINESS – MarketWatch
“Victoria’s Secret may be the first name in women’s lingerie, but with the emerging bralette trend, American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s Aerie brand is gaining ground.”

ARE HIGH-FASHION COPIES ACTUALLY LEGAL?  – racked
“It seems like high fashion knockoff sites like Few Moda, Loéil, Style Mafia, and Style Nanda are at an all time high, and similar to large fast fashion chains like Zara, Forever 21, and H&M, they spew out fresh-off-the-runway trends at lightening speed.”

KOHL’S AND VANESSA HUDGENS GIVE FREE NIKE SNEAKERS TO STUDENTS – FootwearNews
“Vanessa Hudgens and Kohl’s teamed up to help students start off the school year with their best foot forward.”

HOW DEMNA GVASALIA IS REVOLUTIONIZING BALENCIAGA FROM THE INSIDE OUT – Vogue
“There was a car with blacked-out windows, a drive across Paris to an unknown destination, an underground parking lot, a private elevator.”

POST-ONLINE JOBS REPORT: 1.2 MILLION FEWER RETAIL WORKERS – RetailingToday
“If online retail didn’t exist, 1.2 million more people would be working in the retail industry.”

IS THE WORLD READY FOR $250 HANDMADE JEANS FROM DETROIT? – Bloomberg
“Detroit Denim Co. is one of many young local companies trying to channel the Motor City’s manufacturing heritage into a new tradition of hand-craftsmanship and quality.”

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