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Industry News – August 26th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, August 26th, 2016…

KOHL’S BETS BIG ON BEAUTY – RetailingToday
“Beauty and skin-care figure prominently in Kohl’s multi-year turnaround plan. The retailer recently finished adding beauty departments to all its stores, the Dallas Morning News reported, and even managed to do it couple years ahead of schedule.”

WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER OPENS TO MIXED REACTIONS – Forbes
“So Westfield’s shiny, new mall on the site of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, gleaming white and architecturally stunning, is definitely worth a look. The Australian company that has developed the site expects 300,000 daily commuters to stream through and 15 million global visitors by 2017.”

CAN LA FASHION WEEK’S THIRD SEASON ELEVATE THE CITY’S DESIGN, ART & CULTURE SCENE? – PRNewswire
“LA Fashion Week (LAFW) presents its third season of collections at The Hollywood Athletic Club, from September 28 to October 2, 2016. The SS17 event will feature 18 award-winning designers and artists, plus the U.S debut of revolutionary high-fashion brand, Bezgraniz Couture- Fashion Without Borders.”

YOUR CLOTHES CAN NOW REACT TO PEOPLE FOR YOU – TheCut
“The latest example of this trend? Designer Behnaz Farahi’s Caress of the Gaze project: a 3-D-printed collar that can detect when someone’s eyes are on it and reacts accordingly, shrinking or extending porcupine-like spines in the direction of the eye contact…”

3 REASONS WHY PAUL ANDREW WOULD BE A PERFECT FIT FOR FERRAGAMO – FootwearNews
“While both Salvatore Ferragamo and Paul Andrew are staying mum about whether they are joining forces, the designer would certainly be a strong fit for the legendary Italian company. WWD first reported this week that Andrew could be soon named as Ferragamo’s first-ever creative director of shoes, citing industry sources.”

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