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Industry News – February 27th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, February 27th, 2017…

ANALYSIS: J.C. PENNEY FINALLY GETTING ITS HOUSE IN ORDER – ChainStoreAge
“Although JCP ended its fiscal year with a shrink in sales, it can take some comfort from the fact that the decreases are modest and that it managed to outperform its main department store rivals.”

EXPRESS SEEKS INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING RUNWAY SHOW WITH KARLIE KLOSS – PRNewswire
“Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) today launched a contest with Express Brand Ambassador and Creative Consultant, Karlie Kloss, encouraging innovators, game changers and go-getters to submit an Instagram video showcasing how they live their best life.”

LUELLA BARTLEY GETS THE TOP POST AT CALVIN KLEIN JEANS – TheCut
“British designer Luella Bartley has been tapped to head up the Calvin Klein Jeans arm of the brand. (Her official title is head of global design.)”

CELINE NAMES NEW CEO, ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LAUNCH E-COMMERCE – TFL
“The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house, one of the final ones to hold out in its efforts to sell online, has announced the appointment of new CEO Séverine Merle. Beginning on April 1, she will replace Marco Gobbetti who left for Burberry in this summer – along with the impending launch of an e-commerce platform by the end of the year.”

‘OFF THE WALL IS A STATE OF MIND’ — HOW VANS PLANS TO BROADEN ITS APPEAL BEYOND SKATEBOARDERS – BusinessInsider
“Vans — the California clothing company best known for its action sports apparel — is looking to broaden its appeal to people beyond the skating community.”

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