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Industry News – February 7th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, February 7th, 2017…

NORTH FACE EXEC JOINS WOLVERINE – ChainStoreAge
“Wolverine World Wide announced the appointment of Todd Spaletto as president of the Wolverine outdoor and lifestyle group.”

H&M’S NEW CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION TURNS DISCARDED PLASTIC INTO EVENING GOWNS – Vogue
“Even H&M still grapples with the bland, crunchy-granola stigma of recycled and eco-minded clothing, but the company’s Conscious Exclusive Collections are helping to change that. Last year, the lineup riffed on historical fashion, from the 18th century to the Art Deco period; this time, they put the spotlight on one particularly special fabric: Bionic Yarn.”

WHY YOU’LL SEE PLANNED PARENTHOOD PINS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – TheNewYorkTimes
“As part of an effort to raise awareness for Planned Parenthood, an organization whose funding is under threat from a Republican-controlled Congress, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has created hot pink pins for Fashion Week participants to wear during the shows.”

TOM FORD INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF TOM FORD UNDERWEAR FOR MEN – PRNewswire
“TOM FORD INTERNATIONAL announced today the creation of TOM FORD UNDERWEAR in partnership with Albisetti International, a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of the highest quality men’s and women’s undergarments.”

REPORT: VIRGIL ABLOH WAS IN TALKS WITH GIVENCHY ABOUT SUCCEEDING RICCARDO TISCI – TheCut
“When contacted by the paper, Abloh said only, “My trajectory is to update and provide something new in the fashion industry by way of creating a project and using it as a case study on how to update a luxury house,” which, as you will note, is not “No.”

NASTY GAL ANTICIPATES SALE TO BOOHOO – PRNewswire
“The sale is expected to receive final approval from the Court on February 8, 2017, with the transaction scheduled to close on February 28, 2017.”

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