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Industry News – January 4th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, January 4th, 2017…

TEEN APPAREL RETAILER FIRMS UP EXECUTIVE SUITE WITH TWO NEW POSITIONS – ChainStoreAge
“Rue 21 has added the positions of COO and chief marketing officer to its executive roster. The chain has promoted Dirk Armstrong to COO. Armstrong has been with rue21 for nearly five years and was formerly senior VP and director of stores. Previously, he served as senior VP, director of stores at Ann Taylor and regional director at Gap Inc.”

JOHN MALKOVICH BRINGS HIS IMITABLE SENSE OF STYLE TO A NEW MENSWEAR LINE – Vogue
“He’s directed and produced. And for more than a decade, he’s brought his singular perspective to menswear, the latest incarnation of which—The John Malkovich line—will debut on a new website today.”

MEN’S COLLECTION, ALL MADE FROM KIMONO TEXTILES, DEBUT AT THE UPCOMING PITTI UOMO – PRNewswire
“Hiromi Asai, known for her exquisite handcrafted kimonos, who appeared at 2016 F/W New York Fashion Week, is debuting her menswear collection at Pitti Imagine Uomo 91 in Florence, Italy from January 10 – 13, 2017.”

ANNA WINTOUR NAMED TO THE QUEEN’S HONORS LIST FOR 2017 – TheCut
“On the heels of the Beckham announcement comes the news that Anna Wintour will also be receiving a DBE this year, per ABC News.”

MARC FISHER FOOTWEAR SNAPS UP THE EASY SPIRIT BRAND – FootwearNews
“The New York-based footwear firm — which already lists Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Kendall + Kylie and Ivanka Trump among the brands in its portfolio — told FN today it has purchased women’s comfort brand Easy Spirit from Nine West Holdings.”

FORBES 30 UNDER 30: THE YOUNG BUSINESS, INDUSTRY FIGURES CHANGING THE GAME – TFL
“orbes has released its annual 30 Under 30 list, recognizing 30 young business and industry figures in twenty different industries. Launched in 2011, the list – according to Forbes – boasts “600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers.”

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