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Industry News – July 12th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, July 12th, 2016…

PRABAL GURUNG IS COLLABORATING WITH LANE BRYANT – Elle
“If you search for Prabal Gurung clothes on Shopbop or Saks right now, the biggest size you’ll find is a 10. But that will change soon: Today Lane Bryant announced it is collaborating with the designer on a plus-size women’s collection hitting stores in March 2017. Gurung is the fifth designer Lane Bryant has teamed up with after Siriano, Lela Rose, Sophie Theallet, and Isabel Toledo.”

SATURDAYS NYC IS COMING FOR YOUR ENTIRE CLOSET – GQ
“That’s right, the trio that got New Yorkers excited about surf-inspired gear are forging ahead into a new territory of moodier menswear. Some of the freshest pieces from the two-time BNMDA members include modern gent navy topcoats, army green parkas, polar fleece half-zips, slim-cut trousers in dark neutrals, chunky-sole Chelsea boots, and oxblood field jackets. If that sounds like a lot of new pieces worth calling out, that’s because there are, in fact, a lot of new pieces worth calling out.”

ADIDAS FILES ANOTHER SUIT AGAINST SKECHERS FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT – FootwearNews
“The popular Germany-based athletic brand says Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Skechers has become a repeat offender for ripping off its sneaker designs.”

LUCY EMBRACES EVERY BODY WITH EXTENDED SIZES LAUNCH – PRNewswire
“A variety of lucy pieces including fan favorites such as the Studio Hatha Capri Legging, the Fitness Fix Tank and the Workout Tee, will now be available in sizes 1X-3X. The launch of extended sizing furthers lucy’s commitment to designing high performance workout wear that focuses on a woman’s strengths and embraces every body.”

REED KRAKOFF JOINS TIFFANY & CO. TO DESIGN ACCESSORIES – TheFashionLaw
“Krakoff will also work alongside the brand’s visual merchandising and advertising teams on the display and marketing for his new items. Reed won’t be creating completely fresh designs though, as he wants to blend classic Tiffany & Co. elements with his own influences. “It’s going to be an amalgamation of historical Tiffany icons and my own modernist taste, and looking at that through a lens of how things are made, of quality, craftsmanship,” Karkoff stated.”

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