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Industry News – July 19th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, July 19th, 2016…

URBAN OUTFITTERS JOINS THE POLITICAL FRAY – RetailingToday
“Just a few short years ago, many people predicted that physical stores would all be replaced by pure-play e-commerce sites.”

KARLIE KLOSS NAMED FACE OF ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY – Footwear News
“Model Karlie Kloss has been named the new face of Adidas by Stella McCartney, fronting the brand’s fall ’16 ad campaign. Kloss and Adidas made the announcement Monday and shared a preview of some images from the campaign.”

GAP INC. TO GENERATE 100 NEW JOBS IN US – FashionMag
“Global retailer of clothing, accessories and personal care products, Gap Inc. said it would invest $3.1 million in its Gallatin campus over the next five years and would create more than 100 new jobs at the company’s Sumner County distribution centre in Tennessee state.”

CHER JUST ILLUSTRATED THE BIGGEST ISSUE FACING KATE HUDSON’S ATHLEISURE BRAND IN ONE TWEET– Business Insider
“Cher just called out Kate Hudson’s athleisure brand, Fabletics.”

TORONTO FASHION WEEK CANCELLED – FashionMag
“The organizers of Toronto Fashion Week, IMG Canada, announced that they are pulling the plug on the semi-annual fashion showcase held in Toronto, Ontario.”

ASOS DESIGNED FORMALWEAR FOR BRITISH PARALYMPIC TEAM – Yahoo!
“When it comes to British fast fashion, nothing quite beats ASOS. So it seems only right that everyone’s favorite online retailer partnered with the British Paralympic Association to create a formal collection for the Great Britain team at this year’s Games.”

PRADA UNVEILS ITS FALL 2016 AD CAMPAIGN STARRING TOP MODELS – Footwear News
“Why choose one face when you can choose 27? Prada has released its fall ’16 women’s campaign photos and video, and the series — shot by legendary photographer Steven Meisel — features a lineup of 27 different models.”

FASHION DESIGN STUDENT AND ACTOR ANTONIO BANDERAS TO PLAY GIANNI VERSACE IN BIOPIC – Yahoo!
The Legend of Zorro star Antonio Banderas is set to portray yet another storied figure — this time, one from the fashion world: Gianni Versace.”

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