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Industry News – March 17th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, March 17th, 2017…

CLARE WAIGHT KELLER IS ON HER WAY TO GIVENCHY AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE MUSES SHE MAY BRING WITH HER – Vogue
“Changes are afoot at Givenchy as former Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller readies herself to step into the role of artistic director at the LVMH-owned house on May 2.”

TOM FORD AND THAKOON GIVE UP ON SEE-NOW, BUY-NOW – TheNewYorkTimes
“Both designers say that they still think the show system is broken in some way, to be sure, but that they no longer think see-now, buy-now is the answer.”

COACHELLA SUES URBAN OUTFITTERS FOR SELLING FESTIVAL-BRANDED MERCHANDISE – Forbes
“On March 14, Goldenvoice filed a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters Inc. for copyright infringement. It cites a number of Free People products, including a “Coachella Valley Tunic” (originally $198.00, currently marked down to $69.95) as examples of the retailer improperly using the music festival’s name to sell garments and accessories.”

NEW YORK & COMPANY PLANS TO DOUBLE THE EVA MENDES BUSINESS – PRNewswire
“New York & Company, Inc. [NYSE: NWY] is continuing to build its ever-growing partnership with actress and fashion entrepreneur, Eva Mendes. The specialty retailer today announced that the Eva Mendes Collection will be expanded to over 50 shop-in-shops and 19 Eva Mendes boutiques, in addition to a very strong online business.”

VICTORIA BECKHAM’S TARGET COLLAB MAKES MOTHER-DAUGHTER DRESSING FEEL COOL, NOT CHEESY – TheCut
“At a tea yesterday in New York, Beckham revealed the looks from the collection, which drops April 9 and includes looks for women, kids, and infants.”

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