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Industry News – March 22nd, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016…

DAVE DOMBROW LEAVES UNDER ARMOUR FOR NIKE – FootwearNews
“The design force has been with Under Armour for the past five years, recently as SVP of design. During his tenure, he worked on every major footwear project for the brand, which has been aggressively growing its footwear business.”

THIS AMERICAN RETAILER IS JOINING A SELECT GROUP – RetailingToday
“Tommy Hilfiger will be inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame at the 10th Annual World Retail Congress, to be held at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on April 12-14. Hilfiger introduced his signature collection in 1985. Since then, the business has grown from a single menswear collection to a global lifestyle brand achieving over $6.7 billion in retail sales in 2014. There are over 1,400 Tommy Hilfiger stores in over 115 countries.”

MEET THE FOUR AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS ENTERING THE GLOBAL FASHION SCENE – Forbes
“It is then no wonder that all eyes were on the runways of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) to detect the trends emerging from the Southern Hemmisphere. In that vein, here are four designers, stars of the VAMFF runway, set to achieve worldwide recognition.”

TORY BURCH OPENS FIRST PERMANENT TORY SPORT STORE IN N.Y.C. – NewYorkBusinessJournal
“Tory Sport has been sold online and at a couple of pop-up shops since last year, but today the activewear brand of Tory Burch opens its first permanent store. The 5,000-square-foot store is located at 129 Fifth Ave. in the Flatiron District, and will feature apparel, shoes, and accessories for running, swimming, golf, tennis, studio, or just going around town.”

SAINT LAURENT SHIPPED THOSE ENGRAVED CHAIRS TO ITS COUTURE SHOW GUESTS – Pret -a-Reporter
” We finally have the answer as to what Saint Laurent did with all those engraved front-row seats from the fall couture presentation. Christina Binkley, fashion columnist at The Wall Street Journal, tweeted on Monday afternoon that her chair — complete with the gilded plate bearing “Madame Christina Binkley” — had arrived at her door direct from the City of Light.”

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