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Industry News – March 25th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, March 25th, 2016…

FERRAGAMO PARTS WAYS WITH ITS DESIGNER – TheNewYorkTimes
“On Thursday, Salvatore Ferragamo announced that Massimiliano Giornetti, its creative director, has left the brand. Mr. Giornetti, 44, was a longtime Ferragamo hand. He joined the company as part of its men’s wear design team in 2000, and was promoted to creative director, overseeing the men’s and women’s collections, in 2011.”

FINISH LINE TURNS THE CORNER WITH HELP FROM E-COMMERCE – RetailingToday
“The Finish Line Inc. says its efforts to improve digital fulfillment rates are paying off, as the sporting goods retailer posted an increase in same store sales in the fourth quarter. For the fourth quarter ended Feb. 27, consolidated net sales at the Finish Line were $580.3 million, an increase of 5.2% over the prior year period. Same store sales increased 4.6%. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which primarily excludes the impact from the write-off of technology assets and store impairment charges, were 83 cents.”

CHANEL LAUNCHES POP-UP AT PEDDER ON SCOTTS IN SINGAPORE – FootwearNews
“Chanel is flying high with a new pop-up at Pedder on Scotts in Singapore. The teams collaborated on a playful setup, which showcases the luxury brands spring and summer ’16 collection, an exclusive selection inspired by design details of an airport terminal. The space, which will remain open through April 3, marks the first time Chanel has sold product outside of its own stores in the Southeast Asia area.”

AERIE TOUTS “REAL” MEN IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN – Pret-a-Reporter
“Move over, David Beckham, there’s a new crop of male underwear models in town. Meet Kelvin, Doug, Devon and Matt, Aerie Man’s new “real” men who have been cast as the brand’s first male models. Aside from blonde Adonis Matt, the new crew is not made up of your conventional hunky, green juice-carrying cross-fit dudes. Rather, the quartet is meant to represent the wide range of men’s body types, a sentiment in keeping with Aerie’s commitment to showcasing “real” people and using only un-retouched photos in its campaigns.”

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: SURE, BUT WHICH ONE IS BETTER DRESSED? – Vogue
“Superman’s primary colors are unmistakable, and over the years several designers have incorporated his signatures into their collections. An emblem of both heroism and Americana, the gold-and-red “S” has appeared in sequins on Jeremy Scott’s catwalk and reformed into an ironic “M” for Moschino’s menswear collection, where a bespectacled Vincent LaCrocq opened his three-piece suit to reveal the symbol in true Kent style.”

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