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Industry News – March 7th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, March 7th, 2017…

RIHANNA’S FENTY COLLECTION: WHAT TO WEAR TO DETENTION – TheNewYorkTimes
“Schoolgirls (and boys) gone bad were at the heart of the pop star Rihanna’s third Fenty x Puma collection, shown in Paris on Monday night.”

NEIMAN MARCUS EXPLORING OPTIONS TO CUT DEBT – ChainStoreAge
“Neiman Marcus is struggling under $4.8 million in debt, with the load at least partially credited to the company’s $6 billion leveraged buyout in 2013, when current owners Ares Management LP and CPPIB, acquired it from other private equity firms, according to the report.”

B MICHAEL LAUNCHES FIRST DESIGNER READY TO WEAR COLLECTION – PRNewswire
“B Michael is looking to claim a piece of the ready to wear retail luxury business widely spread pie. The American designer, who privately retails a namesake couture collection from his NYC atelier, has launched his first designer ready to wear collection, lifestyle inspired for autumn winter 2017 with design insight from his coveted couture collection.”

PARIS FASHION WEEK: BENDING MENSWEAR TO WOMEN’S WILLS (AND BODIES) – Pret-a-Reporter
“It wasn’t the first time this Paris Fashion Week that the runway venues have been forboding, a reflection of dark times, perhaps. It happened at Loewe and Off-White, too, and at Celine and Comme des Garcons, the staging was also disorienting, as if by design.”

MANOLO BLAHNIK’S COLLABORATION WITH FARFETCH IS LIKE POP ART – FootwearNews
“The collaboration features Blahnik’s new Scipios heel and comes in five colorways. Each shade has been created with a different personality in mind: The Romantic One in pink, The Playful One in nude, The Mysterious One in black, The Modernist One in white and The Wild One in orange.”

PFW: GIVENCHY PAYS HOMAGE TO LONGTIME DIRECTOR RICCARDO TISCI FOR F/W17 – TFL
“Givenchy’s longtime creative director Riccardo Tisci announced last month that he would part ways with the Paris-based design house he joined in 2005 and subsequently put (back) on the map with couture collections and “it” bags, as well as graphic garments.”

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