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Industry News – November 8th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, November 8th, 2016…

LANE BRYANT’S THIS BODY STANDS STRONG CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY RAISES OVER $540K IN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – PRNewswire
“As a National Corporate Supporter of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative, Lane Bryant aims to inspire women to contribute and educate them on risks, prevention and where to find help through multiple channels. Lane Bryant’s This Body Stands Strong campaign was designed to increase awareness of Breast Cancer throughout all facets of the brand.”

START-UP ONLINE RETAILER SEEKS TO DISRUPT BRIDAL DRESS CATEGORY – ChainStoreAge
“Start-up company Floravere is turning soon-to-be brides’ living rooms into bridal salons through a direct-to-consumer model that allows brides to browse their collection online, select styles, and receive their custom made-to-order gown within four months. The exclusive gowns, which are crafted by a team of former artisans from the ateliers of Monique Lhuillier, Dior, Zac Posen and Reem Acra, cover a variety of styles and silhouettes, and all cost under $4,000.”

BROCK COLLECTION SCOOPS UP THE CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND HONORS – TheCut
“…the husband-and-wife team Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock of the two-year-old line Brock Collection won the top honors (including a $400,000 prize) at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. Stirling Barrett, of the New Orleans–based eyewear brand Krewe du Optic, and Adam Selman were the runners-up, each receiving a $150,000 allotment.”

LUXURY GOODS MARKET HAMPERED BY U.S. ELECTION – TFL
“Uncertainty over the US presidential elections – compiled with earlier Terror threats in Europe and a strong dollar – has eroded the confidence of the globe’s big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a recently released study.”

PHARRELL UNVEILS FIRST COLLECTION AS NEW HEAD OF G-STAR – FashionUnited
“Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams has presented his first collection for G-Star Raw since being appointed head of imagination for the denim brand in February.”

WHY THIS POPULAR CLOTHING COMPANY DECIDED TO LOWER THE PRICE OF ITS CASHMERE SWEATERS THIS YEAR – BusinessInsider
“…according to Everlane, a popular online clothing retailer for men and women, the cost of raw cashmere fluctuates wildly from season to season. And you’re probably paying more for it than you should.”

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