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Industry News – October 3rd, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, October 3rd, 2016…

.SHOPPING DOMAIN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – ChainStoreAge
“The introduction of the ‘dot-shopping’ (.shopping) domain provides retailers with another way to brand themselves online. Launched by domain name provider Donuts Inc., the new digital names, also called “not-com” domains, can be used as a brand’s main e-commerce name. It can also point shoppers to a company’s existing online shopping web site, or a marketing or promotional site.”

ANDROGYNOUS TAILORING FOR THE MODERN WOMAN: 2WN LAUNCHES THEIR DEBUT LINE – PRNewswire
“Born out of a frustration with tight-fitting, impractical pants, Winnie Chanfounded 2WN as an antidote to gender-rigid fashion. In her quest to discover the perfect tailored pants, she was faced with two options; tight and figure hugging or dull and unflattering.”

DENIM AND FEMINISM AT DIOR – TheCut
“When Maria Grazia Chiuri showed her first collection for Dior at the Rodin Museum, my thoughts have jumped about like the bumblebees embroidered on her shirts. Indeed, this morning, after a bath and a cup of coffee, I find that only one thought is truly stable: I hate fencers’ jackets, almost as much as I hate a fencing theme.”

HOW DSW IS INNOVATING TO SECURE ITS FUTURE – FootwearNews
“Recently CEO Roger Rawlins and vice chairman and chief merchandising officer Debbie Ferrée sat down with Footwear News at their offices. Joined by Bill Jordan, EVP and chief administrative officer; Simon Nankervis, EVP and chief commercial officer; and Jared Poff, SVP and interim CFO, the executives shared a few insights into their vision for DSW as the company marks its 25th anniversary and looks ahead to the next quarter-century.”

HOW WEBSITES HAWKING BLATANT DESIGNER FAKES THRIVE ONLINE – TheFashionLaw
“A crop of new internet retailers has burst on to the scene. Most are based in China, producing low cost imitations of garments from catwalks and fast-fashion stores alike. No one from Hermès to H&M is safe. Romwe is just one of these brands. With its extensive blogger network, Romwe managed to raise its profile within a short amount of time and without facing any detrimental litigation.”

 

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