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Industry News – August 31st, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, August 31st, 2016…

VETEMENTS VS. FOREVER 21: BEWARE OF DOGG – TFL
“After announcing that it will team up with Justin Bieber for a collection of tour merch and offering suspiciously similar versions of Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” merch, Forever 21 appears to also be aiming to win over the Vetements crowd by offering at least one lookalike tee for a tiny fraction of the price of the “it” Parisian brand’s offerings.”

IN-DEPTH WITH MODERN MEADOW: THE START-UP BIOENGINEERING LEATHER IN A LAB – FASHION & MASH
“It’s one thing to say you’re working on the future of textiles, but it’s another altogether to be doing so with living cells.”

WE CAN’T FIGURE OUT AMAZON’S WEIRD PRICING SYSTEM – racked
“Would you go up or down a dress size if it saved you several hundred dollars?”

FITBIT EXPANDS DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL, TORY BURCH, SIMPLY VERA VERA WANG – Los Angeles Times
“Yesterday was a big day at Fitbit.”

KENDRA SCOTT JEWELRY BRAND BRANCHES INTO BEAUTY WITH NEW NAIL LACQUER COLLECTION – Los Angeles Times
“Kendra Scott is entering the beauty category with the introduction of a nail polish line, Kendra Scott Lacquer.”

NIKE CREATES WILD, COLORFUL SNEAKERS TO HONOR AILING NBA REPORTER CRAIG SAGER’S STYLE – Footwear News
“Nike has paid tribute to TNT basketball sideline reporter Craig Sager’s wild style.”

G-III APPAREL’S 5-YEAR PLAN TO REACH $5 BILLION IN SALES – FASHION NETWORK
“The contrast couldn’t be more striking.”

PHARRELL WILLIAMS FRONTS G-STAR RAW’S ‘WHAT IS RAW?’ CAMPAIGN – FASHION NETWORK
“Making an Autumn-Winter 2016 splash, clothing brand G-Star Raw is raising its profile with an identity campaign anchored by musician, producer, and fashion icon Pharrell Williams.”

TOPSHOP LAUNCHES RUNWAY-TO-RETAIL INITIATIVE FOR LFW – FASHION NETWORK
“Topshop, the British high street fashion brand that shows at London Fashion Week, has joined the numerous brands who are trying a runway-to-retail initiative.”

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