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Industry News – August 9th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, August 9th, 2016…

MEET THE DYNAMIC YOUNG TALENTS OF FASHION EAST’S NEW CLASS – Vogue
“Since launching in a scarcely post-Y2K world (way back in 2000!), Fashion East has proved an essential incubator of London talent. Past luminaries to emerge from the program include Marques ‘ Almeida, Simone Rocha, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Gareth Pugh, while Kim Jones, Jonathan Anderson, and Craig Green are all alums of its menswear counterpart, MAN; Fashion East panelists include Vogue’s Sarah Mower, and stylist Francesca Burns, among others. Today, Fashion East announced the Spring 2017 class…”

LOUIS VUITTON AND CHRISTIAN DIOR FOLLOW THE SCENT OF OPPORTUNITY – TheNewYorkTimes
““Perfume today has lost its soul. It is far too mass and too marketed, lacking in personality.” That was Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton, talking last month about why, after a 70-year hiatus, the French luxury house has been quietly plotting a high-profile return to the global fine fragrance market.”

GIOVANNI MORELLI APPOINTED AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STUART WEITZMAN BRAND – PRNewswire
“Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC, today announced the appointment of Giovanni Morelli, as Creative Director, effective May 5, 2017. Mr. Morelli will succeed Stuart Weitzman, the brand’s founder, current Creative Director and Executive Chairman, who will become Chairman. Mr. Morelli will report to Ms. Wendy Kahn, who will become Chief Executive Officer and Brand President from September 13, 2016.”

TIMBERLAND NAMES NEW BRAND PRESIDENT – FootwearNews
“VF Corp. owned brand Timberland named Jim Pisani as global brand president Monday. Pisani takes over the role effective immediately and will report to Scott Baxter, VF vice president and group president of outdoor and action sports Americas. Pisani succeeds Stewart Whitney, who was named president in October 2014. Pisani previously served as the president of VF’s Licensed Sports Group.”

PAMELA LOVE SUES NASTY GAL FOR COPYING THREE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DESIGNS – TheFashionLaw
“In Love’s lawsuit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, a federal court in Manhattan, Love alleges that Nasty Gal copied and sold three of her copyright protected jewelry designs, including her Five Spike earring, Dagger Rosary, and Talon Cuff, all of which have recently disappeared from the Nasty Gal website.”

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