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Industry News – January 13th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, January 13th, 2017…

RETAILER GETS CAUGHT IN POLITICAL CROSSFIRE – ChainStoreAge
“It all started with the news that Linda Bean, granddaughter of company founder Leon Leonwood Bean and a member of the Bean board, had made a substantial donation to a pro-Trump PAC during the president-elect’s campaign. Trump then thanked Bean for her support via a tweet that ended with “Buy L.L.Bean.”

CALLING YOUNG DESIGNERS! SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL LVMH PRIZE OPEN TODAY – Vogue
“Starting this morning and for the next three and a half weeks, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers is accepting submissions through its website, lvmhprize.com. The winner, to be announced in June, will take home 300,000 euros in prize money, plus a year of business mentoring from the group’s in-house teams.”

FROM HAY BALES TO HOLLYWOOD: HOW BLUNDSTONE BOOTS BECAME A CULT FAVORITE – Forbes
Red desert roads aren’t as common on my itineraries these days so I went with a smart Blundstone dress shoe, squarer in the toe and in black premium leather that works as well with jeans as it does with a dark suit.”

REPORT: JOB CUTS COMING TO LANVIN, IN LIGHT OF BIGGEST NET LOSS IN 10 YEARS – TFL
“Lanvin staffers are expecting job cuts following a drop in sales growth in 2016 and new designer Bouchra Jarrar’s inability to bring the Paris-based brand back to growth.”

UGG TEAMS UP WITH PHILLIP LIM ON MEN’S CAPSULE COLLECTION -FootwearNews
“UGG is upping its cool-kid status with the launch of a fall ’17 collaboration with designer Phillip Lim as part of his 3.1 Phillip Lim men’s line.”

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