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Industry News – January 6th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, January 6th, 2017…

DEPARTMENT STORES, ONCE ANCHORS AT MALLS, BECOME MILLSTONES – TheNewYorkTimes
“Those stores have been outmaneuvered by online retailers like Amazon and discount retailers like T. J. Maxx. And now the pace of change is accelerating, transforming the retail industry faster than expected.”

BELK SEEKS FASHION DESIGNERS WITH MODERN. SOUTHERN. STYLE. FOR 2017 SOUTHERN DESIGNER SHOWCASE – PRNewswire
“Fashion designers who have a deep connection to the South and want to showcase Modern. Southern. Style. can have their clothes and accessories sold at Belk and on belk.com in spring 2018 if they’re selected as winners in Belk’s fifth annual Southern Designer Showcase.”

DKNY CANCELS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOW – Allure
“DKNY will not be presenting a runway show for its fall 2017 collection, according to a report by WWD. In lieu of a traditional format, the company will hold appointments in its showroom. The show had originally been planned to take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.”

CES: HOW WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY COULD CHANGE HOLLYWOOD’S RED CARPET – Pret-a-Reporter
“The big question on red carpets of the future might not be “Who are you wearing?” but “What are you wearing?” Wearable technology — like 3D printed dresses and even a designer Fitbit from Vera Wang — will be on full display as the annual CES confab kicks off in Las Vegas on Jan. 5.”

GAP IS SOARING AFTER ENDING A ROUGH DAY FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY WITH GOOD NEWS – BusinessInsider
“The clothing retailer reported holiday sales results that were better than analysts expected and raised its guidance for full-year profits.”

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