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Industry News – July 11th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, July 11th, 2016…

OFF-PRICE RETAILER CONTINUES TO EXPAND – RetailingToday
“This will be the fourth Rack store in Minnesota with existing locations in Bloomington at Mall of America, Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove and Shoppes at Knollwood in St. Louis Park.”

ALEXA CHUNG IS LAUNCHING HER VERY OWN FASHION LABEL – MarieClaire
“Named as the creative director of the new ‘ALEXACHUNG’ label, Alexa is promising to launch her new ready-to-wear line in May 2017. The collection will include daywear, eveningwear, shoes, jewellery and denim, all designed by the hand of Chung.”

HOLLYWOOD STARLETS REJOICE: OLIVIER THEYSKENS IS BACK! – Vogue
“The runways are sure to get a little more exciting once Theyskens returns for the Spring ready-to-wear season in Paris, but fashion week wasn’t the only place where his grandiose aesthetic was missed. On the red carpet his designs for Rochas, Nina Ricci, Theory, and his eponymous collection brought a touch of fantasy to awards shows, galas, and film premieres alike.”

THIS IS WHAT LESLIE JONES ENDED UP WEARING TO THE ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ PREMIERE – Pret-a-Reporter
“Earlier this month, the Saturday Night Live actress tweeted that designers refused to dress her for Saturday evening’s Ghostbusters premiere. “It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie,” she tweeted. “Hmmm that will change and I remember everything.” (…) However, shortly thereafter, designer Christian Siriano replied to Jones’ tweet with a simple, straight-forward response: Raised hand and waving-hand emojis.”

CONFIRMED: MARCO GOBBETTI LEAVES CÉLINE FOR BURBERRY CEO SPOT – TheFashionLaw
“And so ends the Christopher Bailey as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer era. The British design brand announced on Monday that Marco Gobbetti is leaving Céline, where he has held the position of CEO for roughly eight years, to join as CEO. Bailey will continue in his role as chief creative but will also take on the title of President.”

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