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Industry News – July 5th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, July 5th, 2016…

BANKERS ARE SELLING OFF THEIR SUITS, SO WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF TAILORING?…  – Vogue
“If the demand for suiting is enduring a period of fluctuation and uncertainty (as those newly slacks-clad analysts might term it), how has it affected the supply? Well, with all due respect to the long-faded glories of England’s ready-to-wear tailoring industry, and the boxily cut abominations of much of the U.S. suiting supply sector, Italy has been the prime source of executive tailoring for the globe’s executive classes since, ooh, the ’70s. And this is where the most urgent red flags have flashed to indicate that dress code disruption on the trading floors is disrupting tailoring too.”

FROM VETEMENTS TO VERSACE, COUTURE WITHOUT BORDERS  – TheNewYorkTimes
“As a group, these additions form an acknowledgment that in order to maintain any relevance in a multicultural, multidimensional world, couture culture itself has to open up: to draw its inspiration, and energy, from elsewhere.”

LANDS’ END MAKES FASHION HISTORY WITH SPECIAL EDITION COAT – PRNewsWire
“hile we celebrate our great nation’s independence, Lands’ End is proud to honor the impact our own founding fathers had on American style by offering a historically inspired, limited edition coat. The exclusive Special Edition Coat is designed for both men and women, representing historic style and made of the finest wool and premium stamped brass buttons. To honor the date of the nation’s independence, Lands’ End will offer 1776 coats for men and women available for pre-order starting on the Fourth of July…”

YOUR FIRST LOOK AT JUSTIN O’SHEA’S BRAND NEW BRIONI – GQ
“Naturally, the show was heavy on tailoring. Razor sharp suits made up the bulk of the lineup, the silhouette of choice being long and lean, anchored by pronounced shoulders (soft tailoring, this ain’t). There were also pimp-level fur coats, patterned silk shirts, and double windsor power ties aplenty. It looked, essentially, like O’Shea’s own wardrobe in its luxe-iest incarnation, which is probably what’s going to get guys excited about buying $5,000 suits again (you know, the ones with enough commas in their bank accounts to make it happen).”

MANOLO BLAHNIK TO OPEN SPACE AT LONDON’S SELFRIDGES – FootwearNews
“Five months after making his Mayfair debut in Burlington Arcade, Manolo Blahnik is planting his heels in yet another high-end London retail patch: Selfridges on Oxford Street.”

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