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Industry News – June 20th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, June 20th, 2016…

WHY BIRCHBOX IS LAYING OFF EMPLOYEES AND PUTTING EXPANSION PLANS ON HOLD – Business Insider
“The New York City-based company is laying off employees and putting expansion plans on hold as it faces a lack of new funding and competition from other beauty box companies, the Wall Street Journal reports.”

THIS PREPPY RETAILER THAT REFUSES TO PUT MODELS IN ITS CATALOGS MIGHT BE WORTH $1 BILLION – Business Insider
“Preppy retailer Vineyard Vines has been around since brothers Ian and Shep Murray quit their jobs to start the brand in 1998, but it’s becoming more and more ubiquitous.”

DOLCE&GABBANA JAZZ THINGS UP WITH FASHION CACOPHONY – abc NEWS
“A new “Made-to-Order” tie program, started June 14, aims to honor the brand’s original principle of “dressing the client from head to toe.” The first wave will come in 11 styles: eight prints and three jacquards (which is a design woven onto the fabric). All the styles will come in multiple color variations.”

SELENA GOMEZ’S FIRST-EVER LOUIS VUITTON CAMPAIGN IS MAJOR – Yahoo!
“It was only a matter of time before Selena Gomez officially posed for Louis Vuitton’s high fashion lens. After all, the star has been flirting with the role for a while: In March she sat front row at the brand’s fall 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week, where she spent quality time with now-fellow campaign starlets like Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams, and Léa Seydoux.”

PRADA LOOKING TO DRESS MILLENNIALS – FashionMag
“As usual, on Sunday night Prada surprised the audience at its menswear fashion week show in Milan with a spectacular set-up and an unexpected collection for next summer. Guests could only access the show by way of a claustrophobia-inducing labyrinth filled with mirrors, entering a prison-like, wire-fenced room.”

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