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Industry News – March 21st, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, March 21st, 2016…

BROTAILERS ARE REDEFINING HOW GUYS BUY CLOTHES – BloombergBusiness
“In the past five years, says market researcher IBISWorld, menswear has been the fastest-growing product category sold online, outpacing groceries, shoes, and electronics. When TheBoutique@Ogilvy, a fashion PR agency, surveyed adult men in January, 53 percent described their style as “basic bro” vs. “practical,” “professional,” or “rugged.” Although many guys still affect a preppy look, they’re not going to Brooks Brothers to get it.”

IN PARIS, A JEWELRY HOUSE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST DECADE – TheNewYorkTimes
“In just 10 years, the Parisian jewelry house Messika has shaken up the industry, with its rebellious, rock ’n’ roll designs, earning A-list fans such as Cara Delevingne, Beyoncé, Alicia Vikander, Kendall Jenner and Kate Winslet.”

DAVID BOWIE, MARC JACOBS, AND THE ROW HONORED AT THE CFDA NOMINATIONS – NYMag
“David Bowie received a special tribute, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele got an international nod, and shared female genes took the spotlight. “Lots of sisters,” observed Diane Von Furstenberg, who hosted the event at the New Museum with Nadja Swarovski: siblings Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, and The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Rachel and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel. Consult the full list of nominees below.”

CANADIAN RETAIL SALES UNEXPECTEDLY SURGE IN JANUARY – TheWallStreetJournal
“Canadian retail sales recorded the biggest one-month gain in roughly six years in January, on strong demand for new cars and footwear.”

H&M LAUNCHES A LINE OF WEDDING (AND PARTY) DRESSES INSPIRED BY THE LOUVRE – Elle
“We need to not only make fashion sustainable, but to make sustainability fashionable,” says Anna Gedda, H&M’s head of sustainability. While environmental friendliness is at the core of the brand’s Conscious Exclusive range, its newly debuted 2016 collection almost makes you forget it. The stellar designs, inspired by a deep dive into the Louvre’s archives, are simply great fashion, period. And perhaps that’s the point.”

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