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Industry News – May 31st, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, May 31st, 2016…

GAP EXEC MOVING OVER TO SPECIALTY ATHLETIC RETAILER – RetailingToday
“A store development executive from Gap Inc. has been tapped to head up real estate for Foot Locker. Foot Locker announced the appointment of Scott Martin as senior VP – real estate, effective June 13. Martin succeeds Jeffrey Berk, who retired in April after almost 20 years with the company.”

WHAT UNDER ARMOUR & UCLA’S $280 MILLION DEAL TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF COLLEGE TEAM SPONSORSHIPS – FootwearNews
“This week, UCLA and Under Armour inked the largest footwear and apparel sponsorship in college sports history. The 15-year contract, worth $280 million, is further proof that each time we think we’ve hit the college-sports-sponsorship peak, Nike, Under Armour or Adidas will raise the stakes.”

KATE MOSS ON HER NEW COLLECTION WITH EQUIPMENT – Vogue
“If you don’t know the way to San José, Kate Moss does. Yesterday she was en route to Costa Rica for the holiday weekend when she picked up the phone in her car for a breezy chat. The subject? The imminent launch of her Kate Moss x Equipment capsule collection for the shirt company, a collab with a lookbook photographed by her friend Daria Werbowy, as well as a video featuring Susie Cave…”

LOUIS VUITTON MAKES A STATEMENT, FASHION AND POLITICAL, IN RIO – TheNewYorkTimes
“After Chanel in Havana, Louis Vuitton in Rio: ‘Tis the season of Cruise show controversy. After all, Brazil is a land fighting an epidemic (Zika), experiencing a maybe/maybe-not presidential impeachment and economic malaise, and under pressure for its handling of the Summer Olympics. Is it really the place for a no-holds-barred haute European fashion show, as Vuitton held last weekend in the shadow of the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum?”

RUE LA LA AND COTTON INCORPORATED TEAM UP ON POP-UP SHOP – PRNewswire
“Rue La La, a leading e-commerce destination connecting world-class brands with the next-generation shopper, has partnered with Cotton Incorporated for a second year. To kick off the collaborations, the brands will launch a custom-developed pop-up shop. The co-branded #SummerofCotton pop-up shop will be located at 144 Newbury Street in Boston for two days only, on June 4 and 5. The first of its kind for Rue La La and Cotton Incorporated, the pop-up shop gives customers exclusive access to shop the collection early (before becoming available on RueLaLa.com on June 6) and provides the opportunity to experience the product in person.”

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