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Industry News – November 15th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, November 15th, 2016…

NEIMAN MARCUS LOSES KEY EXECUTIVE – ChainStoreAge
“The CFO of Neiman Marcus has resigned after 15 months on the job. Donald Grimes has resigned as COO and CFO of the luxury retailer, effective immediately. No reason was given for his departure. But in an SEC filing, the company said Grimes’s resignation “was not the result of any disagreement regarding any matter” related to its “operations, policies or practices.”

THIS IS NOT YOUR MOTHER’S DIOR – Vogue
“It is the beginning of September, and the calm in the Dior design studio on Paris’s Avenue Montaigne is almost preternatural. This is especially surprising considering that the new collection is due to be shown in less than a month and that Maria Grazia Chiuri, the house’s new peroxide-blonde, panda-eyed artistic director, arrived only in mid-July.”

AMERICAN APPAREL AGREES TO GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR ACQUISITION – Forbes
“American Apparel has filed for bankruptcy, for the second time in 13 months with Canadian-based Gildan Activewear Inc. agreeing to acquire the company.”

TOMS LAUNCHES TOMS FOR APPLE WATCH BANDS – PRNewswire
“Released today, TOMS has designed watch bands for Apple Watch inspired by founder Blake Mycoskie’s friendship bracelets and which bring awareness to global light poverty.”

WOMAN FINDS DEAD MOUSE SEWN INTO HER NEW ZARA DRESS – TheCut
“For one woman, her Zara dress came with a huge faux paw — a dead mouse sewn into the dress’s hem. The New York Post reports that Greenwich native, Ms. Fiesel (not to be confused with Fievel) is suing the fast-fashion retailer for unspecific damages after contracting a “rodent-borne” illness from wearing a squeaky-clean garment.”

DVF’S NEW MAN MAKES HIS HOLLYWOOD DEBUT – Pret-a-Reporter
“Jonathan Saunders, the Scottish designer who was appointed the new chief creative officer of the DVF label earlier this year, was in town last week meeting celebrities and stylists in the run up to red carpet season.”

NIKE’S SELF-LACING SNEAKERS WON’T ACTUALLY COST $1,000 A PAIR – Fortune
“The Nike HyperAdapt comes with cables and pressure sensors that would adjust its laces to fit the wearer’s feet, with the option to adjust tightness by pressing buttons near the tongue.”

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