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Industry News – October 12th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, October 12th, 2016…

THE OTHER BURCH GIRLS – racked
“It takes a special something to cut through the noise. It takes a Burch.”

DUNDAS EXITS ROBERTO CAVALLI A SECOND TIME – FASHIONUNITED
“After only a year and a half and three seasons under his belt, Peter Dundas, the creative director of Roberto Cavalli, is leaving his role at the eponymous Italian fashion house.”

NORDSTROM PULLS MOSCHINO FOR DRUG-THEMED COLLECTION – FASHIONUNITED
“Specialty retailer Nordstrom recently saved itself from a controversy by pulling a high-end designer’s collection. ”

DEVOID OF FAMOUS FACES AND COLLABS, ZARA SHUNS CELEBRITIES FOR SPEED – TFL
“After debuting a collection with Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld in 2004, Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has consistently rolled out collaborative lines with everyone from Lanvin’s former creative Alber Elbaz and Marni to Balmain and the latest: a collection with Kenzo, the first brand under the LVMH umbrella to take on the high street.”

ALIBABA AT CENTER OF YET ANOTHER COUNTERFEITING CONTROVERSY – TFL
“The latest round of complaints from brands regarding Alibaba’s lack of progress in its battle to stamp out trafficking in pirated goods in its online marketplaces, includes a call for the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) to re-include it in its upcoming edition of its Notorious Markets for piracy list.”

LUXURY LEADER LVMH REFUSES TO SELL ITS PRODUCTS ON AMAZON – HYPEBEAST
“No matter how much expendable money your company has to dish out, some of your industry’s most respected outfits will forever maintain a true artist’s approach to selling their work.”

TOD’S WILL BE BUILDING A NEW MANUFACTURING CENTER IN EARTHQUAKE-HIT AREA – FOOTWEAR NEWS
“Diego Della Valle is again lending a helping hand.”

SMART APPAREL MADE OF E-TEXTILES ON THE HORIZON – FASHION NETWORK
“Technology is sneaking into fashion as we speak, and it is not limited to wearable devices and dresses that light up or change colours.”

BED BATH & BEYOND PAID ONLY $12 MILLION FOR ONE KINGS LANE, A STARTUP ONCE WORTH $900 MILLION – Business Insider
“At its peak, One Kings Lane was worth $900 million, nearly a member of the exclusive billion-dollar startup club. ”

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