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Industry News – October 25th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, October 25th, 2016…

DENIM: HOW A WORKING CLASS FABRIC ACHIEVED THE HEIGHTS OF COUTURE – FASHIONUNITED
“Jeans have gone haute: haute couture, haute styling and haute prices.”

J.C. PENNEY TESTS SMALLER FORMAT SEPHORA CONCESSIONS – RetailDIVE
“The partnership with Sephora represents one of the best moves J.C. Penney has made in recent years, leveraging a concession retailing or “store-within-a-store” approach that works well for both companies: J.C. Penney gets a boost from Sephora’s reputation and traffic, and the beauty retailer elevates its brand visibility.”

AMERICAN EAGLE IS THE LATEST RETAILER TARGETED BY “LES NYC” TRADEMARK TROLL – TFL
“American Eagle has been named in a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by seeming trademark troll, Robert Lopez.”

REFUGEES FOUND WORKING LONG HOURS FOR LITTLE PAY FOR ZARA, MANGO, ASOS – TFL
“Syrian refugee children have been found working in factories in Turkey, making clothes for British high street retailer, Marks & Spencer and e-commerce giant, ASOS.”

FOREVER 21 ACCUSED OF RIPPING OFF ANOTHER DESIGNER — AGAIN – Yahoo!
“In the past few months Forever 21 has been hit with countless plagiarism accusations: Back in August, Emily Oberg, an editorial producer at Complex, accused the retailer of ripping off her company’s design; a month before that, the company was accused of plagiarizing Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo-inspired merchandise.”

BALENCIAGA APPOINTS NEW CEO AS FASHION MERRY-GO-ROUND GAINS PACE – TFL
“French fashion house Balenciaga appointed Cedric Charbit as chief executive officer as owner Kering SA hands the reins to an executive from its Saint Laurent brand.”

THE GIGI HADID X STUART WEITZMAN COLLABORATION BOOTS HAVE LANDED – FOOTWEAR NEWS
“We already know that Gigi Hadid is the face of Stuart Weitzman’s fall ’16 campaign. But today the label has unveiled an exclusive collaboration with the supermodel, The Gigi Boot. ”

CELEBRITY DESIGNED JEANS AUCTIONED FOR REFUGEES – FASHION NETWORK
“Colorful jeans designed by British model Kate Moss and American actress Sharon Stone are among the 100 pairs put up for auction by celebrities in order to raise money for refugees.”

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