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Industry News – September 13th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, September 13th, 2016…

UNDER ARMOUR BETS ON HIGH-END CLOTHING LINE – WSJ
“When Under Armour Inc. unveiled an all-white, chunky sneaker for basketball star Stephen Curry this summer, it became the butt of jokes from sports fans and sartorialists alike. ”

NASTY GAL IS SEEKING A POTENTIAL BUYER– Hypebeast
“Founded in 2006, cult e-commerce fashion destination Nasty Gal is currently on the hunt for a potential buyer. “

THE INFLUX OF FAKES ON AMAZON, ALIBABA IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS – TFL
“Countless articles have been devoted in recent years to the plethora of counterfeit goods available for purchase online and the burden that the widespread availability of such goods places on brand owners (and trademark holders).”

NEW YORK-BASED BRAND “GIGI” THREATENS TO SUE TOMMY HILFIGER – TFL
“GiGi New York, a “high-end leather handbags, clutches, wallets & accessories” company, has threatened to sue Tommy Hilfiger on the heels of the brand’s New York Fashion Week carnival extravangza, which featured its new collaboration with model Gigi Hadid.”

RALPH LAUREN TO LAUNCH ‘SEE NOW, BUY NOW’ AW16 COLLECTION DURING NYFW – FASHIONUNITED
“While some may be wondering if Ralph Lauren has lost its luxurious appeal following the label’s new way forward plan, for its eponymous designer it marks the start of something new, which happens to include embracing the ‘See Now, Buy Now’ business model.”

KENZO X H&M’S CAMPAIGN FEATURES CHANCE THE RAPPER, IMAN, AND MORE – NYLON
“Back in May, H&M announced one of its most exciting collaborations to date: The brand is teaming up with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Kenzo.”

WATCH SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S FIRST DAY “ON THE JOB” AT AMAZON FASHION – FootwearNews
“Sarah Jessica Parker is the newest hire at Amazon Fashion.”

SEWBO ROBOT SEWS TOGETHER FIRST GARMENT – FASHIONUNITED
“Seattle-based tech start-up Sewbo has announced that it has made a major breakthrough in apparel manufacturing by using an industrial robot to sew together a T-shirt.”

FIDM STUDENT WORK DISPLAYED AT 99 CENTS STORE IN WEST LA – FASHION NETWORK
“FIDM student work made from everyday materials is currently on display at the West LA 99 Cents Only Store with a nod to the alternative materials challenge made famous by Project Runway.”

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