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Industry News – September 21st, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Wednesday, September 21st, 2016…

THE TOP 8 COLLECTIONS OF LONDON FASHION WEEK – Vogue
“Britain may be in a state of uncertainty (to put it mildly) over its impending exit from the European Union, but London designers have a resilient way of pulling out the creative stops when times are iffy. Anyone who set foot in the city expecting to find a quietened atmosphere was in for a surprise.”

IVANKA TRUMP INTRODUCES NEW FALL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATING #WOMENWHOWORK – PRNewswire
“Ivanka Trump is excited to introduce the Fall 2016 campaign, a tribute to the multidimensionality of modern working women highlighting her brand’s mission to inspire and empower women who work—at all aspects of their lives. The campaign spotlights Ivanka and three other women and documents the many ways in which they work at their lives.”

ITALIAN BRANDS EXPECT SOME ‘BREXIT’ BENEFITS – TheNewYorkTimes
“Several major houses, including Prada, are reporting that the weakened pound has bolstered sales in Britain, with their wares now cheaper for the tourists who shop there. “The decision to Brexit is having an impact on Tod’s business,” said its president and chief executive, Diego Della Valle, during a trip to London last week, “but in a positive way.”

MACY’S TO HOST FIRST NATIONAL HOLIDAY HIRING DAY – ChainStoreAge
“This holiday season, the department store giant plans to hire approximately 83,000 associates for positions across its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide.”

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMAN NOW WEARS A SIZE 16, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH – TheCut
“The [average American woman] actually wears between a Misses size 16–18, which is equivalent to a Women’s Plus size 20,” the researchers wrote. “In light of this overlap in sizing classification, frequent reports of female customers being frustrated about the general fit and sizing of clothing is understandable.”

JOHN MAYER’S LATEST MENSWEAR MOVE: HIS OWN JEWELRY LINE – GQ
“The New York-based line of unisex jewelry partnered with Mayer on a five-piece collection of that ranges from $50 for a bracelet to $195 for a necklace. It includes a few beaded pieces, a rope bracelet whose closure stamped with the singer’s initials, and a pendant on a chain inscribed with the name of one of Mayer’s songs, “Love Is a Verb.”

UGG SUES TARGET, JCPENNEY & OTHERS FOR SELLING KNOCKOFFS – FootwearNews
“The company announced on Sept. 19 that it had filed six suits against brands and retailers — including Target Corp., J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Muk Luks parent company Reliable Knitting Works — alleging trademark and/or design patent infringement of the Ugg brand.”

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