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Industry News – February 29th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, February 29th, 2016…

THE BEST FROM TONIGHT’S RED CARPET – Nylon
“When it comes to awards season, we tend to see less risks being taken on the Oscars red carpet than we do at the other award ceremonies. While our favorite stars may be playing it on the safer side, it certainly doesn’t mean the fashion is boring. We can always expect to see our fave celebs in the most elegant and chic couture styles of the season.”

G-III APPAREL ENTERS KARL LAGERFELD’S PARENT COMPANY – Footwear News
“The partnership between American company G-III Apparel Group and Karl Lagerfeld just got stronger. G-III has taken a 19 percent minority stake in the parent company. Last June, the two companies created a joint venture to develop the self-titled line of Chanel’s artistic director, in the United States, as of Spring/Summer 2016. ”

AMERICAN APPAREL EMPLOYEES PROTEST SALARY CUTS AND LAYOFFS – Footwear News
“Even after emerging from bankruptcy earlier this month, American Apparel faces continued challenges. On Friday, employees at two California-based American Apparel factories halted production at 9 am in protest of a new work rule resulting in lower pay and layoffs from factory closures.”

CAROLINA HERRERA RECRUITS OSCAR DE LA RENTA ALUMS TO JOIN HER TEAM – Pret-a-Reporter
“Monse is one of the buzziest new brands taking the red carpet by storm. Just last month during their fall 2016 show, designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia spoke of dressing “every type woman”— and they’ve certainly delivered on that front. Everyone from risk-taking popstars like Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez to more conservative style icons like Amal Clooney and Jessica Biel have stepped out in stunning looks in the past few months. But it’s not just these Hollywood A-listers who have taken notice of Kim and Garcia’s talent.”

LULULEMON HAS A STORE FOR TWEEN GIRLS THAT IS TAKING OVER RETAIL – Business Insider
“Lululemon is a stalwart when it comes to the athleisure movement — it’s wildly popular. So naturally, we can assume that kids want to dress like their moms who wear it, right?”

THE PUMA X MCQ 2016 SPRING/SUMMER SNEAKER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN VIDEO IS A TRIPPY DREAM – Hybebae
“Shortly after the big unveil of its highly anticipated Rihanna-conceived FENTY Trainer, PUMA returns once again with another epic sneaker collaboration. This time around, the German sportswear label teams up with McQ, the diffusion label of the late British designer Alexander McQueen, on a range of futuristic footwear. From a pair of open-toed sneakers to strappy all-white silhouettes, the program includes both men’s and women’s models inspired by PUMA’s archive of 90′s running models.”

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