Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FASHION NEWS : Lena Dunham Covers 'Harper's Bazaar,' H&M Targets India's Middle Class

Must Read: Lena Dunham Covers 'Harper's Bazaar,' H&M Targets India's Middle Class:

Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg/Harper's Bazaar
Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg/Harper's Bazaar
These are the stories making headlines this Thursday.

Lena Dunham covers Harper's Bazaar's "The Daring Issue"

Inside the November cover story for Harper's Bazaar, Lena Dunham speaks about turning 30, her long-distance relationship with boyfriend Jack Antonoff, wanting to cultivate her sense of social justice and, not surprisingly, her support for Hillary Clinton. She also poses topless, though she's looking uncharacteristically covered-up on the cover. {Harper's Bazaar}

H&M looks to India's middle class

Earlier this fall, Swedish retailer H&M opened its first Indian flagship store in New Delhi, five years after competitor Zara established itself in the market. So what took H&M so long? Aside from the costs of opening a flagship store, India did not allow global companies to have full ownership of their operations until January 2012. Plus, unique retail environment impacted by local cultural norms mean there are a number of factors that H&M will have to consider. {The Business of Fashion}

Pharrell Williams and G-Star RAW launch a mobile gameG-Star RAW and Pharrell Williams have teamed up yet again to raise awareness about ocean plastic. The mobile game, which is now available for free download on Apple and GooglePlay app stores, will have players traveling across the world's oceans collecting plastic and dodging obstacles. Pharrell created the sounds for the game and players will have the option of playing against the singer. It's free, and also informative; what do you have to lose? {Fashionista Inbox}

Elle Fanning fronts Nylon

Elle Fanning graces the November cover of Nylon magazine, in which she discusses taking on the role of transgender teen Ray, her relationship with her older sister Dakota, aliens and Susan Sarandon. {Nylon}

Ousted founder of Men's Wearhouse comes back with two digital start-ups

After being ousted by his own board in 2013, Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer is back with two start-ups: on-demand tailor service ZTailors and online tuxedo rental service Generation Tux. Both are catered towards millennials, a group that can't be bothered to deal with "old-fashioned suit fitting." Zimmer raised $50 million in funding between the two businesses this year. {Quartz}

DSTLD tests crowd investing through SeedInvest

Denim e-tailer DSTLD has so far received $10 million of interest from 2,117 people via SeedInvest, a crowdfunding site that allows anyone to invest in a company. (Think of it as a "mini IPO.") DSTLD is thereby taking advantage of recent changes to the JOBS Act, which now allows non-accredited investors to invest in companies without having to meet certain standards. {WWD}

Japan's Decorté enters the US market with SaksDecorté, a Tokyo-based luxury color cosmetic and skin care brand, will be partnering exclusively with Saks Fifth Avenue to enter the North American market in spring 2016. To market the expansion, Decorté has tapped Kate Moss as brand ambassador and star of an upcoming campaign. {WWD}

H&M sales increase compared to last year

In more H&M news, the retailer's sales were up a healthy 11 percent this September compared to the same month last year. The brand opened about 400 stores during those 12 months, so we're not entirely surprised. {Fashionista Inbox}

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