Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tory Burch Lays Off 100 Staff, Alicia Vikander Covers 'Vogue'

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Alicia Vikander. Photo: David Sims
Alicia Vikander. Photo: David Sims
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Alicia Vikander graces the cover of Vogue

Alicia Vikander, star of "Ex Machina" and "The Danish Girl" and Louis Vuitton muse, graces the January cover of Vogue in — you guessed it — Louis Vuitton. {Design Scene}

Tory Burch lays off 100 staff

Last week, Tory Burch laid off around 100 employees — around 3 percent of its workforce — as part of a restructuring strategy to invest more in  Tory Sport, technology and "hiring people with the requisite skills and experience for the right jobs." {WWD}

Rebecca Minkoff to present spring, rather than fall, collection at NYFW

Rebecca Minkoff will once again show her spring 2016 collection — rather than her fall 2016 collection — at New York Fashion Week in February in the hopes of driving spring retail sales. Minkoff isn't the only designer questioning the current fashion schedule; Thomas Tait is foregoing a runway show this season, and Proenza Schouler announced that it won't release images of its pre-fall collection until clothes are actually available in stores. {WWD}

Christian Louboutin casts first plus-size model for lipstick campaign

French-born plus-size model Clementine Desseaux is the star of Christian Louboutin's newest social media lipstick campaign. The 27-year-old model, who moved from Paris to New York three years ago to find more opportunities as a plus-size model, told the Daily Mail: "They are opening up to all the beauty that is in the world and not only the European, blonde, skinny, white woman type." {Daily Mail}

Adidas unveils concept sneaker made of ocean plastic

To coincide with climate summit in Paris, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, a non-governmental organization raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution, unveiled a sneaker prototype made of recycled gill nets and other ocean waste. Adidas isn't the only company that has used recycled ocean plastic past year; back in April, Pharrell and G-Star RAW teamed up for the world's first denim line made of discarded ocean plastic. {Business of Fashion}

Adele debuts a shorter do on "X Factor"

Adele debuted her short, sleek bob at the season finale of Britain's "X Factor." And it looks great. Period. {Vogue}

Galeries Lafayette looks to digital futureGaleries Lafayette CEO Nicolas Houzé has been tasked with the difficult job of giving Galeries Lafayette "a new start" in a rapidly changing retail landscape. In his latest interview, Houzé talks about layoffs, catching up on digital and expanding the department store's international presence. {Business of Fashion}

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