Sunday, April 24, 2016

WOW Victoria's Secret Reportedly Exiting Swim, Reformation Adds RefScale Dashboard

WOW  Victoria's Secret Reportedly Exiting Swim, Reformation Adds RefScale Dashboard:

Victoria's Secret swim launch with Behati Prinsloo. Photo: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images
Victoria's Secret swim launch with Behati Prinsloo. Photo: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Friday.

Victoria's Secret will no longer be in the swim business

Victoria's Secret, which has its own televised swim specials, will no longer be in the swim business. Two unnamed sources close to the situation revealed to Buzzfeed News that Victoria's Secret "will be exiting out of all current [swim] inventory by the end of this year." In August of 2015, the company reported low sales for swimwear, which it attributed to its designs. {BuzzFeed}

Reformation adds RefScale upgrade

Last year, Reformation launched its Refscale — an environmental footprint tracking tool that showed the amount of energy used in creating a garment, alongside industry averages for similar items. And in celebration of Earth Day, Reformation has launched a Refscale dashboard for individual accounts that allows shoppers to see their total environmental impact. {Fashionista inbox}

Anwar Hadid lands a Paper editorial

You might not believe it due to his staggering Instagram following, but the Youngest Hadid, 16-year-old Anwar, isn't exactly an extrovert. "I'm a shy person in general... My sisters always try to tell me to be myself when I'm on a set," he said. When asked whether he's interested in attending college, Hadid mentioned that he'd like to — eventually. "I want to do that when everything else that I've wanted to accomplish is accomplished." {Paper}

Chanel fine jewelry opens a boutique at Bergdorf Goodman

Chanel will unveil its fine jewelry boutique at Bergdorf Goodman today. The space was designed by New York-based architect Peter Marino, and will be located adjacent to the jewelry salon on the main floor. For a limited time, the boutique will carry "Les Perles de Chanel" and the "Les Icônes de Chanel" collection. {Fashionista inbox}

Fenty fur slides available online

Rihanna's faux-fur slides for Puma went for sale this morning for $80 on Puma in white, black and pink. Bad news for anyone hoping to get their hands on a pair, though — they're already sold out. {WWD}

Zac Posen on red carpet dressing, Brooks Brothers and diversity on the runways

In the past couple of seasons, Zac Posen has been featuring more daytime looks, as opposed to red carpet gowns (though, there are plenty of those in there, too), which he credits to Brooks Brothers. Said Posen, "[Working for Brooks Brothers] actually helped us build out our brand in our own company [House of Z]. You can also see the influence in my reintroduction of day wear and my use of cotton and gabardine in my [Zac Posen] collections." {Fast Company}

Look Good Feel Better auction

Look Good Feel Better, a charity that helps women with cancer deal with appearance-related side effects, is holding an auction running through May 4. Fashion-related packages include: tickets to Glamour's "Women of the Year" Awards, a tour of Cosmopolitan, a tour of Teen Vogue and a one-month marketing internship with Dior Beauty. {CharityBuzz}

Salvatore Ferragamo's CEO to exit company by end of 2016

CEO Michele Nora will step down from his role at Salvatore Ferragamo "to prioritize family and to focus on new professional interests." Nora joined the company back in 2006, and helped the company go public. He will step down from his role after a successor is named. {WWD}

AUrate New York opens its first brick-and-mortar store

Jewelry brand AUrate New York, which first launched as an e-tailer, has opened its appointment-only showroom (open to the public) located at 92 W. Houston St in Soho. Interested? You can make appointments to shop/browse here. {Fashionista inbox}

Jourdan Dunn to release a cookbook

Jourdan Dunn, who's previously hosted her own cooking show called "Well Dunn," revealed that she'll be releasing her own cookbook featuring some of her favorite recipes. Given that this is Dunn we're talking about, we're already very much into it. {Vogue UK}



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