Fashion Forward – June 27, 2014

from Essence.com

Pretties: Prabal Gurung for Mac (WWD)

Yes… Prabal Gurung is a pretty too. Watch out Alexander Wang

Infringement Blues: Ceremony v. Urban Outfitters (The Fashion Law)

For once, only once, Urban Outfitters may not be completely in the wrong.

If You Say So: Primark Says Labels Were a Hoax (Vogue UK)

Good Read: You Can’t Just Slap Designer Names On Gadgets (Quartz)

Good Read: Digitizing Sephora (Harvard Business Review)

 

Fashion Forwards: June 26, 2014

It’s been a fun day in fashion. Check out today’s stories.

Missoni Soccer Ball from style.mtv.com

World Cup Madness: Designer Soccer Balls (MTV via Fashion Bomb Daily)

PC Polly: Kate Moss Tee Pulled for “Disturbing” Message (Fashionista)

I happen to think the shirt is hilarious. I’d buy one if it wasn’t $65.

Another Model Collab: Alexa Chung for AG Jeans (Racked)

Dope App: Shop The Entire Web via Keep’s Universal Cart (Racked)

Good Read: Angela Ahrendts’ Tips For Success (Vogue UK)

http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2014/06/26/angela-ahrendts-career-advice-from-burberry-to-apple

Fashion Forwards – June 25, 2014

Well, yesterday’s feast is today’s famine. Nevertheless, here are a few interesting stories for the day. Also, check out my take on the “Scandal” collection for The Limited.

Cara Delevingne’s Model Behavior: Blasts Journalist on Twitter (Telegraph)

She was also named the face of TopShop (Vogue UK)

More Little Markets: Etsy Acquires French “A Little Market” (Recode)

Talk About A PR Spin: The Real Story About Juicy Couture (Vogue UK)

Interesting Read: Why 99dresses failed (Medium)

Collaborations that Make Sense: Scandal for The Limited

Image from US Weekly

This is an amazing pairing.

Side story. I worked at The Limited for a short time after college. I always loved the brand’s practical approach to fashion. Our woman wasn’t a mall rat or even a heavy shopper. Our woman came into the Limited with purpose. She was a professional looking for clothes she could wear to work, complete with tops that could double for weekend wear.  She bought the same pants over and over, switching maybe the length for spring. For that reason, it was one of the easiest jobs in my 10+ year retail history.

Of course none of this is terribly exciting, which is why it is also the one of the few retail jobs where my paycheck was not injected directly back into the company’s bottom line. This collaboration with Scandal is the perfect way to inject some excitement back into The Limited without alienating the core customer. Yes, new shoppers will stop by for the collaboration but it’s already loyal customers will be just as satisfied with the beautiful trench coats and suits. Olivia Pope is the Limited woman.

I think the collaboration may be a SMIDGE late for a full flourish. Scandal was at outlandish at it’s best last season. I’m not sure the original excitement around the series will carry on into the next season, and carry the once swooning audience into The Limited. I think Saks had better timing last fall with it’s Scandal Collaboration.

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Fashion Forwards – June 24, 2014

It’s been a very full day in fashion. I try to keep this thing short, but indulge me a bit.

Image from GQ. Yes, I live in Miami.

Fine Men In Suits (and Other Fashions): NBA’s Fashion Affinity (Racked)

*INSERT SIDE EYE* : Naomi Campbell Line (Telegraph)

I LOVE Queen Naomi, but I think I’d rather see her mused than musing. 

YAY: Nordstrom Expands Bauble Bar to All Locations (Racked)

No Thanks: Kanye Teaches Fashion Classes as Community Service (Telegraph)

WITH WHAT SKILLS?!?!? Didn’t all his lines but the sneakers flop??!? I just… 

Well That’s One Way To Deal With Infringement: A/X Fires Creative Director Amid Infringement Claims Disappointing Sales (Fashion Law)

Good Read: American Apparel’s REAL Problem (Fashionista)

Good Read: Fendi’s Relationship with LVMH (Business Of Fashion)

Fashion Forwards – June 23, 2014

Nasty Knockoffs: Nasty Gal’s Celine Knockoffs (The Fashion Law)

Yes, I know. Wet water.

Tag, You’re It: Primark Faces Labor Complaints (Vogue UK)

I’m not even sure I would have paid enough attention to see this…

Imma Sit This One Out: DVF’s Google Glass Creations (Net-A-Porter)

Pretties: Gisele Bundchen For Isabel Murant (Fashion Gone Rogue)

Great Story: Alice + Olivia (Racked)

Good to start of the week with one of these inspiring stories