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Gender Neutral Clothing Catching On With Retailers – Fortune – Fortune

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The deconstruction of gender binaries and a move towards androgyny is taking root in fashion, and in particular, retail. Clothing retail’s audience distinction has created a literal manifestation of gender binaries, separating stores into “men’s” and “women’s.” Retail stores have a profound effect on the way people construct visions of gender through fashion. That outcasted feeling a man or woman can feel walking through a “women’s” section of a store…

Amazon Opens Huge Photo Studio In London To Feed Its Fashion Ambition | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos once famously said that in order to be a $200 billion company, Amazon had to learn how to sell clothes and food. And while the company has been steadily growing the latter business with initiatives like Amazon Fresh, today it took a step down the catwalk to build up the former. Amazon has opened up a new photography studio in Shoreditch, London — a 46,000 square-foot venue with 22 photography…

Taylor Swift released a clothing line but you’re already dressing just like … – Mashable

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Riccardo Tisci…Taylor Swift? That’s right, Swift is soon coming for a clothing store near you, starting with her recent collaboration with Keds. Following was the announcement that the 26-year old partnered up with China’s second largest e-commerce site, JD.com, on an exclusive clothing line. According to Bloomberg, the line will include “dresses, sweatshirts and other tops.” See also: 9 plus-size fashion rules you should break this…

FOIA compliance update – Lansing State Journal – Lansing State Journal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

FOIA(Photo: JEFF RICHARDS , STAR-GAZETTE ) A survey of capital-area government units found mixed compliance with the changes in Michigan’s Freedom of Information law that went into effect on July 1 and required greater detail and more online access to FOIA information, especially how to file a request and how costs are determined. Highlights of the survey results include: City of Lansing’s home page does not have a FOIA link or…

Rupert Murdoch’s Times argues right to use ‘Irish edition’ phrase | Media … – The Guardian

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Times Newspapers, Rupert Murdoch’s London-based newspaper outfit, argues that it is legally entitled to use the phrase “The Times Irish edition” to describe a new online edition in Ireland. It denies that the use of such words runs the risk of creating confusion with the Irish Times, which therefore has no arguable case for infringement of its trademarks. Brian Murray SC, counsel for Times Newspapers (TNL), told the Dublin commercial…

Pearson in talks to sell FT newspaper – BBC News – BBC.com – BBC News

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Publishing group Pearson has announced it is in “advanced discussions” with an unnamed party over the sale of its Financial Times newspaper group. The company said it had “noted recent press speculation” surrounding the possible sale of the FT, but added that there was “no certainty” that the discussions would lead to a deal. Rumours regarding the sale emerged on Monday. Shares in the group jumped more than 2% on…

Newspapers can predict obesity so don’t say we never did anything for you … – Washington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

(Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg) If you’re looking for a way to predict future obesity trends, maybe you should buy a newspaper. I promise this post is not just a lame attempt to keep my profession afloat. It’s not! There was a real study to back me up here. That study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, looked at two media outlets — the New York Times and the Times of London…

Fashion’s Fur Problem: Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever. But Why? | David … – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn’t progressing fast enough. As recent revelations that Hermes skins live alligators for their bags show, animals are being tortured and killed for fashion at an alarming rate. Leather is a staple and fur is one of the hottest crazes in the industry. As Racked recently pointed out, “isn’t the year 2015 an odd time for fur…

Fakes are costing Europe’s fashion industry 10% of its sales and thousands of … – Quartz

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s exceedingly easy to buy knock-offs of European luxury brands. They’re so common people hardly pay them any mind. But their prevalence is actually a major problem, and it’s undermining Europe’s fashion industry. Counterfeits cost European brands the value of 9.7% of their total sales every year, or a staggering €26.3 billion ($28.7 billion), according to a new report by Europe’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Those…

Did Men’s Fashion Week Work? Michael Kors and Others Say Yes – The New York Times – New York Times

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Fashion’s Fur Problem: Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever. But Why? | David … – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn’t progressing fast enough. As recent revelations that Hermes skins live alligators for their bags show, animals are being tortured and killed for fashion at an alarming rate. Leather is a staple and fur is one of the hottest crazes in the industry. As Racked recently pointed out, “isn’t the year 2015 an odd time for fur…

Fakes are costing Europe’s fashion industry 10% of its sales and thousands of … – Quartz

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s exceedingly easy to buy knock-offs of European luxury brands. They’re so common people hardly pay them any mind. But their prevalence is actually a major problem, and it’s undermining Europe’s fashion industry. Counterfeits cost European brands the value of 9.7% of their total sales every year, or a staggering €26.3 billion ($28.7 billion), according to a new report by Europe’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Those…

Did Men’s Fashion Week Work? Michael Kors and Others Say Yes – The New York Times – New York Times

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Fashion’s Fur Problem: Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever. But Why? | David … – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn’t progressing fast enough. As recent revelations that Hermes skins live alligators for their bags show, animals are being tortured and killed for fashion at an alarming rate. Leather is a staple and fur is one of the hottest crazes in the industry. As Racked recently pointed out, “isn’t the year 2015 an odd time for fur…

Fakes are costing Europe’s fashion industry 10% of its sales and thousands of … – Quartz

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s exceedingly easy to buy knock-offs of European luxury brands. They’re so common people hardly pay them any mind. But their prevalence is actually a major problem, and it’s undermining Europe’s fashion industry. Counterfeits cost European brands the value of 9.7% of their total sales every year, or a staggering €26.3 billion ($28.7 billion), according to a new report by Europe’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Those…

Did Men’s Fashion Week Work? Michael Kors and Others Say Yes – The New York Times – New York Times

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Fashion’s Fur Problem: Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever. But Why? | David … – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn’t progressing fast enough. As recent revelations that Hermes skins live alligators for their bags show, animals are being tortured and killed for fashion at an alarming rate. Leather is a staple and fur is one of the hottest crazes in the industry. As Racked recently pointed out, “isn’t the year 2015 an odd time for fur…

Fakes are costing Europe’s fashion industry 10% of its sales and thousands of … – Quartz

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s exceedingly easy to buy knock-offs of European luxury brands. They’re so common people hardly pay them any mind. But their prevalence is actually a major problem, and it’s undermining Europe’s fashion industry. Counterfeits cost European brands the value of 9.7% of their total sales every year, or a staggering €26.3 billion ($28.7 billion), according to a new report by Europe’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Those…

Did Men’s Fashion Week Work? Michael Kors and Others Say Yes – The New York Times – New York Times

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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