Rendering of Free Market Playa Vista.

Retail

Runway Playa Vista in L.A. Announces Anchor Retail Tenant

“This part of West L.A. hasn’t traditionally had a strong retail presence, but retailers trust the Free Market team as merchants,” said Stenn Parton.

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Joyann KingMarchesa Whitney Studio Party Dinner, New York

Media

Joyann King Swaps Harper’s Bazaar for Elle Decor, Town & Country

The head of Bazaar.com will take on the role of executive director of editorial business development for Town & Country and Elle Decor. 

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Retail stores start to serve customers indoors as New York City enters phase 2 of reopening. A woman doing window shopping at Zara women designer clothing store with huge Welcome Back sign on 1st day of reopening. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York City is on track for Phase 2 after data shows numbers of new infections and hospitalization is down.NYC restaurants, retail stores on Phase 2 reopen, New York, United States - 22 Jun 2020

Technology

Salesfloor Launches Post-COVID-19 Bundle

The app allows sales associates to chat with customers with text or on video as well as create virtual or in-store events.

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LVMH Innovation Award Ceremony

Technology

LVMH’s Ian Rogers Flags Upcoming Artificial Intelligence Push 

Following a drive to bulk up e-commerce services — spurred along by store closures — the group will focus on artificial intelligence.

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LVMH

Human Resources

LVMH North America Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Jill Pemberton joins LVMH from Viacom.

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People wear face masks as they shop in Leicester city centre in Leicester, Britain, 30 June 2020.The City of Leicester is the first city in the UK to have to go into local lockdown after 10 percent of all new recorded cases in the UK in the past week were in the city. All non-essential shops in the city will close from 30 June and schools will close to most pupils from 02 July on. Pubs, restaurants, places of worship and other businesses will now remain closed for longer and not re-open on 04 July like the rest of the country.Coronavirus in Britain, Leicester, United Kingdom - 30 Jun 2020

Human Resources

Boohoo Shares Tumble After Allegations of Poor Pay, Factory Conditions 

The British government plans to investigate Boohoo’s suppliers after media allegations of sweat shop conditions at factories in Leicester, England, a COVID-19 hotbed.

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19Q3 Citishield + Winterjackets

Financial

Lucky, G-Star Look to Bankruptcy Court for Help

Both denim brands found themselves struggling with debts as COVID-19 shut stores.

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Lucie Greene

Business Features

The Post-COVID-19 Digital Brand Landscape

Massive changes in tech and consumers’ use of channels were already starting to require a new approach to storytelling, creativity and brand communication. The pandemic has only accelerated this revolution.

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Monot Advertisement

Media

Mônot’s First Ad Campaign Features Such Models as Kate Moss, Amber Valletta and Jourdan Dunn

The campaign was shot in Saudi Arabia by the photography duo Luigi & Iango.

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A city block in the SoHo section of New York City remains empty due to the Coronavirus outbreak.Coronavirus Outbreak, New York, USA - 17 Mar 2020

Retail

Bankruptcy Scorecard

Some retailers in bankruptcy during the pandemic are attempting to pull off a high-wire act. Here’s where they stand.

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kanye west in oval office with president donald trump cameras (R) shows a cell phone depicting the image of an aircraft to US President Donald J. Trump (L) during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 October 2018. West, who is a Trump supporter, met with the President to discuss prison reform and other issues.US President Donald J. Trump meets with US entertainer Kanye West and retired football player Jim Brown, Washington, USA - 11 Oct 2018

Government and Trade

President Kanye? Fresh Off a New Deal With Gap, West Looks Higher

The designer and musician says he’s looking to the Oval Office next.

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Loewe store in Munich

Retail

Loewe Opens First Boutique in Germany

The two-level unit in Munich is decorated with haute craft: giant wicker baskets, grass rugs and many unusual ceramics.

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The exterior of the new Dior boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris

Retail

Dior Goes Big on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris

The sumptuous, five-story boutique has the grandeur and intimacy Paris apartment, decorated to perfection.

clock July 4, 2020Miles Socha

19Q3 Citishield + Winterjackets

Financial

Lucky, G-Star Both File Chapter 11

The dual denim bankruptcies came over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Moncler Genius X JW Anderson RTW Fall 2020

Financial

Moncler Signs Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

The credit line with Intesa Sanpaolo SpA is for a maximum amount of 400 million euros and expires in 2023 but can be renewed for two additional years.

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Confindustria Moda's headquarters in Milan.

Government and Trade

Confindustria Moda to Join Italy’s ‘Export Pact’

The Italian government is committed to support the country’s fashion businesses through internationalization programs.

clock July 3, 2020Martino Carrera

The new Harrods Outlet at Westfield London.

Retail

Harrods Outlet, a First for the Retailer, Opens at Westfield London

The Outlet is stocking sale merchandise across nearly all Harrods’ categories, and will remain open through March 2021.

clock July 3, 2020Samantha Conti

A woman wearing a protective face mask stands at Yves Saint Laurent shop in Guangzhou.

Business Features

How Should Fashion Entrants to China Approach COVID-19 Rebound?

An integrated approach and a consistent “branded” experience are key to advance in the world’s most crowded and competitive marketplace.

clock July 3, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook Communities Summit, in Chicago, in advance of an announcement of a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups featureFacebook Mark Zuckerberg, Chicago, USA - 21 Jun 2017

Media

Facebook Tells Advertisers There’s No Perfect ‘Fix’ for Hate Speech

In a call with advertisers, executives said Facebook has done pretty much all it’s willing to on hate speech, the center of a new boycott.

clock July 2, 2020Kali Hays

Refinery29 was founded in 2005.

Media

Amy Emmerich Exits Refinery29

Her departure comes amid an external investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace culture at Refinery29.

clock July 2, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

LVMH Innovation Award Ceremony

Technology

LVMH Innovation Award Goes to Crobox

The Netherlands-based start-up adds elements of personalization to digital displays of merchandise.

clock July 2, 2020Mimosa Spencer

LA, garment industry, garment manufacturing, Los Angeles, workers rights, social justice, sustainability,

Government and Trade

What to Know About California’s Garment Worker Protection Act

SB 1399 closes a loophole in wage theft, eliminates piece-rate work and is headed to the state assembly this month.

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IBM

Technology

IBM Solution Aims to Improve Supply Chain Management

IBM’s Sterling Inventory Control Tower is an AI-powered platform designed to bolster visibility and offer market insights.

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Generation Z

Business Features

Studies Find COVID-19 Has Solidified Gen Z’s Core Values

The pandemic is a defining moment in the lives of Gen Z consumers who remain constant, outspoken advocates for societal expectations and changes.

clock July 2, 2020Alexandra Pastore

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Business Features

Boohoo.com, Suppliers Face Allegations of Poor Labor Practices

Public Health England did not find “obvious outbreaks” in Leicester’s garment factories, most of which supply Boohoo.com.

clock July 2, 2020Natalie Theodosi

woman wearing a mask walks past store Georgetown

Financial

Job Market Gained in June, but Worries Remain

The unemployment rate is still high at 11.1 percent, but improving.

clock July 2, 2020Evan Clark

Gap store, Japan

Business Features

Google, Gap Inc. Discuss Navigating the ‘Path Forward’

Executives from Google and Gap Inc. joined WWD in analyzing accelerating digital trends and ongoing changes in consumer behavior.

clock July 2, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Mr Porter's Gone Surfin' capsule.

Marketing and Promotion

Mr Porter Introducing Gone Surfin’ Capsule Collection

The line features 171 items from 15 brands ranging from Go Barefoot to Outerknown.

clock July 2, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

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Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan to Address Black Designers at Retreat

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