Tuesday’s Digital Daily: March 7, 2017

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Tuesday's Digital Daily: March 7, 2017

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Natalie Massenet and Nick Brown.

Technology

Natalie Massenet, Nick Brown to Form Venture Firm Imaginary Ventures

It’s rumored that Farfetch, as well as Daily Harvest and Dirty Lemon, are among the first companies Massenet and Brown will invest in.

clock March 6, 2017Rachel Strugatz

Retail

Ascena Deepens Loss but Sees Signs of Spring Pickup

Executives felt good about business in the second half of February, fueling hopes for spring.

clock March 6, 2017David Moin

Michael Lastoria and Doug Jacob ,co-founders of JWalk.

Beauty Features

Shiseido Adds Creative Juice by Acquiring JWalk

The Japanese giant’s Americas headquarters makes an investment in increasing speed and agility.

clock March 6, 2017Pete Born

Emanuel Ungaro RTW Spring 2017

Designer and Luxury

Emanuel Ungaro Switches Designer, Takes Production In-house

The Paris-based house has parted ways with Fausto Puglisi and hired Marco Colagrossi as creative director as part of the reorganization.

clock March 6, 2017Joelle Diderich

Julianne Moore and Isabelle Huppert

Parties

Julianne Moore Hosts Dinner for the L’Oréal Paris Fashion Award

Coralie Marabelle was named laureate of the L’Oréal Paris Fashion Grant at the event on Sunday.

clock March 6, 2017Jennifer Weil

A British parliamentary inquiry will examine working practices in e-tail fulfillment centers, among other issues.

Legal

U.K. to Hold Hearing on E-tail Working Practices

The hearing also will look at allegations of sweatshoplike conditions in British apparel factories.

clock March 6, 2017Suna Erdem

63 Wooster Street in SoHo.

Retail

SoHo Adapts to Tough Retail Climate

Challenges of brick-and-mortar retailing are impacting the neighborhood.

clock March 2, 2017David Moin

Rachel Shechtman Girlboss Rally

Fashion Scoops

Story Turns Five as Rachel Shechtman Reflects on Retail

A retrospective recently bowed at the New York retail-media concept shop highlighting the more than 30 installations it has hosted since its start.

clock March 6, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Fall 2017

Stella McCartney’s juxtaposed bravado of equestrian-inspired tailoring and pointy-bra silhouettes offered wardrobe solutions for real women.

clock March 6, 2017Bridget Foley

Fenty Puma by Rihanna RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Fenty Puma by Rihanna RTW Fall 2017

Wayward school girls, punks, Goths and jocks. Rihanna went back to school with her fall Fenty Puma collection.

clock March 6, 2017Jessica Iredale

Sacai RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Fall 2017

Chitose Abe created a wardrobe of looks for women who do what they want to do when they want to do it.

clock March 6, 2017Jessica Iredale

Hermès RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Hermès RTW Fall 2017

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s unfettered use of color and novel mix of materials marked a departure for the discreet designer.

clock March 6, 2017Joelle Diderich

Givenchy RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy RTW Fall 2017

The Givenchy design studio turned an awkward, in-between-designers season into a capsule of Riccardo Tisci’s greatest hits — all in red.

clock March 6, 2017Jessica Iredale

Backstage at Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2017

The designer sent out frothy dresses and an updated version of la Parisienne’s uniform — a ruffly jacket paired with black running tights.

clock March 6, 2017Joelle Diderich

Veronique Branquinho RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronique Branquinho RTW Fall 2017

The show paired naïve, feminine fantasy with sober gentleman’s tailoring.

clock March 6, 2017Jessica Iredale

Esteban Cortazar RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Esteban Cortazar Fall 2017

For the 10th anniversary of his Paris debut, Esteban Cortazar took a trip down memory lane, combining house codes in quirky new silhouettes.

clock March 6, 2017Katya Foreman

A.P.C. RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

APC RTW Fall 2017

Jean Touitou presented the women’s wear chapter of APC’s understated 30th anniversary.

clock March 6, 2017Lily Templeton

Olympia Le Tan RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Olympia Le-Tan RTW Fall 2017

Olympia Le-Tan offered functional versions of vintage styles for her fall collection inspired by Hitchcock leading ladies.

clock March 6, 2017Lily Templeton

Leonard Paris RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Leonard Paris RTW Fall 2017

Leonard’s fall collection flitted from sporty, high-tech looks to a palette and textures channeling a Seventies vibe.

clock March 6, 2017Katya Foreman

Andrew Bolton and Rei Kawakubo

Fashion Features

Rei Kawakubo Comes Out of Hiding for Met Exhibition Press Conference

The Japanese designer attended the presentation with her husband Adrian Joffe, chief executive officer of Comme des Garçons.

clock March 6, 2017Joelle Diderich

Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert, and Ashton Sanders

People

Moonlighting as Models

“I was often the black guy,” says Mahershala Ali. “So to see a campaign flush with black faces being marketed to the general public, and not just the black populace, is somewhat groundbreaking.”

clock March 7, 2017Leigh Nordstrom

Peter Dundas and Ellen von Unwerth

Fashion Scoops

Peter Dundas Launch Set for Spring 2018

Beyoncé may have debuted Dundas’ namesake brand’s first looks last month at the Grammy Awards, but the designer, spotted front row at Giambattista Valli’s show, was not ready to give any more away.

clock March 6, 2017Alex Wynne

Kendra Scott

Fashion Scoops

Outstanding Mother Awards Luncheon to Honor Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Kate Oldham, Judy Schmeling and Kendra Scott

Proceeds of this year’s awards luncheon will support Save the Children’s U.S. programs, a nonprofit committed to helping children living in poverty.

clock March 6, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Women's solidarity march, Washington DC, USA - 21 Jan 2017

Media

Here’s How Women’s Web Sites Will Cover the Women’s Strike

“A Day Without A Woman” will be a day without content for some outlets.

clock March 6, 2017Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Names Communication and Image Director

Lionel Vermeil returns to the French house, and continues his executive role at parent Kering.

clock March 6, 2017WWD Staff

Alexander McQuenn RTW Fall 2017

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2017

A trip to Cornwall got Sarah Burton thinking about ancient legends and artisanal crafts, which she incorporated into a stunning fall line.

clock March 6, 2017Bridget Foley

One of the controversial YSL ads is displayed on a Paris newsstand.

Fashion Scoops

France’s Advertising Watchdog Asks Saint Laurent to Modify ‘Degrading’ Ads

The ARPP has received around 70 complaints from consumers about images from Saint Laurent’s spring 2017 campaign, currently on display around Paris.

clock March 6, 2017Alex Wynne

Sandra Kang, Marketing Executive, at CAA, Los Angeles, Calif. 10.6.15

Media

CAA-GBG Expands Brand Studio’s Design and Branding Capabilities

Sandra Kang has been named managing director of Brand Studio.

clock March 6, 2017Lisa Lockwood

J.J.Martin

Fashion Scoops

Inès de La Fressange Hits LaDoubleJ Pop-Up at Le Bon Marché

The label specializes in vintage prints lifted from the archives of Italian textile producers.

clock March 6, 2017Katya Foreman

Emanuel Chirico

Government and Trade

CEO Talks: Emanuel Chirico of PVH Corp.

“I don’t even think [the border adjustment tax] is truly a tax. It’s another duty. It’s another tariff on top of [existing tariffs.]”

clock March 7, 2017Kristi Ellis

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Salvatore Ferragamo tapped several influencers for its Gancini digital project.

Business

Influencer Marketing Goes Beyond Product Placement, Focuses on Values

clock 14hSandra Salibian

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