Saturday, October 16, 2021

Tag: News

Can Stella McCartney Clean Up Fashion? | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

“We are literally getting away with murder,” Stella McCartney said through her computer screen. A week earlier, she’d delivered this message to a group of the world’s most powerful leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.

The designer’s pitch was simple: government regulators and policy-makers need to stop giving fashion a pass. Instead, they should treat it like the automotive sector or any other big, heavily polluting industry, with tougher oversight and stronger incentives to reduce environmental impact.

“There needs to be policies set in place to police our industry,” McCartney said. “Certainly the industry has fallen short …

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Netflix and Shonda Rhimes Test Fashion Opportunity With Bridgerton Collabs | News & Analysis

When Shonda Rhimes’ steamy period drama Bridgerton aired on streaming service Netflix late last year, it had an instant impact on fashion trends.

But Netflix and Shondaland, the TV production company behind the hit show, have plans for a much more direct relationship with the industry. The duo’s blockbuster production pact, signed in 2017 and expanded earlier this year, included plans to explore branding and merchandise deals. What that strategy looks like is beginning to emerge.

This week, Shondaland and Netflix announced they were teaming up with luxury footwear label Malone Souliers on a Bridgerton-inspired collection of shoes and accessories

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How Sustainability Is Changing Fashion PR | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Carbon calorie counts, dresses made from recycled plastic and sweaters that claim to be climate-positive have become familiar fixtures for fashion brands seeking to engage an increasingly eco-conscious consumer base.

But as the industry has started to lean into demand for more sustainable fashion, it’s also facing increasing pressure to back up its claims. Consumers are becoming more savvy and calling out brands for greenwashing, or failing to operate in a way that matches their marketing. Regulators and advocacy groups are also paying more attention.

The result is a growing market for communications agencies that can help brands credibly navigate

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Drake OVO University of Toronto Collection + More Fashion News

Photography courtesy of OVO

Plus, a K-pop supergroup is collaborating with a Canadian accessory brand!

It’s hard not to feel wistful in September. As back-to-school promotions flood our screens, academic anticipation reaches an all-time high, as does our urge to shop the latest fall fashions. In this week’s news roundup, brands were feeling the scholarly love — Canadian talent Ellie Mae released her Pre-Fall 2021 collection, K-pop’s Blackpink unveiled their backpack collaboration, and Drake’s OVO University of Toronto collection launches this weekend.

Drake’s Brand OVO partners with the University of Toronto for their

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James Avery Artisan Jewelry opens new store in Cedar Park | National News

KERRVILLE, Texas, Aug. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — James Avery Artisan Jewelry, a family-owned jewelry retailer based in Texas, announces the opening of its new store at James Avery Plaza in Cedar Park, today at 6300 183A Toll Rd, Ste 150 Cedar Park, TX 78641. This location will replace the current 1890 Ranch location and will be a part of the new Austin offices that house the IT and Retail Operations departments.

“We made the decision to relocate within our new James Avery Plaza to better serve our customers in the area,” James Avery CEO John McCullough said.

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