“ALEXANDER WANG is leaving Balenciaga as creative director, WWD reports this morning, meaning a hunt for his successor is on. Rumours about his departure surfaced earlier this month when the French fashion house’s owner, Kering, released a statement saying, ‘There are discussions between the designer and Balenciaga regarding the renewal of the contract.'”

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“Facts like, “350,000 tonnes of clothing worth £140 million is thrown away every year in the UK” and “it takes more than 20,000 litres of water to produce a single cotton T-shirt”, make for an incredibly sobering read, especially when you pause to think about how many tees you’ve binned because their shade of grey is so last season.”

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“Kering announced that it has acquired 100% of the capital of Ulysse Nardin. Ulysse Nardin will join Kering’s “Luxury – Watches and Jewellery” division headed by Albert Bensoussan, alongside brands such as Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard.”

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Chime for Change “opened up a dialogue between tech-savvy and fashion-forward philanthropists and celebrated women in the technology industry, while helping those in need. Focusing on the three core areas of Chime for Change’s mission – education, health and justice – Gucci aims to make a difference without any attention paid to profits”

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Kering, parent of luxury brands such as Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen, have entered a new venture with pro surfer Kelly Slater, who has been sponsored by Quiksilver since 1990.

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  1. The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Style                                                                                                                         From big data to sustainability, these companies are moving the fashion industry forward.
  2. A Mini-Skirt Controlled By Your iPhone: Wearable Tech Lights Up NYFW                                                                                         The future of fashion may be closer then we think, as CuteCircuit presented their wearable tech collection for fall 2014 at New York Fashion Week. The ready-to-wear collection defined innovation in the interactive fashion, as models on the runway controlled the clothing with their iPhones.
  3. London Fashion Week Arrives                                                                                                                                                        London Fashion Week has arrived – a five-day extravaganza known for producing some of the world’s most exciting and dynamic fashion talents.
  4. U.S. Tech Startups: An Endangered Species?                                                                                                                                          A steady decline in start-up rates within the technology sector, one that briefly reversed course with the dot-com boom in the late 90s, resumed at the turn of the century and is now plummeting faster than ever, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Kauffman Foundation, a research organization.


  1. Is Net-a-Porter for Sale?
    Industry sources suggest that Richemont, owners of luxury etailer, may be shopping around for a new buyer.
  2. Can Fashion Companies Use Technology to Connect with Supply Chain Workers?
    After Rana Plaza, M&S and Patagionia are among companies using new tools to give under-represented workers a voice.
  3. Nordstrom Ups its Fashion Game with Pop-Up Shops Featuring Proenza Schouler, Rodarte
    On Thursday, Nordstrom will open a series of pop-up shops called Pop-In @ Nordstrom, each full of carefully curated merchandise that will function as a store within a store.
  4. Kering Launches Online Magazine K
    In the wake of its name change earlier this year, Paris-based luxury conglomerate Kering has launched a digital magazine named “K” published in both English and French.


  1. Shop H&M Online at Last! Retailer Finally Launches E-Commerce in the United States
    After months of anticipation, H&M is offering e-commerce to American shoppers.
  2. Canopy Launches to Make Amazon Shopping More Social, Shareable and Beautiful
    A new startup called Canopy with a team split between Toronto and San Francisco aims to vastly improve the Amazon window shopping experience.
  3. Wearable Tech Conference
    “So where is wearable technology going?” – “It is becoming integrated into our day-to-day lives, it’s going into fabric.”
  4. Eye on E-Commerce: Kering
    Kering, is a luxury conglomerate and it has launched global e-commerce upgrades for six of its luxury brands.