Fashion news: Alexander Wang confirms flagship, Chloe CEO steps down and Dov Charney blames woes on immigration reform
Alexander Wang has confirmed he will be opening his first New York flagship in Yohji Yamamoto‘s old space. [The Cut]
Look how excited Abbey Lee, Chanel Iman et al are about Fashion’s Night Out. It’s practically all anyone ever talks about. [Vimeo]
Upon realizing that the Internet won’t go away, it appears that Condé Nast will be upgrading vogue.com. To do so, the folks at Vogue will give the site a little revamp–to be completed on September 7th, just in time for Fashion’s Night Out (the irony here being that FNO will be streamed on CBS.com). Aside from the make over, vogue.com will no longer borrow content from their soon-to-be rival site, style.com. [The Cut]
We’re told to never judge a book by its cover, but here’s a little game where can you guess what country the designer is from by looking at the outfit. [Fabsugar]
Bad news for your local alt-weekly: American Apparel will most likely begin the “the selective and targeted reduction in the company’s marketing spend.” In layman’s terms, there will be less suggestive legging ads gracing the back covers of your favourite hipster rags. [WWD]
And speaking of American Apparel, pervert CEO Dov Charney blames the massive debt they’re in, not on his own mismanagement, the softcore ads or the sexist hiring practices, but on the immigration reform. “The real core issue is we lost 2,500 people,” says Charney referring to the early 2010 immigration and customs enforcement action where the company lost workers who didn’t have proper documentation. [Huffington Post]
Chloé‘s CEO Ralph Toledano has exited the company, which he has steered since 1999. Rumors has it, he was pushed out by his new boss Marty Wikstrom. Spokespeople told WWD “We never comment on rumours.” [Vogue UK]
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