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  • Paige Reddinger | March 30, 2015

    Carolina Herrera Appoints Francois Kress CEO

    Carolina Herrera has appointed Francois Kress as its new chief executive officer. Kress was previously the global president at Stuart Weitzman. His resume also includes other high-profile roles such as global president and COO at The Row, U.S. president and CEO at Prada, North and South American CEO at Bulgari, and president at Fendi North

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  • Dena Silver | March 30, 2015

    Nicole Richie Will Host FIT’s ‘Future Of Fashion’ Runway Show

    Nicole Richie‘s going to college. Well, sort of: She’s this year’s host of ‘The Future Of Fashion’, FIT’s annual year-end runway show that showcases work of current design students. The show, held on April 30th, will feature the Fall 2015 designs of 90 students, handpicked from a class of 160. The talented finalists will be

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 30, 2015

    Refinery29 Hires New Fashion Director And Deputy Editor

    Refinery29 has appointed Paula Goldstein Di Principe as fashion director and Ann-Marie Guarnieri as deputy editor of fashion, beauty, and shopping. Connie Wang, who previously held the title of style director and has been with the site for nearly six years, has been promoted to fashion features director. Wang will now focus on long-form content, investigative

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  • Dena Silver | March 30, 2015

    The Daily Roundup: Remembering Carlos Falchi, Coco Rocha’s Bundle Of Joy

    Your mid-afternoon dose of chic intel has arrived. Read on for The Daily Front Row‘s roster of must-read tidbits… Carlos Falchi Passes Away The 70-year-old Brazilian designer was known for his iconic handbag designs and his incredible sense of joie de vivre Coco Rocha Welcomes A Baby Girl The model welcomes Ioni James

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  • Dena Silver | March 30, 2015

    Yoox Group In Talks To Buy Net-A-Porter

    On Thursday, rumors surfaced regarding Amazon’s interest in purchasing luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter. However, Yoox Group dropped a press release today detailing their interest in purchasing the site. Based in Italy, Yoox Group was founded in 2000, and owns Yoox.com, which sells the likes of Lanvin, Valentino, Alexander Wang, and Moschino. Additionally, the  company owns two other multi-brand online

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 30, 2015

    Rent The Runway Will Open Its Chicago Outpost On April 30

    The Windy City is about to have lots of options for getting gussied up. Rent The Runway is opening a space in Chicago, located in the Gold Coast area at 710 North Wabash Ave. The store will clock in at nearly 3,000-square-feet and will open its doors on April 30. This is the fourth brick-and-mortar

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  • Dena Silver | March 27, 2015

    The Daily Roundup: Narciso Rodriguez Snags Joe Zee’s Penthouse, Kanye Buys Karmaloop

    Your mid-afternoon dose of chic intel has arrived. Read on for The Daily Front Row‘s roster of must-read tidbits… Narciso Rodriguez Wins Bidding War For Joe Zee’s NYC Penthouse Rodriguez was up against Karla Otto for the Chelsea pad Kanye West And Damon Dash Confirm Purchase Of Online Retailer Karmaloop After filing for bankruptcy,

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 26, 2015

    Stuart Weitzman Celebrates The Legwrap Capsule Collection At Lafayette

    Last night, Stuart Weitzman held a chic dinner at Lafayette in Noho to celebrate the brand’s new limited edition Legwrap capsule collection. The proceeds from the collection will benefit Dr. Marsha Moses’ cancer research at The Folkman Institute in Boston. The shoes, which retail for $498, come in four colors: red suede, yellow suede, denim, and gold. The

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  • Eddie Roche | March 26, 2015

    Kendall Jenner and Simon Nessman Launch #MyCalvins Denim Series

    The wait is over. Worldwide domination continues for Kendall Jenner: She’s appearing in the global campaign for Calvin Klein Jeans’ limited edition #MyCalvins denim series. The brand announced today that the line will exclusively debut at Opening Ceremony on April 15th at their New York and Los Angeles outposts, as well as online at OpeningCeremony.us.

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  • Eddie Roche | March 26, 2015

    Exclusive! Leslie Russo Joins IMG In Key Role

    Industry veteran Leslie Russo is joining IMG as SVP of global sales and brand management for its fashion business, The Daily Front Row has exclusively learned. In her new role role, she will be responsible for the company’s fashion partnerships and sales globally, working closely with IMG (and WME) on innovative platforms and marketing solutions.

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 26, 2015

    Banana Republic’s New Fifth Avenue Flagship Opens Tomorrow

    Banana Republic is opening its brand new Fifth Avenue flagship on 105 Fifth Avenue tomorrow with 14,338-square-feet of shopping space. The new location will be the retailer’s 427th store nationwide and its 10th store in Manhattan. The new store will feature creative director Marissa Webb‘s “lab” concept, which includes some of Webb’s personal picks, on

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  • Dena Silver | March 26, 2015

    The Daily Roundup: Peter Pilotto’s Financial Boost, Kerry Washington Chats With Aliza Licht

    Your mid-afternoon dose of chic intel has arrived. Read on for The Daily Front Row‘s roster of must-read tidbits… Peter Pilotto Confirms Investment Megha Mittal has purchased a minority stake in the London-based label Notes On A Scandal Kerry Washington gets the interview treatment from DKNY’s PR mastermind Aliza Licht McDonald’s Is Shilling Big

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  • Dena Silver | March 26, 2015

    Tomas Maier’s Second Manhattan Location Is Opening In The West Village

    Bleecker Street will be graced with yet another tony shopping spot this spring, and your Daily has the exclusive first look. Tomas Maier is opening his fourth eponymous shop of his Kering-backed brand on April 15th. And the new boutique will be in line with the simple-yet-luxurious aesthetic the designer is known for. The space promises a clean backdrop for shoppers, featuring white

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 26, 2015

    Amazon Rumored To Buy Net-A-Porter

    Could Amazon scoop up Net-A-Porter? Reportedly, the massive e-comm site is trying to purchase the latter, luxe U.K.-based e-tailer, according to WWD. Net-A-Porter was valued at roughly $521 million in 2010 when Richemont, an early investor in the company, bought the remaining shares. Currently, the haute e-tailer’s business is valued in the ballpark of $2.2 billion.

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  • Dena Silver | March 25, 2015

    The Daily Roundup: Tom Ford And George Clooney’s Possible Project, Versace’s Imminent IPO

    Your mid-afternoon dose of chic intel has arrived. Read on for The Daily Front Row‘s roster of must-read tidbits… Tom Ford May Be Returning To Films With George Clooney The handsome duo are reportedly working on a thriller called Nocturnal Animals Impressive Profits Bring Versace’s IPO Closer Execs at the label have confirmed that

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  • Dena Silver | March 25, 2015

    GQ Reveals Its 2015 Crop Of Best New Menswear Designers In America

    GQ has dubbed a handful of up-and-coming labels as the Best New Menswear Designers in America for the ninth year in a row. The glossy is yet again partnering up with Gap to produce a limited-edition collection, as well as featuring each of the burgeoning talents within the pages of the Condé Nast title. So, which lucky

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  • Paige Reddinger | March 25, 2015

    Catching Up With Designer Melissa Akkaway of Beckley

    When Melissa Akkaway founded her line Beckley in 2011, it was originally intended to fill her Los Angeles boutique, Beckley, with quality, everyday pieces. Eventually, Akkaway realized she might have an opportunity to really build the brand and decided to close shop this winter and focus her full attention on the collection. Ever since the entrepreneur and

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | March 24, 2015

    Mary Katrantzou Wins The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Prize

    A score for Brit designer Mary Katrantzou: The designer was awarded top honors at the 2015 British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. She bested fellow finalists Sophia Webster, Osman, Holly Fulton, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, and Emilia Wickstead to win a year’s worth of industry mentoring plus 200,000 (nearly $300,000). What earned Katrantzou the

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  • Eddie Roche | March 24, 2015

    The Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015 Fundraiser: A Revealing Sneak Peek

    If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015 fundraiser comes your way on April 6th at their new location, ArtBeam Studios, in Chelsea. This year, Zachary Quinto is the honorary chair and Peter Wilson is walking away with the Jeffrey Fashion Cares Community Leadership Award. Established in 1992 in Atlanta and

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  • Dena Silver | March 24, 2015

    The Daily Roundup: Marc Jacobs Joins Instagram, Saint Laurent’s Parisian Relocation

    Your mid-afternoon dose of chic intel has arrived. Read on for The Daily Front Row‘s roster of must-read tidbits… Finally! Marc Jacobs Gets In On The Instagram Game It’s about time the designer enters the world of social media Saint Laurent Returns To The Rive Gauche But Hedi Slimane will still be based in

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