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Calvin Klein Will No Longer Produce Runway Collections (WWD)
Calvin Klein has announced that it is shuttering its contemporary 205W39NYC and its high-end Calvin Klein by Appointment collections. As previously reported the brand has let go of 50 employees in its Milan office, and will also lay off 50 employees in its New York office. The change is among the many shifts to happen at the brand in the wake of Raf Simons’ departure. According to Vogue Calvin Klein’s parent company, PVH Corp., is looking for a new creative director to oversee its “product and merchandising” lines.
Rent the Runway Gets Into Home Decor (Business of Fashion)
Rent the Runway is partnering with West Elm to rent out bundles of “soft” home items like pillows and blankets. For customers who have unlimited plans — which cost $159/month, and allow them rent up to four items at a time — these bundles will be considered one of their four rented items.
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Queen Elizabeth Made Her First Instagram Post (British Vogue)
Apparently there are still “firsts” for Queen Elizabeth II — the monarch has finally written her own post on Instagram. She took to the royal family’s official account to post a photo of a letter from the Royal Archives, written in 1843.
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The Cinema Society Hosts the NY Premiere of Captain Marvel
Last night The Cinema Society, Synchrony Bank, and FIJI Water hosted a special screening of Captain Marvel. The film’s stars, Brie Larson and Annette Bening, were on hand to introduce the movie. They kept it short, with Larson joking that both she and Bening were introverts. Fittingly when Larson was asked by The Daily what superpower she would most want, she answered: “Invisibility! That way, I could do whatever I want.” After the film guests were treated to an afterparty in the 78th floor penthouse of 30 Park Place.
Samsung Partners With Calm
This week, Samsung announced a new partnership with Calm – the number one app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation with over 40 million downloads — giving Samsung users free access to the service via Samsung Health. “Our work with Calm is going to make it easier than ever for Samsung Health users to practice mindfulness, so they can work towards achieving better overall health,” said Peter Koo, corporate SVP and head of the health service team, mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to be partnering with Calm, a true innovator in the mindfulness space, to support better mental health for consumers around the world.”
The integration allows users to access their favorite Calm meditation programs through Samsung Health on their smartphones, and use the new Galaxy Watch Active to pause and play meditation sessions and track their stress levels after a session ends. “Over 100,000 new people are downloading Calm each day, as more people are looking to technology to provide better wellness experiences,” said Alex Will, chief strategy officer at Calm. “We’re excited to work with a global partner like Samsung to bring the very best of Calm to new platforms and enable millions of users to benefit from lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep.”