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Calvin Klein Announces Major Restructuring, Shutters Flagship (WWD)
Just before Raf Simons’ departure from Calvin Klein the world caught a glimpse of the drama going on behind the scenes. In December Emanuel Chirico, CEO of the brand’s parent company, PVH Corp., expressed dissatisfaction with Simons’ vision. “From a product perspective, we went too far [artistically], too fast on both fashion and price,” he said. “We are working on fixing this fashion miss, and we believe that our CK Jeans offering will be much more commercial and fashion-right beginning in 2019.” We now know how that will be accomplished.
Thursday Calvin Klein revealed that it will shutter its NYC flagship and cut approximately 100 employees across the company. Additionally, there will be a relaunch of the 205W39NYC collection — the brand’s upscale line — including a new name and creative direction.
Cara Delevingne Loses 50,000 Instagram Followers After Criticizing R Kelly (British Vogue)
On Thursday Cara Delevingne took to Instagram to voice support for the alleged victims of R Kelly. “I finished the Surviving R Kelly documentary last night and I am so shocked and outraged at how long this has gone on,” she wrote. “My heart goes out to all the victims of his emotional and physical abuse and their families.” This morning the model revealed that the post caused her to lose 50,000 followers. Nevertheless, she has vowed not to let it stop her from voicing what she believes in. “I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness,” she wrote. “Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year.”
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This is me realizing I lost more than 50,000 followers yesterday after posting about @rkelly Every time I say something real, something I truly believe, something others may think of as controversial, something that makes people think and ask questions, I lose followers. The followers I lose clearly don’t agree with what I have to say, people that support the ideas and actions of others who are moving backwards and not forwards. In 2019, I want to be more confrontational. Confrontation IS NOT VIOLENCE btw, it’s communication. Something I still struggle with. I have always been taught to avoid confrontation at all costs, which caused me to be silent most of my life, silence causes suppression and suppression causes sickness. Not anymore! Goodbye silence and backwards followers, hello confrontation and forward thinkers. It’s going to be a loud year xxx #MuteRKelly
Donna Karan Talks American Style
Last night Donna Karan was on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon to discuss her participation in the network’s new docuseries, American Style. The four-part series, debuting January 13, examines the country’s changing style through the decades. Catch a sneak peek of Karan’s part, below:
Martha Stewart and Ryan Seacrest Honored at The Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala
On Thursday night the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund held its annual awards gala. New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman hosted the evening, which included honors for Ryan Seacrest, Martha Stewart, and Macy’s President Hal Lawton. The Fashion Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and career placement for the fashion arts and business.
LuisaViaRoma Celebrates The Naked Heart Foundation
On Wednesday LuisaViaRoma’s Andrea Panconesi and The Naked Heart Foundation’s Natalia Vodianova came together to fête their new collaboration in Florence, Italy. Guests like Paris Hilton, Dilone, Soo Joo Park, Jordan Barrett, and Caroline Daur were on hand to celebrate.
Kipling X Disney Announce Capsule Collection
Kipling revealed their newest collaboration with Disney this week at the Mickey: The True Original Exhibition (60 10th Ave.) in New York. The Mickey Mouse inspired 25 piece collection includes backpacks, duffels, totes, handbags, waistpacks, and a new tote style that can be personalized through interchangeable pouches. Prices for the collection range from $39 to $169. The collection hits stores on January 30th.