Ivanka and Her Business Dealings Under Fire, Model Du Juan Talks #MeToo in China

by Charles Manning

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Ivanka Trump Under Fire for Hypocrisy of Telling Companies to “Hire American” (Refinery29)
Trump recently penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in which she said that her father would soon be signing and executive order “to prioritize and expand workforce development so that we can create and fill American jobs with American workers.” Meanwhile, all of her namesake brand’s clothing and other products have been made overseas for years in places like Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia. What’s more the Trump family’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach is currently seeking approval from the Department of Labor to hire 28 foreign guest workers later this year.

Model Du Juan Speaks About #MeToo In China (WWD)
“I think sexual harassment is one of the biggest disrespects to women these days and of course it exists in real life,” Juan told WWD in an interview backstage at last month’s Neiwai art and fashion show in Shanghai. “But as a responsible person living in society, I think all of us have a responsibility to try and eliminate this sort of phenomenon in our society. To try and stand up when the opportunity arises.”

“Maybe people don’t stand up because we are a very culturally conservative society, so to speak. Some industries are safer, but none are immune to this issue. It’s not just the modeling industry, all industries in China, even the finance sector, the entertainment sector, it’s all the same. Sexual harassment is everywhere, it’s not just within the modeling industry and it is something that more people should speak up about. People are speaking up more, but it’s not as open as in the U.S. or U.K.

Alexa Chung’s Fashion Line to Make Its London Fashion Week Debut in September (Fashionista)
Chung launched her eponymous fashion line last year with a party and intimate presentation for press and friends. Since then, more parties and collections have followed, but now, it appears Chung is ready for the big leagues, having joined the official London Fashion Week Calendar for spring 2019, with her show slated for Saturday, September 15.

Bottega Veneta’s Summer Sample Sale Is Almost Here
Get ready to part with some serious cash. Bottega Veneta’s semi-annual sample sale opens this Tuesday, July 24th at noon at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York (123 W 18th St, 2nd floor, between 6th and 7th Avenue). The sale will feature pieces from the Tomas Maier’s spring 2018 collection (in addition to past seasons) and may even include the very pieces worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid at the brand’s Milan show. No guarantees, but, hey, you never know!

The sale will take place over three days — Tuesday from noon to 7, Wednesday from 9 to 7, and Thursday from 9 to 7 — and will include men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, small leather goods, bags, sunglasses, shoes, and belts. Happy shopping!

Alexander McQueen Launches New Oversized Runners
McQueen is expanding their selection of high-fashion sneakers today with the release of their new oversized runners for men and women. Because there’s no such thing as too many sneakers.

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