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Fashion news 2008-08-07 06:37:50

Fashion In 50 Seconds 8/7/08

Looks like Odin isn't the only one to open a shop for the ladies. Greenpoint's Alter (one of a dozen reasons people say Greenpoint is 'up-and-coming') is opening a ladies shop called Alter 140 tomorrow. Funny thing is, we were just over there yesterday, drenching in sweat and trying to find an office, and saw 140 but thought it was a mirage or a sign change or a mistake on our part for thinking it had previously been on the other side of the street. Looks like they're going e-commerce too. Pheobe Philo might be pulled in to takeover Celine. Everyone in Paris is on vacation all month but the rumor is that LVMH might bring Philo in as early as September. Looks like Ivana Omazic, Celine's current creative director and former consultant for Prada, Miu Miu, and Jil Sander, might just be out on the street after fashion week. The inaugural issue of WWD (1910) was pulled out of the archives just in time to amp up the romance before fashion week. A design assistant was thrown into the archives and told to come out with some content for a new 'Back In Time' feature. Nothing like asking a freelancer to put things into perspective. Scandinavian fashion is making itself more relevant by banding together in the name of sustainability. To this end, The Swedish Fashion Council, the Icelandic Fashion Council, Oslo Fashion Week, Helsinki Design Week and the Danish Fashion Institute will become the Nordic Fashion Association. Eva Kruse, executive director of the Danish Fashion Institute said, “We know that the fashion industry is one of the big sinners, not only in terms of the environmental impact from the production of textiles, but also because lots of textiles, jewelry and fashion are produced in low-cost countries, often in very poor conditions”. We hate to say this but if they keep calling people out like that, we think their coverage will remain strong.
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