FASHIONBOSS ENCORE: SUNDAY FASHION RECAP
FASHION & STYLE: New Year’s Eve Was All Glimmer and Glamour
NYE 2014 Made Use of all the Sparkle Runways Had to Offer | The night before the New Year can be as anxious as it is thrilling: 365 days of unknown change, new relationships and fresh challenges aren’t easy to prepare for. While you likely have no idea who the new you will be on January 1, you can control what that person will look like. Moda Operandi has a parade of glitzy items at 60% off that are perfect for clinking crystal flutes and ringing in the next 12 months. FromShourouk‘s Theresa Mini-Sequin and Crystal Necklace to a Rochas lamé blouse or MSGM‘s shiny pleated skirt, sparkle is in abundant supply at this online boutique. And judging from this season’s collections, you shouldn’t be afraid to pile on the pizzazz this holiday. The Guardian’s style columnist Alice Fisher lays out a menu of wardrobe options that account for both price and taste, such as sites like Whistles.com and the Outnet‘s label Iris & Ink, full of elegant tops with panels of crystals and dresses in shimmery duchess satin.
FASHION LAW: Don’t Wear J. Crew to this Colorado Resort
The Broadmoor Hotel vs. J. Crew’s Broadmoor Outerwear | Crew’s Broadmoor collection shares the same name with the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, founded in 1918, which also sells its own line of outerwear. The Broadmoor claims that this leads consumers to confuse its famous name with the clothing brand’s merchandise. The hotelier also uses the name among a range of proprietary products and services and is trying to prevent J. Crew from using its “Broadmoor” items in partnership with other brands, arguing that customers will also associate the elegant hotel will those brand collaborations.
BUSINESS OF FASHION: American Apparel. (Sigh.)
American Apparel Needs to Work on Its Transparency. . . Shareholders Like That | According to a Bloomberg report, Bigger Capital Fund is American Apparel’s sixth largest shareholder with about two million shares, and claims that there has been “systematic failure to provide full disclosure of material information” surrounding the sudden ouster of ex-CEO Dov Charney. Leveraging corporate law in Delaware, where American Apparel’s corporate body is based, the investor requested documents from the retailer, primarily objecting to the board’s failure to notify investors of its plan to replace Charney before voting on June 18 of this year. American Apparel has also been approached by Manhattan-based private-equity firm Irving Place Capital with a takeover bid, allegedly with plans to re-engage Charney again at the retailer. Accused of egregiously violating company sexual harassment policies and misusing corporate funds, Charney has been replaced by incoming CEO Paula Schneider, though Charney’s defense called the charges “baseless.”