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Meet Koio: The approachable luxury sneaker brand you never knew you needed

When it comes to having a passion for leather sneakers, Koio founders Johannes Quodt and Chris Wichert’s penchant for cool kicks, comes close to an obsession. Quodt and Wichert told me over the phone a few months ago that you can trace their love for sneakers all the way back to high school.  “We’ve always been aesthetically inclined and have …

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Sophia Webster has raised $4.8 million in venture funding

Sophia Webster, a British accessories brand, has secured £4 million ($4.8 million at current exchange) in venture funding. The investment came from the Business Growth Fund. As part of the funding, Peter Williams, the non-executive chairman of Boohoo, former CEO of Selfridges and former non-executive director of ASOS, has joined the brand’s board.  He has been appointed non-executive chairman of …

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Madhuri Parson launches accessible jewelry line just in time for the holidays

Looking for a unique gift this holiday? Jewelry designer Madhuri Parson has partnered with Macy’s Herald Square to launch, MADU, an affordable boutique line of jewelry. Parson, who launched her namesake luxury brand in 2011, spent a year talking with Macy’s executives and designing her line MADU, which officially launched November 18 at Macy’s Herald Square flagship in New York. …

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Andrew Marc enters women’s footwear arena with new shoe line

New York-based outerwear brand, Andrew Marc, has expanded into women’s shoes with its latest collection. The 16-piece boot collection features moto jacket references, use of exotic skins, quality leathers and evokes a city-ready sensibility, with prices ranging from $195 to $325. “Inspired by design elements found in their signature outerwear, and a strong belief in the importance of quality craftsmanship, the collection …

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We are pleased to be introducing a new version of the FashInvest Newsletter – WWD’s FashInvest Newsletter. If you are a current newsletter subscriber you will receive this new version in the upcoming week. Our goal with this new edition is to provide you, our valued, FashInvest community an updated product to learn about the latest news as it pertains to emerging companies, starts-ups and the financial institutions shaping the future of the fashion industry. Our current and prospective subscribers will find useful information about what is happening at the epicenter of fashion and finance. We hope you find the new look fresh and modern with meaningful content. Stay on the lookout!