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Vogue launches Forces of Fashion conference to bring together industry voices

Vogue is on a mission to capitalize on the experience economy. The fashion publication, in partnership with Milk Studios, HP and American Airlines, is launching its first ever “Forces of Fashion” conference. Oct. 12, in New York City at Milk Studios, editors of Vogue, which include Chioma Nnadi, Nicole Phelps, Tonne Goodman and Hamish Bowles will engage in a series …

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Saint Laurent supports young talent in effort to push sustainability initiatives

Saint Laurent has partnered with the Institut Français de la Mode and the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne to collaborate with emerging designers on sustainability and innovation at the brand. The six month program will give students from both schools the opportunity to learn from the fashion brand’s design team at Saint Laurent’s headquarters. The first …

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Yoox Net-A-Porter Group launches London Technology Hub

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has uncovered its latest project — London Technology Hub. The focus of the tech hub is to foster “luxury online retail innovation and a fountain of new ideas about mobile technology, artificial intelligence, big data and image recognition,” Federico Marchetti, CEO of YNAP, said in a WWD report. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, a prominent English architect, designed the 70,000-square-foot space located …

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Not everyone likes the CFDA and NYCEDC’s plan to invest $51.3 million into the Garment District

No one likes change. That old adage rings especially true for some members of New York’s Garment District after hearing the news of a $51.3 million support package announced by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. The Garment District’s heyday was way back in 1950, but since then it has lost 95 percent of its workforce to oversees manufacturing, which …

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