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Global Recession Impacts on Fashion Industry: Strategies for Survival. The whole world is facing global recession.

Global Recession Impacts on Fashion Industry: Strategies for Survival

Forget fashion shops: how designers embraced art exhibitions. Balmain Taps Power Sisters for Fall 2015 Campaign. Balmain's army has officially turned into a family affair.

Balmain Taps Power Sisters for Fall 2015 Campaign

After casting Kendall Jenner in several runway shows, the top model finally stars in an ad campaign, lensed by Mario Sorrenti, and takes sister Kylie Jenner under her wing—for the littlest Jenner's first high-fashion moment. Supermodel Joan Smalls also returns as the face of the French brand, this time with her sister Erika Smalls—proving good genes run in the family. "They represent the fresh, diverse and open spirit of a new generation of fashion," said Balmain's Olivier Rousteing. The creative director aimed to celebrate the, "unique and unconditional love of siblings" with this casting, which also includes Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid. Balmain Mario Sorrenti Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. $1 Million Worth of Fake Gucci and Louis Vuitton Bags Seized in Miami — The Fashion Law.

Thousands of counterfeit handbags were seized by federal officers at Miami’s seaport earlier this month in a shipment from China.

$1 Million Worth of Fake Gucci and Louis Vuitton Bags Seized in Miami — The Fashion Law

The 2,300 counterfeit Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags, which have an estimated value in excess of $1 million, were found in 20 cartons that were not declared in a shipment of 825 cartons of clothes, shoes, trousers and handbags. This marks one of the largest seizures this year at the Miami Seaport. Customs and Border Protection officials say a recent review confirmed there were 1,200 fake Gucci handbags and 1,195 Louis Vuitton handbags in the container. Zara Was Just Sued for $40M for Discriminating Against Employees — The Fashion Law.

Every fashion law follower should pay close attention to the trajectory of Miller v.

Zara Was Just Sued for $40M for Discriminating Against Employees — The Fashion Law

Zara USA, Inc. Ian Jack Miller is the former General Counsel of Zara USA, Inc. Miller is suing Zara, Zara USA, Inc.’s Country Manager Dilip Patel, and ex-CEO Moises Costas Rodriguez in New York’s Supreme Court for violations of New York state and city laws, which prohibit pay discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and hostile work environment. Zara is the flagship-clothing brand for Inditex Group, which offers catwalk-inspired looks at low prices. It operates approximately 2,000 stores in 88 countries. Miller argues in court documents that because he was not a member of Zara’s preferred demographic – straight, Spanish, and Christian – he was discriminated against and subject to a hostile work environment.

Miller built the Zara USA, Inc. legal department from its inception. Apple Has Teamed up With Hermès for Apple Watch Collab — The Fashion Law. After poaching a number of fashion industry insiders, Apple is teaming up with one of the most iconic brands of all: Hermès.

Apple Has Teamed up With Hermès for Apple Watch Collab — The Fashion Law

Today at its "Hey Siri" event in San Francisco, the tech giant announced a partnership with the Paris-based brand, known for its $10k+ Birkin bags, to create a special Apple Watch collection called Apple Watch Hermès. Per Mac Rumors, “the new collection will feature three brand new bands and watch faces. Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Julia Roberts, and More in Givenchy’s Front Row.

Victoria Beckham’s Pre- and Post-Show Outfits. The 25 most powerful people in fashion. H&M is Reportedly Focusing on its "Ethical Profile" — The Fashion Law. Courtesy of Reuters Swedish fashion company Hennes & Mauritz is reportedly focusing on its ethical profile to drive long-term sales growth as shoppers become more interested in how clothes are produced as well as their environmental impact, its new sustainability chief said.

H&M is Reportedly Focusing on its "Ethical Profile" — The Fashion Law

The fashion industry has come under increasing pressure to cut water use and pesticides in cotton farming, reduce pollution from textile factories and improve factory conditions, particularly after the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh two years ago. Opinion is split on whether companies are doing enough. While worker rights group Clean Clothes Campaign has accused H&M of using the sustainability issue as a marketing ploy, Corporate Knights magazine declared it to be among the world's most sustainable companies.

Stella McCartney’s fake-fur coats are worlds away from the brutal fur trade. In an industry where designers rarely take an admirable position on anything, Stella McCartney’s opposition to animal cruelty has been consistent and vocal.

Stella McCartney’s fake-fur coats are worlds away from the brutal fur trade

So it was a surprise for the fashion press when she sent voluminous fake-fur coats down the runway at Paris fashion week. Of her decision, McCartney said: “I’ve been speaking to younger women about it recently and they don’t even want real fur. So I feel like maybe things have moved on …” Something similar previously happened with food. And the Top 10 Most Valuable Luxury Brands Are... — The Fashion Law. Chanel Doesn't Want You Using the Number Five — The Fashion Law. Peck agreed to the first two requests, but was not as eager to comply with the third.

Chanel Doesn't Want You Using the Number Five — The Fashion Law

As it turns out, Peck named her chocolate shop, namely, the numerical element, after the shop’s address: 5 Main Street. As such, the fashion house’s request that Peck stop her use of the numerical digit and the word “five" is one thing Peck has not taken lightly. She told the Syndey Morning Herald: “That was when I realised I was being bullied. Is Givenchy Really a Couture House? — The Fashion Law. In light of the Fall/Winter 2014 couture shows, Alexander Fury, fashion editor of The Independent posed a question that piqued my interest: When does your status as a "couture" house expire?

Is Givenchy Really a Couture House? — The Fashion Law

While Fury questioned this on the heels of the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2015 menswear show (he clarified that is was not a "a pointed menswear comment, just prompted by their Instagram" in reference to the brand's tag line, which reads "GIVENCHY OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM OF THE COUTURE HOUSE"), his question raises some interesting points beyond Givenchy. In an article that Fury subsequently penned, he noted the mystery that surrounds couture. Couture (aka haute couture) is governed by Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode (hereinafter "Fédération française de la couture"), a more modern version of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture parisienne, the body that historically governed couture creation in France beginning in 1868.

London Fashion Week: Fashion industry worth £26 billion to UK economy. New figures published by the British Fashion Council on the first day of London Fashion Week value the fashion industry's contribution to the UK economy at £26 billion BY Ellie Pithers | 14 February 2014.

London Fashion Week: Fashion industry worth £26 billion to UK economy

ASOS puts hope in technology to boost international sales. Online fashion retailer ASOS is hoping that investment in its IT platform will help to reverse a decline in international retail sales. In its latest trading statement for the three months ended 30 November 2014, the company revealed that its strong UK performance (24 percent growth) had been offset by a two percent decrease in international retail sales. “International trading conditions remain challenging,” said ASOS CEO Nick Robertson. “We have commenced investment into our international pricing and have started to roll out our zonal pricing capability, which combined will help us to address our international performance. We continue to focus on our major investment programmes, upgrading our IT platform and investing in our logistics capability. "