Ann Demeulemeester Leaving Fashion House
Ann Demeulemeester is set to leave her eponymous fashion house. The beloved designer posted a PDF of a handwritten letter announcing her decision. “A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand Ann Demeulemeester,” she wrote. She also noted the brand has “its own identity and legacy that is able to continue growing without me.” The house will show men’s and women’s collections for fall/winter 2014 together in Paris on February 27th.
Paul Blum Exiting Juicy Couture
Paul Blum, the CEO of Juicy Couture, has decided to leave the company, effective January 31st. He was hired last December to lead efforts to improve the brand, specifically focusing on global expansion, improving products, and marketing. “It’s been a great year for me personally and professionally,” said Blum. Juicy’s former parent company Fifth & Pacific Co. Inc. sold the intellectual property assets of the brand to Authentic Brands Group for $195 million.
Barneys Update: Attorney Finds No Wrongdoing
The Barney’s racial profiling case was reviewed by San Francisco attorney Michael Yaki. He found the store’s employees did not “request, require, nor initiate,” any police action against the two African-American customers who said they were wrongly accused of credit card fraud. According to Yaki, Barneys employees did not find that either Kayla Phillips or Trayon Christian should be questioned by the NYPD about their purchases. Barneys employees reportedly didn’t think there was a reason to detain the shoppers.
– Claire Mykrantz
Source: WWD & WSJ
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