A lot has been going on in fashion and I’ve listed the best news and editorials in this week’s Good Reads.
Jenna Lyons is Out at J Crew After 26 Years
J Crew was all over fashion news when it announced that Jenna Lyons has resigned as President and creative director of the brand. Lyons is resigning after having been with the brand for 26 years. Although Lyons has resigned from that specific position, she will continue to work with the brand as a creative advisor until her contract is up in December. Afterwards, Lyons won’t be able to work at another brand due to a year long non-compete agreement. She will, however, be paid $1 million in cash severance. Women’s Head of Design Somsack Sikhounmuong will replace Lyons. Sikhounmuong was previously creative director of Madewell and has been with the brand for 16 years. She will be in charge of the women’s, men’s, and children’s design teams.
Read the full article here on Fashionista.
No, Chanel Will Not Be Working With Hedi Slimane
Rumors have been circulating that Hedi Slimane would go to Chanel after the news that he resigned as creative director of Saint Laurent. Now, Chanel has released a statement saying, “The house of Chanel has no projects with Hedi Slimane. Chanel doesn’t work on the launch of a Chanel men’s wear collection.” There were also rumors that Slimane would launch his own brand, however, it was later reported the he would not.
Read the full article here on W Magazine.
The 15 Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of April 7
PurseBlog has, as usual, listed the best handbag deals for the weekend. The handbags in this list include bags from brands like Céline, Chloé, Bottega Veneta, and more. The list also includes quite a few satchels, totes, crossbody, and shoulder bags. Some of the bags have discounts of over $1,000 and have discounts for as much as half off.
Read the full article here on PurseBlog.
Louis Vuitton Workers Strike, Demanding Greater Pay Increases
Louis Vuitton was all over fashion news when leather workers from some of the brand’s ateliers in France went on strike Wednesday to demand that the brand increase their wages. Employees gathered in front of their production facilities between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM to make a statement. The protest was held just one day before the brand’s annual salary negotiations were to conclude. Union sources told Agence France-Presse that the hour long protest, the first from the leather workers in 15 years, demands the brand honor a “worthy” wage increase. The workers have rejected the brand’s offer of a gross raise of €30, or $31.95, for every employee and individual increases of between €10 and €20, or $10.65 and $21.30, for 80% of the workers.
Read the full article here on The Fashion Law.
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