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American fashion label to close luxury collections business

“Simons, who joined the company in 2016, was given total creative control of its lines, including Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Platinum, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Home, with the objective to unify them under one vision” writes Scarlett Conlon for theguardian.com. The American fashion brand Calvin Klein has announced that it is shutting its luxury collections business.The designer, who changed the category’s name from Calvin Klein Collection to Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, cut short his contract which was due to end this August shortly…

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Instagram may offer a public option for collections à la Pinterest

“On Instagram, collections are currently private, but it seems that the Facebook-owned company is now considering allowing users to make their collections public so they can share them with their followers” writes Aaron Mamiit for digitaltrends.com. If Instagram does make collections public, it’ll be interesting to see what impact this has on Pinterest’s current standing, especially as it’s expected to go public later this year.The “make collection public” option was spotted in Instagram’s code by expert app researcher Jane Manchun Wong and later verified by TechCrunch.Instagram said that it’s not…

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Victoria Beckham Will No Longer Use Exotic Animal Skins In Her Collections

“Victoria Beckham will no longer use exotic animal skins in her collections” reports elle.com. The designer – whose brand was already fur-free – will adopt this new policy with her autumn/winter 2019 collection, which will be shown in the next few days during London Fashion Week. ‘Victoria Beckham will cease the use of exotic skins in all collections as of AW19,’ a statement from the brand read. ‘The Victoria Beckham brand has never used fur in its clothing or accessories collections and confirmed last year that the brand will remain…

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Want To Read More This Year? Begin With These Short Story Collections

“From prize-winning collections to debuts preceded by high praise, from translations to those that will make perfect adaptations, HuffPost India recommends 15 must-read collections that are currently on our radar” writes Sana Goyal for huffingtonpost.com. These recent and to-be-released collections have solidified their place in the spotlight now more than ever.You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian (Jonathan Cape) This is the hotly anticipated debut collection from the author of the viral The New Yorker short story “Cat Person” which The Guardian called “the short story that launched a…

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15 Short Story Collections To Read Right Now

“From prize-winning collections to debuts preceded by high praise, from translations to those that will make perfect adaptations, HuffPost India recommends 15 must-read collections that are currently on our radar” writes Sana Goyal for huffingtonpost.com. These recent and to-be-released collections have solidified their place in the spotlight now more than ever.You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian (Jonathan Cape) This is the hotly anticipated debut collection from the author of the viral The New Yorker short story “Cat Person” which The Guardian called “the short story that launched a…

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2.2 billion unique accounts compromised after ‘Collections #2-5’ dumped on torrent sites, here’s how to check yours

“Now, Collections #2-5 have been dumped and the numbers are staggering: 845GB of stolen data that includes 25 billion total records and 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords” writes Ugreen Apple Watch for 9to5mac.com. As reported by Wired, Collections #2-5 more than double the number of comprised accounts that have surfaced from Collection #1.Security researchers have concluded that 25 billion stolen records with 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords are the numbers after accounting for duplicates found in Collections #2-5, creating a new record for the biggest data breach collection. Source:…

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Seattle’s soda-tax collections top $16 million in 9 months, surpass first-year estimate

“Though researchers have yet to complete analyses of consumption patterns, tax collections have increased as 2018 has worn on” writes Daniel Beekman for seattletimes.com. Before the so-called soda tax took effect on Jan. 1, officials estimated it would raise about $15 million in 2018.Before the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages took effect on Jan. 1, officials estimated it would raise about $15 million in 2018.The city initially predicted its soda-tax collections would decline over time, but officials now are counting on the money to keep rolling in. Source: seattletimes.com

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Facebook collections are now shareable and collaborative

“In a blog post on Tuesday, Facebook announced a brand new feature that allows users to share collections with family and friends” writes Matt Binder for mashable.com. Millions are using the collections feature already, according to Facebook.Last year, they the feature and rolled out collections, which allows users to curate these saved items onto lists. Source: mashable.com

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Chanel Will No Longer Use Exotic Skins In Its Future Collections

“This year alone, a slew of major fashion labels have adopted a sustainable approach to fashion by completely forgoing fur in its future collections, including Burberry, Donna Karan/ DKNY, Donatella Versace, and most recently, Jean Paul Gaultier” writes Nerisha Penrose for elle.com. Today, Chanel is getting on board with fashion’s shift toward ethical sourcing, as the brand announced that it will stop using “exotic skins in our future creations,” according to WWD. Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion, revealed that its becoming costly to source its exotic skins—which include crocodile,…

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