Downtown’s California Dreamin’
Reported by WWD, as well as D Magazine’s ShopTalk and StyleSheet blogs, two new L.A.-based boutiques are coming to downtown Dallas. TenOverSix (touted as “approved” by Tavi Gevinson) and Traffic Los Angeles are scheduled for February 2013 openings at the Joule Hotel. Both boast big-name rosters of designer duds in stock, but then again, so does Neiman Marcus’ flagship Main Street location just a few steps away. Only time will tell if Dallasites will warm to these West Coast imports.
Giuliana Rancic Thinks “Pink” With LOFT
E! News host, Fashion Police co-host, and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic fêted her soon-to-debut capsule collection for LOFT earlier this week in Los Angeles. Supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the “Live In Pink” campaign will bow in October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The range will include a limited-edition necklace designed by the stylish star, as well as LOFT-designed pink clothing. For pics from the poolside soirée, visit Racked LA.
Football Meets Fashion
The NFL has redesigned its women’s team-themed clothing options in order to appeal to a more fashion-forward consumer. Via the New York Times we learn of the new line, which features such wearables as leather boots printed with the Dallas Cowboys logo and form-fitting tees. Accompanying this launch is a campaign styled by T Magazine and Vogue Japan contributor Tiina Laakkonen. Female celebrities both sports-affiliated and not will model in the ads. (Yep, that’s former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice you see up there.)
Alexander Wang Sweatshop Case Concludes
A multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against designer Alexander Wang back in March has been dismissed. Wang never faltered in his denial of claims of sweatshop-like conditions by a group of former employees. Now, a judge has dismissed the case following a settlement reached between Wang and the plaintiffs for undisclosed terms. The chance for future appeals has also been taken off the table. For more on the story, visit The Huffington Post.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. ShopTrafficLA.com, 2. Zimbio.com, 3. NFL ad campaign via Runway.blogs.NYTimes.com, 4. Ecouterre.com)