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Remembering Jenny Polanco, Renowned Dominican Fashion Designer Who Died After Coronavirus Complications

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Remembering Jenny Polanco, Renowned Dominican Fashion Designer Who Died After Coronavirus Complications

Remembering Jenny Polanco, Renowned Dominican Fashion Designer Who Died After Coronavirus Complications   Renowned designer Jenny Polanco spent the last four decades creating effortless women’s clothing, handbags and accessories which, as she put it, represented “a fluid dialogue between classic avant-garde style and the Caribbean.” Last Tuesday, Polanco passed away in a hospital in Santo Domingo after complications with COVID-19, marking one of over 40 deaths in the country as a result of the novel virus. Her death is a major loss in the Latin American world of fashion.  Polanco had studied interior design at the Pedro Henriquez Ureña National University in...

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Fashion in the Time of Coronavirus

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Fashion in the Time of Coronavirus

Fashion in the Time of Coronavirus Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images It was an unusually dramatic Milan Fashion Week. At around 3 a.m. on Sunday in the Italian design capital, Giorgio Armani announced that he would be canceling his fall 2020 runway show, opting to livestream it behind closed doors instead. The decision was allegedly made in response to an eruption of coronavirus cases in northern Italy (and not Mr. Armani’s recent wave of bad press.) According to a statement from the brand, the Italian designer wanted to “safeguard the well-being of all his invited guests by not having them attend crowded spaces.”...

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Coronavirus is throwing fashion’s supply chain into disarray

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Coronavirus is throwing fashion’s supply chain into disarray

Coronavirus is throwing fashion’s supply chain into disarray China’s outbreak of Coronavirus has fashion companies scrambling. The store closures and travel restrictions it’s causing are already putting a dent in sales inside and outside the country. Just as disruptive may be the impact the virus is having behind the scenes in global supply chains. China is the world’s largest garment producer, and fashion companies around the world rely on it to make a substantial share of their clothes. But even companies doing their cutting and sewing elsewhere often depend on China for fabrics and trims such as the cords, appliques, and more needed to finish...

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Amazon is said to be preparing a luxury fashion platform

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Amazon is said to be preparing a luxury fashion platform

Amazon is said to be preparing a luxury fashion platform In the first half of 2020, Amazon plans to launch its own digital platform for luxury fashion, according to WWD (paywall), a fashion trade publication. Industry sources who spoke with WWD said it will operate similar to the concession model seen in department stores and specialty retailers, where brands effectively lease space or pay a percentage of sales to run their own mini-shops within the store. On Amazon’s new platform, according to WWD, the companies will have complete control over the look of their online space, which products they sell (or don’t), and any...

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