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    Tsunoda looking to learn from Gasly in rookie season

    Yuki Tsunoda says he’s looking forward to making his Formula 1 debut with AlphaTauri next month, and that he is hoping to learn from new team mate Pierre Gasly. “Pierre is really fast and already has a win under his belt in F1,” Tsunoda noted. “He’s an incredible talent and I’m excited to learn everything I can from him this season. “I remember seeing him in Japan when he was racing in Super Formula and I was in Formula 4,” he added. “He nearly got the title in his first year in Japan which is really difficult, especially for a European driver.” That said, Tsunoda is keenly aware that his…

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    Michael Kors announces 40th anniversary collection

    Michael Kors will be presenting his fall/winter 2021 40th anniversary collection vi a multi-layered digital experience debuting across the brand’s social and digital platforms on April 20. The collection will premiere globally at 9 am EST with an introduction from Kors live from New York’s theatre district. Kors, a lifelong New York and theater enthusiast, wanting to use the moment to shine a light on New York’s struggling performing arts sector. The Michael Kors company will be making a donation to The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Kors will…

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    Haas and Williams reportedly vying for BWT sponsorship

    There might well remain a pair of pink cars on F1’s grid this season, with Haas and Williams both reportedly courting former Racing Point sponsor BWT. The Austrian water treatment systems company concluded its four-year partnership with Lawrence Stroll’s team at the end of last year in the wake of Racing Point’s decision to rebrand itself as Aston Martin F1 and drape its car in the legendary manufacturer’s historic British racing green. But just under a month before the start of pre-season testing in Bahrain, talks are apparently underway between BWT and Haas involving a transfer of the company’s F1 budget and its striking pink glow according to a report…

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    Anthropologie launches size-inclusive collaboration with Peter Som

    Anthropologie, an American clothing retailer, has released an exclusive collaboration with designer Peter Som. The collaboration marks the brand’s first inclusively sized collaboration with size ranges from 00P-26W. Som is known for his colors, patterns, and streamlined feminine silhouettes which he translates to the collaboration while being inspired by Greece to create ten different styles of dresses, jumpsuits, and easy separates. “A partnership with Anthro is like coming home – I’ve had such fun working with the team on our collections. Really, we just get each other. Print, pattern, color – happy clothes – is what I love to do and it’s what Anthro does better than anyone else,” explained…

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    Tom Ford moves virtual lookbook showing

    American designer Tom Ford has moved his virtual autumn/winter 2021 collection reveal on Runway360.com to later in the month, due to “unforeseen circumstances related to Covid-19”. In a short statement, Ford, who is chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, explained that he needed to postpone his virtual lookbook, scheduled for February 17 to February 26 at 10 am EST. The virtual showcase will feature both menswear and womenswear collection lookbooks for autumn/winter 2021. This season, the Council of Fashion Designers of America renamed the show schedule ‘American Collections Calendar’ to highlight the number of American designers showing outside the official New York Fashion Week schedule, in Europe…

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    Macy’s appoints SVP, enterprise data & analytics

    Macy’s, Inc. has announced that Xingchu Liu has joined the company as senior vice president, enterprise data & analytics, effective February 15, 2021. In this role, the company said in a statement, Liu is responsible for building and leading enterprise data & analytics team, which will focus on analytics governance, data management and activation. The team will set the standard across the enterprise and partner closely with business units to support analytics execution and drive efficiency and improved decision making throughout the business. He will report to Matt Baer, Chief Digital Officer of Macy’s, Inc. “Enterprise data & analytics is a critical part of Macy’s vision to build profitable lifetime…

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    Discharged Alonso heads back home after cycling accident

    Fernando Alonso has been discharged from hospital and is heading back home where the Alpine driver will continue his recovery after undergoing surgery for a fractured jaw following his cycling crash last week. Alonso suffered an unfortunate encounter with a car last Thursday while training near his home in Lugano, the Spaniard tumbling head over heels and suffering a fractured jaw and a few broken teeth. The two-time world champion was confined to his hospital room in Bern over the weekend in the wake of his surgery but was discharged on Monday according to a statement from the Alpine team. “After a period of 48 hours observation at hospital in…

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    Herschel Supply launches bag collection made from 100 percent recycled materials

    Canadian backpack and accessory brand Herschel Supply has launched its spring 2021 eco collection made from 100 percent recycled materials. The collection includes a range of the brand’s classic styles, including its Classic XL backpack, Heritage backpack, and Nova Mid-Volume backpack, redesigned entirely from recycled components, from their fabric and linings to their labels, straps and zips. Each bag is made from between 11 and 22 post-use water bottles that have been collected, cleaned, melted, spun, woven into fabric, and sewn into bags. Photo credit: Herschel Supply

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    R.M.Williams launches second capsule with Marc Newson

    Australian footwear brand R.M.Williams has launched a second capsule collection with Marc Newson exclusive to Farfetch. The new capsule collection of the Yard Boot 365, described as the modern-day worker boot designed for “thinkers, tinkers and creators” has been given a new colour palette and a contrasting sole. The Yard Boot 365 was developed as a contemporary take on the original R.M.Williams Gardener boot, first introduced in the 1950s as an answer to “the combined effects of mud, water and sand” for those working in long grass, dairies, swampy or sandy conditions. The new capsule utilises the same unisex design, made from one piece of leather, a moulded sole and…

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    Big fashion brands back Bangladesh recycling scheme

    Over 30 fashion brands and manufacturers have joined a new initiative to collaborate on cutting down textile waste and reusing materials to create new products in Bangladesh’s garments factories. The Circular Fashion Partnership announced this week that it is bringing brands such as H&M, OVS, Marks & Spencer, Berska, Pull & Bear, C&A, Kmart Australia, and Bangladeshi recycling firms and garment manufacturers on board the movement. “The movement aims to achieve a long-term, scalable transition to a circular fashion system,” stated Global Fashion Agenda in a press release. “The partnership facilitates circular commercial collaborations between major fashion brands, textile and garment manufacturers, and recyclers to develop and implement new systems…