August 22 2014

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The Fashion Fund Finalists Face The Judges, J.Crew Buy’s Not A Done Deal Yet, Menswear On The Rise, And More…


The finalists for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund—the English version of the American prize—and their models met the judging committee, and British Vogue was there to snap a few shots behind the scenes. Their gallery’s well worth a visit this afternoon. Left, models in Christopher Kane at the judging panel. [Vogue U.K.]

Hold your horses, there, Leonard Green and TPG Capital. The equity groups have designs on acquiring J.Crew, but Sears and Urban Outiftters are reportedly both mulling rival bids during the requisite “shopping” period for counteroffers. [Fashionologie]

Women, says the Wall Street Journal, could stand to take a few shopping tips from men—namely, that comfort and construction should outweigh brands and trends. Men, according to the paper (and the designers surveyed, including Thom Browne and Jay Kos), look for fit and feel… [WSJ]

…and the fact that they’re finding it in contemporary menswear may help to account for why, as Women’s Wear Daily reports, menswear was a “star performer” this holiday season—one trend, at least, retailers hope will continue come spring. [WWD]