News Brief: Club Monaco CEO Talks Retail Strategy, Kendall and Kylie Tease Photos of Topshop Collaboration

And Kris van Assche closes his eponymous label
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And Kris van Assche closes his eponymous label

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this morning.

Club Monaco CEO talks retail strategy
WWD profiled Club Monaco CEO John Mehas who discussed the evolution of the brand. Club Monaco’s smaller size in comparison to the Gap or Banana Republic has worked to its advantage, allowing the brand to adopt a “more bespoke model.” The brand's strategy has not been to open stores in malls, opting instead for a more eclectic store model in standalone retail spaces. {WWD}

Abercrombie & Fitch makes headway in rebranding effort 
Abercrombie & Fitch rolled out a rebranding effort last year in order to halt slumping sales and gain a new customer base. It now seems that their efforts are making some headway, as the brand's makeover appears to have translated into a less precipitous decline in sales. {Fashionista

Kendall and Kylie tease photos of Topshop collab
Earlier this year, Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced that they would be partnering with Topshop for a collection to launch this summer. On Wednesday, behind-the-scenes photos of the design process were posted on what appears to be the collection's Instagram account. What should we expect? Draped sash tops and lace-up bustiers, apparently. {Elle}

Ralph Lauren to show men's collection in Milan, NYC 
Ralph Lauren will present its spring 2016 men’s Purple Label collection in Milan for the first time since 2003. The brand will also present its Polo Ralph Lauren collection during the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s in July. This will not be the only brand that will show on both sides of the Atlantic: Tommy Hilfiger is slated to present its collection in both London and New York. {Fashionista}

Kris Van Assche to close eponymous label 
Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche has announced that he will shutter his eponymous brand. Van Assche, who has been producing collections under the label for 10 years, will focus on his role at Dior. {Vogue UK