Must Read: Mass Faintings Plague Cambodian Garment Factories, Smythson Hires CEO From Ralph Lauren

And Sir Patrick Stewart teaches us how to pronounce Italian fashion labels.
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And Sir Patrick Stewart teaches us how to pronounce Italian fashion labels.
Photo: Smythson of Bond Street/Facebook

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Mass faintings are plaguing Cambodia's garment district
Cambodia's $6-billion garment industry is in the throes of a frightening, district-wide health phenomenon. In the first week of July, nearly 400 workers collapsed in four different factories across the country, 38 of whom were working on the same factory line in Quint Major International factory (QMI). Experts from the International Labor Organization claim this has been caused by a combination of factors, including mass hysteria, poor nutrition and low ventilation. {WWD}

Smythson taps CEO from Ralph Lauren
After nearly two years of searching, Smythson has found its next CEO. Mark Daley joins the British luxury leather goods and stationary brand from Ralph Lauren, where he had served as president of its Asia-Pacific division for the past five years. The company was previously helmed by owner and chairman Jacques Bahbout, who stepped in when its former chief executive, Andy Janowski, left the role in late 2013. {WWD}

Sir Patrick Stewart teaches us how to pronounce Italian fashion labels
From Ermenegildo Zegna to Brunello Cucineli, the names of Italian designers can be quite difficult for non-Italians to pronounce. Esquire asked Sir Patrick Stewart, distinguished actor and leading man of the upcoming Starz series, "Blunt Talk," to give us a hand. All those years of Shakespearean training were, clearly, not in vain. {Esquire}

Is Hedi Slimane dishonoring the memory of Yves Saint Laurent?
Less than three weeks after Saint Laurent announced it would soon be rejoining the couture market, Fashion Critic Alexander Fury is questioning how Creative Director Hedi Slimane is fulfilling the legacy of his predecessor, the late Yves Saint Laurent. Fury argues that while Saint Laurent's heart and soul were in haute couture, this may not be the case with Slimane — a man whose ready-to-wear lines have proven to be "in direct opposition to the 'exclusion' of [the late designer's] haute couture." {The Independent}

On what makes a limited-edition collection work for both the designer and the retailer
These days, it's not just uncommon for retailers of all shapes and sizes to release multiple exclusive capsules a year — but for companies like Net-a-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman and Matches Fashion, it's to be expected. Though this tactic is an obvious ploy for both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce stores to attract different types of customers, what is it costing the designers with whom they're collaborating? A lot, it turns out. {Financial Times}

Britain's top modeling agencies accused of colluding to fix prices they charge for models
Three of the UK's most prestigious modeling agencies — Storm Model Management, Premier Model Management and Models 1 — are being investigated under suspicions of plotting to fix the prices they charge for models. Officials at the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) have seized "computer hard drives and files of printed documents," though the investigation has reportedly been ongoing since March. {Daily Mail}