Must Read: Tommy Hilfiger Reads From His Memoir, Thakoon to Return the Runway - Fashionista

Must Read: Tommy Hilfiger Reads From His Memoir, Thakoon to Return the Runway

Plus, a first look at what to expect from Lanvin’s new creative director.
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Tommy Hilfiger at the Literacy Partners Gala in New York City. Photo: Rommel Demano / Getty Images

Tommy Hilfiger at the Literacy Partners Gala in New York City. Photo: Rommel Demano / Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Tommy Hilfiger discusses dyslexia struggles in memoir reading
At Tuesday night's Literacy Partners gala, Tommy Hilfiger joined board members to share his struggles with dyslexia and his experience in traditional classroom settings. "I thought when I was in school I was just one of the dumb ones," he revealed, explaining how those setbacks eventually led to his desire to create a business. {WWD}

Thakoon makes a return to the runway
After purchasing a controlling stake in Thakoon last year, Vivian Chou of Hong-Kong based investment firm Bright Fame Fashion is aiding in a rebrand that will involve a new SoHo flagship and a return to the New York Fashion Week calendar with a runway show set for September. {WWD}

Lanvin resort offers first look of new creative director's vision
After Alber Elbaz's divisive exit from Lanvin, all eyes were on his replacement, Bouchra Jarrar, and what she would have in store for the house. Ahead of her spring 2017 runway debut, the designer previewed her resort collection, which speaks to Jarrar's penchant for luxe minimalism. {The New York Times}

Moschino to stream LA runway show via virtual reality platform
On Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT, Moschino will show its spring 2017 and resort 2017 womenswear collections in Los Angeles; but for those of us who aren't present, the brand has partnered with Livit to live stream the show in virtual reality. It will be filmed at 360 degrees, and custom limited edition headsets will be distributed at Moschino stores in Los Angeles and New York for the first 50 people to arrive. You can also watch it on the Livit app, and a standard 2-D live stream will also be available on the brand's website. {Fashionista inbox}

Rethinking what it means to "own clothes"
With its Unlimited service, can Rent the Runway be seen a threat to fast fashion? And will shoppers begin to value access over ownership? Experts weigh in. {Retail Dive}

Vanessa Traina seeks to create U.S.-based luxury conglomerate
Stylist-cum-fashion muse Vanessa Traina is teaming up with Adam Pritzker (of the Hyatt hotel family) to build an American answer to LVMH of sorts. Pritzker's brainchild, Assembled Brands, currently owns Protagonist, in addition to e-commerce site The Line and the new brand Khaite, which speaks the the team's desire to maintain a single aesthetic across multiple platforms. {The New York Times}

Nike is sticking with Maria Sharapova despite two-year ban
In the face of her controversial doping scandal, Nike is maintaining its contract with tennis star Maria Sharapova despite her two-year suspension from the International Tennis Federation. "The ITF Tribunal has found that Maria did not intentionally break its rules," Nike said in an e-mailed statement. "Maria has always made her position clear, has apologized for her mistake and is now appealing the length of the ban." {Business of Fashion}

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