Must Read: Altuzarra Launches First Accessories Campaign, How PETA Took Down the Angora Industry - Fashionista

Must Read: Altuzarra Launches First Accessories Campaign, How PETA Took Down the Angora Industry

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The finale walk at Altuzarra fall 2016. Photo: Imaxtree

The finale walk at Altuzarra fall 2016. Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines on Tuesday.

Altuzarra spotlights accessories in new campaign
Shifting away from the ready-to-wear pieces that made him a fashion favorite, Joseph Altuzarra's new campaign puts the focus on his growing accessories line. (Shoes debuted for resort 2015, followed by a handbag collection during his fall 2015 show.) "We wanted to focus telling our leather-goods story in tandem with ready-to-wear," said the designer. "We really believe in growing this segment of our business as a separate, yet integrated pillar of the brand." {WWD}

PETA successfully cracks down on the angora industry
After a 2013 PETA video displaying cruel rabbit fur practices went viral, several brands pledged to stop using angora rabbit wool. To give you an idea of how things have changed since then, Chinese exports have dropped by more than $18 million from 2010 to 2015, according to the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. More humane practices are now a priority for designers, driving demand for farms and mills to clean up their acts. {Business of Fashion}

How print is weathering the rise of digital
As digital media becomes more widely consumed, publishers are looking to scale back print operations wherever they can. (This usually means whittling staff sizes and sharing content across multiple titles. ) "For several years now, we've been following a philosophy we call 'unbound,'" said Hearst Corporation president David Carey. "We focus on constantly improving the earnings of our print and digital properties, and we're not afraid to set aside long-held orthodoxies related to geographies, structures and the way things were done in the past." {Business of Fashion}

Ivanka Trump supports working moms, except not really
At the RNC last month, Ivanka Trump took the stage clad in a pink sheath dress from her eponymous line to make a statement championing women's rights, saying that "policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties. They should be the norm." That's all great, but doesn't line up with the fact that the company that produces her clothes does not offer workers a single day of paid maternity leave. {The Washington Post}

After a 70-year hiatus, a new Louis Vuitton fragrance is in the works
After purchasing a 17th-century perfumery in Grasse and enlisting the help of legendary nose Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Louis Vuitton is primed to return to the fine fragrance market — but on its own terms. "Fragrance is a fundamental aspect of dressing, and telling the world who you are every day," said Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton. "It is of no real surprise we decided to go into this in a big way... but that means doing things the right way, and the right way takes time." {The New York Times}

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