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Must Read: J. Crew Possibly Considering Debt Restructure, Andreja Pejic Fronts Make Up For Ever's Holiday Campaign

Plus, Dolce & Gabbana accused Philipp Plein of trying to steal their employees.
Photo: Courtesy Make Up For Ever

Photo: Courtesy Make Up For Ever

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

J. Crew reportedly ready to restructure debt
The American retailer is considering placing its intellectual property assets in a separate entity. The move would mimic that of Donna Karan's with her own brand years ago, which she followed up by taking the operating company public. "Should J. Crew do a similar transaction, the new entity would license out the trademarks to the current J. Crew operating company, which would then pay a fee for the use of the marks," reported WWD. {WWD}

Andreja Pejic is Make Up For Ever's holiday star
The boundary-pushing model stars in the beauty brand's holiday campaign in promotion of new lip colors and highlighters. Pejic first worked with Make Up For Ever in 2015, when she made history by being the first trans woman to front a major cosmetics campaign. {Fashionista inbox}

Philipp Plein allegedly trying to steal Dolce & Gabbana employees
Plein posted an image of a letter from one of Dolce & Gabbana's lawyers to Instagram, along with a lengthy caption defending himself and his employees. Plein acknowleded D&G's impact on his own designs and declared his "love and respect" for the brand, but also asserted that "if people are happy at their job they don't think about leaving." He finished by declaring "I want to take this moment to apologize to absolutely "NOBODY" !!!!" No response from either of the Italian designers yet. {WWD}

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Wilhelmina launching new firm for commercial talent
The talent management company that represents the likes of Cindy Bruna and Nick Jonas just launched Aperture, a firm that will represent actors and models for TV and film. The firm is a more fleshed-out replacement for LW1, which was Wilhelmina's L.A. division that maintained a similar focus on TV, film and advertising. {WWD}

Asos capitalizing on post-Brexit pound drop
The U.K.'s largest online-only retailer intends to double its domestic manufacturing to take advantage of the cheaper at-home prices that have occurred in the wake of Brexit and its effect on the value of the pound. The brand announced plans to hire 1,500 new employees in London over the next three years. {BoF}

Tanya Taylor holding first-ever online sample sale
The Woolmark Prize-winning brand worn by Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga alike will be holding its first online sample sale starting today. Prices are up to 70 percent off. {Tanya Taylor}

Karen Walker debuts opticals collection
The New Zealand-based designer is following up her cult-favorite range of sunglasses with a debut collection of optical frames. The metals optical collection echoes the silhouettes of the brand's most recent eyewear range of four uniquely oversized styles in colorways of metallic blue, gold and silver, all priced at $365. The optical collection, available from today, will be carried at key retailers as well as via the brand's e-commerce site. Check out each style in the gallery, below. {Fashionista inbox}

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