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Must Read: 'Vogue' to Launch in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Nike Debuts New Retail Experience for Women

Plus, Salvatore Ferragamo's CEO resigns.
Michaela Seewald and Fabrice Biundo. Photo: Courtesy of Condé Nast International 

Michaela Seewald and Fabrice Biundo. Photo: Courtesy of Condé Nast International 

Vogue to launch in the Czech Republic and Slovakia 
On Wednesday, Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International, announced that Vogue is launching in the Czech Republic and Slovakia under a license agreement with V24 Media, a Prague-based multi-media company. The Central Eastern European edition of the glossy fashion magazine will debut as a multi-media brand in print and online this August with the September issue. Key editorial appointments are yet to be confirmed, but V24 Media co-founders Michaela Seewald and Fabrice Biundo (pictured above) will spearhead the strategic vision for the magazine. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Nike debuts new retail experience and expands sizing for women 
Nike is launching Nike Unlaced, a global digital and retail concept designed to increase female representation within the wider sneaker community. A digital platform will launch in March, while retail spaces will pop-up this summer offering new performance styles, personalized styling and expanded women's sizing for iconic collaborations that have previously been geared toward men. There will also be local product curations by influential creatives from New York, Paris, London, Shanghai and more. You can view images of what the Nike Unlaced space, as previewed in Paris this week, will look like in the gallery below. {Fashionista Inbox}

Salvatore Ferragamo's CEO resigns 
Eraldo Poletto will step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer at Salvatore Ferragamo on Mar. 8, after less than two years with the brand. Since Poletto joined the the company in August 2016, the Italian luxury brand has struggled to increase revenue. Ferragamo did not disclose a reason for his departure and his successor has not yet been named. {Business of Fashion}

Lively raises an additional $3 million in seed funding
Lively, a two-year-old, female-founded, direct-to-consumer lingerie brand, has raised an additional $3 million in seed funding with continued support from its original investors, bringing the total funding amount to $8.5 million to date. The new funds will be used to turn the brand's online-only model into physical retail experiences this year. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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