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Must Read: Haider Ackermann Exits Berluti, Goop Raises $50 Million in Series C Funding

Plus, Nordstrom is partnering with Allbirds on a pop-in concept shop.
Haider Ackermann at the Fall 2018 Berluti men's show. Photo:Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Haider Ackermann at the Fall 2018 Berluti men's show. Photo:Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Haider Ackermann exits Berluti 
After just three seasons at Berluti, Haider Ackermann is leaving the French fashion house. His departure marks the latest LVMH creative director shake-up, as the luxury conglomerate announced Virgil Abloh as Kim Jones' replacement at Louis Vuitton earlier this week. According to WWD, Ackermann's successor will be announced soon, but some are speculating that Kris Van Assche could step into the role, following his recent departure from Dior Homme. {WWD}

Goop raises $50 million in series C funding
Goop, the luxe lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, has raised $50 million in series C funding. In a press statement, the company said the new investment will fund experiential retail events and marketing efforts in Europe. In addition, Goop is planning to expand into the home category over the next few years. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Nordstrom is partnering with Allbirds on a pop-in concept shop
Digitally-native footwear brand Allbirds is partnering with Nordstrom for the department store's revolving pop-in concept shop. The beloved wool sneaker company will sell its full product assortment of men's and women's styles at Nordstrom, along with shoes in five exclusive colors. Launching on Friday in Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and online, the pop-in shop marks the sustainable brand's first national and international in-store retail partnership. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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How Raf Simons is making PVH Corp. big money 
On Thursday, PVH Corp., the parent company to Calvin Klein, reported impressive sales and profits for its most recent quarter, and Raf Simons is largely responsible for its steady income stream. The designer became the American megabrand's first chief creative officer last year, and his apocalyptic runway shows and denim ad campaign staring the Kardashian sisters have had a massive impact on sales. Business of Fashion spoke to PVH chairman and chief executive Manny Chirico about how Simons is helping to make the American-based clothing company some big money. {Business of Fashion

Dolce & Gabbana is bringing its weekend-long Alta Moda celebration to New York
For the past six years, Dolce & Gabbana has thrown weekend-long haute couture extravaganzas in far-flung destinations around the world. But next weekend, the designers will present their Alta collections in New York City during a four-night affair that will close with a party on the top of the Standard. The weekend will also include presentations for the brand's Alta Gioielleria high jewelry line at the Public Library and men's and women's made-to-measure offerings at the Rainbow Room and the Metropolitan Opera. {Vogue}

The rise of athleisure-oriented body products 
Wellness has officially infiltrated the lotion, oil and bath salt categories, following the recent wave of workout-resistant makeup. There are now body-care products cropping up that promise to relieve muscle aches and promote overall relaxation, and to no one's surprise, the Outdoor Voices-wearing, crystal-loving crowd are big fans. {WWD}

What happened when a digital media editor gave up Instagram for lent 
Danielle Prescod boasts a pretty impressive following on Instagram, and up until Feb. 14 she gratuitously and candidly shared her life — as too many of us do — on the app. But for the past 39 days, she's gone on an Insta cleanse: no stories, no aimlessly scrolling through her feed, no brand promotions and no pity likes. In a piece for Harper's Bazaar, the former Insta addict shares what social sobriety is like. {Harper's Bazaar

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