Must Read: Haider Ackermann Opts for Coed Runway, Nordstrom Sales Growth Falls Short of Expectations

Plus, James Scully and more address the #MeToo movement at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
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Looks from Haider Ackermann's Fall 2018 women's collection. Photo: Imaxtree

Looks from Haider Ackermann's Fall 2018 women's collection. Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Haider Ackermann opts for coed runway 
Haider Ackermann is the latest designer to jump on the coed bandwagon with his decision to stage a dual runway show during Paris Women's Fashion Week in September. Switching to a coed presentation format during women's fashion weeks in Milan and Paris has been rather popular seeing as how Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Givenchy and most recently, Emporio Armani and Furla, have already done so. {WWD

Nordstrom sales growth falls short of expectations 
Nordstrom reported disappointing sales numbers in its first quarter earnings statement released on Thursday. The Seattle-based retailer missed on same-store sales and underwent a dip in online sales. Also taking a hit were gross profits, as a percentage of net sales. According to the press release, the company faltered here due to store opening expenses, including higher occupancy costs for U.S. and Canadian Rack openings and the planned pre-opening expenses connected to the Nordstrom Men's Store in New York City last month. {Nordstrom

James Scully and more address the #MeToo movement at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit
On Wednesday, James Scully, the casting agent who has frequently spoken out about the mistreatment of models, joined model Edie Campbell, founder of the Model Alliance Sara Ziff and Kering's chief sustainability officer Marie-Claire Daveu on stage at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, to discuss the #MeToo movement. The panel addressed the industry's recent and much-needed reckoning, misconceptions about modeling and how change can be enacted for the future. {Dazed

How perfume brands are tapping into digital opportunities
You can do a lot of things on the internet, but you can't smell it. So how are fragrance brands supposed to flex their e-commerce muscles when a perfume purchase boils down to something that the almighty web cannot do? Well, you get creative, and in a new piece for Business of Fashion, Chantal Fernandez explores how more and more fragrance brands are finding savvy ways to connect with digital consumers and shift product online. {Business of Fashion

The business of dressing Asian celebrities
Asian films are causing major buzz in Cannes, and according to Business of Fashion, China's film market surpassed North America's in quarterly box office revenue for the first time at the start of this year. So as Asia's cinematic accomplishments grow, more international brands are lining up to dress Asian celebrities on red carpets around the world. Business of Fashion takes a closer look at this increasingly lucrative business. {Business of Fashion

Nike shuts down 20 fake sneaker sites
According to Hypebeast, Nike recently won the rights to 20 fake sneaker selling domains in a lawsuit at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The list of newly-acquired websites includes "nikeairmax97.com," "shopsnikeukoutlet.co" and "nike-trademark.com." {Hypebeast

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