Must Read: Stuart Weitzman's Creative Director Resigns, the Fate of Barneys on Madison Avenue

Plus, Theory outlines its goals for future with new merchandising strategy and a more intensive customer focus.
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Giovanni Morelli Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for InStyle

Giovanni Morelli Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for InStyle

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Stuart Weitzman's creative director resigns
On Monday, Tapestry Inc. announced that Giovanni Morelli, the creative director of its Stuart Weitzman footwear brand, has resigned. Morelli had a relatively short tenure at the label — he joined in May 2017 — and his exit follows recent reports of the brand struggling under the American conglomerate. {Fashionista Inbox} 

The fate of Barneys on Madison Avenue
According to information obtained by WWD, the fate of the Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship will soon be decided. The retailer signed a 20-year lease on the property in 1999, and when it expires next year, it can renew for a hefty sum, vacate the site or seriously downsize. Barneys is reportedly negotiating with its landlord, and a decision is expected to be made within 30 days. {WWD

Theory outlines goals for the future with new merchandising strategy and a more intensive customer focus
Things have been pretty sleepy with Theory lately, but the brand hopes to spice things up with its pre-Spring 2019 collection, which it will unveil to buyers this week. The latest range contains the first designs by the new women's wear creative director Francesco Fucci, an alum of The Row, and according to WWD "reflects a sophisticated, European sensibility with color and shape." On top of its reworked minimalist duds, the label is marching on with a merchandising strategy rooted in far fewer clothes and a more intensive customer focus. {WWD

Why publishers should be more transparent about data collection 
Amy Odell's latest tip for publishers has to do with increased transparency about data collection: "Ad-supported publishers should explain more clearly that marketing powered by user data enables them to provide content for free," she writes for Business of Fashion. "For many consumers, this is a worthwhile trade." {Business of Fashion

Meet the new crop of fashion designers putting a refreshing spin on classic workwear 
The notion of "work clothes" no longer conjures up tired imagery of stuffy grey suits, mid-length pencil skirts and pressed button downs, because there's a new wave of emerging designers whose off-kilter aesthetics have revised office appropriate attire. Vaquera, Snow Xue Gao, Strateas. Carlucci, Palmer Harding and Ji Oh are among the younger labels offering refreshing and intriguing takes on polished workwear for fall. {WWD}  

Can the Australian fashion industry compete in the global market? 
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia just wrapped, and many designers down under used the runways to gain international attention in an effort to increase their followings and profit margins. But after all was said and done, did the sartorially skilled Aussies win over global consumers? Forbes investigates. {Forbes

H&M debuts "Love for All" collection 
To promote inclusivity and celebrate all forms of love, H&M is introducing a line of rainbow-colored clothing on May 24. The collection will include T-shirts emblazoned with words like "pride," jackets, sequined shorts, baseball caps and socks for men and women. In addition, 10 percent of the retail sales from the collection will be donated to the United Nations Free and Equal campaign against homophobia and transphobia. {WWD

The secrets of pageant makeup
Racked spoke with a former contestant and a makeup artist about what goes into the extra pearly whites, the meticulously plucked brows, the glistening cheeks and the overly-glossed lips at pageants in preparation for Monday night's Miss USA competition. {Racked

A new book about Roger Vivier explores fashion in the digital age
"#LoveVivier," a new book released on Tuesday, tells the story of the iconic accessories designer, Roger Vivier, through the lens of young enterprising fashion bloggers and tastemakers. The book contains a conversation between Leandra Medine and Ines de la Fressange on social media, an essay by Christene Barberich, as well as a series of original images from 18 international influencers. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Sephora to launch complimentary beauty classes for the transgender community
Starting in June 2018, Sephora will hold complimentary 90-minute in-store classes for individuals who identify as transgender or non-binary. The "Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community" classes, which will be available nationwide, will advise on application techniques for creating smooth texture and color-correcting areas of concern, as well as teach attendees the best practices for creating a flawless complexion using Sephora's Color iQ system for scientifically-precise product recommendations. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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