Must Read: J. Mendel Files for Bankruptcy, Simon Porte Jacquemus on His Debut Menswear Line

Plus, Outdoor Voices to open 22 stores and to launch its first swimwear line.
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Designer Gilles Mendel poses at the Spring 2018 J. Mendel presentation during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Designer Gilles Mendel poses at the Spring 2018 J. Mendel presentation during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday. 

J. Mendel files for bankruptcy
J. Mendel owes a lot of people a lot of money: The eveningwear brand has spent the last few months battling everyone from Karla Otto to DNA Model Management in court over unpaid bills, and now it has filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. bankruptcy court in New York. "Restructuring the company's debts will allow J. Mendel to face the current challenging luxury retail environment, and I am confident that this will allow the company to move forward with renewed financial stability," said J. Mendel's controlling investorJohn Georgiades. {WWD

Simon Porte Jacquemus on his debut menswear line
On Monday night, Simon Porte Jacquemus will unveil his first menswear collection on the beach of a national park just outside of Marseille. Named "Gadjo," his first men's line is full of colorful silk tracksuits, soccer T-shirts and sporty knitwear, inspired by men of Marseille and their athletically rooted wardrobes. {Business of Fashion

Outdoor Voices to open 22 stores and to launch its first swimwear line 
Outdoor Voices helped define the athleisure aesthetic, but now it's facing competition from online imitators and a plethora of sportswear giants selling athletic-inspired apparel to the masses. To stand out in this rapidly expanding market, Outdoor Voices founder, Tyler Haney, plans to open 22 stores in the next 10 months and has come up with a laundry list of new product launches, including the launch of swimwear. {Business of Fashion

David Carey to exit Hearst
David Carey, who was named president and group head of Hearst Magazines in June 2010, is leaving the company and heading to Harvard University to serve as a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. Hearst President and Chief Executive Steven Swartz announced Monday that Carey will remain at the company through 2019 and assist in the search for his replacement. {Business of Fashion

Melania Trump's Zara jacket started a fashion trend
Last week, Melania Trump made headlines when she wore a Zara jacket with faux-graffiti text on its back that read, "I really don't care, do u?" Her choice in outerwear sparked a series of responses on the internet and a fashion trend: wearing a jacket emblazoned with the statement "I care." {The New York Times

Matthew Williams presented his first runway show for Alyx in Paris 
Matthew Williams put on his first-ever runway show for 1017 Alyx 9SM (formerly just Alyx) in Paris on Sunday night. What came down the catwalk was a co-ed collection that mixed extremely technical fabrications with industrial details and featured a series of hi-tech sportswear touches made in collaboration with Nike. Dazed described the show as having "an element of the survivalist" thanks to backpack-covering outwear and shoes with detachable hiking soles. {Dazed

Anthropologie to open wellness shops 
Anthropologie is adding wellness to its boho range of embroidered knits and pom pom pillows: On Monday, the retailer is introducing a shop-in-shop concept dedicated to healthy living in 12 of its stores. The shops will contain over 500 products from over 100 brands that cater to the mind, body and home. {Fashionista inbox} 

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