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Must Read: What the Sears Bankruptcy Means for Its Vendors, 'The Boston Globe' Clarifies Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Karl Templer

Plus, Gigi Hadid addresses paparazzi lawsuit on Instagram.
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

What the Sears bankruptcy means for its vendors 
Sears filed for bankruptcy Monday, a move that its large apparel suppliers had anticipated for months. Many of its vendors ranging from Levi's to Hanes, had stopped sending shipments to the store months before the bankruptcy filing and demanded cash upon delivery instead of the standard 20- to 30-day payment period. Now, as the retailer attempts to restructure under bankruptcy, apparel suppliers will have to find alternative distribution channels for their merchandise. {Business of Fashion

The Boston Globe clarifies sexual misconduct allegations against Karl Templer 
In February, The Boston Globe's Spotlight team named stylist Karl Templer, along with a slew of fashion photographers, in an investigative report about sexual misconduct. Since then, Templer has protested his innocence and asked The Globe to clarify the details pertaining to him. According to WWD, The Globe's lawyer addressed Templer's view that the article implicated him in "coercing or trying to coerce models to engage in sex or sexual activities" with him. The Globe refused to amend the article in any way, but it did issue a statement clarifying that "the article did not assert or imply any such thing, nor did it report that Mr. Templer attempted to have or had sex with any models." {WWD

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Gigi Hadid addresses paparazzi lawsuit on Instagram 
Gigi Hadid defended her decision to publish a paparazzi photo on her Instagram after her management informed her she was being "legally pursued" for posting the image without a credit. The model shared her thoughts in an Instagram post, where she explained how she found the picture on Twitter with no photographer's name on it. Hadid, who has had issues with paparazzi in the past, also used to the post to criticize them of "legally stalking" celebrities. {Hypebae

Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy on the state of American fashion 
WWD asked Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy to share their views on the state of American fashion. The sisters behind the label said they find American commercialism suffocating and "oppressive," but they appreciate the value Americans put on independence and risk-taking design. {WWD

Fendi sees craftsmanship as an answer to the Italy's youth unemployment crisis
The national statistics agency Istat reported that the unemployment rate for youth in Italy between 15 and 24 years old was just over 30 percent in August, while a report by the Italian luxury goods association estimated that around 50,000 people working in the luxury goods industry in Italy are close to retirement. Recent generations of Italian youth have shied away from traditional handwork, so it will hard to find qualified personnel to fill those jobs. Fendi has stepped up to tackle both problems by encouraging young Italians to become artisans. {The New York Times

Patagonia endorses two Democratic candidates for Senate
In a move that marks Patagonia's first-ever election endorsement, the politically-active outdoor retailer is endorsing two Democrats in high-stakes Senate races: Rep. Jacky Rosen in Nevada and Sen. Jon Tester in Montana, two Western states where Patagonia has what it calls "significant company history" and where "the stakes are too high to stay silent." "The company is endorsing candidates for the first time this year because of the urgent and unprecedented threats to our public lands and waters," Patagonia elaborated in a statement. {The Hill

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