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Must Read: Sears Files for Bankruptcy, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Aquaria Signs with IMG

Plus, how Burberry's new fragrance is at odds with Riccardo Tisci's vision for the brand.
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Sears files for bankruptcy
Sears, the once-dominant retail chain that changed how Americans shopped, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday morning. Over the last decade, the company has built up massive amounts of debt as it's struggled to develop a winning strategy to entice consumers who increasingly shop online. Now, Sears is aiming to use the bankruptcy filing to cut its debts and keep up its operations at least through the holidays. {The New York Times

How Burberry's new fragrance is at odds with Riccardo Tisci's vision for the brand
Burberry's recently launched Her fragrance feels a little out of step with Riccardo Tisci's revised vision for the British label. The disconnect reflects the reality that Her has been in development long before Tisci joined the brand, underlining the difficulty of synchronizing  product development cycles for fragrance and fashion. The fragrance, which boasts a gourmand scent and comes in pink packaging, is the brand's first since CEO Marco Gobbetti signed a licensing deal with Coty, and Cara Delevingne — the model favored by Burberry's previous creative lead Christopher Bailey — stars in the campaign . {Business of Fashion}

Aquaria signed to IMG and named entertainment editor of Dazed
Aquaria, the season 10 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race," has been signed to IMG and is becoming an entertainment editor for Dazed. The makeup artist and entertainer told WWD that she wanted to become known as more than a drag queen after winning the show's trophy earlier this year. "Linking up with IMG has given me an opportunity to expand my career and my name into all sorts of different markets and career avenues," Aquaria said in an interview, adding that IMG facilitated the link-up with Dazed as well. "Being signed with IMG gives a legitimacy to the work that I do — it's the entertainer's version of going to college." {WWD

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Supreme and The North Face collaborate on a lambskin leather collection
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