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Must Read: Raf Simons Talks Life After Calvin Klein, Janties and Ugly Footwear Will Be Top Festival Trends This Year

Plus, "Business of Fashion" launches an online resource for fashion entrepreneurs.
Raf Simons. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Raf Simons. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Raf Simons talks life after Calvin Klein 
"I've never officially defined myself as a fashion designer," Raf Simons says in one of his first interviews since his abrupt departure from Calvin Klein. Simons enjoys being out of the sartorial spotlight because it's giving him time to work on his ongoing collaboration with Kvadrat, the Danish textile company. In the interview, he explains that designing textiles is "calming" and offers an important antidote to the fashion industry, which has become extremely fast-paced. {The Guardian

Janties, tie-dye and ugly footwear will be the top festival trends this year
Lyst compared the online shopping behavior of more than 5 million shoppers per month and analyzed various spikes in search over the past three months to predict the top five festival fashion trends for 2019. After compiling the data, the global fashion search platform found that janties (jean panties), chunky footwear, anything sparkly and neon bodysuits will dominate the music-filled fields. Cycling shorts, futuristic sunglasses, tie-dye and harness chest bags will also have a moment. You can read the full report here. {Fashionista inbox} 

Business of Fashion launches online resource for fashion entrepreneurs
Business of Fashion has released a seven-chapter resource for entrepreneurs looking to start fashion businesses, as well as for industry professionals who want to bring entrepreneurial thinking to their day-to-day roles. Dubbed "Start-Up School," the online guide is made up of practical advice on topics ranging from fundraising to finding product-market fit to planning an exit. {Business of Fashion

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Court grants credit protection to Roberto Cavalli 
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Rosie Assoulin launches new brand focused on everyday dressing 
On Tuesday, Rosie Assoulin and her husband launched a new line called By Any Other Name. The label is a laid-back, informal version of Assoulin's whimsical designs. "This succinct edit of key items becomes an effortless wardrobe for a woman with intention, to help carry her through her day," the brand statement reads. The debut 15-piece collection, which is available at Saks, Moda Operandi and Nordstrom, features striped shirtdresses, flared cotton pants, a ribbed cotton blazer dress, an oversized boat-neck top and more. {Fashionista inbox} 

A look from By Any Other Name's debut collection. Photo: Courtesy of By Any Other Name 

A look from By Any Other Name's debut collection. Photo: Courtesy of By Any Other Name 

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