The Cut Snaps Up Cathy Horyn
Noted fashion critic Cathy Horyn was announced as the new critic-at-large for New York magazine’s The Cut.  Horyn was the former lead fashion critic at The New York Times but resigned last February to take care of her partner, the late Art Ortenberg. Horyn will cover both Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections in New York and Paris. Read more: WWD

#GirlBoss Steps Down as CEO
Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and author of bestselling memoir #GirlBoss, has decided to step down from her role as CEO of the popular fashion retailer. Sheree Waterson, who served as Lululemon’s chief product officer before joining Nasty Gal, will take over as CEO. Amoruso will continue to lead the creative and marketing teams, expand brick-and-mortar stores and work on her second book. Read more: Re/Code

Maison Margiela
Many fashion pundits probably did not notice that Maison Martin Margiela is now just Maison Margiela. The house founded in 1988 pulled a Saint Laurent, hoping to “reflect the evolution of the house”. The New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman, however, thinks it is more a case of: “new leader, new name”. Read more: The New York Times

Ralph & Russo Comes to Harrods
Ralph & Russo has opened their first retail boutique in Harrods. The move is surprising for a couture house as most operate via word-of-mouth or recommendations, but this is a new way the label is hoping to organically engage customers. Appointments can still be made, but the 150sq-m space will hold pieces exclusively made for the boutique, as well as the label’s new shows and accessories collections. Read more: Vogue UK

Tomas Maier is London Bound
Tomas Maier, the creative director of Bottega Veneta, is going to start selling his eponymous line at Harrods. Why did Maier choose London? He lists good manners, first and foremost. Read more: Vogue UK

 

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