Fashion News Alert: Tyra Banks New Gig, Thakoon on Hold, The Olsens Settle, Sam L. Jackson’s Teams with Brioni, and Lindsay Lohan’s New Fashion Line?


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If revamping “America’s Next Top Model” was enough for Tyra Banks, add host of “America’s Got Talent”  (AGT) to Bank’s impressive resume.  AGT fellow judge Howie Mandel announced on Sunday that Banks would be replacing AGT host Nick Cannon. Cannon via Facebook announced that he would be leaving AGT.

Tyra Banks will join fellow supermodel Heidi Klum and actor/comedian Howie Mandel and former Spice Girl Mel B as judges. Production for AGT season 12 will began soon.

Paradoxically, Banks’ good news follows on the heels that “America’s Next Top Model’s” (ANTM) cycle 24 ratings are down. Banks supposedly is blaming new host Rita Ora for the low rating. According to OK magazine, Banks, who still serves as executive director on ANTM, was very disturbed by the low ratings and wants Ora to exit.

In spite of the low ratings, ANTM has been picked up for another season. Will Rita Ora return? We will have to wait and see!!

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Thakoon shuts it down

When is the time right for a fashion brand to freeze operations, reflect on the past and reposition itself? Apparently, that time is now for Thakoon Panichgul.

As one of the first brands to adopt the “See Now, Buy Now” business model, Thakoon has decided to put a hold on this business model and his fashion lines at large due to the fact that the “Seen Now, Buy Now” model was not what the brand though it would be.

Thakoon partnered with Hong Kong–based investment vehicle, Bright Fame Fashion, in 2015. Bright Fame Fashion facilitated the “See Now, Buy Now” business model for Thakoon, with the brand utilizing the business model for its spring 2016 collection. Clothes from the spring 2016 were immediately available in the Thakoon’s Wooster Street store.  A year and a half later, Thakoon and Bright Fame Fashion have determined that “the business model [See Now, Buy Now]is ahead of the current retail environment.”

“It was time for my brand to explore a new business model and this opportunity allowed us to do so,” Panichgul said via a statement. “We can now take the learnings from this to apply to the next evolution of Thakoon.”

Bright Fame Fashion will continue to partner with Thakoon; however, the Wooster Street store and site will close at later to be determined date.

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Sam Jackson expands

Samuel L. Jackson joins the long-list of stars—Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, and James Bond on-screen characters—that have been dressed by menswear brand Brioni. But Jackson is doing more than being dressed by Brioni, Samuel L. Jackson will be the front man for Brioni spring 2017 campaign.

Jackson will be featured in series of black and white campaign images that is part of the brand’s larger project entitled, “Tailoring Legends.” “Tailoring Legends” showcases leading men from a wide range of images demonstration their interpretation of Brioni.

Jackson has already been seen flaunting Brioni on 2017 red carpets including the Independent Spirit Awards and wearing a blue Brioni suit at the Oscars. The images from the Brioni spring 2017 campaign starring Samuel L. Jackson will seen be released on Instagram.

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Cheap way out Olsen style

According to the New York Daily News, the Olsen Twins are settled a lawsuit brought by interns at their clothing brand, The Row. Lead plaintiff Shahista Lalani filed a lawsuit in 2015 against the Olsen’s company Dualstar Entertainment Group claiming that she worked over 50 hours a week with the same responsibilities as paid employees. Lalani also claims that she treated poorly at The Row and suffered from dehydration during her five-month internship.

The Olsen Twins and Lalani settled for $140,000 that was to be doled out to the other 185 interns that joined Lalaini in the lawsuit. Each intern will receive approximately $530. Hmm, small change for the Olsens!!

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Mystery fashion

Lindsay Lohan is back, back in fashion that is!! After some career and emotional disruptions, Lohan is making a comeback not only in film but also in fashion.

On Monday, the mysterious Lohan placed a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a headscarf with the caption, “ New Fashion Line coming soon ….#fashion.” Recently, Lohan has been in Syria, helping refugees.

There is no word of when this mysterious fashion line will surface. But, with Lindsay everything is always a surprise!! Fashion Reverie will keep you informed.

—William S. Gooch




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