Fashion News Alert: Adrien Brody’s New Gig, “Rupaul’s Drag Race” Miss Fame Launches Cosmetics Line, and Eloquii Acquired by Walmart

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Adrien Brody has a new job. In celebration of Mango Man’s 10th anniversary, Brody will be the front man in a special campaign for the brand’s 10-piece capsule collection.This limited-edition capsule collection will contain some timeless pieces essentials, as well as some sophisticated garments.

The capsule collection will be comprised of a white shirt, a cashmere sweater, denim pants, slim-fit suit pants in either wool or Italian cotton, and outerwear pieces including an unstructured wool blazer and a shearling jacket. Accessories include a pair of polarized sunglasses and Italian leather sneakers.

The Mango Man capsule collection will be available in select countries beginning the first week of October.

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Miss Fame’s new venture

Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen, known as Miss Fame, launched a cosmetic line on Rupaul’s Drag Con NYC, an e-commerce store. In 2014 Dam-Mikkelsen competed on “Rupaul’s Drag Race.”

This has been a journey and a dream come true,” wrote Dam-Mikkelsen on his Miss Fame Instagram account on Sunday night in a post with over 16,000 likes. “3 days into my launch and you’ve all been so incredibly supportive.”

As reported on fashionnetwork.com, Miss Fame Beauty collection features five lipsticks that retail at $19. The shades are named ‘Flash of Flesh’, ‘How’s your Head?,”Fame Whore,’ ‘The Other Woman,’ and ‘Dirty Couture.’ The lipsticks are also available as a complete collection for $95. ‘On Top,’ an experimental glitter, is also available as a lavender glitter designed to be layered on top of other lipsticks in the collection.

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Eloquii acquired

Walmart has acquired plus-sized clothing brand, Eloquii for an undisclosed amount. As a four-year old startup, Eloquii sold clothing starting at size 14 through five of its own stores and its own e-commerce sites. The acquisition is expected to close this quarter.

The plus-size clothing market is a $21 billion dollar market and is also one of the fastest growing segments of the retail market. Eloquii was originally launched in 2011 by The Limited, but discontinued a year later. Eloquii CEO Mariah Chase with the Eloquii team relaunched the brand three years later, growing Eloquii to one of the most popular e-commerce brands.

Walmart is looking to expand its consumer demographic by looking to tapping into the plus-size market. “We are laser focused on developing a portfolio of direct to consumer brands with a unique assortment you can’t find anywhere else,” said Andy Dunn, senior vice-president of digital consumer brands at Walmart U.S. e-commerce.

—William S. Gooch

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