The Fashion Count

Every Friday, our team will compile the most exciting fashion news from around the world, and share it right here on the Tradesy blog. Catch up on the latest with this week’s Fashion Count:

1 — It was announced this morning that the one and only Cathy Horyn–-renowned New York Times Fashion critic–-has resigned after 15 years! Honest to the point of controversy, Cathy has been one of the most feared and revered voices ever in fashion. She has reportedly resigned to spend more time with her partner who has been dealing with various health issues. (via Styleite)Around Bryant Park - Day 4 - Spring 2010 MBFW 

2 — The  percent gain in annual profit for LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), the largest luxury goods producer in the world whose holdings include Louis Vuitton, Céline, Dior, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, and more. LVMH’s total revenue in 2013 was 29.15 billion dollars––that’s a lot of Louis! (via Business of Fashion)
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3 — The number of years Jennifer Lawrence has reportedly extended her contract as the face of Dior, (and fragrance Miss Dior)–a contract that is worth 15-20 million dollars. She has been the face of Dior since October 2012. (via Bohomoth)
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4 — The  number of frame styles Google Glass recently introduced. The new designs were created in house to be quite a bit more fashionable than previous frames. Google glasses should be widely available to the public  by late 2014. (via Fashionista)
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5 — The number of times Michelle Obama has worn Azzedine Alaïa. On Tuesday  she donned a metallic hunter green ensemble by the designerfor her husband’s State of the Union Address. (via Style.com)
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47 — The percent increase in customers interested in environmentally-friendly products according to a survey conducted by H&M in 2013–an increase from 27% in 2012. This year, they’re launching a sustainable denim line,  as well as a new “Conscious” line using recycled materials. The Swedish company promises that by 2020 they’ll use only cotton from sustainable sources and will phase out the use of  all toxic chemicals. (via Business of Fashion)
People walk past the window of an H&M textile shop in this longtime exposure photograph taken in Frankfurt
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330,000 – The money fashion brand Peter Pilotto will receive as the winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Pilotto has garnered plenty of press lately in anticipation of his bright and bold collection for Target debuting on February 9. (via Refinery29)peter-pilotto-target-330000Peter Pilotto for Target

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