The Fashion Count

With surprising collaborations, plenty of pre-fall collections to obsess over, and award season style, this has been a week full of fashion news. Catch up with this week’s Fashion Count below:

16 – The number of years fashion designer and former Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci has worn the same style of Nike shoes. Yesterday, Tisci announced a collaboration with Nike set to come out this Spring – we’re excited and intrigued. 
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Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci wearing Nike

40 – The anniversary of Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress which she will celebrate with a retrospective called Journey of the Dress at the historic May Co. building in Los Angeles! Get the details on Women’s Wear Daily. Oh, and it opens today so… bye!
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Diane Von Furstenberg on the cover of Newsweek in her own iconic wrap dress, 1976, via Coastal.

65 – The age of Linda Rodin, who Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen cast as the face of their super-luxe fashion line, The Row, for the pre-fall 2014 collection. Rodin is a former fashion model and editor turned beauty brand founder. StyleList says the images embody the timelessness of the line – what do you think?
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Linda Rodin, 65, in The Row‘s Pre-Fall 2014 lookbook

196- The amount of Kate Spade stores directly owned and operated by Kate Spade worldwide compared to only 19 in 2005! The company plans to keep growing, and in a recent statement via Business of Fashion, CEO Craig Leavitt said, “We have set a long-term goal of about $4 billion [in retail sales], and we are confident that we have a pathway to that.”KATE SPADE NYFW Spring 2014 PresentationKate Spade Spring 2014 Presentation

1500 – The number of employees at Zappos, who by the end of 2014, will lose all their job titles in favor of a”holacracy.” A holacracy is an organizational management system that mandates that each member is self-sufficient, while also dependent on the larger unit. CEO Tony Hsieh, always the  innovative pioneer, hopes that this transition will encourage each team to become more of a leader. How do you think it will go?
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Zappos Team via Mullen

100,000 – The amount of money fashion designer, Reem Acra, estimates goes into creating a custom celebrity gown – from elaborate beading and embroideries to special patterns –  costs she covers herself! This doesn’t include the cost of labor, which she says is around 100 hours! Clearly, you can’t put a price on a celebrity endorsement!OWilde08_GL_17aug11_PA_b_1 copyOlivia Wilde wearing custom Reem Acra to the Emmy Awards in 2008

10 Billion – The projected revenue of “wearable computers” in 2016, according to research firm, Gartner. The forecasted success is in large part due to tech attire‘s ability to  monitor health through methods like counting steps. Apparently, these computers  will expand far beyond  watches to shoes and even tattoos!
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Pebble smartwatches via the New York Times

What was the most exciting news you’ve heard this week? We’d love to hear it!

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