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About Elise Diamantini

Elise Diamantini, managing editor, covers the contemporary market for MR Magazine and MRketplace.com. A former MR intern, Elise graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications and an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising. Elise resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood perfect for people-watching and trend-spotting.

Paul Smith’s Art Exhibit Opens in London

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Paul Smith’s latest art exhibition, “The Secret Life of the Pencil,” pays homage to the pencil.

EFM’s Donrad Duncan Hosts Event at Manhattan’s C’H’C’M

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Founder and designer for EFM, Donrad Duncan hosted an event at SoHo boutique C’H’C’M last night, May 14. EFM (Engineered for Motion) is a luxury sportswear collection that fuses high-performance fabrics with tailored silhouettes. Before creating EFM, Duncan was the head designer for Victorinox and founder/designer of MA.STRUM. The intimate event featured a model presentation […]

H&M Launches National Recruiting Campaign

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H&M recently announced the launch of “Place of Possible,” a campaign to attract new talent.

Silver Jeans Teams Up with Jose Bautista on Denim Collab

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Silver Jeans is coming to bat with its latest collaboration with Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista.

In Other News: Fast Company Announces “100 Most Creative People in Business 2015″

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The list includes the Peart twins of Want Les Essentiels De La Vie and Public School’s Maxwell Osborn and Dao-Yi Chow.

JCPenney Hires Mary Beth West as New CMO

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Mary Beth West, who served on JCPenney’s board of directors since 2005, will resign from that position to become the retailer’s latest EVP, chief customer and marketing officer.

Woolmark Announces U.S. Nominees for the International Woolmark Prize

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This year’s menswear nominees include Cadet, David Hart, Lucio Castro, Siki Im and Thaddeus O’Neil.

Holt Renfrew Expands Vancouver Flagship

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Luxury Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew announced its plans to expand its Vancouver store.

HanesBrands 2015 Q1 Reports Increased Net Sales

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Hanesbrands released its 2015 Q1 report today April 24.

In Other News: Abercrombie & Fitch Puts its Shirt Back On

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Yesterday, Bloomberg Business reported that starting April 24, Abercrombie & Fitch is “retiring its ‘appearance and sense of style’ hiring rule that stipulated attractiveness.”