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Banana Republic Hires Marissa Webb

Earlier today, Gap Inc. announced the newest addition to its executive team at Banana Republic: New York-based designer Marissa Webb. In her role as creative director and executive vice president of design, Webb—who spent more than a decade at J.Crew before launching her eponymous label—will guide Banana Republic’s overall creative direction, as well as lead global product design for the men’s, women’s, and accessories departments. She will report to Jack Calhoun, the global president.

Now Shopping: The Clothes on Your Body

Calling Big Brother…Yesterday, DKNY hosted a fashion-centric Easter egg hunt at its Madison Avenue flagship. The event apparently served to test Awear Solutions’ new clothing chips, which, via an app, aim to make garments one sees on the street instantly shoppable. That’s exactly what I want: random people walking up to me on the sidewalk and scanning me with their iPhones. Great. I miss the days of catcalls and the occasional “Where’d ya get those shoes?” R.I.P.
—Katharine K. Zarrella

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Exclusive: A First Look at the Entire Nike x PIGALLE Collection

Basketball brought them together, and today has an exclusive first look at the collaborative collection from Nike and Pigalle (also known as PPP—Pain O ChoKolat, Pigalle Paris, Pompon).
Sticking to the basics—sneakers, shorts, tanks—the Nike x PPP Collection is as straightforward as it gets, containing all the things ballplayers need and nothing they don’t.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Is Coming to London

This morning, Adriana Lima announced that the next Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held in London. “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the biggest fashion event in the world,” she said during the press conference, which took place at the Victoria’s Secret Bond Street store. Lima was accompanied by fellow Angel Candice Swanepoel and Ed Razek, the company’s chief marketing officer, who said the brand has wanted to show in London since 1998.

Chinese Models Break Barriers in Beauty and Business

Photo: Tommy Ton
“Sometimes a Westerner will say to channel the thirties or forties during a photo shoot,” says New York-based model Xiao Wen Ju. “I want to tell them what China was up to then…it would terrify them!” She’s referring, of course, to the violent upheaval of a 3,000-year-old dynastic system, civil war, Japanese aggression, and Communist rule that characterized much of China’s past century.

Banana Republic Taps Marissa Webb As Creative Director And Executive Vice President

Fresh on the heels of its announcement that Roland Mouret would be designing a 25-piece collection for the brand, Banana Republic has brought on another household name designer, but this time it's long-term. Banana Republic announced today Marissa Webb will be the mass fashion brand's new creative director and executive vice president.

Marina’s Must-Haves: Equipment’s Star-Print Shirt

One cannot have too many shirts. I’m a sucker for a button-down and thank goodness they’re in style right now. I already own a white star-print shirt from Equipment, but seeing Kate Moss wear the black version in Brazil made me want another one. It’s such an easy piece and goes as well with cutoffs as it does with leather leggings. I just placed my order online. Now I need to wait a week to channel Ms. Moss.
Equipment slim signature star-print shirt in black, $248, Buy it now
—Marina Larroudé

The Victoria's Secret Show Will Relocate From New York To London

The Victoria's Secret show is crossing the pond. The 2014 show will be hosted in London this year instead of New York. Supermodels Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima made the announcement this morning alongside Victoria's Secret's marketing director Ed Razek at the lingerie brand's Bond Street store in London this morning.