Week in Review: 10 to Know

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Diane von Furstenberg with CFDA CEO Steven Kolb (Photo: Billy Farrell Agency)

Diane von Furstenberg with CFDA CEO Steven Kolb (Photo: Billy Farrell Agency)

Week in Review: 10 to Know

New York—If your name is Diane von Furstenberg, you had a pretty good week. (The only potential name with a better one? California Chrome, the Triple Crown potential).

Von Furstenberg nailed one of the most coveted collaborations in fashion: a deal with Google to use its innovative Google Glass in specially made DVF eyewear and sunwear.

Embracing Technology

“I have always been fascinated by technology and as a brand, DVF embraces technology,” says von Furstenberg. “It is a very natural fit for us and we are delighted to be on the forefront with Glass.”

If the fashion innovator can produce something as iconic as her wrap around dress, then Google will go a long way in repairing criticism that its tech feat is ugly.

Then von Furstenberg, also president of the CFDA, helped once again to steer that fashion association’s annual awards, which have evolved into one of the most highly visible in the industry.

Von Furstenberg presented the Board of Directors’ Tribute to Ruth Finley, in recognition of her 65 years as founder and publisher of Fashion Calendar.

The 10 leading articles not-to-miss this week include:

Discounts Help Boost May Comp Sales Ahead of Estimates

Six “Iconoclasts” to Design New Versions of Vuitton Monogram

Prada Q1 Profits Plunge, May Revise Forecast

Hudson’s Bay Swings into Q1 Profit on Sales Boost

DVF Launches Made for Glass Collection with Google Glass

J. Crew Swings into Q1 Loss, Warns of Write-Downs

Fashion “Oscars:” CFDA Presents 2014 Fashion Awards

Spring 15 Preview: Accessories Directions Analyzes Next Spring, Summer Trends

Top 500 Fastest-Growing Brands on Pinterest, April 2014

Ann Inc. Q1 Profit Falls, But Still Beats Estimates

Retail Imports Spike as Contract Deadline Approaches
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