Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The AmberAlert News Roundup: Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as Nasty Gal CEO, H&M Launching Coachella Collection & Maison Martin Margiela Changes Name


Sophia Amoruso officially stepped down as Nasty Gal CEO earlier this week, much to everyone's surprise.  The company’s president Sheree Waterson will replace Amoruso, effective immediately.  Amoruso, who founded Nasty Gal back in 2006, said she's ready to take her company to the next level by stepping into more of a mentorship position (she’ll remain executive chairman and lead the creative and brand marketing), one she’s likened to Natalie Massenet of Net-a-Porter. (

H&M is looking to capitalize off the surging popularity of music festivals with a branded line in collaboration with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.  According to H&M, the collection will offer men’s and women’s clothing and accessories with prices ranging from $5 to $50.  The H&M Loves Coachella collection will be available on and in approximately 350 North American stores from March 19 and everywhere else on March 26 - just in time for festival season!  There will even be a pop-up H&M shop on site at the concert. (InStyle)

While the world was buzzing about John Galliano's debut collection for Maison Martin Margiela, we totally missed the company's name change!  The Martin has officially been dropped, ringing in Galliano's tenure with the streamlined "Maison Margiela."  The fashion house didn't make a big deal out of the alteration on Monday, either, but the change was evidenced on its show programs and press release, and in its hashtags and Instagram handle.  Looks like this was received a bit better than say, that Saint Laurent Paris switch last year. (NY Times)

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