Here’s All the Fashion News You Missed This Week

J. Lo can now add "sunglasses designer" to her substantial resume

 

Newly Engaged Couple J. Lo and A. Rod Have Launched an Eyewear Line

Extremely photogenic, newly engaged couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have signed a year-long partnership deal with the Australian eyewear brand Quay. The partnership includes two capsule collections, Quay x. J. Lo and Quay x A. Rod, which are now available for sale on the brand’s website. Jodi Bricker, Quay’s CEO, says that J. Lo has been wearing Quay sunglasses for “years,” making the superstar a natural choice to partner with the brand. The collaboration includes six styles for women, and five styles for men. The couple will also appear in an ad campaign to market the collaboration so get ready for more extremely mushy #couplescontent. (WWD)

L.L. Bean Reneged on Their Famous Lifetime Warranty, is Now The Subject of Hella Lawsuits 

L.L. Bean, the rugged Mains-based retailer known for their sturdy Bean boots and lifetime warranty, is no longer famous for the latter. In February, L.L. Bean reneged on their lifetime warranty and has been subject to a number of lawsuits from disgruntled customers in the year since. The lifetime warranty policy was instituted in 1912 and for over a century, customers could returns boots years after they had purchased them. But due to customers abusing the policy, L.L. Bean made the decision to shorten their lifetime return policy down to one year.One discontented customer, William Shirley, decided to launch a class-action lawsuit against on behalf of all customers who had purchased Bean boots before the warranty changed on February 9th, 2018. However, last week a federal judge in California ruled in favour of L.L. Bean, stating that Shirley’s lawsuit had failed to prove “current, concrete injury” brought on by the new return policy. “Implicit in [L.L. Bean’s] satisfaction guarantee — a promise to refund customers who are not satisfied with their products — is a reciprocal requirement that customers seek refunds under the guarantee in good faith. By their very terms, misuse, abuse, improper care, negligence and excessive wear and tear all signify that a customer’s return is for reasons other than a good faith lack of satisfaction with the product,” read the decision. (WWD)

Tom Ford Succeeds Diane Von Furstenburg as Chairman of the CFDA

In 2016, age Diane von Furstenburg announced her intention to step down from her role as Chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). After a three-year search, Tom Ford has been voted in as her successor. “When I came in they needed a mother. Now they need a statesman,” Von Furstenberg told Business of Fashion. “What I think is great about Tom, a designer that all designers respect and admire, is that he’s a global person [who has helped build] large companies.” Ford joins the ranks of esteemed designers like Perry Ellis, Bill Blass, and Oscar de la Renta who have all served as the face of the organization throughout the years. First up on Ford’s mission as new leader is to grow the international presence of the CFDA. “[America is] very inward looking,” says Ford. “What American fashion needs to become in order to be more relevant in the world is to think of itself as not just American but as international.”

(Business of Fashion)

 

Anthropologie is Now Offering Plus Sizes

Bourgeois boho retailer Anthropologie has announced they will now offer plus sizes, a long-awaited move according to many plus size shoppers. Amanda Mull at The Atlantic writes, “This line appears to mark a sea change that’s much bigger than one clothing line. Plus-size shoppers have been complaining about being left out of fashion for ages, but with the advent of social media, their complaints have gained both specificity and momentum online…Brands’ responses to that pressure have been limited and fumbling, but it looks like Anthropologie might have done something that’s been genuinely rare so far: Get it mostly right, on a big and expensive scale.” Here’s to filmy floral kimonos and artfully-ripped denim for all. (The Atlantic)