New York Times International Luxury Conference To Explore The Businesses Of Fashion, Art And Technology – Yahoo Finance

Through a vibrant mix of speakers from different sectors, we will trace the lines between the external forces redrawing the industry. The conference will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel on the eve of Art Basel Miami Beach , the annual winter gathering place for the creative industries. Art will be a focus both on the conference program but also in the event space itself, with renowned curator Francesco Bonami inviting artists to present their performing work as pop-up performances which will function as surprising and entertaining intermissions at key points during the conference. Keep up to date with further speaker announcements and the fashion stories making the headlines on Twitter by following @INYTLuxury , @debbieneedles and @VVFriedman . Notes to editors Now in its fourteenth year the Luxury Conference is one of the worlds most prestigious annual forums for the global luxury business, bringing together over 500 of the most senior business and creative leaders from the top echelons of the industry to gain insights, share ideas and expand their international networks. The 2013 conference took place in Singapore and examined the growing influence of Southeast Asia in the luxury market – as both creator and consumer. Speakers included: Ermenegildo Zegna; Domenico De Sole, President, Tom Ford International; Angelica Cheung, Editor in Chief, Vogue China; The award-winning 2012 conference took place in Rome and analyzed the potential of Africa and the power of the Mediterranean with contributions from major names such as Bono, Donatella Versace, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/york-times-international-luxury-conference-141600355.html

R. Kelly concert appearance canceled – CNN.com

But after a backlash on social media, the festival decided to drop the controversial singer, the festival’s communications director, Melissa Dickson, said in a statement. “The people of Columbus didn’t feel that R. Kelly’s reputation was reflective of their community, and took to social media to adamantly express their opinions. FMMF heard their concerns and took action,” Dickson said. “We wanted to celebrate the already thriving fashion and music communities in Columbus and produce a festival the city would be proud to call (its) own.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/r-kelly-concert-appearance-canceled-columbus/index.html

Brad Paisley Leaks New Album and Label’s Emails, Despite Objections – ABC News

He responded “Okay. So promote the song … Got it!” Then he posted the song about an hour ago on Twitter. So you heard the man. Promote the song “Moonshine”. Here we go.
Source: <a href='http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/brad-paisley-leaks-album-labels-emails-objections/story?id=24777735&#039; http://www.chicemma.com >http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/brad-paisley-leaks-album-labels-emails-objections/story?id=24777735

Yoga pants made from car seats? ‘Athleisure’ innovates to stay relevant – Yahoo News

But what do these athleisure companies like Lululemon ( LULU ) and Nike ( NKE ) do when teens already own their products? According to an article featured in The New York Times this morning, they innovate. High-tech athleisure is now all the rage, and companies are racing to find the next big thing. From anti-sweat and anti-odor to shorts made of Cordura – a material found in suitcases and car seats – you name it and athletic wear companies are trying it. Every season now, or at least two or three times a year, theyre looking for some new story, Bob Kirkwood, executive vice president for technology and marketing for Invista Apparel told The Times. Whether its the way theyve constructed the fabric, whether its a new fiber or its a new treatment on the fabric, thats the expectation theyve set. What do you buy after you have 10 pairs of black yoga pants? asks Yahoo Finances Rick Newman.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/sweat-pants-made-from-car-seats—athleisure–finds-new-ways-to-stay-relevant-184610802.html

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