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Top 30 Luxury Trends in May – From Fashion Brand Workout Weights to Charitable Luxe Sunglasses (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) The broad range of May 2020 luxury trends elevate the lifestyle products and services in one’s routine in a variety of ways. This month, many high-end brands are catering to the timely…

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Brigitte King Resigns as Chief Customer Officer at Calvin Klein Inc.

Brigitte King has resigned as chief customer officer of Calvin Klein, Inc., and executive vice president, North American digital strategy and operations at PVH Corp.
She plans to join Colgate-Palmolive as chief digital officer.
A Calvin Klein spokeswoman confirmed Klein’s departure but could not comment on her successor at this time.
Prior to joining Calvin Klein in April 2019, King had been at L’Oréal in various capacities, rising to chief consumer officer, America’s Zone, prior to which she was chief consumer officer, USA. Her roles at L’Oréal included deputy general manager of Kiehl’s Since 1851.
King was hired at CKI by Marie Gulin-Merle, the company’s former chief marketing officer and chief digital officer of PVH, who resigned last October to join Google as vice president of global ads marketing. Gulin-Merle was previously chief marketing officer at L’Oréal USA.
Earlier in King’s career, she had been with Colgate-Palmolive as an associate product manager.
 
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Barack and Michelle Obama Headline YouTube Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

While virtually all school graduations are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, YouTube is offering students a way to still celebrate their achievements.
The platform is hosting “Dear Class of 2020” a virtual graduation ceremony headlined by President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
YouTube has also enlisted the likes of Lady Gaga, BTS, Malala Yousafzai, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Chloe x Halle and Jackie Aina, among others, to participate in the celebration. BTS and other musicians will perform during the after party following the virtual graduation.
The programming will air on June 6 on the YouTube Originals channel. YouTube is partnering with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, the Malala Fund and other foundations to feature students from around the world and for a crowd-sourced commencement speech.
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of defense Robert M. Gates and Alphabet and Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai will also speak during the digital commencement.
The YouTube special continues the trend of events transitioning to digital formats in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just this week, the Met Gala went virtual for the first time in its 72-year history. Other institutions are also

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Parsons Launches Podcast Series for Master’s Program, Public

As students transition from the classroom to virtual learning, Parsons School of Design has launched a Retail Revolution podcast that features weekly episodes with experts from a variety of fields offering insights and perspectives on how retailers can weather the coronavirus crisis.
New episodes of the podcast, which is housed on its own web site as well as on Instagram, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Spotify, will air twice a week. So far, episodes have featured Meisha Brown, vice president of department stores for Kering Eyewear; Brandon Roe, marketer and author, and Noam Levavi, chief executive officer of ByondXR.
Producer Joshua Williams, associate director of the master’s program at Parsons, said the school is currently recording new interviews that will be aired soon. Guests will include Donald Rattner, architect and space design expert, and Xiafeng, an e-commerce and digital engagement executive. It is hosted by Christopher Lacy, a customer experience and operations executive who has worked for brands including Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Gucci.
“What started out as a podcast to help facilitate our course going from onsite to online, is now turning into its own entity,” said Williams. “We will continue to release new episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June,

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Lululemon’s Sweatlife Picks Up Steam in Hong Kong

Lululemon Athletica continues to buck the trend. 
Last week, the athletic apparel and accessories maker opened a new store in Hong Kong, even as many retailers in North America and Europe remain closed over concerns about the coronavirus — including Lululemon. 
“There is considerable work under way across the business to respond to the current situation,” Lululemon chief executive officer Calvin McDonald said on the company’s March 26 conference call with analysts. “We will do our best to open our stores as soon as possible when the recovery begins and will approach this market-by-market based upon the latest information.
“The underlying health of our business is strong, which provides us with many levers to successfully manage through this period,” McDonald continued. “We’re confident in our abilities to navigate the near term while working to realize the opportunities over the longer term. In addition, we have early learnings from China, which show us that our business will bounce back.”
During the March call, McDonald said all stores in China, with the exception of the unit in Wuhan, China — where the virus is believed to have originated — had reopened. (The Wuhan store has since reopened.) Stores in North America and Europe, meanwhile, have been closed

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14 Tops That Pair Well With Glow Sticks for Your Next Zoom Rave

Zoom parties with friends have become our new normal. Most times we’re staring at each other while drinking wine but why not spice it up and pull out those old glow sticks from Halloween, put on a fun bold sequin top from A.L.C, Cinq à Sept or Fila, throw your hair up into a funky do and channel Lady Gaga with a dramatic eye and party with friends — remotely, of course.

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Artful Collaborative Luxe Sneakers – Dior Taps Daniel Arsham on a New CD1 Sneaker Design for SS20 (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Dior launches a new collection of the CS1 sneaker model as a part of the luxury fashion house’s Summer 2020 collection. Kim Jones taps artist Daniel Arsham to contribute to the latest…

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Who The Tiger King Cast Wants to Play Them In a Biopic

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Eva Longoria Just Dyed Her Own Hair Using $9 Drugstore Box Color, Is All of Us

The actress filmed a tutorial using L’Oréal Paris Excellence color.