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Must Read: Vogue Announces 2023 Forces of Fashion Lineup, The Cut Profiles Outdoor Voices Founder Ty Haney

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Vogue announces 2023 Forces of Fashion lineup
Vogue‘s annual Forces of Fashion New York event, which will be held in the magazine’s offices on Oct. 19, will feature conversations and masterclasses with Bottega Veneta Creative Director Matthieu BlazyJoseph Altuzarra, Aurora JamesTommy Hilfiger, Pat McGrath, Emily Ratajkowski, Vera Wang, Beanie Feldstein, Paloma Elsesser and more. Vogue editors will also offer a glimpse into how all things Vogue are made, and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners will be announced during the event. Tickets range from $2,000 to $4,800 and are available here. {Fashionista inbox}

The Cut profiles Outdoor Voices founder Ty Haney
Ty Haney, founder of athleisure brand Outdoor Voices, shares what happened surrounding her 2020 exit from the company in an interview with The Cut. In response to ex-employees describing Haney as incompetent and tyrannical after her exit, Haney told The Cut writer Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz she was being pushed out of the company behind the scenes and detailed disagreements with chairman Mickey Drexler. Now Haney owns two brands: a CBD energy supplement company called Joggy, and TYB (Try Your Best), a web3 product with a play-to-earn community platform. Haney has put her Outdoor Voices exit behind her, and told The Cut, “It felt important to me not to rehash details but to set the record straight. I’m a Libra. I only feel reconciled when things are fair.” {The Cut}

Can Vuori become an activewear giant?
Vuori, an activewear brand that offers clothing for all of life’s activities, took a $400 million investment from SoftBank at a $4 billion valuation in 2021 when activewear soared during the pandemic. Now with 40 stores and an aspiration to reach 100 by 2026, can Vuori beat competitors and reach the success of Nike and Lululemon? Consumers often remain loyal to athleisure brands with quality products, and Vuori’s quality is reflected in its pricing: $98 leggings and $58 tops. “Vuori makes really good products, they fit well and they have unique and very comfortable fabrics that look high quality and stand the test of time,” Tiffany Hogan, retail analyst at Kantar, told Business of Fashion. “That’s versus a mindset of, ‘I just need to update my wardrobe for $10.’ That’s not the mood shoppers are in right now.” {Business of Fashion/paywalled}

Santa Fe launches first Indigenous Fashion Week
The Southwestern Association for American Indian Arts (SWAIA) has held fashion shows and exhibitions featuring indigenous artists for 10 years at the Santa Fe Indian Market, and now will host the first Santa Fe Indigenous Fashion Week May 2-5, 2024. Some confirmed designers include Section 36, Maria Hupfield, Ginew, Caroline Monnet, Celeste Pedri-Spade and Randy Barton, according to SWAIA curator and art historian Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Siksika Nation). “We plan to create the fashion hub for and to represent the diversity of Indigenous designers from the United States and Canada on a national platform,” Bear Robe told WWD. {WWD/paywalled}

Menswear expert critiques “Suits” costumes
Derek Guy (aka @dieworkwear on Twitter) reviewed the suits of the aptly named legal TV drama “Suits” in an interview with Vanity Fair. Guy noted the show’s suits appear to be custom-made and inspired by Tom Ford‘s structured silhouettes. When looking for a great suit, Guy said the collar should stay glued to the neck, yet some of the collars in “Suits” exhibited collar gaps. “There’s something strange about the mixed messages where you have all these references to power—padded shoulder, long lapel line as a result of the dropped buttoning point, and peak lapel—but with the diminutive, soft tailoring we’ve seen in the last 20 years: softer chest, slimmer fit, shorter jacket,” Guy told writer Chris Murphy. {Vanity Fair/paywalled} 

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