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Alexander Wang Steps Down as CEO of His Own Label

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:50pm

Alexander Wang took over as CEO of his eponymous label 15 months ago and now the designer has announced that today he is stepping down from the role. Lisa Gersh, the former head of Gwenyth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop, will takes the reigns and fulfill the CEO duties. Wang who started the New York City based label in 2005, will remain as creative director and chairman of Alexander Wang Inc.’s board of directors.

Also added to the Wang Squad is Stephanie Horton of online retail site Farfetch, who has been appointed to the newly created position of chief strategy officer,

‘I’m looking forward to working with Alex and the rest of the team to build on his foundation, and to continue to delight customers with our products and creative vision.’

Horton also added: ‘Pushing boundaries and extreme creativity has always been at the core of the Alexander Wang business.

‘I look forward to working with the team to expand these capabilities, as well as looking outside of traditional channels and spectrums, to develop new and innovative growth opportunities for the brand.”

Alexander Wang was working simultaneously with Balenciaga at a time, but left the fashion house to focus on CEO duties at his own label. Explaining the addition of the two new key creatives to the company, Wang seems hopeful about the brand’s ever expanding future.

‘In my year as CEO I’ve been able to reflect and assess the strengths and opportunities of the company and set the stage for future growth.

‘Lisa and Stephanie’s diverse backgrounds in the media, lifestyle, and digital landscape will help us continue to position the business to expand into new categories and territories.’

Stay tuned for the latest on A Wang and be sure to peep his latest collaborative effort with adidas.

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Teyana Taylor Joins ‘Hit the Floor’ Cast

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:13pm

Teyana Taylor just keeps winning out here.

The singer-dancer-actress is set to join the cast of the cheerleading series Hit the Floor. The series is moving from VH1 to BET for its fourth season.

There aren’t any details about Teyana’s role but we’re hoping that she’s a regular alongside Kimberly Elise, Dean Cain, McKinley Freeman, Katherine Bailess, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and Brent Antonello.

Hit the Floor follows the scandals of the Los Angeles Devil’s basketball players and cheerleaders. BET promises “more scandal, sex, secrets, intrigue and jaw-dropping dance routines, which captured audiences’ hearts.”

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The Second adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Drop Is Set to Release This Week

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:05pm

Inspired by a team of NYC bike messengers, Season 2 of adidas Originals by Alexander Wang is set to drop this week. “Fueled by adrenaline and excess” said the Three Stripes in a statement, the pairs second attempt at a collab is full of bright neon coloring.

The athletic wear apparel collection is made up of cycling jerseys, hoodies, T-shirt, leggings and shorts all decorated with not only adidas branding but Alexander Wang tagging. As for footwear slides, mid top runners and skate sneakers all make an appearance in the campaign images.

Season 2 will arrive on Alexander Wang’s official website and select stores globally this October 7.

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58 People Killed, Over 400 Wounded In Mandalay Bay Attack In Las Vegas

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:01pm

A 64-year-old man with multiple machine guns rained down gunfire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel to country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself.

The barrage of bullets from the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people lasted several minutes, sparking panic. At least 515 people were injured as some fleeing fans trampled each other while police scrambled to locate the shooter.

Police on Monday identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. They said they believed he acted alone and did not know why he attacked the crowd. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the massacre, but U.S. officials said there was no evidence of that.

The preliminary death toll, which officials said could rise, eclipsed last year’s massacre of 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Shocked concertgoers, some with blood on their clothing, wandered streets, where the flashing lights of the city’s gaudy casinos blended with those of emergency vehicles.

Police said Paddock had no criminal record. The gunman killed himself before police entered the hotel room he was firing from, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.

Federal officials said there was no evidence to link Paddock to militant organizations.

“We have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s special agent in charge in Las Vegas, told reporters.

U.S. officials discounted the claim of responsibility for the attack made by Islamic State in a statement.

“We advise caution on jumping to conclusions before the facts are in,” CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu said in an email.

Lombardo said there were more than 10 rifles in the room where Paddock killed himself. His arsenal included multiple machine guns, according to a law enforcement official.

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