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1. The Asian-American Fashion Designers Who Shaped the Industry: The very first Asian-American fashion designers were pioneers such as Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Vera Wang and Kimora Lee Simmons — women who launched their labels in a market dominated by Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. – Read More on the New York Times

2. From McDonald’s and Disney to Crocs: These are the stocks that analysts predict can make it through what could be a historic economic downturn. Ugly footwear company Crocs saw a surge on the recently-released “Taking Stock with Teens” survey, with its highest ever springtime spot, at number 12 from number 19 last spring. – Read More on CNBC

3. Fashion and the coronavirus: survival of the fittest: Labels that fall somewhere between being a fashion and heritage brand, such as Hermès, will fare better than luxury brands that rely on bold new styles each collection. This is partly because they are far less season dependent, but also because customers are more likely to invest in a durable piece of clothing rather than an extravagant one-off. – Read More on SCMP

4. The vicious cycle of markdowns is set to expire: To eliminate liability that comes with retailers canceling and returning orders, many fashion companies are downsizing their collections, with their survival plans moving to streamlined assortments, with high sell-through at full price. – Read More on Glossy

5. Coronavirus merch: Amusing or offensive? On Instagram, pop-up T-shirt vendors are marketing COVID-19 centric design, while many pandemic-themed shirts that have proliferated on n Zazzle and Spreadshirt, sites that let users create a basic shirt with a few clicks. – Read More on WSJ