Will the Hut Syndrome Linger as Fashion Brands Gradually Plan Shows?

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MILAN — “Don’t stand so close to me,” used to croon The Police. How fitting in this day and age.

While the Americas continue to grapple with new COVID-19 outbreaks and new clusters emerge in China and in Germany, Europe is facing its fears of a second wave of the virus in the fall even as cases decline in the continent’s capitals and a newfound degree of ease is cautiously spreading after months of lockdown.

Over the past few days a number of fashion houses have been revealing their plans for presenting future collections, from Dior, which will stage a cruise show in Italy’s Lecce town on July 22 to Burberry, which will stage an outdoor presentation on Sept. 17, and Fendi, which plans to kick off Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 22 with a show at its headquarters in Rome with

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How CEOs Are Leading Their Companies to Innovate and Plan for Reopening Amid COVID-19

It has been approximately three months since most businesses in the U.S. began sheltering in place with employees working remotely, offices and stores shut down, and millions out of work. While the effects of COVID-19 on companies began much earlier in the year for those with international operations or supply chains, the impact on the U.S. economy has been overwhelming and devastating to many small businesses. As companies slowly begin the process of reopening, or in some cases launching, we have witnessed incredible pivots in business models, as well as the opportunity to launch new products and reach new customers. Further, we have watched many leaders looking forward, continuing to find the upside while in crisis.

Sarah LaFleur, founder and CEO of M.M.LaFleur, a clothing brand for working women, has creatively changed how the company markets and talks about its clothes. “Even though our pieces are super comfortable

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