The Biz: Costa for Macys & Marc Does Makeup

Francisco Costa is the latest designer to team up with Macys. The Calvin Klein creative director, is launching a capsule collection with a Brazilian theme. Ties right in with the rainforest theme of the megastore’s flower show.

Marc Jacobs heads into the beauty biz with a partnership with Sephora If Marc’s quote is anything to judge by we can expect a whole lot of gilded fun “I love the opportunity, wherever there is one, to adorn, to decorate, to scent, to dress. That’s what fashion’s all about. It’s not necessary, it’s something you want — it’s a fancy and a whim.”

Take a look at Franca Sozzani’s Harvard speech on the fashion industry’s role in the fight against eating disorders.

The social commerce landscape heats up with Gilt and Pinterest joining forces, but turns out Twitter is the social media outlet that actually gets users shopping. takes a stab at Apple and plots to change the way we shop with an app that lets tablet users make mobile purchases.

Did you think that Simon Spurr’s label was stopping now that he’s stepped down? Think again – executives plan to move forward without the designer.

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