This Week in Fashion News: American Apparel's Hasidic Model, Shopbop's East Dane Launches, and Is #NYFW Moving?

The week's top stories in fashion news.

Photo: American Apparel

The week's top stories in fashion news.

In a welcome break from its cast of sallow, onesie-clad waifs, American Apparel tapped Yoel Weisshaus, a Hasidic man, to pose in the brand's white button-down shirt and black pants (along with his traditional fur topper). (Complex)

Patagonia is getting back in touch with its dirty-mountain-climber heritage. For the brand's 40th anniversary, designers rooted through (probably pretty filthy) pieces from a time when Gore-Tex and sweat-wicking weren't part of our vocabulary. The results: cool reinforced pants, a lightweight summit pack, and a sixties-style poncho. (Cool Hunting)

New York Fashion Week may be moving again. A "Culture Shed"—conceived, at least in part, by Diane von Furstenberg—will include studio spaces along with runways and a 140-foot-high movable canopy at its Hudson Yards location. Nothing is confirmed yet, though, so it's possible that DVF just needed more space to house her wrap-dress collection. (WWD)

The Internet just got a lot more handsome. East Dane, the new menswear venture from Shopbop, launched this week and comes loaded with knockout pieces from established brands like Rag & Bone and Filson, along with under-the-radar labels like Red Ear. We're sure we'll be adding a few pieces to the shopping cart, but we're not certain what East Dane refers to, exactly. A quaint Hamptons suburb? A rogue Danish dude from the wrong side of the tracks? (

Way to go, Melbo: A year after being made the womenswear director of Diesel Black Gold, Andreas Melbostad has been promoted to overall creative director, which means he'll be designing duds for dudes, too. (Vogue UK)

—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.

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