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Lisa Frank’s New Clothing Line; Designers’ Hunger Games Costume Sketches

Erin O'Connor.
Erin O’Connor.

• Lisa Frank, the designer behind all those pink and purple unicorns on your grade-school notebooks, now sells apparel. Highlights of her collection include rainbow-colored, dolphin-patterned hoodies. [HuffPo]

• Designers like Tommy Hilfiger and The Blonds sketched what they think one of the iconic dresses from the forthcoming Hunger Games movie will look like. Would any of their ideas suffice? [InStyle via ONTD]

• A Mormon college in Idaho banned skinny jeans — the pants went against the school’s rule prohibiting form-fitting clothing. [Gawker]

Erin O’Connor covers the new issue of Playing Fashion magazine in a furry Prada coat. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• After sustained protests, India suspended its decision allowing foreign retailers into the country. [WWD]

• Model agency Wilhelmina signed Gloria Estefan to their celebrity division. [NYP]

• LVMH plans to expand its New York City real estate, with executives considering a Park Avenue space for a new hotel, apartment, and retail complex. [NYP]

• Forever 21 opens in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, as part of new plans for the company to tap Asian markets. [LAT]

• BCBGeneration is hoping to revive its brand with a new line of jeans named after boys. ““The concept is to have a crush on your denim,” says the brand’s stylist. [WWD]

Anna Maria Jagodzinska covers Viva! Moda magazine. [Design Scene]

• American trade shows are hoping to attract more foreign buyers. [WWD]

• Jermaine Brown, the Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show choreographer, designed a line of “fashionable” dance clothes. [Fashionista]

Lisa Frank Apparel; Hunger Games Sketches