At New York Fashion Week in February 2015, Sies Marjan was the brand on every editor’s lips. It was the newbie that had great promise. A whole new label, helmed by Dries Van Noten alum, Sander Lak, aided by the business smarts of CEO Joey Laurenti, the founder and president of Goods and Services. The brand’s debut definitely met expectations, with fluid silk silhouettes that were saturated in deep hues of dusty pink, punchy orange and lemon yellow.
Blockchain-based payments startup Circle Internet Financial on Thursday launched an international online money transfer service that allows people in the United States and Europe to send money to each other instantly and at no cost as it seeks to tear down borders in the payments world.