Swarovski Lays Off 600; Nina Ricci Designer Says ‘Things Are Very Good'

Matthew Williamson.

• Swarovski is cutting 600 more jobs at its production headquarters in Austria. The company laid off 700 employees last year, and is mulling over laying off 500 more next year. [WWD]

• Olivier Theyskens is out at Nina Ricci, but the house is still making handbags! "Things are very good with us just now, we are very comfortable," said Juha Marttila, Ricci's style-accessories director. [British Vogue]

Matthew Williamson on his men's H&M line: "For the first time in 12 years, I could think of what I’d want to wear myself. I went to my wardrobe and picked out my favorite pieces and reworked things I’ve collected. The vibe is British boy on holiday in Cuba returning to England by way of Ibiza or one of the Greek islands.” [WWD]

Jason Wu: “I’ll never be about the $20,000 phantom dress that no one wears. I try to walk that fine line between commercial, editorial and runway looks." [WWD]

• Here's a video of Coco Rocha playing what she says is Guitar Hero. Fashionista thinks she's actually playing Rock Band. Whatever. If you want to watch her bop around awkwardly for two minutes, here you go. [Fashionista]

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